Friday, July 18, 2014



For those of you visiting the Catskill Mountains of New York, you will find some of my work here at the Guild and here

One of the steampunk inspired items I have there at the guild in Woodstock NY!


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Illuminated Manuscript



Illuminated Manuscripts have always fascinated me. I can envision the Monks laboriously working, taking such care to get all the details just right with just the light from their candles to work by.

I recently finished a class on how to make a mixed media journal from Artful Gathering. The class was taught by Luthien Thye, and it was called Beyond Time.

Of course it does not compare to the manuscripts of old, but I had such fun creating it!



Wednesday, July 9, 2014



I discovered the amazing world of Essential oils! I am now an Independent Distributor for Young Living! My member #1720354.


The first time I met Stephanie Lee was when I bought her book Semiprecious Salvage. I was so inspired by her work that after my daughter moved out of the apartment off the garage, I had my hubby turn it into a workshop for me! He built me a great work bench to play with metals and jewelry.
By reading Stephanie's blog I was able to take another class from her called Handbook of Elements. It was a class on journal making. Very informative and so interesting! I learned so much!
Then I took another class on Metalsmithing from her as well, Stephanie is very generous with sharing her knowlege and quite gracious and accommodating.

I really enjoyed everything I learned from her, and look forward to more creative endeavors!