Patina and Vertigris

I am taking an online class called Patina and Vertigris and so far it has been an "experience".  Stepping out of my comfort zone.....  The bottom picture is where i started and hated so much brassy gold so I tamed it down and then things just began happening.  I am also working on a larger canvas than I normally do so that in itself has created a bit of fear.....  I am enjoying the process and I have no idea where I will end up......  Tonight I added a layer of modeling paste on the left hand side and bottom of the top canvas and applied a Hieroglyphic stamp to see how it would imprint.  Something else that is new for me.  Tomorrow when it is dry I am going to paint it and then add a patina to it.  I think I am going to do bronze and the teal color and then go over the top with some black......  I have a 2nd canvas that is waiting for me done in silver, teal and black and it will need some enhancing also ..........

3/2018 Handmade by Me Convertible Necklaces

I am getting ready to  list these 2 necklaces on Etsy.  They are convertible because there are claps on the beaded portion that can be adapted to a chain or to a knotted cord type chain.  Get several different looks.

The gemstone to the left is a Chinese Painted Jasper and the one on the right is an Agate Druzy.  There is an open area on the downside top that is beautiful white crystal. (Druzy)

I have used Lava beads, Czech beads, Swarowski  crystals,  and handmade lamp work beads.

Jewelry making is so relaxing and enjoyable.


This has to be one of my favorite pours as far as colors go......they are vibrant.  Used a black painted canvas, swiped a bit here and there with black, and am glad I mixed too much paint so that I got more than one painting.   Red, yellow, orange and believe it or not a sage green, with a squirt or two of white.   The top biggest one kinda looks like a lobster or crab claw......with a small fish underneath.


Freezing fog on a pine tree bough.