Friday, November 13, 2009


After surgery and recovery and a month of play, I am finally back!
This is a piece made with fresh water pearls and glass pearls. I had been waiting for the perfect piece to use this locket on.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Labels we don't have to live with

I have been thinking about this a lot in the last 2 months. I want to thank you Tammy for having the words to say what I couldn't. I know you wrote this ages ago but I just refound it and wanted to post it here. Thanks again.


"Do we all have our scripts down pat?

Does every member of every family have a label & expectation attached to it, or is it just my family?

Is there any way to break free from the labels we've been assigned?

Is it easier to just accept the labels and be what others want us to be?

Can we ever be true to ourselves if we are not allowed to be ourselves?

Remove me from the Label Program; I resign.....I am no longer a member. I'm done being the person I've been expected to be for 40 years. I am TAMMY. And that is just fine with me."

-Tammy of Laugh, Live, Learn, Love

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Pearls and Glass

I wanted to post this yesterday but didn't get around to it.
It's amazing what a fine needle biopsy will do for your creativity!
I got home from it on Thursday and all I could think to do was make something pretty. We will know for sure how I am on Tuesday, till then all we can do is to be creative and happy in the moment.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Land Art

Art will never stop amazing me! Even though I can quote a thousand different artist through the ages, could tell you in depth about a single painting style and still I am in awe of what I don't know. I have just discovered Andy Goldsworthy and am reading on his life, works and words. Here is a quote that has inspired me and I feel we can apply to life:
"I have become aware of raw nature is in a state of change and how that change is the key to understanding. I want my art to be sensitive and alert to changes in material, season and weather. Often I can only follow a train of thought while a particular weather condition persists. When a change comes, the idea must alter or it will, and often does, fail. I am sometimes left stranded by a change in the weather with half-understood feelings that have to travel with me until conditions are right for them to appear."
This man and his work has spoken to me in a way that I can't even explain. It's not something I would have ever imagined was in existence! Here is a link to his sight so you can see and feel what I have.
This is a small thing
that his art has inspired.
Seed beads and wire.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Girls Night

Our Church ward had a father's-son's camp out, so that meant that the girls had the house!
First we went to see the Night in the museum 2. It was the second time that I had seen it, but was all the more eye boggling because I wasn't trying to follow the story line.
Then we came home and I created this:
moon pearls and fake crystal.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


I love owls!
I have two bags with owls on them, an owl hanging in my car and these lovely things in my bedroom. I don't know what to do with the second owl charm though.
It is large and I don't think that I want to do clusters of beads since my fingers are still recovering from the prom jewelry.
Any Ideas?

Saturday, April 25, 2009

What me and Degas have in common

Last night I finished this piece and just could not be satisfied with it! I didn't like the way that it fell and the links I used, etc. etc.. So I came out and showed to it Mum, who thinks it looks great. I then quoted Edgar Degas," I have much pleasure in destroying a completed piece!" Note:this is not and exact quote. Mum then laughed and told me that I am a melancholic. I did not know the true definition of melancholic till now.

(hence Greek μέλας, melas, "black", + χολή, kholé, "bile"); a person who is a thoughtful ponderer has a melancholic disposition. Often very kind and considerate, melancholics can be highly creative – as in poetry and art - but also can become overly pre-occupied with the tragedy and cruelty in the world, thus becoming depressed. The temperament is associated with the season of fall/autumn (dry and cold) and the element earth. A melancholic is also often a perfectionist, being very particular about what they want and how they want it in some cases. This often results in being unsatisfied with one's own artistic or creative works and always pointing out to themselves what could and should be improved.

Anyone that knows me should be laughing about this point, because this is completely me!