Saturday, July 30, 2011


I am currently in Boston. 

I love traveling.

One of my favorite parts of traveling is seeing the street artists. 

I love supporting local artist, whether I'm at home or in another city. 

Today I got to meet Maurice
He is a nice man with great artistic talent. 

The local museum brings in a live model for their guests to practice drawing and this is Maurice's drawing from the museum class that I bought.

While it's more of a sketch, he had finished portraits that were in pastel and they were gorgeous!

He is much better at drawing portraits than I am!

Here we are at the North End on a Saturday evening listening to the US Air Force Band.

Such a blessing to meet him!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Gifts for Family

I visited my mom, sister and niece while off for summer vacation and we went into an AMAZING bead store while in Cali.

I wish I could remember the name of it. 
Well, my mom found these cute blue flower beads and loved the gold ones that said "peace" and "joy". 

When I returned home, this is what I created with them. 

I've really been into making hoops and she loves flashy accessories, so these were perfect for her!

The ones below were for my sister (they were a surprise which is why it's just now being posted!)

 I noticed she wore a lot of teal while I was there and she also loves the flashy bling 
(wonder where she gets that trait from!)

She loves them and said she wears them all the time. 

Glad I could make them both happy!
(My niece is only 16 mo. or else I would have made her a pair too :)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

This is one of my favorite pieces from my week of ceramics. 

It's practical yet pretty. 

And actually can be arranged in different positions to create a different design.

I can't wait to glaze them! Now to pick a color...

Friday, July 8, 2011

Ceramic Chopstick Bowl

I have taken a little hiatus from painting and made some 3-D work this week. 
Herb Weaver led (with Charlotte Chambliss) an AP workshop I took and it was fantastic!

He is a gifted artist when it comes to ceramics and sculptures 
(I've have not seen his 2-D work if there is any).

He gave us the assignment to make a chopstick bowl but with our own personality and voice. 

Here's mine in the leather hard state. It's in the kiln as I type this.
Do you see the little panda?!