Category Archives: inspiration

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

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…

YinYang Creativity: 2nd Milagro Hacienda Retreat in October

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…

Treasure Necklaces, Dancing, and You!

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…

Gloriously Moving Forward

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….

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

“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…

Tahitian Flora Sketches and Polymer Mokume Gane

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…

Excursions, Explorations

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,…

Happy Campers! Polymer Fractals Field Trip

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…

Focus and Mayhem in my Studio

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…

New Spring Collection, part 2

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…