Thursday, February 11

Class in Silver Jewelry making

Silver Jewelery Class

Jewlery Making

Yesterday we had an impromptu get together to make jewelry out of silver clay. We had planned a big get together but because of weather and our instructor, Elaine Apsit, being available right now we had it at my house on the spur of the moment! It was just going to be an understanding of the silver clay and some light instruction but instead our gracious teacher brought along what seemed to us her entire studio! It started at 11:00am and went to 10:00 pm when every bead and adornment was fired with a chefs torch! We did not expect this!
We learned the in's and out's of the silver clay, how it works, how to make jewelry, molds for it and I don't think there is anything she didn't teach us! We will be having another get together soon at Vicki Greene's home in the incredible setting of her back yard as soon as the weather clears and warms up. There ,the rest of the girls who want to come will join us.
Elaine is one of the artists at the Chambers Gallery in Cambria,California. I hope you can visit the gallery and see her fabulous handmade silver pieces on display.
Thankyou Elaine for your generous spirit, time and talent ,we can hardly wait for the "next time"!

Tuesday, February 9


24x30 oil on canvas. Well this was very fun! Very loose and full of color.
All the paintings are done for the workshop now. I'm sending the wine bottle painting" Old Red" too, done at the festival. Pansy's , "Red Chair" and this one. So there you are! I've sent them to Bev and they will all be on the roster soon.See you in April !

Monday, February 8

The Red Chair

18x24 oil on canvas Red and green, I love it! Something different!Interior settings are fun. Getting paintings ready for the workshop in April at Art's Desire in Washington.

Sunday, February 7

Crow with Valentine

8"x10" He's on his way to you with his Valentine proudly displayed for all to see!

Black-capped CHICKADEE

5"x7" oil on board I have a seed bell that Gayle gave me and it is such fun to watch the birds go after those seeds! The chickadee slap's at it, knocking allot of seed to the ground and the junco's are right there to eat what falls below. I've had the jays come to it( they want their peanuts) but most are the chickadees.
If you want to have some fun, hang a seed bell, sit back and enjoy!