Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Yes, I Ate It...

Alright, I admit, I was really excited to eat this Halloween Burger at Burger King. I mean, it's a BLACK BUN! WTH? Last night my daughter and I had to go visit two Burger Kings to finally order one of these Gothic Wonders. So, basically, it's a Whopper that looks to be made of tar. It's nothing like the ad, they never are. This thing was squished and flat, like it had seen better days. They use way too much mayo for my taste, but then I forgot that I could have had it my way, oh well. Now after this non-event in culinary Don't's, I regretted it, mainly because it wasn't as cool looking as I thought it would be. While bringing it home I was telling my daughter about all of the cool pictures I could take with this ebony diet buster. I was imagining donning my steampunk top hat, cool John Lennon style clip-on sunglasses and black lipstick for a great shot! When I spied this...thing, all I could hear is an audible "wha wha wha..." So sad. If you're thinking of partaking in this "treat", save your duckets, it's not worth the trip. Oh, and the next morning when this lovely makes it's exit, you will experience the darkest green mess, so just thank your innards for passing this thing uneventfully. Sad but true, I fell for all the Hoopla, back to In-N-Out for me. 

Monday, August 24, 2015

I Did It Again!
I'm so stoked to be published in the August issue of Jewelry Affair! This is so exciting for me, I don't care how old I get, how jaded I become, seeing my art and words in print is pretty cool. This journey all started with a New Year's resolution to work on getting my artwork published in 2015. I know that most resolutions I make never come to be, but I was determined to see this one through.  After meeting the publisher, Natalie Way, of Jewelry Affair Magazine at Glitterfest, where I was a vendor, I decided to take her up on her offer.  It was the best thing I did an am so glad I did.  It's such a quality publication that I have enjoyed for years.  I would comb over each and every page marveling at all of the artisans creativity and originality, knowing that I had it in me one day to achieve these levels of excellence.  Then, as the years rolled by, I started to toy with the idea of actually being published one day.  Friends, peers, family and fellow artists all asked me why I hadn't submitted my work for publication yet, I didn't have a viable answer except for, lazy?  Fast forward to 2015, time to make it happen, and I did. I'm so glad that I took this step and hope to continue submitting my goods for the world to see.  Stay tuned Gang, this is a fun journey that I hope you will all join me on!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

I'm Published!

 I finally did it Gang! I took the time and got myself organized and stayed focused enough to actually see this task through, and it paid off! My Tiki-Cocktail Necklace is published for all to see in this months Jewelry Affair! I'm so Over the Moon about this, I should of done it much sooner. I've been told for years by family, friends, customers, peers, fellow artists, my kid, that I should submit my work to be published. I always made excuses: "I don't have anything worthy yet", or: "I don't have the time", "my stuff isn't their style", "they hold onto your stuff for so long, will I ever get it back?". And on, and on until all that was left to do is get off the Excuse Train to Nowhere and DO IT! I'm so glad that I did, the feeling is pure joy, to say the least! I finally reached a level in my jewelry making that satisfied me skill-wise. I'm always lucky enough to have loads of ideas, some good, some different, but the skill level had to be there for me to take this step. Timing is everything and here I am! I'm so grateful to everyone who has supported me and my art through the years, you all have given me the drive to keep learning and perfecting my skills and fuel my creativity. Once the wheels start turning there's no slowing them down or turning back; it's full steam ahead! (I don't know where all of the train references are coming from, must be channeling my Dad!) Now all I can think about is trying to get another piece or two in print. I need to get back out into the shop and finish up on some new ideas I've been working on lately, peacock feathers under glass are a project of mine these days and I'm back at soldering Dem bones! Stay tuned, and who knows, you may see me in print again! 
Jewelry Affair Spring 2015 Issue

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Glitterfest FUN!

Glitterfest Spring 2015 was such a Blast! I always enjoy vending at this Awesome event twice a year and look at it not only as a venue and opportunity to sell my art, but as a Reunion of sorts! Of course all of us artists stay connected via FB, Instagram, Twitter, etc., but there's nothing like seeing each other In Person! I always enjoy this part of the day the MOST! Also Fun, is seeing my longtime and childhood friends drop by to offer their support  and Friendship~this Always makes my Day! My return customers are the Best, and I always love to talk with them about the goodies they have purchased over the years! Thank you All for making this day a Great Experience and I look forward to seeing you all in the Fall for the October Show! 
 Fun pieces hanging on my New Display that I purchased from Kathy Jo of Vintage Pretty.
 ~I had Loads of Lovlies all For Sale~
 New Statement Necklaces 
Fresh out of the Studio!
 New Cuff Bracelets
To bring some extra Bling to your Life!
 Good friends~Debbie and Lynne
 Lynne and I have known each other since 3rd grade in
 Mrs. Marrucca's class at Barranca Elementary!
 Dian and I go back to grade school too!
 I'm so Blessed to have such Amazing friends that come 
out and support me in my artistic endeavors!
 And LOOK~Cheryl made it all of the way from Arizona! 

Friday, February 20, 2015


It's Showtime! Well, actually, Saturday the 28th of February, to be exact. Of course, this means working like a crazy person to complete all of my imagined projects for this Awesome Event, Glitterfest! I know that once I "get in the groove" there's no stopping me...except when in the middle of the creating madness I get a new idea for a project that has NOTHING to do with what I'm currently working on! And, of course, I have no time to take on a new endevour. What could I be thinking? I'm not.  That's the problem. Unless...
I digress, I'm working on the home stretch and only have one more project to complete and figure out my table design, which is in my head being tweaked as I go through my day. Isn't this how everybody works? Well, cluttered or not, my cranium is on creative overdrive and I still decompress by working in my art journal in the evenings. This tends to relax me, no deadlines, no structure, no restrictions or rules, just Play. I need this and it keeps me creatively Sane!  As I look forward to next weekends show, I'm already percolating on some new stuff for the Fall show, my Favorite time of the year! 
So mark your calendars Gang~Glitterfest is nearly here!