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Cross Pendants

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Newbies:









Cross necklaces are unique works of art....wearable art!  

Each cross takes about a month to create for the entire process, so I plan to make the crosses once a year....unless the Lord directs me otherwise.  As of right now, this is my last batch for 2018.  







**** It is recommended that the cross pendants are kept in cool environments, so please don't leave them in your car or any other place that could get extremely hot.  
Update 1/02/19 - cross pendants are no longer available.  Planning to do another large batch of them sometime in the summer of 2019.

Completed Painting: Burst 9 x 12

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The Burst painting below is now completed and ready to go to a new forever home.




This painting is all about love bursting forth and has interference and iridescent paints in the top layers that were a little difficult to photograph.  Here is a little closeup of the inner heart portion:


Paperclay Crosses

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Three months ago I decided to get out of my creative box a little and start some wearable art.  I have some polymer clay and paperclay, so I experimented with both and found that I liked the air dry paperclay more as it was non-toxic and my acrylic paints didn't scratch off.  Before I knew it, I had a gazillion small paperclay cross pendants all painted up and nowhere to go, so I made bag charms:





I have sold several of the charms and will probably give the rest away as gifts in the upcoming year.
As far as regular painting goes, I do have some studies that I'm working on, but not sure how I want to post them online just yet.  A little video?   Pictures?   Both?   Stay tuned.




8/11/18 Update

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I'm back to my old website!!   I can't express how happy and exciting this is for me. 

Last year I had issues with my domain and created another website, but was hoping to be able to get back to this format/site again.  I'm praying that this change back to the old format will help me to do updates more frequently.     😊

Since the old website is down and the last post on here was of the studio reorganzition, I thought I would share what the studio looks like now.

I moved in 2017, so here is the new setup:


My entire living room is now a studio...like I've always wanted it to be.  What you can't see are my book shelves and my computer corner.  My studio manager/assistant, Brutus McSpadden, sneaked into the photo.  When I noticed him up on his perch, I took another pic of him:


Brutus is a big tomcat...he weighs 20 lbs and loves art.  I have woken up several times with paint brushes beside my head that he has brought me during night.  Such a sweet kitty.

Speaking of u…

Studio update

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FINALLY....my studio is thoroughly organized. It sure did take long enough, but now everything is in place and I lived through it!  
I have several pics posted below that were taken in the evening, but I will take a few more this weekend with the blinds open…everything looks better in natural light.








The small easel to the left without a painting on it will be used for oil painting. I have a small table to use for print making in that same area, so I guess it will be the print and oil area. The large easel on the right is the primary work station for acrylic paintings and projects. In the corner, but sorta hidden, are rolls of copper for some small art projects. The white drawer stands beside the easels are full of supplies that correspond to that particular work station.
The black and gray storage cabinet was purchased from Walmart for about $80 and put it together with my friend. That cabinet holds some new canvases, smaller boxes of new supplies, and all of my tool boxes and Dremel are…