Monday, January 16, 2017

More new items for the Edwardian Ball!

"Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open"
"Search and you will find; Knock and the door will be opened for you"
"When one door closes, another opens"
" Not knowing when the dawn will come I open every door"
The Edwardian Ball January 20th and 21st
Regency Ballroom 1300 Van Ness Ave San Francisco
Daytime vending hours: 12pm to 5:00pm  This time is for anyone off the street-no tickets to the ball or Worlds faire are needed. Cover Charge is only $5.00.  Go to the Sutter street entrance.  Tickets for High Tea also available for $45.00.
Go To:
Edwardian Ball Main Website


Sunday, January 15, 2017

Not Creepy-Protective

Wouldn't we all like to have someone watching over us, protecting us from the evils of the world?
The good news is that protection is here!  Come to the Edwardian Ball and have a look-see at my protective eye ornaments.  These ornaments are loaded with crystals and beads all wired to Beautiful decorative Vintage hardware! 
I feel safer already!  

The Edwardian Ball Friday Jan 20th and Saturday Jan 21st. 

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Calacas go to the Edwardian Ball!

Hello Everyone!
Only seven days away from the Edwardian Ball now.  Here's another preview of my newest creations.  Since taking Michael DeMengs wonderful Skullduggery class I have been obsessed with creating  Calacas.These Mexican skeleton figurines fit right into my Memento Mori theme so I've decided to make a few in my own style.  Thank you Mister DeMeng!  Above you can see my favorite piece: My Steampunk Princess.
Awww look at these two soul mates.

Forever and ever and ever.......

One on each shoulder

Yep its true love

All these little people will be with me at The Edwardian Ball.  Come and make some new friends!
The Edwardian Ball:  Regency Ballroom in San Francisco Jan 20th and 21st.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Next Up! The Edwardian Ball!

Greetings Everyone!

For the past 5 weeks I have been nose to the grindstone day and night.  Why you ask? 
Because I applied and was excepted as a vendor at the Edwardian Ball! I could not be more excited to be a part of this event.

So what is the Edwardian Ball ?  The Edwardian Ball is an extravaganza, a fantastical
creative festival of delight! Art, Costumes, dancing. music , an Edwardian World's Faire and even circus acts.  You can find out more at :
The Edwardian Ball will be held at The Regency Ballroom 1500 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco.
Dates: Friday Jan 20th and Saturday Jan 21st,
I will be in Booth  #11 in the vending space below the main ballroom.  This is right across from the sutter street entrance for the daytime shoppers.
We have three fabulous vending opportunities:
 1.  Friday night 8pm to 2am-The Edwardian Worlds faire
 2.Daytime vending:  Saturday 12pn to 5:00pm during the day.  This daytime vending event is open  to anyone off the street for only a $5.00 fee at the door. 
 3. The Edwardian Ball will be held Saturday night from 8pm to 2am.
Right now I believe that the Ball itself may already be sold out.  However the Friday night World's Faire still has tickets available.  If either of these do not suit-how about coming to the daytime vending and peruse the very excellent art, jewelry and wearables.? 
Above you can see one of my creations that will be available for purchase.Now who doesn't want to take this creepy but happy fellow home?   And keep checking this blog daily to get a taste of the many items that  will be available in booth #11.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

The Colony of Coastside Artists Open Studios

It's here! After 6 months of planning and work The Annual Colony of Coastside Artists Open Studios is happening this weekend!  
Today and tomorrow from 10am to 5pm, 43 Coastal artists in 24 locations will invite guests into their homes and studios to present their best artworks.
I am participating again this year and will be at Patt Sheldon's studio with 3 other artists at 238 Palma street in El Granada.  The artist include : Patt Sheldon with her colorful fiberarts and sophisticated jewelry, Deanna Adams with her coast inspired sunlight catchers and Lisa Warns with her beautiful Acrylic painting, Mixed media and photography.   I will be offering my usual mix of the unusual with a dash of strange on the side.  New for me this year are miniature apothecary domes,
Steampunk , visionary and Memento Mori jewelry, small Calacas figures and shrines and Memory shrines like the piece at the top of my page. 

This year again we are offering a raffle to win a free piece of art.  All you do is pick up a passport at any participating studio (that's most of them) get it stamped at 8 studio locations-turn in your passport at your last studio location and your name will be automatically entered into the drawing!

CoCa Open Studios continues to grow every year and features the work of the best artists the coast has to offer.  It also gives you the opportunity to talk directly to the artists about their work -their vision and process.  Each studio will be furnished with food and drink as well.  Why not venture out this weekend and be surrounded by the warmth and glow of art?

If you want to find out more about Open Studios or print up a map of all the studio locations please go to our website at

See you soon!

Friday, November 11, 2016

The Gathering of Woman Artists

Hello Everyone,

After a year of no posts I am back online and am announcing" The Gathering of Woman Artists"  this Saturday at 565 Fifth street , Montara. If you get lost there will be yellow signs on the highway and smaller yellow signs leading you to the location. So just look for the yellow signs that say "Open Studio". The Gathering takes place from 10am to 4pm tomorrow and will feature nine local woman artists including myself.  We will be offering art ranging from Photograpy cards to jewelry, delicious Jams, functional  pottery, beautiful sunlight catchers, fiber arts, painting and of course my usual wild and wicked mixed media.

Here is a little preview of some of my new items:

Cakacas a la De Meng.

Minature Apothecary Domes

Wearable Assemblage in Steampunk Style

"Visionary" Jewelry

Puzzle Piece Ornaments and much much more,

The Gathering of Woman Artists:  tomorrow-Saturday the 12th at 565 Fifth Street in Montara from 10am to 4pm.  Start your holiday shopping with our unique creations, have a cup of tea and a bite to eat as well. 
See you at the Gatheriing!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Colony of Coastside Artists Open Studios this weekend!!!

I am pleased to invite you to the Colony of Coastside Artists annual Open Studios!

 CoCa Open Studios is being held this Weekend –November 21- 22 from 10am to 5pm. This year there are over 40 local artists participating in 23 different locations from Half Moon Bay to Montara.  For a complete list of all the studio locations and their creative offerings please go to the CoCa website at You can print up a map to all the locations from the website or pick up a brochure at any studio.

The best thing about Open Studios is the chance to talk directly to the artists about their work.  You have the opportunity to find out what goes into creating any particular work of art, the meaning of the piece or a little about the creative process.

Open Studios if free to anyone and everyone that wants to come.  There is no entry fee.

Open Studios is a great way to shop for the Holidays!  Coca open studios offers a huge variety of unique items and original art not to be found elsewhere.

Each studio will also be offering a variety of refreshments so you can nibble while you shop and talk to the artists.

New this year at the Coca Open Studios is the chance to win one of more than $1,800 in original art! All you need to do is to pick up a passport at any studio location. Get your passport stamped at 8 different studios and your name will be entered into our prize drawing.

On a personal note I will be offering my work with 4 other wonderful artists at 238 Palma street in El Granada.  Here are the artists and their offerings:
Patt Sheldon: fiber art and jewelry
Deanna Adams: sunlight catchers and jewelry
Karina Marwan: stained glass creations
Kathleen Smith: hand painted silk pillows
Connie Andrews: Textural collage and found object assemblage

Open Studios is like a mini vacation.  Come to the beautiful California coast, shop, eat, visit the sights and forget the daily grind. You don’t even need a map-just follow the yellow signs!