Saturday, February 27, 2010

Next con!

I'm now officially registered for artist alley space at NakamaCon in Madison, Wisconsin over Memorial Day weekend.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tesla experiment

I've started experimenting with creating faux tintypes to use in my work. Tesla here is a first attempt and I think that he turned out pretty well. There's a few things that I want to tweak on the process, but I'm very pleased with the results otherwise.

(...and yes, he was photographed against a backdrop of a volume of his own writings that I happened to have on hand. We're a geek household.)

Monday, February 22, 2010


Again, from the Capricon 30 (2010) art show. Since the con was February 11-14, I figured that something valentine-ish was in order. Vintage filigree brass focal with red and black glass pearls, accented with faceted red and black glass beads.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Facebook folks!

I decided to separate my work from my personal page on Facebook a few days ago. I now have a fan page that can be found at Please feel free to add me. Also, if any of you have fan or personal page, please let me know!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Arden II

One of my pieces from Capricon 30 (2010). Vintage porcelain set in a brass finish focal with glass pearls and crystal beads.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


This was one of my favorite pieces that I exhibited at Capricon's art show: An asymmetrical choker featuring a repurposed copper stamping with copper chain and wire wrapped glass and stone beads. While it didn't go to the live auction, it did sell during the show.

Incidentally, the name comes from a former copper mining community in the upper peninsula of Michigan. Stormdog and I stopped there for pasties and junk shop exploring when we were in the Keweenaw this past July (He was up there photographing abandoned mining ruins).

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Squee-worthy news!

I exhibited a few pieces at Capricon's art show this past weekend. Half of my pieces sold, which is pretty spiffy in this craptastic economy. What REALLY has me bouncing is that I won best fan category entry at the show...

(Pardon the image quality. Sparkle scans poorly and I didn't have good lighting to simply photograph the plaque)

Since I had Valentine’s plans on Saturday, I wasn’t at the live art auction when it was announced (NOT...mind you...that I regret this. I had a quite lovely Saturday.). It was simply waiting for me when I came back to the con to pack up my display. =)