Memory Rings


“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” ― Dr. Seuss   a favorite commission of mine; hand cut copper, filed and stamped inside & out, then hammered into rings, to honor the life of a dear old friend’s loved one.

So much more than Sari Silk


I have had a love of sari silk yarns for many years, it is handspan in Nepal from bright recycled saris, by women who are paid a fair wage… satisfying on every level. When the earthquake hit Nepal exactly two months ago, I thought on how I could best help- so I have decided to […]

I am sure there is Magic in everything, only we have not sense enough to get hold of it and make it do things for us.

– Frances Hodgson Burnett

Hill Farm Inn Logo


The Hill Farm Inn’s logo revamp is a favorite of mine; it hearkens back to the original Hill’s farm sign. The opportunity to create the Inn’s logo from this sign  was fun, but not without its challenges… I needed to design several of the letters to the “Hill Farm Inn” typeface. Quite pleased with the […]

I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night

– Sarah Williams

reflect – illustration friday


I find myself reflecting upon quotes all the time… the intention of the words, the writer, the interpretation of the reader, more often the meaning in between, what resonates with my heart, mind & spirit.

Pollination Event Company Logo


I’m so pleased to be able to show you my work with Pollination Event Company! Founder Olga Moriarty came to me with her needs for a website…I knew right away we would work very well together…you can see why: Pollination Event Company’s mission is to design and execute smooth running, distinctive events that leave an […]

Yarnbombing Carol’s Poets Shack

posing in front of the Poets Shack

To say this experience and project has left me transformed would be an understatement. I’ve waited a week to write about it to let me fully absorb all that I’ve learned, felt and experienced the last two months in helping to create the yarn bombing of Carol’s Poets Shack. Lets start with yarnbombing – Yarnbombing […]

ReVamp: Barbados Banana Bread


Love my barbados banana bread recipe, but I’ve discovered new allergies and needed to mix it up by getting rid of cinnamon and wheat in my recipe. Tips: a use super ripe bananas, good rum, and grate your own spices if you can. 1/2 cup margarine or butter, softened 1 cup brown sugar 2 eggs […]

Tapioca Stuffed Hawaiian French Toast


I first had this dream inducing breakfast treat in Ventura California @ this fabulous little victorian B&B. It was previously a wedding chapel. The caretaker Nona did all the cooking- and she did so incredibly well! I was shocked I didn’t gain a pound that vacation, one reason being this fantastic french toast, made with […]

Handwoven spring basket


I will be teaching how to make this very basket at my basket weaving workshop March 22! This lovely little basket is woven in the style of a Cherokee double wall, with an optional handle. What is cool about this particular style of weaving is that once you have the primary technique down, you can […]

Beaded bracelets workshop


Had a fun bracelet workshop and wine tasting with a private group yesterday! Great tastings, plus a fun and easy project. You can create this bracelet as fast as you can pick beads, thanks to memory wire, which allows for very easy stringing and finishing (no clasps are needed!) Here are a few pictures from […]

March 1 – Needle Felted Landscapes


Due to a winter storm a few weeks ago on the original date, we postponed this class to March 1st! SAME TIME, SAME PLACE. To book this workshop, please visit Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning. – to find out more about the class, visit my post on the workshop here. In this workshop you will learn […]

2012 craft techniques – my faves


Seriously, life is awesome, I get paid to keep learning and sharing what I love! This year was no exception. I taught Intro to Jewelry, Intro to Fine Craft and Intro to Fiber Art throughout 2012 – I make samples for every course and class, plus private commissions…which means I craft a TON of projects. […]

Basket weaving workshop


Basket Weaving Date: Friday, March 22, 2013 Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm Location: First Congregational Church, Manchester Fee: $35 (includes all materials) Description: Learn to weave a sturdy Cherokee double wall basket. Techniques and skills include plain weave, base start, shaping, turning the rim, weaving evenly, incorporating other reed and weaving material. Please note: this is a soggy, WET class […]

Workshop: Needle felting landscapes


In this workshop you will learn how to paint with wool fibers. By poking and jabbing wool with a sharp needle you will form your very own, one-of-a-kind needle felted landscape. You’ll receive a needle felting foam pad and a felting needle to take with you. Bring a thimble if you wish. To book this […]

Spring 2013 classes


Insane to think about – but Community College of Vermont’s Spring 2013 semester registration  is already in week 3! I’m teaching 2 three-credit classes on Mondays in Bennington, VT – Intro to Jewelry and Graphic Design 2. Currently, Intro to Jewelry is about half full – check out the full description here. Check out a nice selection […]

Bookbinding, Crafting, Earring Making, Oh My!


This week started off with quite bang— hurricane Sandy. I was psyched to have a well attended Fine Craft class Monday despite Sandy, and we made a trio of paper art experiments: tissue flowers, origami 2 piece boxes, and a small hand bound sketchbook. I think everyone was happy to have the distraction from the […]

’tis near Halloween…


A Halloween themed cover page for Facebook. this is about 4 layers in photoshop – one landscape sunset, one moon shot through the trees, a type layer, and the illustration as a layer. Each has its own setting and opacity. the moon through those trees, so eerie! love the quote too.