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Summer Show Schedule

BUFFALO STYLE GARDEN ART SALE

June 25 & 26 Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens

https://www.gardensbuffaloniagara.com/buffalo-style-garden-art-sale

HAMBURG GARDEN WALK

July 9 & 10 Memorial Park

http://hamburggardenwalk.com/index.html

ARTISAN MARKET

July 16 Reinstein Woods

https://reinsteinwoods.org/events/artisan-market/

GLEN PARK ART FESTIVAL

July 30 & 31 Glen Park

https://www.glenparkartfest.com/

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Two Fundraisers on the Same Day (and only one of me!)

I have never in my years as an artist double-booked myself at shows.

Saturday, April 2, presented me with 2 opportunities to sell my work. Since both are fundraisers, I wanted to support both schools.

My wonderful daughter & her daughter stepped in to lend a hand! They will be “woman-ing” my table at one show while I work the other!

Cleveland Hill High School, 105 Maple Road, Cheektowaga, NY 9-1

Sweet Home High School, 1901 Sweet Home Road, Amherst, NY 9-3

The weather prediction is sunny and mid 40’s- a good day to support local high school fundraisers! Thank You!

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Winter Creations…

While my gardens sleep under their blanket of snow, I am still inspired to create Sterling Clay leaves!

I only have two indoor plants at the moment- a large coleus I dug up last fall and a small primrose from my local market. Thought I might try another type of leaf to imbed in the clay. Inspiration struck as I was eating my spinach salad! Why should flowers have all the fun?

My latest batch of Sterling Clay leaves

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Fall inspiration…

Although I have no shows scheduled for the foreseeable future, I feel inspired each day to continue creating.

One of my favorite new discoveries is called MetalMagic- a truly fun way to transform garden leaves into wearable Sterling silver pendants.

Small leaves pressed onto the thinly rolled clay are kiln-fired to 1600 degrees Fahrenheit for 60-90 minutes. This allows the binder to burn away, leaving the silver, which is .960 pure -slightly higher than Sterling. Upon removal from the cooled kiln, I clean, oxidize, and polish the silver leaves.

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Inspired by Nature…

I will be sharing my one of a kind handmade jewelry and decorative pottery at Lockwood’s Greenhouses on September 12.

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Pets Alive WNY Fundraiser

I will be among the many local artists and vendors helping Pets Alive WNY (7007 Campbell Blvd. in Pendleton) celebrate their anniversary on Sunday, July 26 11-3!

https://facebook.com/events/s/anniversary-lawn-fete/554413892177243/?ti=icl

These are some of my pet-themed items- free gift with each purchase!
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Garden Inspired…

Under normal circumstances I would be preparing for The Buffalo-Style Garden Art Show held at the Buffalo & Erie county Botanical Gardens.

Here are a few items I created with them in mind…

Although this and many other wonderful summer shows are cancelled this year, I hope to be exhibiting my work later this year. In the meantime, be well and enjoy the summer!

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You’ve Gotta Have Art

My first art show of 2020 is almost here!

You’ve Gotta Have Art 

Saturday March 7 (10-4) & Sunday March 8 (12-4)  Clarence Presbyterian Church, Clarence, NY

forHH2020

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Reviving Vintage Sterling

It’s no secret that one of the best ways to showcase vintage and antique Sterling jewelry is to simply give it a thorough cleaning!

I have been diving headlong into the Rs this past year and plan on continuing this joyful journey for awhile. My Rs include repairing, restoring, and re-purposing Sterling. 

Adding my personal touch to these neglected (yet brilliantly designed) pieces gives me tremendous pleasure and sense of accomplishment.  I adore the sheer weight and impeccable quality these solid beauties possess! 

These gorgeous Danecraft, Beau, and Jewelart Sterling items were created to be cherished, worn, and passed on through the generations.  My hope is to share them with others, so they too, can appreciate these fine pieces of metallic art. 

But first, they need a bath!

restored Sterling

PS: My first shows of the year are in March- full spring schedule available soon!