Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Upcoming Show

Thought I would let you know that I am having a one-person show at Chestnut Hill Chiropractic and Rehabilitation in January and February.  I will be displaying all my wall art.  It's a lovely little office at

180 Wells Avenue #302.
Newton, MA 02459
Their office number is 617.332.5105.

I know these are slow months and it is so cold, but the office is warm, and maybe you will either start early on holiday gifts for next year or find something special for another occasion.  Valentine's Day is coming up after all . . .

Come and check out my work!

Thursday, December 16, 2010


Here are images of one of the pieces I dropped off at the deCordova Museum Shop yesterday.  It's called DNA4, as it is the fourth is a series along this design.  I can make it in varying colors and with varying kinds of embellishments.  It's kind of fun to make and very comfortable to wear.

Monday, December 13, 2010

new piece coming together

Hi everyone,
It's been a while due to some severe migraines.  Anyone out there also a migraineur?  Wew--they really do take your breath away.  You know people say childbirth is the worst pain, but I gave birth without painkillers and with pitocin (sp?) and I gotta say, some of my migraines are worse.  But enough complaining.  I am back to work and so happy to be here.  I want to show a piece that evolved from the 100-day challenge. it's just a quick scan, as I haven't had time yet to get it photographed, but I hope you all get the idea.
The piece started as a photograph, which I printed onto fabric, embroidered, quilted, painted,wrote on and beaded.  I have an idea for a whole series like this, but we will see what come of it.

Below are a few of my jewelry pieces.  I will be dropping a few off at the Store @ the deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park.  For anyone in the Boston area, that is a fabulous museum!
Breathe In Breathe Out

Texture This

Turqouise Druzy (I get awesome stones from Heart of Stone Studio)

The Art Deco Pins go along the "backlace" (i.e., necklace worn on the back) I made to collaborate with fashion designer Maya Meirav.  The dress and backlace are now sold separately, but you can wear the backlace on the back or in the front by using the pins, whereas with the dress, it was sewn in.  

Necklace to Backlace
Art Deco Pins
Jeweled Little Black Dress

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


So, here are the last seven of my 100-day challenge.  They are rougher and less time-consuming than a lot of the others, but I think that is because I want to start working on a lot of the ideas and sketches that evolved as these 100 days passed.  In all of these last seven, I used a watercolor under-wash behind quick ink lines or sketches.  Again, I played with ideas inspired by Klimt, but also just let the pen wander where it would.  In the last two, I glued some scraps from the painted pages onto the bases.  All in all, this has been an enlightening experience and just makes me want to explore different lines and textures all the more.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

a few more scribbles!

Day 82: Again playing around with the idea of Home Sweet Home

Day 83: I had just bought some new pens and was playing with
them and colored pencils.

Day 84: Exploration of spirals and perspectives.

Day 85: Playful squiggles

Day86: Another experiment on Home Sweet Home
while playing with different types of drawing strokes.


Day 87: I was tired and was inspired by a small ceramic
piece my daughter had made.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Days 79-81--almost there!

Another experiment with layers of paint, paper, cloth, pencils and one lonely sequin!
I am thinking of joining the CPS calendar challenge, so I just whipped off a quick sketch to get the juices flowing.

A pencil drawing of a dried rose that my hubby gave me for one of our anniversaries.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Experiment Alley! Days 71-78

This one was such an experiment: Glue, paint, fabric, scraps.  Still not sure how I feel about it.

Another experiment: I call it "wind".  I like the mixture of textures but am not truly loving the whole thing.
Experiment number 3: I liked it much better after adding the lines that seemed to give it a depth of perspective.  I also like the play on words, but again, this is to me just a trial for another piece, not a finished product itself.

This began as paint and stamps and then I saw the two faces in the middle and started playing with pastels.  I love the whimsy in the faces, and would like to try my hand at another more "finished" piece like this.

The following pieces all stemmed from a page that I painted and then stamped over.  In each one, I added another medium, such as colored pencils, sharpies, or pastels.  I tried to play with perspective, foreground/background and texture.  All in all, it was fun, and I can see using them as part of a series or as sketches for larger pieces.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

moving on up!

Here are the next set of my 100 days challenge pieces.  Obviously some are done quickly as I was tired, but they are great inspiration for some smaller pieces.

I was thinking about these two in the middle of the night when I had insomnia.  Just thinking about starting points and meeting points and where we all end up

These two were just quick sketches--I was trying out a little humor. Whether it works or not, I had fun.

Sharpies, oil pastels, fabric and paper--more swirls

Just a play on perspective and shades, but I kind of like the energy of the piece and am thinking of transforming it into fabric and paint.

I really like the feel of sewing on paper and cloth at once.  Again more swirls, but also some exploration of simpler composition.

Just wanted to scribble by the time I got to this point in the evening, but I like the sharpie "monster" lines over the pencil 

My own little rhoarschac (sp?) design.  What do you see here and when you turn it it looks really different.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Pear Trees

This is piece that I sold this summer.  It is 42 inches long and 24 inches tall.  I am starting work on another version of it on slightly different fabric.  Hoping to have it done by the New Year, but we will see.  Let me know if you are interested in it as a commission, as I can tailor the colors and details to your specifications.

whole view

detail of middle section

detail of left-middle section