Monday, May 5, 2014





Oh my, it's been much too long. Here is a quick update with much more to come...

Debra Weiss, the designer of Rebe and I are doing many craft shows throughout the country. We will be in Philly this weekend and Brooklyn the weekend after. See a list of where we'll be next here.

I am so pleased to have Debra Weiss' new Fabric Works in the shop. Each hand pieced and sewn textile is part of her no waste project. Composing with the scrap fabrics collected after the production of her clothing, Debra responds to relationships between color and form the same way one would make a painting or collage. Without cutting any of the scraps, Debra pieces fabrics together revealing compositions that excite and inspire. The collection will be complete after 100 pieces have been made. Check back often as there are many more to come.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

I am pleased to be teaching my second workshop at Have Company this coming Sunday, March 23rd. The workshop runs from 1:00pm -3:30pm with all materials included. For those of you in and around Grand Rapids, MI, see details below. Spots are still available, you can reserve your spot here.

Drawing With Embroidery, An Introduction To Surface Design

Drawing With Embroidery, An Introduction To Surface Design is a hands on workshop designed to teach and inspire the use of embroidery as a tool for image making. As a class we will explore simple stitches and techniques that will allow us to draw on fabric. Students will begin a hand drawn sampler on which to learn new stitches.







Tuesday, January 28, 2014





Some new drawings and paintings.

Thursday, January 23, 2014


Pleased to see my dolls were the highlight of Unison's newsletter yesterday. Shop them here and read the nice post they wrote about me on their blog.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014




Sheila Hicks, beautiful soft sculpture. Wonderful to see her in the work.


Wonderful paintings by Bruno Del Favero.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014



So pleased to see Amanda Soule enjoying her new Rose Dress. Do visit her lovely blog...

Monday, January 6, 2014





Adam and John's nails.



Nice shapes and colors via Weird Friends.

Saturday, January 4, 2014








So pleased to share that I have many new pieces for sale in the Specks & Keepings shop. Do stop in and take a look...Debra Weiss' stitched works are so wonderful as well (last image).

Friday, January 3, 2014






Beautiful things on SALE in the Specks & Keepings shop.




Beautiful ceramic works by Erin Jane Nelson.






I enjoyed seeing the work of Rebekah Miles during my visit to Los Angeles. See more of her hand painted ceramics and book covers on her site and blog. (Top three images)

I was very excited by Morgan Peck's beautiful ceramic sculptures, such wonderful objects.  (Bottom three images)

Thursday, January 2, 2014














Sri Lankan floor mats spotted on Fine Little Day.

Monday, December 30, 2013




Angela's nails: fence, worm garden, and sky