Friday, November 29, 2013

Beautiful ceramic works by Bertha at Heartside Gallery in Grand Rapids, MI.


New drawings

Nail paintings...

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The nail painting I made last Saturday at Have Company. I will be painting nails at Sass Fest this Saturday.

I have been busy drawing, and hand-coloring many new etchings. Please email me at with inquiries as they are not yet on Specks & Keepings, but they are for sale.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Along with working on new dolls (the printed ones shown above are collected & borrowed, they are not mine) I have been working on new etchings. I hope to print them all next week. I am very excited to see this project through. I began many months ago.

I was so pleased to see my My Lady & My Gentleman Dolls made exclusively for Unison in their beautiful holiday catalog. There is a nice feature on me in their blog as well.  

These dolls are small reminders of the men and women in our lives, as well as people from lands near and far united in labors of love and tradition. The subtle differences in each doll's features make them come to life. No two dolls are ever the same. 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

A friend shared this beautiful gospel music.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Juicy mark-making and forms; paintings by Clare Grill.
Sculpture by Picasso via hoolawhoop.
Overalls: Appreciating this look. Found via Dark Victory.

Enjoyed the pattern and distortion in these paintings by Swedish artist, Olle Olsson Hagalund (1904-1972).

A double-sided embroidered doll.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

I had a wonderful artist stay with me this weekend and we painted nails.
Photographs of Maggie Sullivan's nails.

Nice images to see in thinking about my dolls, drawn spaces, and textiles; via Weird Friends.