On the 9th day of Christmas…

my true love gave to me:


a beautiful fused glass pendant, dark cobalt blue background, white and gold enameled butterfly, that was in two juried art shows in 2011 (Jacoby Arts Center and The Glass Workbench) – because I love beauty and butterflies and glass and Christmas is all about connecting with the ones we love, thinking about what they would appreciate, what would bring them joy, and because butterflies have always meant hope to me…

(for sale – contact me if interested)


On the 7th day of Christmas…

my true love gave to me…

a “Peace on Earth” necklace, made from a rhinestone peace sign and a silver & gold-plate globe* –

*Vintage jewelry gifted to me by my 84-year old friend, who wanted me to re-use his late wife’s old costume jewelry in my art – thanks, Jimmy and Helen

We will not be amused…

If you miss ArtEAST – it’s this weekend, Oct. 20 & 21, 11-5 – the Madison County IL studio art tour is in its 15th year…

I will be showing handmade glass jewelry & mixed media items at the Jacoby Arts Center on Broadway in Alton, along with 18 other artists – and more within walking distance!  A nice way to spend your weekend….supporting local arts!

Earth Day Celebration – Pere Marquette Lodge

Mushroom/Earth Day Festival

Sun., April 22, 2012
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference
13653 Lodge Blvd.
Grafton, IL 62037

Ah…a day to appreciate the earth and all it yields. Come and relax at Pere Marquette Lodge for the annual Earth Day and Mushroom Fest. Participants will be hunting and judging the mushroom finds, as well as eating some pretty tasty specials. There will be music, vendors and activities for everyone. The event is free. For more information, call (618) 786-2331 ext. 0.

–I’ll be there with handmade & sustainable glass & recycled. upcycled jewelry & gifts–in beautiful Pere Marquette Lodge – INDOORS – rain or shine.