Saturday, October 29, 2005

Halloween and Mischief

Today is our trick or treat day... with Larissa and I playing dress up and handing out the treats. Pumpkins carved we are at the ready.
women pumpkin carving time
women pumpkin carving time
Have fun ALL!!
Still not sure what I will be....

Friday, October 28, 2005

Home Vignettes Thursday

Purinton sugar and creamer
Originally uploaded by mossnbeads.
Yesterday's 'Home Vignette Thurday' contribution is featuring tea diffusers & Purinton Pottery. Here is the link
The theme until the end of November is kitchen tools. I have so many gadgets, utensils and the like that I thought it would be interesting to see everyone else's too. A member of the group, posted a couple weeks back, a bowl filled with rolling pins and what not for all to enjoy. If you have not joined yet, you would be pleasantly surprised at all the inspirational images people download. Great stuff....

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Bradford Artist Openhouse

Originally uploaded by mossnbeads.

The weekend past was spent in wonderful surroundings featuring the work of Pat, Sean and I (from right to left)throughout Pat's home. I will write more later but, for the interim here is a link to recent uploaded files on Flickr

It was a most successful venture and one that we are going to also do in the Spring of next year.

Friday, October 21, 2005


Originally uploaded by mossnbeads.
Recent work in the last few days using semi-precious beads and materials. The Amazonite 3-tier neckpiece uses a bit of crystal and linen tones mixed throughtout. Tigereye and Ocean Jasper are the main materials used on the other selections. The large faceted nuggets on the 3rd one are wonderful also.

Monday, October 17, 2005

Alleghany Artisan Tour in Alfred, NY

alleghany artisan tour
Originally uploaded by mossnbeads.

This was taken at the ceramics factory in Alfred, NY. At one time the office and tile sampler of everything they offered back in the day. The terra cotta work is amazing on this small building. The area is famous for its terra cotta roofs and tiles, along with, a wonderful ceramic programs at local college.
You have to check out the pdf file:'celadon%20factory%20in%20alfred%2C%20ny'"

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Alleghany Artisans Tour in NY State

Yesterday was a day of cruising other artists studios and a beautiful day to do it in. Here is a collection of pictures showing our adventure in the Southern Tier:

My view for the trip, the back of Sean's and Pat's craniums
alleghany artisan tour
Our 3rd stop and very much a welcomed surprise. Inside were fused glass pins and handsewn creatures
alleghany artisan tour
A wonderful wood workers shop in the mountains. He uses slabs of wood from all over the world in his work. Here are also pics of his vast inventory of materials.
alleghany artisan tour
alleghany artisan tour
alleghany artisan tour
alleghany artisan tour
Alec MacCrea He lives and works in the hilly countryside outside of Alfred, New York in Allegany County.
alleghany artisan tour
alleghany artisan tour
alleghany artisan tour
Alec's woodworking studio
alleghany artisan tour

Friday, October 14, 2005

Home Vignettes Thursday

I love my new Chucks, which are leather w/copper. I started taking pictures of them and then slowly they morphed into a vignette all of their own. for a wonderful collection of vignettes from members and the 'Chuck Vignette', lol...

new shoes vignette

Thursday, October 13, 2005

An ArtDoll in the works

I started this piece back in June at an Artshow in Pittsburgh. I was playing around with needle felting a face and came up with this modern twist. Inspiration has finally hit me to bead embellish on her.

A new ArtDoll
The light in the labradorite star is amazing!
labradorite star
This multi-needle felting tool covers too much of an area to do the detail work..
but, look at this thing.... Another new purchase from
multi-needle felting tool

Wet Felting and Lou

Lovely colors from in quarter lb. bundles.
Waiting to be spun, embellished and wet felted!

wool roving funstuff

After arranging a sheet of roving on the mat, Lou pour the hot soapy water all over its surface.
wet felting
Work it in evenly....

wet felting
Rolls the piece up between the bamboo mat and towels to start the rolling friction, process...

wet felting

Rolling for about 10 minutes with checking in between to adjust creases.

wet felting
Beautiful sheet of felted wool!

wet felting
She has been felting on the living room floor as of late w/thick plastic under. These mats were purchased from Big Lots back in June for the classes she taught at ECCOTA. They are actually beach mats..

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Artist Openhouse in Bradford, Pa.

postcard poster artist openhouse2

This is a lovely event put on by the 3 of us. I have been teasing you with our work, on my blog, for months now. If you find yourself in the area the weekend of the 22nd and 23rd do come by. Call or email for directions or 814*512*1209

Gifts from a collector

Such a collection of gifts from a generous collector of mine. She received the last shipment and was so pleased she said she had a surprise for me and yes, yes .... she did ;)

Thank-you, Thank-you, Thank-you......
These are just beautiful!

Anita's wonderful gifts

Kane artisan market yesterday

My Display yesterday
kane artisan market
kane artisan market
kane artisan market
kane artisan market
Larissa's fiberwork
kane artisan market
kane artisan market
Sean Huntington's work
kane artisan market
kane artisan market

Pat Eckstrom's
kane artisan market
kane artisan market
kane artisan market

The show was extremely slow with the cold, rain and the like. We made some good contacts for the upcoming Artist Openhouse we are having on the 22nd and 23rd of this month. Our displays were very nice and got a lot of attention, it just takes so much energy to load up, set up, tear down, load up and then unload at home. Atleast I did not have to worry about the Trimline canopy this time or be one of those poor souls who were displayed at Wildcat Park OUTSIDE.

Saturday, October 08, 2005


I will be at the Artisan's market in Kane as part of the 'Party Like there's Snow Tomorrow' celebration.

here is one to the Kane events page
The artists will be in the Adelphia building across from the uni-mart turning left from the Arlington Hotel.
Perhaps we will see you there. Pat Eckstrom, Sean Huntington, Larissa and I will be there along with other local talent.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Home Vignettes Thursday

Home Vignette Thursday Oct. 6th

I treasure this wicker oval table that I inherited from my Great Aunt Wilda.
Pomanders galore both traditional and medieval types.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Partial Collection

Partial works

Food Photography

Food is extremely photogenic for some reason. Here is last evenings supper of Apple Baked Pork Chops w/rosemary and sage.
last nights apple pork chop dinner w/rosemary&sage

Now off to finishing my ArtDoll and getting ready for the artisan show in Kane.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Monday Night Dinner

Monday Night Dinner

Monday Night Dinner entry to:

Roasted a ham scored it with cloves and pineapple/mustard/brownsugar glaze. I skewered the pineapples and cherries for roasting in the drippings. Ham gravy over masheds and dressing is just too good.

Realizations of Pennsylvania

We took a ride last evening to Rocky Ridge Orchards in Kane, Pa. to get some applesauce apples, etc. We ended up with a 1/2 bushel of Cortlands, wanting a chunky/tart sauce. The girls truly love going there with the horse, ponies, decor and roaming domestics about.
To see more of lastnight at the Farm go to
We also went to Texas Hot in Kane for supper. I just cannot seem to get away from ordering the Chicken Soulvaki every time.

Rocky Ridge Farm, Kane, Pa.
texashot shots9

Sunday, October 02, 2005

3 stranded toggle added

Sometimes when you are building other pieces such as ArtDolls or basic stringing, cool color combinations emerge. Olive jade, quartz, crystal quartz, Hill Tribe Silver, Red Agate, etc. make for great Fall feel.

new autumn piece
doll necklace toiletries

playing with Microsoft

They really do not look too bad with the effects cast onto them...

My 'Gourd Series' , lol.



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