Sunday, December 31, 2006
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Friday, December 22, 2006
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Friday, December 15, 2006
Kim Family Fund. Bidding will begin January 3rd and end January 7th. Please check the auction blog for a preview of the auction items in the coming weeks.
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Sunday, December 10, 2006
Thursday, December 07, 2006
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
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Saturday, November 25, 2006
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Monday, November 20, 2006
Friday, November 17, 2006
Here's my new necklace! I was trying to make a bracelet, but I got too excited and messed up some links. I will be trying to make some new creations with plates, beyond the simple pendant.
PS-I changed my settings so anyone can leave a comment for me. be nice.
Monday, November 13, 2006
Handmade Arcade was fantastic! Thanks to everyone who visited my table and gave me lots of encouragement. And of course a big thanks to those who purchased from me! A million thanks to my sister who was my right hand man, I would have been a much crankier person without you (and good job with the sweatshirt!).
Thanks again to Annie of Imogene for making me do it! She has a great photo on her blog of the chaos that was Handmade Arcade.
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
This pendant is made with an old slide of my artwork. It is sandwiched in glass and then heated until it starts to melt. The top piece of glass cracked, but the melted plastic holds it together nicely, and gives it more texture. This is photographed with a light source behind it. When it is worn it is a lot more subtle.
Monday, October 30, 2006
Monday, October 23, 2006
I met this cool guy at the Fells Point Flea Market selling all sorts of cool stuff to donate money to his church. One of the things was a box of old slides he took in the 70's for a porn company in CA. How could I resist? Porn for a good cause! They are much cooler in person, it is hard to take photos on a light box.
Friday, October 20, 2006
I had a great day yesterday! I sold 4 necklaces! One necklace was bought by someone who just came in to look at the gallery. It is always nice when someone I don't know personally likes my stuff because I don't feel like they were guilted into it. Later, I sold 3 to a person whose tastes I really admire.
After work I found the motherload of great plates (above). AND while I was in Sal's Boutique looking at the plates, a woman came up to me and asked "are you the woman who makes mailboxes??" I told her I was. She said that she met me a little while ago at a Goodwill and that she always looks at the plates for me now. She wanted my card so she could look at my mailboxes. While I was talking to her about Handmade Arcade I heard someone say "Did you say Handmade Arcade? Are you Juliet?" It was Annies friend Melissa! She figured it was me because I was in the plate section. I had a great conversation with her about post-collage "art". When I went to check out, the lady behind the counter remembered me and we talked about my work. I felt like a celebrity for a minute (so what if it was in Salvation Army)
I was brought back to reality later in the day when I thought I could have a good time trying on dresses. Not so much.
So thanks to all who made my day great.
Monday, October 16, 2006
Friday, October 13, 2006
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Coryn and I had some quality craftherapy time last night. I like her being grounded, I get a crafting partner. After homework, we stayed in the studio until almost 8pm! She made her first stuffed dog, I made my first bag! She's got plans for a whole line of animals (watch out Etsy, the holidays are coming!)
(Mable didn't make anything but she insisted on being in the photo, typical.)
We made lemonade!
Our new shelves look SOOO much better! (and I am kinda diggin the new plates more then the last ones too.) I guess that which does not kill Coryn, only makes our house stronger. Maybe she can move her distruction into the bathroom next.
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Well, this could be taken a few ways. Either the kitchen gods are getting back at me for breaking countless plates, or it was a gift from crafting heaven, OR it was just bad construction! Either way, every dish I own came crashing to the floor last night, but not before a stop on Coryn's head! The good news is, Coryn has a hard head, and you will be seeing a lot of new turquoise work from me! I had been looking longingly at those plates for a mosaic (and a few necklaces) anyway. Luckily I had a few unbroken plates in the basement that have gotten a new life as dinnerware!