Monday, September 12, 2011

New Shoppe Opening

Here is the front of my new shoppe "Jewels of East"...I will be opening the doors for business on Wednesday Sept 14th...with a grand opening in a few weeks. It has taken a lot of hard work, but it is finally becoming a reality..."Production has never been a problem for me, but distribution has needed a lot of help"...Eastism #46 hopefully this is an answer.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Santa Fe 2009

We had a wonderful trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico. We left on the 4th of July and stayed 8 days. It was great because we took my grand daughter Katlin (15) with us. Since we were traveling on the 4th of July we wore our matching Old Navy Flag We had a great trip and visited about 20 Gallery's and several Museums... This Elephant statue is in the garden of one of the Galleries we visited...It is life size of a baby elephant and it is as you can see a fountain, with the water coming out of her trunk. I have more pics of the terrific art at this Gallery and will post them later...but this was my favorite. Why? you say, well I am very partial to elephants and I have a collection of over 2000 elephants.
This is my friend Susan and Katlin in the court yard of a restaurant that we went too, in downtown Santa Fe. It was awesome with lots of flowers fountains and sculptures.

This is Susan and Katlin in front of the New Mexico Info Center as you enter the sate. We got lots of magazines and pamphlets (we read them How can they afford to give away all of that paper?

Katlin and I sitting of the fountain in front of the Info center...I also took a whole bunch of "Shadow" pics of Katlin and Susan here...the sun was in the perfect place for taking shadow pics I will post them later...I am going to use them in some of my art work.

This was a really cool sculpture in front of another gallery that we visited in Santa Fe, If you click on the pic it will get bigger and you can read the name of the gallery.

This is Katlin with one of the many sculptures that are just "laying around" the yard and gardens at Jeremy & Karen Thomas's house in Espanola just North of Santa FE. Some of them are finished and some of them are in "work". I will be posting some more of his sculptures on my other blog soon and you can get an idea of how talented he is. Jeremy was one of my former students at PCN and now he is a sculpture working in Santa Fe. He has work in several galleries in Santa Fe and California and get thousands of dollars for his sculptures, needless to say I am very very proud of him. You can find a link to his web site in the side bar.
Katlin is standing next to a sculpture of several "Bigger" than life size bears in the same garden where the elephant fountain was, we spent a couple of hours here because there was just so much to see in the garden and inside the gallery.

The flowers and trees were so beautiful, Katlin thought it would be a great place to have here Senior pics made...of course she is only a sophomore, so I guess we will have to go back to Santa Fe in a couple of years to take more pics...:)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009



I have a lot of new pieces that I will be adding soon (you can see some of them on ) so I need to move these sale pieces to make more room for the new...I am really excited about my new line of Steampunk jewelry. You know me always something new.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Here she is JULIE ANNE #1 Great Grand Baby

Here she 1st Great Grand Baby...on the day she was born March 4th 2009...isn't she precious and pink....with lots of hair. This is my grand daughter Katlin holding her new niece. How cute is that? Yes I am a proud grandmother and GREAT

Sunday, March 1, 2009

PCN Panther Pride Pancake Breakfast

The "Friends Band" performing.
Susan and Peggy (the Drummer)

The "Friends Band" ROCKS!

The "Friends Band" is Susan's Senior Adult Band and they always like to play at the annual Pancake Breakfast. This is a pic of them warming up in the band room before their performance.

This is Elizabeth and she plays flute in the Friends Band....Elizabeth decided when she was 52 that she wanted to play flute and so she taught herself how to play. She really is good and she has a great time playing with the band.

This is our friend Charya...she is the Band Director at Mayfield Middleschool...since the Tuba player (Bill) was ill, Charya consented to fill in, even though she is a clarinet player, she really is very talented and plays lots of different instruments.

This is Lynnetta VanLandingham and me. Her son plays in Susan's band and she is in the PCN Bandboosters...I am wearing my "Friends Band Roadie" shirt...I always try to go to their performances and cheer them on, so Peggy, the drummer in the band made me and her husband "Roadie" shirts. This band is really neat...the average age is around 72...except for Susan and Charya (when she fills in)...the band members always tell them that they ruin their age are all precious and most of them are really talented and they are all dedicated to the band.

Thursday, February 12, 2009


Congratulations to Karen Klomparens and Marilyn Butler for winning my drawings for the OWOH giveaway. If you will contact me at with your address I will send the bracelet to you ASAP...again CONGRATULATIONS! to both of you....

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

One World-One Heart 2009

This is a Dragonfly Charm bracelet that is made up of glass cube beads and silver colored spacers. The Dragonfly Charm is approximately 1" and the closeure is magnetic ( which makes it easy to put on and take off) the bracelet is 7 1/2".


I am participating in the OWOH Project for 2009. If you click on the emblem above it will take you to the site that describes what this Project is all about. In a nut shell it is a bunch of bloggers that are giving away a piece of art to generate building contacts (other bloggers) into a world wide network. This is the 3rd year for the program and it is growing by leaps and bounds.

Above you will see a picture of the Dragonfly Charm Bracelet that I will be giving away. If you would like be considered for this give away just leave me a comment and be sure and include your email address so I can contact you, if you are the lucky winner. Come join in the fun and hopefully meet some other artist that are involved in this project. The dead line is February 12th to be included in the drawing. I am also giving away another piece of jewelry on my other blog: so for another chance to win be sure and visit there also, and leave your comment.
I think this is going to be a lot of fun and a great chance to network with other artist.
Come join the fun.