Saturday, September 24, 2016

Shop Update!

These are some of the new pieces that I have added to my Etsy shop. I will continue to add earrings and pendants as I make them.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Oil Painting!

This is a small painting on wood panel of a boat that I saw on the beach on one of my road trips. I'm now working on a watercolor painting of an old house. I painted this particular house before, shown in a previous post. It will be done from another perspective.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Summer Road Trips!

Sitting on the edge of a 500 foot drop. A stunningly beautiful place that we discovered by accident.

An old abandoned house that I visit every year. 


A double birds nest that my cousin found for me.

My boots holding treasure that I found on the beach.

Pendants made from stones I found while walking the beach in Northern Bay Sands.

Monday, September 19, 2016

New Drawing!

Graphite drawing of my father has been completed.

Thursday, July 14, 2016


Hello everyone! I hope all is well! Painting and journal making I have been doing this week. Last week I was visiting with family and friends and enjoying all the lovely sunshine. Not so much sunshine this week. Tonight it's rain and thunderstorms, which I love. This Sunday I attend a reception for a visual art show that will be running until the end of August. I have three paintings in the show. Pretty cool!

Monday, July 11, 2016


I really hope everyone had a great weekend! I did! Here is a journal I made for a customer with a painted whale on the cover.

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Saturday, July 02, 2016

Copper & Turquoise!

These slender turquoise stones have been wrapped in copper wire, oxidized and sanded to create depth and shine. They hang from hand formed stainless steel ear wires.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Copper Dangles!

Some pretty copper dangle earrings now listed in my Etsy shop.

Friday, June 24, 2016

New Jewelry!

I hope everyone is happy and well! I'm trying to balance being outside enjoying the beautiful weather and staying inside and making jewelry, journals and drawing and painting. Our temperatures are now only warming up so staying inside is hard. I've listed some new pieces in my Etsy shop and I will continue to add new work all week. Have an awesome weekend!

Wednesday, June 01, 2016


This is a detail of a painting I did of Signal Hill. I wanted to capture the atmosphere the heavy storm clouds were creating on a late summer afternoon and the light that was shining on the water. I used my creative license and added the tree for interest. Oil on stretched canvas.

Monday, May 30, 2016


 I was inspired to create this little journal after my visit to Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve last week. The cover is made from canvas with an image transfer of a photo of a gannet that I took. I added paint and a white button closure to finish.

Friday, December 04, 2015

Christmas Earrings!

Today is a snow day and the whole city is shut down. It's nice to stay inside and drink eggnog coffee and make pretty Christmas earrings and other things Christmassy. I do like going out into the snow though. It's very pretty and peaceful.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015


    Spirals appear everywhere in nature and have different meanings in many different cultures such as rebirth, renewal, balance, infinity, journey, progress and development. Whatever the meaning, I love the spiral and use it often in my jewelry and art.