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“Freedom lies in being bold.
– Robert Frost”

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Pyramids in the Sky

Glass Pyramids

Glass Pyramids

I really loved these pyramids – photo taken at Disney in FLA. Then cropped and embellished with a night sky to provide a portal effect.

Silly sleepy doggy

sillysleepypuppy

This was an early picture of my dog…. when he was still cute and fluffy. Taken with an Olympus digital automatic…back in 1999 or 2000 I think.

Small bit of fun

I was browsing Digg and ran across the following picture that someone took of some random street art in NYC.

http://flickr.com/photos/nickgray/2434200018/

I find it inspiring to find people who can be this creative, but equally refreshing that someone else can recognize it enough to want to photograph it.

Through A Glass Darkly

ThroughAGlassDarkly

This photo was taken in a darkened window at night and reflects several architectural details. Dec 2007 at the Greenbriar WV.

nifty cabochons and other stones

Just got back from Penguicon 5.

Went to a panel on miniatures – learned a few tricks to try on jewelry making.

Went to another panel on staying on target artistically speaking… and trying to make it work along with the rest of your life – called Life Hacks. It was primarily targeted to aspiring writers – […]

Amanda Fisher

Found the following jewelry artist while lurking on the jewelry makers LJ community:

http://afmetalsmith.livejournal.com/

I’ve added her to my links list and I look forward to reading her blog more in depth.
She does some very beautiful work, and has some nifty scent lockets.

Her online store:

http://www.afmetalsmith.com/index.html

I really like her site design as well. The layout is completely different […]

Luminous Eliza

Luminous Eliza

Luminous Eliza

I especially liked the glowing quality of the light streaming in over Eliza.

Window Wall

UnicornsRestWindow

This is a faux stained glass technique that I did for an interior window wall. It measures approximately 30 x 45 inches. A comparable sized stain glass window might cost $3,500-$5,000.

This window cost about $500 in materials and a month of my time…. not including the frame and the installation. If it were […]

Fantasy

I collect fantasy art, and I have a fantasy of someday becoming a fairly good artist….Right now I have more talent for jewelry design than drawing or sculpture – but hey everyone has a fantasy – right?
I was browsing one of my regular haunts tonight and followed a link. I’m glad I did – it […]

Artist’s Complete Health and Safety Guide, 3rd edition

This book by Monona Rossol is a very good reference to have when looking at safety concerns.

I used it to help me decide about welders lenses to use with my kiln.I used the 2nd edition….from the library initially and now I am waiting for this newly revised 3rd edition to arrive.

http://www.amazon.com/Artists-Complete-Health-Safety-Guide/dp/1581152043/

Edit: While double checking my […]