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What’s on your iPod or mp3 player?

I know that the world we live in makes brand names nouns of the non-proper variety, meaning most out there reading will realize I mean any mp3 player when I say iPod.  This has been a cultural phenomenon that I have avoided until this came along.  I don’t call any brand of toilet paper Charmin. … Continue reading What’s on your iPod or mp3 player?

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Patina – by definition – is a film or incrustation, usually green, produced by oxidation on the surface of old bronze and often esteemed as being of ornamental value.   I have always loved those “fake” patinas that artists create.  I was so excited when I saw that learning to create a patina look was one… Continue reading Patina

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A Rose By Any Other Name

My mother loves roses so this piece I dedicate to her.  She talks to me like understand.  She ought to know I can’t even keep a cactus alive.  Plants and I are mortal enemies and since I am still kicking, my guess is I have killed the plants. I am not totally sure I am done… Continue reading A Rose By Any Other Name

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Jewelry Making

The challenge this month at The Latest Trends in Mixed Media was jewelry.  I am slowly making several pieces but want to include some items I have made previously.  I am big on pins, which I consider jewelry though others may call them artist trading pins.  Most of my pins have been made using dominoes. … Continue reading Jewelry Making