Beaded Necklaces

Now and then I get out my beads and jewelry findings to make a HUGE mess spread all over the work table. I usually manage to accomplish just a few little trinkets. Is it worth the time? LOL, not really, but it's fun mixing and matching components to come up with something cool to wear.… Continue reading Beaded Necklaces

art · Free printable art

Free Printable Paper Projects

I just had to share one of my new favorite paper places on the web. If you love paper projects, you will LOVE Mel’s blog – Melstampz.  She includes the smallest detail in her tutorials. The tutorials are easy to follow, with step-by step instructions, lots of photos and printable templates. There also a ton… Continue reading Free Printable Paper Projects


Focus on Finery with Robert Shields

In my previous post,  In the Art Studio with Robert Shields, we got to tour Robert’s art studio. Now I want to show you his bead collection and a few pieces of his jewelry. Robert is a “maker”. He loves to draw and design art elements, so he has his hands in all forms of… Continue reading Focus on Finery with Robert Shields


In the Art Studio with Robert Shields

Robert Shields is a mime, turned actor, turned artist. Well, that is not exactly right. Robert first became well known all over the world  as THE  San Francisco Street Mime in the 60′s and 70′s. Then he joined up with dancer Lorene Yarnell. Together they created and starred in their own TV variety show: Shields… Continue reading In the Art Studio with Robert Shields

art · DIY

Genius Up-Cycled Christmas Bling

Up-cycling just about anything gets me excited. As a kid, my Dad would take me to the dump with him. Way back when, it was permitted to rummage through the outskirts of the dump to find things that people had tossed, but were still useful or could be made into something better. It is mind… Continue reading Genius Up-Cycled Christmas Bling


Fiber Art Tote Bags

I'm working on a cool, new 2016 calendar  for you right now. Yep, just for you. It will be free, downloadable and printable. That post will be next, but, for just a second, I want to share something fun with you. I have been trolling my photo stash and getting majorly side tracked by the… Continue reading Fiber Art Tote Bags

art · DIY

Easy Halloween DIY

Just a quick post to share a fun little Halloween DIY. It's easy and open to interpretation, so kids love it. They really get creative with their painted creatures. You might recognize the wooden base that I used for my figures. They are unpainted wooden finials. You can get them at just about any hobby… Continue reading Easy Halloween DIY