Wednesday, February 23, 2011


 My work is often inspired by nature. I was inspired to create the patina on a vintage locket by a bell in northern Michigan. I love how metal ages and attempting to recreate the appearance.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Old Movies

This winter I have been watching a ton of old movies. Growing up my Mom and I would watch old movies almost every weekend, especially anything with Katherine Hepburn or Audrey Hepburn (I never realized they have the same last name until now).  I am newly inspired by "Charade" and vintage Paris. Stay tuned for some new pieces. Spring Craft Fair time is almost upon us! Working on new displays is my goal, thinking about them before I fall asleep and dreaming of them too. Guess I should building!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Baby It's Cold Outside

 Which means perfect weather for snuggling and drinking warm beverages. One of the best things about loving in Michigan is hopping in the car and heading north. "Up North" means somewhere different depending on who you talk to. For us, it usually means the Charlevoix area. I love getting out of the city and enjoying the beauty of our state. This trip included snow, family, horses, eating and drinking, and more snow. And some great photo opportunities, including Early Young houses covered in snow! 1) Charlevoix lighthouse 2-4) Johns  family's farm 5) One of Earl Young's designs