New Work: A Commission Straight from the Heart

I consider it a huge compliment when someone asks me to work
with them on a re-purposed piece. They are asking me to modify something sentimental and transform it into something new and different. I think this requires trust, and it is something I take very seriously.

Last year, I met a woman who was looking for the right artist to commission a repurposed ring. Her main goal was to honor her late husband. She said ”he had a big heart and loved everyone” and really wanted to incorporate this sentiment into the ring. She also hoped to use a ruby, her son’s birthstone.

The finished piece was cast with their 14k wedding bands
combined with a gorgeous ruby in a heart setting. I’m very pleased with
the way it turned out, and she is too!
 

Summer Shows: I’m on the Road

 

Show season is underway, and I have a full schedule of events in July. I always enjoy the camaraderie with the other artisans, meeting new fans of my work and catching up with my loyal followers. I hope you will stop by and see me!

 

This year, I made some upgrades to my booth that I am very excited about. It has a clean, fresh look that well represents my personality and my work.  My husband and I worked hard this spring to build the new cases, made from birch and steel.  The new banner in the background is made from recycled plastics!

If you’re able, please take time to wander through a juried show or two this summer and support your local artisans. I’m always impressed with how much talent there is at these shows, and I know you will be too!

Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts

State College, PA
July 10 – 14, Thursday – Sunday
10am – 8pm (Thurs, Fri, Sat); 11am – 4pm (Sun)
Booth number M-08

Yarmouth Clam Festival

Yarmouth, ME
July 19– 21, Friday– Sunday
10am – 9pm (Fri, Sat); 10am – 5pm (Sun)
Booth number 30

Mount Desert Island Maine Crafts Guild Show

Bar Harbor, ME; MDI High School
July 26 – 28, Friday – Sunday
5- 8pm (Fri.); 10am – 5pm (Sat); 10am – 4 p.m.Sun)


Watch my Facebook page and newsletter for more shows this summer and fall!