64th Parallel

First Friday at the 31st Annual 64th Parallel Exibition The guest juror this year was Jovencio de la Paz.  He gave a very interesting lecture Monday night, after a long day in the Bear Gallery. Fairbanks area artist submitted over 200 entries.  I think we wowed him Fairbanks! I don’t know how he narrowed itContinue reading “64th Parallel”


First Friday Show

I think I am ready. First Friday   05-06-16 I am honored to be the “Guest Artist” at Dianne Renee Shilling Studio and Gallery for May. I have made several new pieces for this show. Please stop by to view my Bead Art along with Dianne’s beautiful Paintings and Wood Carvings. Dianne’s Studio is locatedContinue reading “First Friday Show”

First Friday

What a great evening. We attended the Interior Artisans 30th Annual Juried Show at the Bear Gallery tonight. The guest juror was Don Decker, google him. He has a very impressive art style. I had four pieces entered and accepted! Thrills, right? It got better. I had 2 pieces get Honorable Mention Awards. I wasContinue reading “First Friday”

Salmon Box

This is a commissioned piece. I will be posting my progress on this. It is a salmon skin and moose hide trinket box. Measures approximately 2inches square. The salmon skin pieces remain soaking in cool water until needed. I like to work with wet skin, easier for me to sew. The box will also needContinue reading “Salmon Box”

Breaking out the gold beads!

Well, I have made some progress. Decided not to use the gold saucer beads flat, turned them on their sides. Much better. It is starting to tell me where I’m going. Cute little guy. Still unsure what the final form will be.

Starting a new bead art neckpiece

This is a follow along project. I will take as many pics as I can, sometimes I just get into the beading and forget to stop!   I spent a few days cleaning / reorganizing the bead room and found things long forgotten! The center piece is a piece of Australian Opal, in matrix. It is aContinue reading “Starting a new bead art neckpiece”

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