Crafting an Artful Life: Imaginative Musings on Creativity

Trying to “hold it all together?”
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Trying to “hold it all together?”

Grasp it dimensionally with 3D Filigree! Art Nouveau Meets Contemporary Filigree If you’re curious how long it took me to create this piece, I’ll give you a hint. I paint my fingernails about every 3.5 weeks, and I don’t always change the color. In other words…It took ages! Access begins February 15th with the first…

It’s Time To Celebrate!
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It’s Time To Celebrate!

2024 marks my 35th year as a professional metalsmith! To celebrate, I’m launching 2 huge projects! One is a retrospective of my artwork with insights and highlights about my most significant pieces from each year of my journey. This will be experienced both online and in print, so wherever you are, you’ll be able to…

4000 miles, Millions of ideas, and Gallons of Tea
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4000 miles, Millions of ideas, and Gallons of Tea

In an unprecedented move of playfulness and exploration, I flew to the UK in early December and delved into all things metal, mud, and fun. One of the better ‘Coronabonuses’ of the last 4 years was the many airline credits and thousands of points my husband and I had racked up in our limited travel…

The Chasing & Repoussé Deep Dive
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The Chasing & Repoussé Deep Dive

Tired of Christmas carols already? (Me too!) Get inspired with lots of my artwork and a bit of bragging on my Eastern repoussé students in this great conversation with Jennifer Stenhouse and Julia Lowther of Little Metal Foxes. On this episode of Tool Tip Tuesdays, we talk about my unique approach to teaching, the effectiveness…