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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Sneak peek

Hello Creative ones!  I hope you join me this Saturday and Sunday for an intimate holiday soiree hosted by the lovely husband and wife team, Linda and Robert Bucci who open up their beautiful home for some one of a kind holiday shopping with hand selected artists.  Scroll down for a sneek peek of what I have been making.   Here are the details:

Dec. 6 & 7
10-5 sat
10-4 sun

345 East 19th St.
Costa Mesa,CA  92627

Thursday, November 13, 2014

How do you want to feel today?

 How to you want to feel?

This is it.   The core of Danielle Laporte's poetic wisdom.  It's so simple and profound....why didn't I think of this sooner?

Hello Creative ones, this is an unsual blog post for me as you can see but please allow me to direct your attention to someone whom I'm a big fan of that I feel will be of benefit to you.  I'm giving you a little peek into another part of my life that I dont' usually talk about but I feel compelled to share.  To be honest I've wanted to share it from the first time I heard her speak so here you go.

I'm talking about Danielle Laporte, the author of a some eye opening books, pod casts and cd's who breaths life and a new mind set to getting what you really want and desire.  I found her vicariously through b-school a few months ago (serendipity) and proceeded to buy her 2 most popular books, The Desire Map and Fire Starter sessions and I want to share links to her words of wisdom and approach to living a soul filled life using your feelings as land marks.  I want to share with like minded you!  Artists, moms, makers, friends, students, left and right brainers!

I have been following Danielle's work for a few months, starting with her books, sound cloud readings/interviews and cd's and now I'm ready to start 2015 with her day planner journal so that I can stay focused on my goals for the new year by reminding myself daily, weekly, monthly and yearly how I want to feel.  So that I don't "wait" for things to happen.  So that I can remember to focus on how I want to feel in my work, my home, my health by following this one simple phrase that will make me feel how I want to feel and compel me to stay on track.  And how to I want to feel and what are my core desired feelings you may ask?  Well they are very simple really:  I want to feel happy, healthy, wealthy and affluent.  BTW affluent not only means being rich but "flowing freely" and abounding in anything!  I want to feel that! 

If you are stuck in a rut, feeling like your on a hamster wheel not getting anywhere and want to figure out what it is you really want to do to be happier, healthier, wealthier (pick any adjective or verb) then join me.

Here are a few recommendations to start you on your soul filled artful way:

I suggest you start with her 2 books:
The Desire Map
The Fire Starter Sessions

I also recommend her CD audio:
The Desire map daily:  A guide to feeling your power everyday

And to keep you on your feet and ready for 2015 journal along with me:
The 2015 Desire map day planner

In all the years I've been blogging I've never affiliated myself with anyone in particular...until now because I really love her philosophy and I really do have all of the above and would'nt say so if I didn't.  If you like what you see from the links above and buy any or all of the above from my links, I get a little tip.... aka moola...and it's reciprocal.  See for your self and let me know what you think (nice matters).  There's enough for everyone!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Bungalow Bucci's 5th Annual Holiday Boutique!

Mark your calendar for the OC's best kept secret December 6-7th to attend a lovely holiday boutique hosted by the artistic husband and wife duo, Linda and Robert Bucci in Costa Mesa,CA.  This is the OC's best kept secret and your on the guest list!   Linda and her husband will be hosting this cozy, friendly affair at their beautiful bungalow in Costa Mesa Ca, for 2 days of one of a kind artisan gifts and holiday shopping from a select group of hand picked artists, no rushing around only a friendly warm festive atmosphere with a select group of artisans, including me.   Little nibbles and beverages on the house!  See you there.    See flyer below for all the deets.  

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


After Glitterfest I was asked by  several people who couldn't make Glitterfest to make some of the things they saw on my FB page.  So I've been busy working on some and here is one that I sent off today for a person whos birthday falls on Halloween.

The tassel is fairly long, about 18 inches total and has a nice weight to it because of all the dangles  and charms.

 I have more to post.  Enjoy!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Cute little bottles, great gifts!

Come to the Folk Artist in Huntington Beach this Sunday Oct. 26 and learn some fun techniques to alter bottles including wax application, painting, composition and my secret to the 7 items you will always need for a successful altered art bottle!   Scroll down for all the class info, some samples of what you can expect to make and click the link above to sign up!  Oh!  And if you want to come with me after class to the famous Rogers Gardens to check out their Christmas and Halloween displays your welcome to join!

Sign up HERE
The folk artist
 9594 Hamilton Ave
Huntington Beach,CA

Sunday Oct.26, 2014


$75 includes instruction and one kit which is very minimal: one bottle, fibers, wax, rusted metal and chain.  PLEASE bring a shoe box (literally) full of old stuff to add to your bottle.  Use the pictures above to get ideas.

Friday, October 10, 2014

GIVEAWAY! Win my raffle prize at Glitterest!

Okay here are a few more new pieces for sale tomarrow!  Hope you can make it to Glitterfest at the Business Expo in Anaheim.  Click the link for addie and info.

If you are coming you'll have a chance to win one of several awesome raffles including one of these soldered bottles!   Good luck!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Glitterfest and Chorizo

So I woke up yesterday morning realizing I only had 8 days to finish all the projects I had started for Glitterfest and a huge lump of heart pounding adrenalin pumped me up and off I went, into the studio with a goal to at least finish most all them by this Friday or Saturday and maybe start some new ones to finish next week.  Here are some pictures of things I have finished.  I'm pretty excited because for this show I mostly concentrated on assemblages, altered art and art dolls and I'm really loving them. 

Do you love chorizo but don't eat it anymore because it's not good for you?  Well I have a yummy substitute!  Trader Joes has a soy chorizo and it tastes just like the real deal minus the "mystery" meat and grease, not to mention way fewer calories!  I was surprised at how delicious it was so if you live in So.Cal or the west coast check it out!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Glitterfest is coming!

I've been a busy bee, creating new jewelry and assemblages and art dolls and collages in my studio.  Getting ready for my most well attended  and well loved art show GLITTERFEST!  There's something about having deadlines that really put me into high gear.   Here is a picture of my eclectic wraps that always sell out.  I make them when I'm winding down at night...always doing something with my hands even when I'm tired!  If you would like to buy one of your own I can make a custom one in any color(s) that you like.  They can be wrapped around your wrist 5-6 times or worn as a necklace, $47 includes domestic shipping.  Contact me via email or leave a message on this post.  Also, FYI,  I will be teaching these wraps as an online class through thetroddenpath 
sometime soon!

I recently made a shorter version for my friend as a necklace with a meteorite she wanted me to use. 
More new eye candy to come!  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

September workshops!

You deserve time to yourself to create and make art!  I invite you to come play with me at 1,2 or 3 workshops this September!  

First workshop of September is something I am soooo excited first mixed media painting class!!  I hope the word "painting' dose not discourage you.  If you have ever taken a class from me you know that there is no such thing as a stupid question and definitely no vocabulary for "I can't paint'".  non-sense I say!  Come see what all the buz is about and take a class with'll see.   Sept. 13th, 1-5pm, $70.   Here are some new samples, fresh out of the studio and as you can see, quite different and diverse.  I'll show you at least 5 methods I have devised to demistify mixed media painting.  Intuitive or planned!  Click HERE to sign up.

Next up is a 2 day extravaganza at Bobbie Takashimas art studio, National City Ca.  (San Diego).  Sept. 26 & 27.   These have been extremely popular classes for me this year and will probably retire soon so take advantage of them while you can!   For all the specifics and to to sign up  click HERE

Thanks for all our support!