Monday, September 29, 2008

Cooking Up My Creations


You are invited to take short tour of my studio, where I will share with you how I create my Precious Metal Clay (PMC) jewelry.

Click the photo above to begin the photo tour.

Precious Metal Clay goes by several names: PMC, fine silver, pure silver, art clay - to name a few. I call it PMC because it's just quicker to say.

When finished, PMC is 99.9% pure silver. And you can do so much with it - the possibilities are endless!

To learn more about PMC, click here.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Ice Cream Cones or Boobies?


How many birthdays do you have? I have one. I think most people have one. But somehow my kids seem to get to celebrate their birthdays two...three times...or more!

Well first, the day of their birthday they get to pick where they want to go for dinner. Like Brendon picked Chili's where we ate too much and they sang him a funny birthday song.

Then there's the classroom birthday celebration. Brendon's too old for that now (thankfully) but Chloe's teacher is ALL organized and she asked to celebrate Chloe's classroom birthday on the 25th. Thus, the goodies.

So Chloe and I made cupcakes inside of ice cream cones, which when frosted with a candy placed on top resembles a real ice cream cone - but it's a cupcake. Cute, right?

When I took pictures of the classroom goodies, I quickly realized they looked like a tray full of boobies. It may be that they don't really look like boobies and the people in this house have some weird obsession with boobies.

Like the time when I blew up some pink balloons for little girl's birthday party - they just kept popping half way blown. So I made them small. But the ends wouldn't expand and stayed a darker pink (nipple-esque). Basically I was decorating the room with a bunch of D-cups.

Getting back to the myriad party/celebrations. Sometimes there's a family party AND a friend party. If I'm feeling particularly ambitious, we may combine both kids and family/friends. Like one year when we had about 50 people in our back yard.

Both our kids have their birthday in September (21st and 28th) - one week apart. So we try to combine them as much as possible, which doesn't always work out. This year, Brendon worked with me on his birthday so we're having one family party on Chloe's day to celebrate both kids birthdays.

Plus, many people in our lives have birthdays in September: my sister is the 15th, my father in law is the 25th (shoot, that's tomorrow!), Chloe's good friend next door was earlier in the month, one of Brendon's good friends is the 26th, and I know there's more I'm not thinking of right now. (Oh, and Happy B-day to my friend Dan Lam today!)

So if you have a birthday this month, welcome to the club. Your booby cupcakes will be on their way, just as soon as I finish blowing up a fresh pair of pink puppies.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

stART on the Street


Click on the image to the left to find out more about stART on the Street. You can even buy stickers, tote bags and the like with this image to show your support of the arts!

Last September was the first stART event in which I participated. Having had quite some experience in doing shows, I was very impressed. I highly recommend attending the streetfest - as an artist and as an attendee.

Top 10 reasons I loved doing stART on the Street last September (in no particular order):
  1. Perfect time of year - sunny but not too hot
  2. Volunteers were super organized, friendly and helpful
  3. Customers were happy and buying lots of art
  4. I made the most amount of money than any other show (even to date)
  5. There was free music and entertainment
  6. My son worked with me - and will again this year, even on his birthday and everything!
  7. I met some awesome customers who became repeat customers
  8. My tent was right across from a sushi place - yummy lunch
  9. It was easy to find and didn't take as long as I thought to get there
  10. Lots and lots of great artists - I was in such good company
The event takes place in Worcester, Mass. on Sunday, Sept. 21 from 11am to 5 pm. You should try to come out. It's going to be a great time!