Friday, April 18, 2014

When Donations lend a A Step Up

Seems like part of being a Maker/Artist is fielding auction donation requests of work. I find myself saying no to many requests and yes to just a few. I say yes when the organization is in alignment with my mission.
Recently, I was asked by a fledgling school, A Step Up Academy, to donate a piece of work for their first auction event. This time it was easy to say, YES. The auction is to fund the newly established Scholarship Fund and expand the program.

Sterling Silver
Size 6.5
hollow form construction
Photograph, John Carlano

Hopefully, you feel inspired to say, "Yes" and attend the auction, bid on a piece online, or consider donating to an organization in which you believe.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013


Spring has brought many things forth though the hives are empty of bees. I found this amazing poem Girl with Bees in Her Hair by Eleanor Wilner and missed the bees even more. Still looking for bees to fill the hives.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A Common Name

Happy to share a little trove or two of treasure... The Nooks and crannies! are installed in unlikely places that one may discover only if one allows the eyes to wander off the path. Wish I could have had this stumbling occur onsite rather than the internet.

There is even a treasure map!


Friday, September 14, 2012

Faculty Exhibit

Tonight (6 to 9pm) is the opening reception for the faculty exhibit at the Mainline Art Center. The show runs from today through October 8th, 2012.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Thursday, April 7, 2011

cold frame

Start seeds! Order beekeeping equipment. Store winter coats. Stop sighing. Start smiling.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


After so many weeks of hearing the tread of the roofers over my head we are officially water tight! We are moving into interior exciting! There will be some removal of expired materials and some additional planning before any building takes place, but I can now cross one massive line item off the list of things to do. A make shift studio has been added to the list. One off and one on.