Thursday, February 21, 2019

PPF Lost but not forgotten

Hi Everyone!
Don't ask me where I have been the last three weeks for Paint Party Friday. I have been been beyond busy with work, art, and life.  With my hands feeling better I have been creating more with beads and trying to get things I couldn't do before done. 
I know this won't last so I am going full force for now.
 I am also still getting leather wall pieces done for my exhibit in March. 

So here are a few of the things 
I am working on.

 These are leather flowers

Cellini beaded necklace

 I got new handmade socks by my dear friend Dagi from Germany

Leather frame with glass painting and it has been sold.

WIP flatwork beading for a framed piece.

Nicole/DVArtist Honor 
and integrity in art, in life.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Sensuede and Leather

Hi Everyone!

I can't believe so many weeks have gone by since my last blog. It has been busy here. Part of the busy is new Sensuede and leather pieces in  
 The colors for both are just amazing. With each piece of Sensuede and leather you will receive a free sheet of 9x6" Nicole's BeadBacking  These fabrics are perfect for beading, embroidery, textural art, and other multimedia art. Here are just a few of the luscious colors

Come see all of the colors at

Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Thursday, January 24, 2019


Hi Everyone!

It has been a fast and furious week. Just way too much going on and trying to rest my foot at the same time. Hmmmm doesn't really work. LOL I had a wonderful interaction with Monica from Nature Footstep  we started chatting about the balloon art and leather. We both prepared some leather then balloon painted it. Mine turned out more abstract, which is what I am and from that I am making leather flowers to go into a leather flower bouquet.
The balloon painted leather

Flower from the first leather photo
other art this week is beading
27" Cellini Necklace

Larger Cellini with a turn 
I really love these colors.

This is the Black To White display at the Siuslaw Library here in Florence, OR.

            It looks more dynamic in person. 
            The lighting is awful in the library. 

I hope you enjoyed the art and I look forward to seeing yours. 
I am linking with Paint Party Friday.

Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

PPF 1/17

Hi Everyone!

Sorry I missed all of you last week. I fractured my foot again, along with some nerve damage and Achilles tendon problem. Yes, all on the same foot. Geeess. I was refereed to a great podiatrist right here in my town. He gave me a cortisone injection that DID NOT hurt in the slightest. I have had them before in my foot and OMG it hurt. This guy has it down with no pain, so I was happy with that. I have to change my shoes to something stiffer and of course some more exercises on the foot. No medical boot so far. 
I hung my Black to White paintings on the 15th and I will say they look amazing hung all in one place. I went to take photos yesterday and there was a very large group of people ohhhing and awing. Made me feel pretty good. Oh the photos? I forgot to put my memory card in my camera. So I will go over tomorrow if it is not storming like today.
I am now working on my new leather exhibit. I am pretty happy with what I am creating and feel that I will get both walls filled. Here is what I finished today. 

You know me, give me a skull anytime.

This guy is 5" off the canvas.

 This is a 5x5" abstract painted glass then put into a leather frame.

I love how this turned out.

Abstract leather on painted wooded frame.

Since my hands are doing better, I have done some more beading. This is Peyote stitch with increased Peyote puffs. This is something I use to do quite often.

This piece is Peyote with a twist not crocheted. 

 I made my own end caps since I have none. LOL

Linking all of this up with Paint Party Friday and all of the wonderful artists there.

Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Hanging my art today

Hi Everyone!

Hurraayyy today I will hang my Black To White acrylic paintings. I have 17 paintings that will hang for 45 days at the Siuslaw Library 1460 9th St, Florence, Oregon 97439. If you are close by or live here come see my exhibit and leave a comment.

Here are a few of the pieces. 

Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Pushing through lupus

Hey Everyone!

Today I am off just a bit with lupus. Not sure why but I feel like crap. I am just pushing through it, keeping busy and trying not to think about it too much. The brain fog is pretty bad. I have forgotten big things and the little things are just gone. Part of pushing through is making this blog post. I had finished this beaded cuff a few weeks ago but didn't show the back of it.  Polka dots covered with Polka dots. I made the cab, beaded it on Nicole's BeadBacking a fabric I developed, and backed it with Polka dot leather. 

Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Friday, January 4, 2019

PPF 1/19

Hi Everyone!

Well it is 2019 and life is still going strong for me.  My Black To White paintings are just about finished. Need to place wire hangers on and a few touch ups here and there. I will be displaying for 45 days at the Siuslaw Library here in Florence, OR.  Starting Jan. 15, 2019. If you are close by come see my art. Let me know so we can meet up too.
 Here are the latest 

Linking up with 
Eva and Kristen with Paint Party Friday
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Last of the year PPF

Hi Everyone!

I hope your holiday was blessed and there was lots of love and laughter. This will be our last Paint Party Friday for 2018. I don't know about you but this year has gone by way too fast. On some level that is a good thing. 
Thanks to Eva and Kristin for hosting PPF and allowing all the wonderful artists to get to know each other. You have inspired me, encouraged me and even at times kept me going, 
so thanks to all of you. 
Now I have art and some other things too. As most of you know I have been in quiescence with lupus. It is not a remission but a slowing down of the dis-ease. Most of you also know that after a 50 year run as a bead artist, author and teacher I had to stop beading due to the lupus. I am doing so well right now that I am not only beading but I even crocheted a hat. YAY!!! 
  But first the last few Black to white pieces.

 Peyote with a twist. This is almost finished.

Crocheted hat. I love how this fits

Oh I baked a pear and apple pie tonight. 

And last but not least I have my bathroom finished with my new floor. It has been in for a few weeks now. I love it so much. It is vinyl and so soft beneath my feet.
 It's called Ocean Heaven.

This is the before
 Have a wonderful week and a very 
happy New Year

Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Hi Everyone!

I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas. Petty quiet at my house, but that gave me time to do something I have been wanting to do for quite sometime. It's called Peyote with a twist, created by Gerlinde Lenz. Since my hands have been working these days, I made it my mission to get this going. I am so happy I had the seed beads stashed away to get this going. The colors are yummy.  I will have this done today but wanted to show off  a bit. 

The reason I thought I could do the beading is because 
I crocheted this hat a few nights ago.
I am not sure why my hands are working so well right now, but I am going with it.

Have a happy day.
Honor and integrity in art, in life.