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Bats!

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Who doesn't love bats? Well, probably lots of people. But I'm not one of them. Me? I love bats! I came up with these for Christmas decorations in Austin (where LOTS of people love bats). They literally flew out of the booth... sorry. Now I make them all year long.


My bat ornaments are available in my Etsy store

The Light in the Forest

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This piece is an exercise in color. I found this great costume necklace with these great big green cabachons... what could I do with it?



When I  think of green, I see lush forests, wild overgrowth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, even Swamp Thing. I think of mystery, magic and surprises. I think of danger and that sense that I'm being watched by something that I can feel, I know it's out there... but I just can't see it. It could be anything or anyone. It could be a racoon or a hunter ... but it could also be Titania... or Bigfoot.

Wouldn't that be cool?



The Light in the Forest is available in my Etsy Store

Art and Craft

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The pieces in this picture are all one of a kind. They are also mass-produced. It's possible to be both...

I create unique pieces of art for people. I want them to be special, cherished by my clients. I also want them to be affordable, so I try to create pieces that someone at a street fair with just a few bucks in their pocket can pick up, take home and say "Wow, this is cool!".

I can do that by using a set of molds I've developed. I press polymer clay into the mold and when I pull it out, I go to work on it. Stretching, molding, customizing. I shave a bit here, build up a bit there.
I use little wax carving tools on the clay and give each piece its own character...
like this...

This Tiny Sun necklace is available in my Etsy Store.

Northern Lights

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Another piece from the Amazing Pink Things session...
Northern Lights is available in my Etsy store

Wake me when I'm smart

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Okay... three street fairs in four weeks... I'm pooped! The U-district was great fun this past weekend. I got to see many old friends and supporters and also got to meet some new ones. But, really, working my booth feels like doing stand-up for 10 hours straight. It's totally fun, but it leaves me with a hangover the next day... and I wasn't even drinking.

Luckily, I have a piece that perfectly embodies the way I feel...

"Wake me when I'm smart" is very much old school work for me... when I started, the found components I liked to use were almost always surplus electronics. I didn't know anything about electronics but I knew what I liked. the colors, the spindly, angly connectors, the simple, distinct colors. And the way I could use it all to create miniature cyborgs... all of whom seemed to seem to want a new job.

Wake me when I'm smart is available in my Etsy store.