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valleys and peaksvalleys and peaks

salonposter2010

Started off in September thinking I was going to break all kinds of bloggy records. Lots of entries,lots of little tidbits,until suddenly,the brakes screech. Nothing. And still,October 13 now,nothing. Can’t explain this inertia. I have been working on entries for the Earth Arts Fall Salon –coming up this weekend […]

peaches and emma

janea21

peaches? Has anyone got any good peaches this year? I am so sick of buying peaches this year that are awwwwwful. I’ve tried four times,to no avail. The 3rd time I even bought them off a farm truck and the girl assured me,“These are not like store peaches.”Right. They weren’t. They were […]

etched!etched!

Design etched on a piece of brass

Tried several options,and have just come up with a nicely etched piece of metal (brass).  Documenting here so as not to forget.

A few things did not work –rubber stamp with ink (the ink never dried) and drawing directly onto the metal with marker (would probably work fine,but I wanted more detail […]

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Grandmother's Trunk Pendant in Mixed Metals

a whole weekend,whish. done. Just like that. I worked in the studio for three days. Some different stuff going on. I’ve been stewing on ideas for the Earth Arts Fall Salon,theme,The Trees Understand. Me being a unabashed tree hugger –literally,I can get caught up in the theme. I am envisioning […]

pricklyprickly

It can be –learning new things. Just like this prickly little mama ambling along the hiking path at Jay Cooke State Park in MN.

The soldering and bezel making techniques I’m learning in the online metalsmithing class mentioned in my last post are definitely challenging. The round bezels have worked out pretty well,[…]