Monday, July 27, 2009


For those of you who haven't had the opportunity to visit the Southwest; here is a sample of our sunsets. Aren't the colors spectacular!

Remnants Earrings I & II


These earrings were made using found objects I have collected along the way.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Amulet/Talisman Pouch

This leather pouch was hand dyed and hand painted. A turquoise donut is the focal point with a hammered copper spiral. The beaded fringe is composed of triangular and octagenal shaped beads.

Shrink Art With A Southwestern Flair

I used acrylic paint on most of these shrink art pins. For embellishment, I incorporated hammered copper and turquoise.

Spirits Among Us

This acrylic painting hangs in my den/living room. My parents purchased two leather sofas as a gift after graduating with my bachelor's. The color of the sofas are very rich terra-cotta, so I needed to compliment them somehow. I took an artist canvas that I had previously painted on and painted over it. I used a palette knife, and came up with this very abstract masterpiece.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Polymer Clay

Polymer clay is a medium I use in almost all my artwork. Often times I create objects of beauty, other times I use it as a filler. I enjoyed creating these polymer clay items below, however, they were very time consuming and tedious. The items photographed on red leather is a process called, "Mokume Gane." The turquoise pieces were burnished and soldered.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Shrink Art

Shrink art is a very versatile medium. It can be stamped on, painted on, printed on, embossed on, etc. Using Victorian images and found-objects I've created these very unusual pins.

Time House: tin container lid, glass vial, watch parts, imagery

Dream House: bottle cap, resin and watch parts

Good Mother: glass cabochon, watch face, glass vial

Good Father: bottle cap, watch face, glass vial, glass cab0chon, resin

Good Daughter: wire, glass vial, watch parts, vintage fabric, watch dial

Monday, July 20, 2009

Assemblage/Found Object Art

I've recently opened an "Etsy" shop with some of my assemblage/found object art.





Anthropomorphic Mixed Media Art

Petroglyphs have always been a part of the Southwest. The images have intrigued me and continue to remain enigmatic. It has longed been viewed that petroglyphs are some type of language, if so, what do they say? My visual representation of these petroglyphs are photographed below. They speak to me in a language that I can understand. Do they speak to you too?

fabric, polymer clay, acrylic paint, canvas, painted sticks, horse hair, sterling silver, beads

polymer clay, acrylic paint, handmade paper, embossing, stamping, patinated copper, copper beads, feathers, horse hair, turquoise, painted sticks, porcupine quills

fabric, patinated copper, horse hair, turquoise, river cane

fabric, acrylic paint, polymer clay, turquoise, river cane, painted sticks, fiber