Thursday, September 14, 2017


Hi Everyone!

Again I can't believe how fast this week flew by. We had to days of out-of-town to doctors for DH and for me to meet my new NP. I love her! Yesterday I got out in the sunshine to shoot hoops. Ok Ok, it took me a minute to get the hang of it again. So the first part was more like "chasing the ball" LOL  I use to play basketball in the 8th grade and probably haven't been on a court since then. "cough cough" we are talking some 52 years ago. Wanna know how weak your arms are? Go shoot hoops. We had so much fun and will do it again this weekend.  The other thing I am very happy about is in the last 12 days I have lost 8 lbs. Yep, I took myself off of  Omeprazole ( Prilocect) 5 weeks ago after finding out about the osteoporosis. 
 That was the culprit. 12 more lbs and I will be back to normal. LOL. 

 I want to thank all of you who have been writing me about my hand painted cabs. A few of you asked, "What is a cabochon/cab?"   If you are not into stones or jewelry making you would not know that.  The true definition of a cab is a stone or more so a gemstone which has been cut, shaped and polished without facets. The shape is domed on top and a flat bottom. Over the years this has changed a lot. Cabs are faceted, they are now made of every material known to woman, and the dimensions and shapes are what ever you want. Cabs were originally  used for jewelry, but now they are used in every aspect of art. I was also asked how I paint my cabs. Here are a few step by steps. 
First though a big thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting 
Paint Party Friday and to all the artist who share their at and come by by blog to say hello. I appreciate so very much. 

OK, you need glass cabs. plastic scratches too much and losses value if you are going to sell them. Plus you want your art on the best canvas. I also use TesTors enamel paints. Yes, I know some people use nail polish, but again I am looking at a value point to this art. 
Plus I get brighter color satiation with the TesTors.
Like any glass painting art, you start with the colors or design you want to show first. So, if I want the middle of a flower I would paint that first and work backward from there. 

The start

Adding color with paint brush
 Adding more paint

 Use a stiff fan brush

 Continue to add paint and design as you go.

 TesTors paints can be found in Hobby stores where they sell model cars.

Hope you enjoyed this. Please leave me a comment if you have any questions.

 Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Thursday, September 7, 2017


 Hi Everyone!

Well is our world in a mess so I want to keep this as positive as possible. Art this week has been filled with painting my glass cabs. I love doing this. The other is my Sparkle Cabs. Each cab takes about 4 days to finish. The shine in this cabs are amazing.  I am having a contest. Check it out at  Thank you Eva and Kristen for hosting Paint Party Friday.
I am looking forward to seeing what everyone has created this week.  

Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017


Hi Everyone, 

Yesterday I posted the prized for my Sparkle Cab Contest. I forgot to show that my Flatwork book is included in that. So here is how this works.  Purchase one or more Sparkle Cabs from me and then create ANYTHING with it. These cabs are highly shinny with lots of sparkle. I do make these cabs and so far the response has been pretty nice.  When you finish your piece send up to 3 photos to me at this email address.  The deadline is Oct 15, 2017.  

So here is the prize that one person will win
 Oh you can purchase cabs at or   
Ohh and I have new colors coming out today.
Join in, have some fun, and a chance to win all of this!

Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017


Hi Everyone!

I am having a CONTEST! Here is how it works. Purchase one or more of my Sparkle cabs, then create ANYTHING! with it. Jewelry, collages, any type of multimedia art, decorations on home made books, there is not limits on how you create with the cabs.
Once finished send up to 3 photos to me at this EMAIL Deadline is October 15, 2017.
There will be one winner!!!  
You can purchase the Sparkle cabs at or

You could win all of this

Sparkle Cabs

Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Cab Crazy

Hi Everyone!

Here it is Sunday and I am going Cab Crazy. Ya know creating cabs.  These are my sparkly shine cabs.  Poured resin to make a 40x30mm cabochon. Then painted with a high gloss glitter. Not sprayed. After it is thoroughly  dry it is then sealed with a triple glass coating. I MEAN SHINE. My photos don't show how deep the shine is.  These can be found at or Beadwright Etsy
These are not just for jewelry, add them to your collages, or multimedia art. 

Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Hi Everyone!

These are my newest hand painted glass cabs. These are still curing and need to be cleaned and then sealed but I love this batch.  Hope everyone is having a great weekend.

Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Thursday, August 31, 2017


Hi Everyone!

I am just amazed that it is September already. Life just seems to zip on by these days. I want to thank everyone for the very nice comments and well wishes for my health. I have done a lot of research, talked to many people and I believe I have a good regime going. Time will tell.  
A bit thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting Paint Party Friday and to all of the artist who join in. I look forward to seeing what you are showing this week. For me, I am hooked on painting glass cabs. They are selling nicely too.  Here are the latest cabs. All hand painted by me.

Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Thursday, August 24, 2017


Hi Everyone!

What a month. OH,  heck I was hoping this month was over already. LOL  Thank you for all the comments and emails about osteoporosis.  So after extensive research (that still continues) I have chosen NOT to take any of the medical treatments. OMG!!! the side effects are horrible. I have spoken to many men and women who have take the bisphonates and every one of them said they wished they hadn't. With lupus I can not afford to upset my system. Even without lupus I would not take these meds. I have already started on a bone building vitamin and exercise regime in addition to my lupus regime. Now, I exercise everyday, however, osteoporosis exercises are quite different from the intense boxing, kicking, hip hop dancing that I do now. I found an excellent web site out of Canada that specializes in osteoporosis. In addition to that I have found a new health care provider that is a real MD and female. I do have to drive 80 miles one way to see her but I believe it is worth it.  I have learned a lot about this disease and am confident that I can beat this too.  OK enough of that crap. LOL   This is Paint Party Friday and I have been absent, but I am back and I have art.YAY!!
First a huge thank you to Eva and Kristen for always hosting the best party. I look forward to seeing what all of you have been up to.  Now for the art. I have been beading, and making cabochons. As most of you know I was a bead artist before lupus finally made it impossible to bead. The last several months my hands seem to be better, well they are not shaking any more, so I have beaded a few pieces.  Gees am I a jabber-er tonight? LOL Sorry for the long post. 
Here is the art. I hope you enjoy it.

This is the finished piece from a few weeks ago.
I made the cabochon too.

Many layers to create heighth

This is a piece I finished the other day. I also created the cabochon. Paint on glass working from the back side so you paint backwards. Best way I can describe it. LOL

I had such a great response on the sparkle cabs that I made a few dozen.

These are black resin cabs that I painted. The are spaaaaakkkkklllllyyyyyy and smooth to the touch.
Thanks for stopping by and please leave a comment. 

Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017


Hi Everyone!
I have been busy with home things and doctor things for DH. AANNNDDD on top of everything else the gods are throwing at me, I have been diagnosed with osteoporosis. WTH? I have done a lot of research and find that the treatment for this is NOT conducive to my body or my life.  I would have to take the injection of Boniva. Is anyone out there on this or another Bisphosphonate?
The side effects are very devastating. I can not afford to have even one of them. So I would like to hear from you and how it is effecting you. I have read forums and the responses are not good. I can't find a "positive" forum on these medications.  I have made my own bone building cocktail and I will request another bone scan in 6 months.  I would love to hear from you or even if you know someone on these meds.
Thank you!

 Honor and integrity in art, in life.