Friday, October 13, 2017

Busy October

Bead Bonanza is this Sunday, October 15th, at the Southfield Civic Center. The show begins at 10 and runs until 5. I will be with Candy Orow and with some of Joy Cichewicz's computer printed earring findings - which are pretty cool - at the Fire Foxes booth.
"Our Town Show & Sale"

Also, I will have 5 pieces of jewelry at the "Our Town Art Show and Sale" at The Community House in Birmingham, MI.  

It's a short show, October 20 - 22 but it is a big show and showcases the work of a lot of Michigan artists.

"Our Town Art Show & Sale"

Monday, October 2, 2017


This promises to be a busy month for me. My finished work will be in two shows month - Our Town Art Show & Sale at the Community Livonia Fire Arts Exhibition in Livonia.

Our Town is probably the shortest gallery exhibition around - from Thursday night, October 20 thru Saturday, October 22. It fills most of the Community House! 

It is the biggest fund raiser and contains a lot of local art. I will have several pieces of new jewelry in the show. I have done this show for probably 7 years.

The Livonia Fine Arts Exhibition is a new show for me. I decided to work on showing my finished work. This show runs from October 2 thru the 28. It is located in the Bennett Civic Center Library, Fine Arts Gallery. Unfortunately, I don't have a graphic for them.

Two of my feathered friends will be on display there - "Valentine" and "Valiant".

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Home From BeadFest

The Fire Foxes Made it Home-

Our drive to Oaks, PA was uneventful and we arrived earlier than usual - no rush hour traffic!

Sadly, I took only one picture of the table and it doesn't do it justice. Joy's lights are eye-catching as well as our corner glass case.

It was so good to see our old friends and to make new ones. There were some long time friends who we didn't see and missed very much.

The show went well, though on Friday, a major storm went thru - fortunately, it was over by the time we were done for the day and were able to enjoy dinner, shopping and a relaxing drink in Phoenixville. (great shopping there!)

On our return to Michigan on Monday, we pulled over on the side of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, put on our eclipse glasses and enjoyed the view.  Got back in our car, drove a few miles and saw some folks on the side sharing glasses - we stopped and gave them ours!

Thanks to our friends who came by and shopped with us and those who just came by and said "hi". Hope to see everyone next year!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Newest members of the Flock

Today I managed to finish up work on the 3 newest members of the flock - Suess the Duce, Maverick and Bonnie Blue - just in time to make the trip to Bead Fest Philly.

First up is Suess the Duce, he is the younger brother of Suess who was the first of my mini-birds.

Second is Maverick"  who is on the left. It's hard to see it in the photo but he is wearing goggles which are copper electo-formed around his eyes. The "copper" disks in his neck are also electro-formed as well as his little boots.  
  He began when the "Junior Bird Man" song started playing in my mind. I figured something kind of goofy, then the idea of the goggles, the combat boots and finally the copper plating.

But he ended up looking too serious and one night when I was working on him the was a piece about "Top Gun" and Tom Cruise and "he" decided he was "Maverick" - who am I to argue.

And lastly, ˆBonnie Blue. She makes me think of a sweet Southern belle.
Enough for now -

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Bead Fest Philly

Bead Fest Philly

The Fire Foxes, Joy and I will be at the Bead Expo again this year.
The show runs August 18 -19, 10 AM - 6 PM and Sunday, August 20 from 10 AM - 5 PM.

We will be in Artists Row again this year - Booth 550.

Will be posting some pictures of our new work but for now I want to give you a $5 weekend pass for the Bead Expo.

We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Lawrence Street Gallery - 30th Anniversary Celebration
22620 Woodward Ave
Ferndale, MI 48220,

This show celebrates the gallery's 30th and they have invited former members to submit their work.

It runs from August 2-25 and the reception is Friday, the 4th from 6-9 PM - I'll be there!
My friend "Lula Belle" and her friend will be there too.

The on the right it "TIme Flies", will also be available.

It's made of brass and assorted watch parts. The glass beads are a silver glass.

The piece below, "The Egg & I",  is part of their silent auction that will take place on Sunday, August 13th from 2-5. 

Monies made over the opening bid will be donated to Gleaners Food Bank.

And I am preparing for BeadFest Philly, Friday, August 18 - Sunday, August 20. Will be posting more info next week.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Glass Craft Expo

Fire Foxes Glass at Glass Craft Expo

As part of Fire Foxes Glass, I am excited to be headed to the Glass Craft Expo. We will be at table G-10.

Thought I would post a few of my newest birds - 

"Meet Lisette" - with her Easter Bunny ears on and her "friend", "Mary Lou... 'and who are you?'" and "Lula Belle...'Did I do that?'"

They are part of my "The Egg and I" series.

They will be there with a few other new friends.

"ZaZu", by the way, now has a new home. But the flock continues to grown and move on.