Legos as tools!

Seriously! At my house, we are Lego nuts. The amount of Legos we have been carting around for years is almost obscene….almost. I have several focal pieces that I’ve been holding on to for a while. The problem with this is that I have one sterling silver mermaid, one river jade carved moth, one vintage lion head belt “buckle”, you get the idea. I really want to make jewelry out of them, but I don’t want to get rid of the original. Once I use it, it’s gone. My husband, who is a genius, came up an idea to make push molds made

November 18, 2015 No Comments WGadmin Art, Crafts, Uncategorized , , , ,

Good Times at the Tucson Comic Con

Last weekend, we had an artist’s alley table at the Tucson Comic Con. Not only did we get to hang out with some really cool people (Yvonne and Rachel at stitchmeupgood.com, Ravyn at crescentcanines.com, Lisa at manaoverdose.etsy.com, Emma at em2astudios.com (Thanks Emma for the sandworm decal!) ) and Daniel and Dawna at steamcrow.com, we saw incredible cosplayers, and met some all round great people!         Mike Olivares and his crew put on a stellar Comic Con! *Insert cartoonish old lady voice here* I remember going to one of the first Tucson Comic Cons and It was 2 ballrooms

Boredom from repetition in 3…2…1…

I don’t know if it’s my short attention span, or the fact that I was blessed with very little patience, but I find myself three quarters of the way done with a project, getting down to the finishing bits, and I find myself becoming frustrated and even a little bored completing the pieces that just a couple of days before made me very happy. I’ve streamlined my process with the clay pieces that I’m working on now, but a single piece from start to finish still takes about five days to complete with curing times included. Multiple layers of glue and

August 21, 2015 No Comments WGadmin Uncategorized

Adventures in Silver

From the time I can remember, silver has been a big part of my life. I’m not talking money, I’m talking jewelry. My mother was very fond of silver and turquoise jewelry. Actually silver set with any blue stone, green stone, coral, or any combination there of. I always liked the organic designs that were incorporated into her rings. I was about ten years old when I decided to help my Mom and clean one of her rings that I thought was dirty. Little did I know that the darkened areas in the veins of the leaves and around the embellishments

July 24, 2015 No Comments WGadmin Art, Jewelry

Never trust a skinny chef.

I always thought this phrase made sense even though it is a bit obnoxious. Personally I feel that the same could be said for an artist’s or crafter’s workspace. I find that even though I seem to work better in a state of organized chaos, it does get out of hand occasionally. See below: I’ve been working on about ten or so various pieces for the last month. When I say pieces, a few of them have more than one component that needs to be made, covered, sealed, painted, polished at any given time. In addition to that, there are

July 14, 2015 No Comments WGadmin Art

Comicon was AWESOME!

Wow! What a weekend! Not only did we get to get our geek on, but we got to meet tons of other artists, Cosplayers, and just all round great people. Like these guys: I have some more that I will post tomorrow! I will however leave you with this: Sleep tight!     FacebookTwitterGoogle+BufferPin ItEmail

June 3, 2015 No Comments WGadmin event

I’m, like, freaking out man!

So I have about seven days left to actually finish making product for the Phoenix Comicon. I’m pretty much on schedule. Tuesday is the drop dead date. After Tuesday its all carefully packing and logistics for the booth. YAY! Does anyone else get the “You’ve totally forgotten something” or “They are all going to hate your stuff” or my personal favorite, “It’s all shit, and you are a big fake.” I know its all a mindf*ck, and the voices have gotten a wee bit quieter as of late but they are still there. ANYWAY! We will be at the Phoenix

May 20, 2015 No Comments WGadmin Uncategorized

Why Not?

So after a few weeks of just craziness, I sat myself down in my studio and created this. I’ve been having trouble lately letting go of things. Whether they are percieved slights (or imagined), crappy drivers, interactions with mean people, etc. Holding on to toxic thoughts and feelings plays merry hell with the creativity. Nothing you make turns out, (even after you let it rest for a night), techniques that have always worked for you, stop working and so on. My husband gave me a new mantra: Why not? Instead of finding reasons not to do something based on what

March 11, 2015 No Comments WGadmin Uncategorized

Fun stuff I found!

So I recently opened an Etsy shop! It’s been alot of fun getting all that together and just so. For those who are bead and shiny things addicts, like myself, this weekend starts the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show! So excited I can’t even tell you! I found these guys today and I can’t wait to make beautiful things with them! FacebookTwitterGoogle+BufferPin ItEmail

January 30, 2015 No Comments WGadmin Uncategorized

An epiphany

I was on a couple of mental health days recently and during that time I played a game of $1/$2 limit Texas Hold ’em. I sat at the last empty seat across from a man wearing a fur duster and a giant black hat. Mother of pearl buttons….you get the idea. I’d say he was maybe 26 or so. Old enough to know about manners at least. I sat through about eleven hands before I got something worth playing. I played the hand and won. At this point BBH (Big black hat) says something he probably thought was witty and

January 29, 2015 No Comments WGadmin Uncategorized

Early in the am…

This morning I decided to clean up my studio as it looks like a tornado of beads swept through it. I’ve been working all week on replacing jewelry that I’ve sold and new pieces for a show I’m doing in a week. As I was putting beads and shosh away, I decided that I’d make something for myself. Something small to wear on the short vacation that I’m taking. I gave myself 45 minutes to design and put the piece together. This is what I came up with: FacebookTwitterGoogle+BufferPin ItEmail

December 6, 2014 No Comments WGadmin Uncategorized

Awesome Weekend!

The Holiday Art Fair at Reid Park was a success! We met lots of cool people and had a gas! There were tons of local artists (shout-out to Jeff Rutherford at J. Olive Design. Just beautiful glass work. You can check out his stuff here : jolivedesign.etsy.com . And Monica at Southwest Bee Supply Inc. Delicious honey!) and a lot of new faces. I even saw with my very own peepers a woman pilfering a altered matchbox I made! She slipped it right into her purse! I couldn’t believe it! It was kinda funny actually. I figured it was too

December 2, 2014 No Comments WGadmin event, General, promotion , , , , , ,

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