Gearing Up

The past couple of weeks have seen a flurry of activity in my Etsy shop, An Eclectic Universe,  as my Artist Brushes have been selling almost as fast I have listed them! I’m so very grateful for all the support shown towards these “sticks” as I do enjoy making them…and the fact that there are… Continue Reading


There I go again!

There I go again! Picking up a new craft. I just can’t help myself…jack-of-all-trades, master of none. And you know what…I like it like that. I find myself getting bored working in one media and so I switch to a different one for awhile. My photography hasn’t been doing it for me as of late… Continue Reading


Summertime Blues

“Sometimes I wonder What I’m a-gonna do But there ain’t no cure For the summertime blues.”                          Eddie Cochran Here it is…the first weekend of summer.  The heat and humidity of a Cincinnati summer has settled in. And I’m inside looking out. Yes…already I… Continue Reading


So…what’s been happening?

Yikes! It’s been life forever since I last posted here!! And while my life has been busy it’s not like I haven’t had the time. No excuse really. I even prepped images of one of my winter projects to share with everyone but just didn’t “get around to it”. I enjoy making small artist notebooks/journals.… Continue Reading


Thoughts on 2019

As I look back on the year 2018 it was pretty much of a bust for me creatively. I seemed to struggle with everything project I approached…nothing seemed to thrill me. Not even still life photography that had proven to be a successful path for me in 2017. As my frustration kept growing I decided… Continue Reading


Solar

An area I’ve been exploring off and on since this spring is eco-dyeing…using things naturally found to create dye baths. I’ve tried boiling kettles full of avocado pits/skins, red cabbage, coffee grounds, and the like with wonderful results. The fabrics used has included linen, cotton, and silk. As with everything I do, I tend to… Continue Reading


Sundays

Once upon a time…before I turned to mixed media and photography…I painted. I also was heavily into life drawing. Nothing like than working from a model…the human body is the most challenging and rewarding subject for any artist. That was then. Now days my painting comes and goes. I still have all my paints, brushes,… Continue Reading