How to Vomit

When I was in high school, my debate coach introduced me to one of my favorite creativity exercises to date. She called it vomiting. It’s not the prettiest terminology but it makes sense. I promise. The idea is that you start writing about whatever topic and just keep going. Even if you run out of…Continue Reading

DIY Bandana Necklace

I’m a big fan of jewelry that looks like clothing. The first piece of metalsmithed jewelry that I ever made was actually a brass peter pan collar. It took 3 weeks to make. When I saw Isabel Marant’s bandana inspired necklace, I knew it I had to make one, it was much quicker than the…Continue Reading

Pie in the Sky

Last Sunday’s prompt was “Pie in the Sky”. I’m not sure why but this phrase was stuck in my head so I went with it. Once, I sat down to create, I was stumped. Visions of pie floating through space with Agent Cooper from Twin Peaks. My thought process went something like this: Pie, pies…Continue Reading

PRESENT Recap

I had such a blast at the RAW Artists Showcase last night. Let me tell you, I almost didn’t make it there. One of our dogs, Benny, has been having some pretty major health issues and they were acting up yesterday. Really bad. I felt like I should stay home with him, but at the…Continue Reading

DIY Rope & Brass Pendant

Rope and hardware are still a big part of jewelry in Spring 2015. Of course, as a Do-It-Yourselfer, I am thrilled about this. One of my favorite pieces off the runway is this Celine pendant. Now, that piece of hardware is impossible to find but easy to sculpt.Continue Reading

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sacred space

Did you start your art journal? I did. Then I promptly put it down and grabbed a sheet of yupo for an alcohol ink painting. You’ve already seen photos of my sacred space, The Great Salt Lake, so even though I was tempted to go out there and take new pics, I decided to go…Continue Reading

DIY Asymmetrical Earrings

One of my favorite trends in jewelry this season is asymmetrical earrings. Of course, you don’t have to follow this DIY to get a pair, just mix and match some of your favorite earrings. This week has been a bit of an emotional roller coster for me and I’m starting to feel a bit like…Continue Reading

Step into a better world

Recently I started taking drawing lessons from my Aunt. Drawing has always felt like something I couldn’t do even though I’ve always considered myself an artist. I just thought of myself as more of a 3D artist. She uses the book Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain to teach and during one of…Continue Reading

You’re Invited to PRESENT

For the first time ever, I’ll be showing and selling my artwork and jewelry at a live event! I’m so excited to be a part of RAWartists event in Salt Lake City. You can get tickets here. It’s Saturday February 19th but I recommend getting your tickets by Thursday February 12th to make sure the event…Continue Reading

Let’s get creative.

I’m back! I know for a bit there it seemed like I might never blog again. I haven’t been posting much for a couple of reasons. First, life has been getting in the way. But mostly, I really just wanted to take some time and reflect on what I wanted this website to be. There are…Continue Reading