Making Progress Setting Up the Studio

June 17, 2015

The View from Paraparaumu Art is Happening There was no studio update last week as I was out enjoying the beauty of New Zealand. Monday was a walk on the beach.  Tuesday was supposed to be yoga but I got lost driving into Wellington so settled upon a long walk along the coast as my […]

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And We’re Up and Running

June 5, 2015

Current State of the Studio Making Art Yahoo!  My New Zealand studio is far from finished but I have the bare minimum needed to get things underway. I’m waiting for the shelves so I can build my cutting table, sewing table and ironing board – but it’s time to get going! The cutting mats are […]

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I’m Setting up a Studio in New Zealand

May 28, 2015

Main Design Wall A Place to Make Art in New Zealand If you don’t subscribe to my studio newsletter you may have missed my news last week… I’ve decided to stay on in New Zealand – providing the government will happily give me a work to residence visa – which I’m assuming they will want […]

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Happy Anniversary to Me

April 29, 2015

Te Anau Lake   One year ago I walked into my managers office and said “I QUIT!!!!” A year later I’m sitting at a holiday park in Te Anau, New Zealand getting ready to do one of the great walks. Definitely the best decision I ever made. Now time for bed – I’ve got some […]

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Turns out I’m really on Vacation

April 15, 2015

A fabulous black sand beach in Whanganui, New Zealand   When I thought about coming to Australia and New Zealand to teach I had thoughts of the whole “location independent work” thing. You know – where you keep working even though you are in another country. It’s a fabulous idea but I’m traveling around too […]

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Just kangaroos

March 23, 2015

   When in Oz…

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Hello from Sydney

March 19, 2015

Did you here me exhale? That’s because after 2 1/2 months of 12-18 hour work days I’m now sitting on a beach in Australia. After my solo show in Philadelphia followed by the show in Baltimore I had a few weeks to prepare for a 2 month trip to Australia and New Zealand. The start […]

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Has it really been 10 years?

February 22, 2015

My first blog post Happy Anniversary 10 years – wow – it’s hard to believe I’ve been writing my blog for that long.   I started my blog days after buying my first ever digital camera.  At the time it seemed like such a big deal. Now I snap photos daily with my phone and frequently […]

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ACC Baltimore Setup

February 20, 2015

Booth Set Up Day This year I set up my booth in a single day. I’m getting faster at it! A photo tour of the creation of Booth 710… This is the booth!   Putting down the carpet is always the first task.   Then unloading the boxes.  This year  I managed to do this […]

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Please Visit – Booth 710 – ACC Baltimore!

February 18, 2015

  It’s Booth Time Again!!!! I have a few last minute items to toss into my suitcase and then I’m headed to Baltimore in February for the 3rd year in a row.  Yep – it’s the American Craft Council show. In previous years I shared oodles of information about preparing for the show.  This year […]

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