Thursday, January 28, 2010

In Progress...

I like how these pieces look sitting on the leather table right before getting worked into new styles for spring.

Friday, January 22, 2010

In Progress...

Inspiration for this heart came from a very special love poem. Sometimes a simple and clean design is required and sometimes a poem demands something more elaborate.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Look What Oprah Found

I couldn't be happier. My butterfly is sitting underneath an antique magnifying glass on top of a velvet book in the February issue of O magazine.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Rock Crystal

I have a great new book Jean Desperes Jeweler, Maker and Designer of the Machine Age and it provided some good inspiration for the new collection. The pieces I really loved featured very thick faceted crystal over painted images... they got me thinking. I have used cut glass for years in photo pieces but I had not until now thought of using cut crystal as a focal point. There are a couple of very special new pieces in the new collection incorporating these beautiful crystals which are hand cut by Mr. Hong next door. I am really excited to see the photo pieces develop into something a bit different, which is as much about the pretty stone as what is captured underneath.

A few weeks ago I misplaced one of the crystals. Here is where I just found it while rearranging my books--stuck with a little bit of sticky wax in my butterfly book!

Friday, January 8, 2010

...tiny things sometimes have a special potency. This little cat is one of those things.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Good Fortune

My dear friend, Rae Dunn, made small ceramic fortune cookies this year--I wrote scatter joy on some of them with drawings of holiday mice as the fortunes. I wanted to give the team here a hopeful keepsake for the new year. On Friday I walked by Barneys new windows and noticed they are chock full of fortune cookies spelling out Happy New Decade. Good Fortune is in the air.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Welcome Back and Looking Forward

I love the subtlety of the green hand watercolor and the touch of red in the signatures.

Just back in the studio after a week off and in my pile of mail is this amazing New Year's card from Phillip Crangi, the jewelry designer, and his sis Courtney. The holiday greetings this year have been such a breath of fresh air, incredibly original and soulful.