Monday, February 22, 2010

Wings on Her Ears...Lucinda has out done herself...

You must check out Lucinda Storms blog posting pairing my little wings and her gorgeous lampwork beads. Do you have a favorite? I keep changing my mind...right now the bright red ones have my attention:)

Click on the headline and go straight to her site...or cut and past the link below.

While you are browsing her blog check out both of her Etsy shops. Wonderful treasures to behold!!

Monday, February 15, 2010

ONE WORLD ONE HEART ... winners posted

Thank you so much everybody who entered my OWOH giveaway! This was the first time I had participated and I had never expected so many entries from such varied artists. I gained more than fifty new followers and several new friends in the process...priceless!

The winner of my "pendant with silk ribbon" giveaway is
Naomi Wilson of The Bella Modiste

Congratulations! I'll contact you shortly in an e-mail to get your address so you can claim your prize.

The winner of my "you print digital image" giveaway is
Tristan at Enchanted Revelry

Congratulations! I'll contact you shortly in an e-mail to tell you how to claim your prize.

Thanks so very much to Lisa Swifka, for organizing that wonderful event! This has taken a lot of your hours...but the pleasure you have given is priceless!

Thanks bunches...

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Pay It Forward...But you gotta be quick:)

Thanks to Crafty Bitch at for this time sensitive challenge...will I make it....will you make your posting in time to receive my little treasures.

The first five people to do the following will get one of the five Raku Pendants shown above!
  1. Choose five items of your own to give away. It can be handmade items, craft supplies, knick-knacks from around the house, whatever you want to give away.
  2. Write a post on your own blog offering those five items to people who do the same.
  3. Come back here and leave a comment with your e-mail address and a link to your PIF blog post.
The FIRST FIVE COMMENTS get one of the below treasures, also pictured above, so hurry! Tell me in your comment which you would like...first come first choose!

I am offering one of my raku pendants to each of the first five to do the same.

1. raku Scarab pendant
2. raku fish Pendant
3. rakucopper lentil bead
4.two raku buttons
5 Raku lizzard pendant

There may be a substitution of the above...but it will be of equal value and use.

Good luck to us all!!

Free Give Away At In the Light of the Moon...

It's time for a Giveaway at In the Light of the Moon!!!The giveaway is one of Cat's resin filled necklace!!This pendent measures 1 1/2" x 1 1/4" and has been filled with a Ceremony image watch parts,sticker,crystal and resin.It hangs from a 13" suede chain...

All you have to do is leave a comment on Cat's blog and leave a comment on your blog. Visit Cat at to enter to win this adorable necklace.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Vintage Black Friday..A New Friday Diversion! On a White Snowy Day No Less...

This is my first time participating in Vintage Black Friday...this will be so much fun! I am anxious to see the other blogs participating and their vintage offerings. If you want to play head to to stake out your claim on a spot in the blog list>>>have fun!

My subject is an illustration created by Ernst Haeckel...a contemporary of Charles Darwin. I love the detail in these illustrations of marine biology. They feed my muse nicely!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Natures Revelries III...Raku Tile... One of My New Design Series

I had so much fun creating this tile. I have been on a three dimensional kick lately. I did not know when I sat down to work what this would turn out to be.

When I start a project, I play around with my textures and the clay seems to tell me what it wants to be. I love the feel of clay and work with wetter clay than most of my pottery friends. It eliminates the need to slip and score, although I do use a special mixture called Magic Water that is mostly vinegar and water to give every addition extra adhesion.

Some of the additions are made from my own molds, others from store bought molds. I always try to alter the clay pulls from the commercial molds to make them my own. Other additions, like the moth are hand rolled coils and bead forms put together.

I think I like this new series of tiles and hope to create more of them in the future. There are a couple in my shop from this series as well as several from a new marine biology series I am working on.

I get most of my inspiration from the Ernst Haeckle images. I love looking at those images! When I look at them in extreme close up , it is like looking into an alien world. I am amazed at the diversity of life on this planet we live on.

I try to stay open minded...but there is so much to learn and see...that always I feel in the dark:) What a wonder this planet is!