Inspiration from nature, Mammoth Lakes, Stanislaus National Forest, and Mt Tamalpais

These photos are from traveling in Mammoth Lakes, Stanislaus National Forest, and Mt Tamalpais. On this summer’s road trip I’m tuning into the van life community of adventure seekers who live on the road. Their miro mobile homes allow them the ability to work and enjoy recreational activities in the most remote areas. While I’m far from…

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Mermaid series outdoor photo session #glitter #sunshine

These photos are from today’s outdoor photo shoot and represents the current arrangement and style of these polymer mermaids. If you follow my blog you’ll know that I’ve been working with the same series of polymer clay mermaids for quite a while.  They are arranged in bowls that were handmade, in a papier-mâché method, from tore…

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Lowercase platinum rainbow mermaid letters

These are photographs of small clay mermaids spray-painted silver on top of a acrylic multimedia piece on vellum paper. It’s part of the ongoing mermaid letters series. Do you have a favorite letter? Mine were the ones that kind of doubled up I liked the g, j, i and e. I included large photo versions…

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Inanna, winter solstice, and darkness dreams

Inanna-Ishtar’s most famous myth is the story of her descent into and return from Kur, the ancient Sumerian Underworld. a myth in which she attempts to conquer the domain of her older sister Ereshkigal, the queen of the Underworld, but is instead deemed guilty of hubris by the seven judges of the Underworld and struck dead. Three days later, Ninshubur pleads with…

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@ mermaids 🧜🏽‍♀️

The at sign, @, is normally read aloud as “at”; it is also commonly called the at symbol or commercial at. It is used as an accounting and invoice abbreviation meaning “at a rate of” (e.g. 7 widgets @ £2 per widget = £14), but it is now most commonly used in email addresses and social media platform “handles”.  This is the second drawing I’ve made…

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Rock finds at Antiques on Main in Cambria, CA

New stones from my recent trip to Cambria. The stones are citrine, pink heulandite, green opal, azurite, machite, cuprite, rainbow moonstone, rose quartz, and labradorite. I arrange the rocks on colored glitter sand in a large papier-mâché hemisphere made from old sketchbook pages.

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Making a Magical​ Wand and the influence of Harry Potter, art class

Recently I’ve been listening to Harry Potter audio books in Italian and yesterday I made my own magical wand. Wands are an important tool in the wizarding world and I was reminded of my own history with them. It started with one of my assignments in Mr. Irwin’s class at La Colina Jr. High. This lesson…

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My little mermaid – 2 week ceramics class at SBMA #rattle

I took a ceramics class from the Santa Barbara Museum of Art over the holidays. The class is open and I did a couple slab bowls and a mermaid rattle.

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