Drops, 2014




I wanted to get an outdoor photo, but the sun was not cooperating. It has 7 pieces of kiln fired recycled glass on copper/galvanized wire and  measures approximately 10″ tall (not including the hanging wire) and 9″ wide. More colors are in the works.

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New Year, New Trees

I had such a wonderful reaction from my series of triangle shaped trees this past fall and winter that I spent  time playing with new shapes and creating test molds. The roundness and almost cartoon like shapes make me think of spring which is welcomed after the -20 degree weather last week. I added a mini triangle tree to the photographs for comparison. More shapes and colors to come.

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Let the Summer Show Season Begin!

Here is a taste of what to expect at upcoming shows:

Recycled, Kiln Formed Glass on Wood

Recycled, Kiln Formed Glass Trinket Dish

Recycled, Kiln Formed Glass Garden Stakes

Recycled, Torch Worked Glass on Copper Wire

Recycled, Kiln Formed Glass and Preserved Moss

June 1st 7th Annual Masterpieces on Main Kent, OH

Thru June 9th The Log Cabin Gallery Spring Exhibition

June 6-10 Eco Cle pop-up shop in Gordon Square

June 15th BayArts Bay Village, OH

June 29th Canal Fest   Akron, OH

July 13th Art on the Hill Mantua, OH

July 21st 3rd Annual Bellissimo Fine Art & Craft Show Gervasi Winery Canton, OH

August 31 Made in Ohio Festival Hale Farm and Village

More dates to come!


Adding Some Dimension

I scored more out dated wallpaper samples a few weeks ago at Zerolandfill Akron and decided to play around with some new shapes and dimension. I was looking through some photos I took over the summer and was inspired by fungus on a tree. This was one of the days that I wish I had left one wall in my house white. Maybe that will be a spring project.

Dimension in Green – out dated wallpaper samples & scrap wood

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A temporary pop-up display shop is going up this weekend as part of the St Clair Superior Community Development Corporation Slovenian’s Winter Fest and the Cleveland Flea. I will have 2 pieces on display. Fingers crossed that UrbanUpcycle receives grant funding!



Straight Lines

I’m still experimenting with the oodles of out dated wallpaper samples that I’ve accumulated. This new year has me thinking of simplicity. I’ve made several that are lines of different shades of the same color.

outdated wall paper samples & thread 6″ x 6″

These small 6″ x 6″ pieces were created for the Rochester Contemporary Art Center annual small piece exhibition and fundraiser sale.

outdated wallpaper samples & thread 6″ x 6″

All of the submitted artwork will be for view on the website beginning May 24, 2013 with all pieces being available for purchase for $20 (plus shipping). It’s a fun way to add to your art collection.

outdated wallpaper samples & thread 6″ x 6″

Can’t wait to see all of the art submitted for this years show. I believe last year there were over 5,000 pieces! Definitely something for everyone.

Some like it not

Some artists do not like themed calls for art because they can be limiting. Sometimes they give me an inspirational push while other times I sit and stare for hours and come up with nada. I’m currently in the latter category for a Valentine’s themed show. I’m working on some ideas, but so far nothing has jumped out at me. So while I let the ideas for that show stew I found a neat call for art to participate in.

Artist Trading Cards are mini 2D art the size of a baseball card. I’ve never created an type of non-jewelry artwork that small. I scaled down a technique that I’ve been using  with my beloved wallpaper samples and like the results. I don’t know if I’ll make anymore, but it was a nice challenge to get me back into a creative mode. I made 9 mini art works and in return I will receive 9 pieces back from different artists. I’m curious to see what arrives in the mail next month and will post photos.