Rabbits Everywhere!

As you may or may not know, I like to give myself a different daily art challenge each year. This year, I picked a theme to create around – RABBITS. Yep, rabbits! I have three adorable house rabbits, and they are a constant source of laughter and outbursts at...

It’s 2018! What’s the Plan?

Well, 2017 was AWESOME, and most of that was because of you, so thank you! I added two books to my collection here, and I have been inundated with ideas and requests for more from you. So – How can I say No? But because I am also an independent art jeweler and I...

Book 3 is DONE!

Yes, book three is done, and actually has been done for a while – I just got slammed with real-life things right after I hit the Publish button. Whan you do art and craft shows for a living, you turn into an elf after Halloween. Pretty much every weekend until...

Book 3 is DONE! (mostly)

Okay, so I’ve been busily working away at the third coloring book these past two months, and I finished inking it last week! Whoo! So, in my mind it is “Done” because the art is done, but it’s not really “Done.” I still need to pick...

Where have I been? Glad you asked!

Well, I’ve been at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival, mostly. I sell my chainmaille there in a little cart called the “Spoils of War” that’s right by the jousting arena. This is both great fun and a great deal of work, as I usually end up...

Injuries, Pennsic and More!

Wow, it’s been a crazy spring and summer for me! Here’s the short version, and I won’t bore/disgust you with the long version. I got Poison Ivy in my system. Normally I’m immune, but while clearing it out of our lawn on Memorial Day Weekend, I...

Merchant Tales – Blackstone Raid 2017

This past weekend we were at Blackstone Raid, an SCA event. There was swordfighting, thunderstorms, music, rain, two derecho hits, lots of mead, oppressive heat, and art. We had a WONDERFUL time! Now, for those who don’t know, I’m also a jeweler and I...

Injuries Suck

Yep, injuries plural. Let me whine a bit. At some point in the past month, I tripped and turned my right ankle. No big deal, except when you have vertigo and falling/tripping is part of everyday life, it takes a while for things like that to heal. It’s not...

Strange Gifts

Well, not that strange. It’s just an airbrush and a little compressor, that my father-in-law used once long ago. But I have a strange, tingling sensation at the base of my skull that says this is Important. I’ve had this feeling before, and I’ve...

The First Box is Here!

I’m so excited! ^_^ My first box of “Celtic Spirals” came in the mail today! Seeing the book proof is exciting, but the first box… There’s something special about the first box. The weight, the packaging, the smell, inspecting each piece...