Category: inspiration

I.E:: Japanese early 20th C black lacquer hibachi

Posted: January 24, 2016-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: creative process, inspiration

How we look at things is the foundation for how we make things. In sharing how I look at the world around me, you’re invited to notice more, and respond to more, of your own world. The longer posts on my site are a survey of inspirations. This series goes deeper with single objects. First […]

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Unexpectedness

Posted: June 8, 2015-Likes: 0-Comments: 4-Categories: creative process, design, inspiration

please click through to the blog to comment! Thanks. Allo you! We were talking, an Inner Sherpa client, and me, about what makes work special. Swivel-your-head special. ‘Unexpectedness’ came up. We talked about it and I wanted to share the ideas with you, they were interesting. What brings your eye back to something? Makes you […]

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Big Art, Big Events, Birthdays: or: dsddaf Revisited!

Posted: June 29, 2013-Likes: 0-Comments: 1-Categories: artists in Santa Fe, book arts, creative process

Allo all! Greetings from sunny Santa Fe, where Adventures Abound and Art Happens. Gosh. Here’s a typical summer evening: Santa Fe plaza, live music, dancing, families picnicking, lots of great easy delight, dogs and kids and flowers everywhere…. Happy times. FIRST! Those of you who clicked through for yesterday’s post, my apologies, I’d been testing […]

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YinYang Creativity: 2nd Milagro Hacienda Retreat in October

Posted: May 31, 2012-Likes: 0-Comments: 3-Categories: artists in Santa Fe, creative process, inspiration-Tags: creative travel, Inspiration, polymer

Well hello you! You’re invited to this year’s 2nd Annual Milagro Hacienda Creativity Retreat. This year’s theme is YinYang::CreateGenerate. Simply- Jump into the heart of your artmaking. Come back up with gold. You know how you have these absolutely amazing ideas? and you can see them in your mind? but every time you try to […]

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Treasure Necklaces, Dancing, and You!

Posted: May 23, 2012-Likes: 0-Comments: 1-Categories: creative process, inspiration, necklaces-Tags: Jewelry Studio, New Work, Process

Ha! Artists live longer with clearer minds: just get out there and dance! This recent article from Stanford, based on a study in the New England Journal of Medicine, writes that “Frequent dancing apparently makes us smarter. A major study added to the growing evidence that stimulating one’s mind can ward off Alzheimer’s disease and […]

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Gloriously Moving Forward

Posted: January 2, 2012-Likes: 0-Comments: 1-Categories: creative process, creativity posts, inspiration

Ready? Set? Here we go, bravely heading into 2012! You’ve been on my mind since last week. Many thoughtful, appreciative comments came in on The Realm of You. What an intelligent and capable group of people you are. Here’s part two: How to Gloriously Rule your Realm in 2012. Yes, this year will be turbulent. […]

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Art-making, Wine-making and Your Life Now.

Posted: October 13, 2011-Likes: 0-Comments: 4-Categories: artists in Santa Fe, community, creative process

“We live on the leash of our senses” Diane Ackerman wrote, then added “There is no way to understand the world without first detecting it through the radar-net of our senses.” Ready to become the artist of your own life? Deliberately re-engage with your senses, one by one. Consider: Everything you know and believe, all […]

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Tahitian Flora Sketches and Polymer Mokume Gane

Posted: June 14, 2011-Likes: 0-Comments: 13-Categories: brooches, creative process, experimentation-Tags: Clay Bodies, Color, Jewelry Studio

Update – Studio work for my Aug. 1 show: My theme is souvenirs of places I have visited, in real life or in my imagination. Today: Papeete, capital of Tahiti: Floral fecundity. In a grand and intriguing gift from the Universe (thanks!) I went to Tahiti several years ago with a small group of wonderful […]

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Excursions, Explorations

Posted: June 12, 2011-Likes: 0-Comments: 2-Categories: creative process, experimentation, inspiration-Tags: creative travel, Inspiration, Jewelry Studio

Ever noticed how when you start something really new, you like having company around? I want to share a creative project with you that I just started and that I’ve wanted to do for a long time. The process will be a grand adventure. We’ll travel across creative action, polymer clay, aesthetic choices, jewelry construction, […]

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Happy Campers! Polymer Fractals Field Trip

Posted: May 25, 2011-Likes: 0-Comments: 4-Categories: community, inspiration, polymer clay

Polymer clay iterative patterning and three-fold isomorphic replication! Fifth grade girls! EYH outing! This Monday, I again taught Fractals in Polymer at the annual one-day conference “Expanding Your Horizons”. Here I am with my excellent co-presenter John Paul Gonzales. Combining artmaking with my love of math and science inspires me into new experimental areas. EYH’s […]

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Focus and Mayhem in my Studio

Posted: May 2, 2011-Likes: 0-Comments: 1-Categories: community, creative process, inspiration-Tags: Emptiness, Jewelry Studio, Polymer Art Jewelry

A couple of weeks ago, I vacated my studio for a month so that an out-of-town artist friend of mine could work while visiting. Ian Ingram is an astonishing artist. His current work is a series of 12 hyperrealist charcoal and pastel drawings, 7 feet high, yes feet. Magical and disruptive, and very beautiful. We […]

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New Spring Collection, part 2

Posted: April 29, 2011-Likes: 0-Comments: 2-Categories: inspiration, New Jewelry, polymer clay-Tags: Beads, Hinged Pieces, Imitative Agate

More of my recent work, these emphasizing the rich evocations of the Trebizond Collection, and another in my Aquarelles series. For details and to purchase any of these for your own delight and enjoyment, please come to my gallery shop. Ah, spring! ”Luxor Spring’: Trebizond collection – imitative ivory pendant inlaid with imitative turquoise, scribings […]

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“Aquarelles” New Spring Collection, part 1

Posted: April 25, 2011-Likes: 0-Comments: 4-Categories: inspiration, New Jewelry, polymer clay-Tags: Aquarelle necklaces, Beads, Hinged Pieces

Hello my friends- In the New Mexico hills we are inhaling a blossoming spring, and it’s evident in my newest necklaces. I wanted to show you, as if you were here in Santa Fe too, and we were sitting in my studio: More images and details are here. ‘Springs Eternal’: hinged translucent pendant, many techniques in […]

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Psst: My Studio has 8 Helpful Tips for You

Posted: March 21, 2011-Likes: 0-Comments: 9-Categories: community, creative process, creativity posts-Tags: Jewelry Studio, Process, Santa Fe

Working in my studio for 27 years, through hard and easy times, has taught me a great deal about persevering through turbulence. The personality of my studio has emerged and developed over the years. A blend of Annie Dillard and Terry Pratchett, it likes the name Sam. Sam is a specific aspect of my nature: […]

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Fabulous, Dahling! In-Your-Face Creative Inspiration

Posted: March 1, 2011-Likes: 0-Comments: 1-Categories: community, creativity posts, experimentation-Tags: Jewelry Studio, New Work, Polymer Art Jewelry

Creatively stuck? Feeling lost when you go to make things? Here’s in-your-face inspiration that’ll make your art, and your heart, sing. Dive into a friend’s aesthetic and see what happens. Inspiration is everywhere. I use all sorts of people and things as inspirations to keep my work fresh. As I share my creative process with […]

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Cutting through Creative Confusion

Posted: February 23, 2011-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: creative process, creativity posts, experimentation-Tags: Jewelry Studio, Process, The Unknown

Artist and creative coach emphasizes your creative response to these changing times needs to support your personal goals and benefit you first.

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Who Owns your Creativity Rights?

Posted: January 7, 2011-Likes: 0-Comments: 3-Categories: creative process, creativity posts, inspiration-Tags: Postage Stamp Brooches, Process, Santa Fe

Do you know who owns your creativity? Do you know who has control? Here in the southwest, water rights are a big deal. Who controls the water is our biggest land concern, because without water the land is worth little. Water rights here were grandfathered in before New Mexico became a state. If you have […]

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Creativity=Radical Gratitude, Extreme Patience and a Will of Iron

Posted: December 10, 2010-Likes: 0-Comments: 4-Categories: community, creative process, creativity posts-Tags: Gratitude, Process, Tory Hughes

Making things involves, well, everything. When you commit to a creative practice- when you say ” I can’t not make things!”, and mean it- you take on a new lifestyle. You expand your awareness You develop dexterity and control. You refine your ability to focus. (or why would so many of you request my HA […]

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