December 27, 2010

Thomas Edison National Historical Park

I visited Thomas Edison's workshop a while ago. I am still left with an impression because it was incredibly filled with everything I admire. His collection of tools, machines and resources were so inspiring. His devotion towards invention and making is beyond words. It's definitely worth a visit.

November 14, 2010

Craftland Show 2010

"The 9th Annual Craftland Show is a quirky holiday sale located in downtown Providence, Rhode Island featuring an eclectic assortment of fine crafts and cutting-edge handmade items. The sale will take place from November 26 - December 31, 2010 in the year-round Craftland Shop at 235 Westminster Street, Providence RI 02903."
Also, if you are around the area, the opening party is on December 2nd from 5pm-8pm. I am happy to have my work there this year!

November 6, 2010

new work

...more to come!

October 26, 2010

October 13, 2010

Benefit Street

10.9.10 was the RISD Alumni Sale. It was filled with eager parents, students and spectators walking down this street to see what makers/artists/designers were up to. I loved the energy on Benefit Street.

October 3, 2010

Stephanie Huffaker

Season's changing! Garbage of Eden Design has some new color choices for her signature piece. Steph does a great job in manipulating plastic bags to make these bracelets.

October 1, 2010

Emily Habansky

My friend, Emily, loves using broad strokes and bold colors to create her gestural paintings. There's been a slight pause in her makings, but I know she will get back to it very soon. I am wishing Emily good health. I can't wait to see more.

September 21, 2010

jackie e. podlaski (j e p)

I really like seeing how solitary girls are portrayed, which is why I particularly like this bubble dome by j e p. Jackie creates not only jewelry, but also sculptures, prints and paintings. I look forward to see other projects she is working on.


Thank you to JAMSNATION for selecting me to showcase my work among the talented artists in this shop. I am so thrilled!

September 18, 2010

Branches and roots

Thursday night, two tornadoes hit New York. My neighborhood was hit hard. Collapsing of trees, look at what's underneath. The way branches grow are right in front of me.

September 11, 2010

Salty Girl Jewelry By Amber Chesebro

Check out Salty Girl jewelry. Amber just made a new site and I think it is absolutely wonderful. I am happy to see her current work.

September 10, 2010

Gerhard Richter: ‘Lines Which Do Not Exist'

September 11 – November 18, 2010 at the Drawing Center, 35 Wooster Street, New York

September 3, 2010

more beads!

Just finished organizing the new beads that I received in the mail. I am excited to try out some new color combination.

August 28, 2010


(from the Cultural Museum in Oaxaca)
Simple variations in size and shape of beads make all the difference when arranged together.

August 23, 2010

Storm King Art Center

Alexander Calder
The Arch, 1975

I've decided to make entries of places I wish to visit one day. The first one I am adding to the list is the Storm King Art Center. "Storm King Art Center is a museum that celebrates the relationship between sculpture and nature. Five hundred acres of landscaped lawns, fields and woodlands provide the site for postwar sculptures by internationally renowned artists. At Storm King, the exhibition space is defined by sky and land. Unencumbered by walls, the subtly created flow of space is punctuated by modern sculpture. The grounds are surrounded by the undulating profiles of the Hudson Highlands, a dramatic panorama integral to the viewing experience. The sculptures are affected by changes in light and weather, so no two visits are the same. " The focus of Storm King Art Center's distinguished permanent collection of American and European modern sculpture is on large abstract welded steel works from the 1960's to the present, although figurative works are also on view. A core group of thirteen sculptures by David Smith anchor a collection of outstanding works by modern masters such as Alexander Calder, Henry Moore, and Louise Nevelson. The Art Center also has superb works by many other contemporary sculptors, including Magdalena Abakanowicz, Alice Aycock, Mark di Suvero, Robert Grosvenor, Nam June Paik, and Ursula von Rydingsvard."

August 21, 2010

Juried Art Services

Looking to enter into craft competitions or shows, visit this site.

August 20, 2010

Fulton Stall Market

I've been participating at this market on Sundays. Please come visit if you are around the Seaport in New York. I will be there from 11am-6pm. "Fulton Stall Market provides individuals and families living and working downtown with access to fresh foods and exceptional products produced by quality farmers and purveyors." Pick up a yummy shaved ice from Bao Bing or a gluten-free treat from Sweet Tallulah.

August 3, 2010

Paul Cézanne

It makes sense to not make sense, because Cézanne said so. "Get to the heart of what is before you and continue to express yourself as logically as possible." (written to Emile Bernard)

in Mexico

at Rodolfo Morales' House, a fave picture from Mexico.

House of Tiles

Frida Kahlo's House- Casa Azul

from Cultural Center of Santo Domingo in Oaxaca. I learned so much about Mexico here. A must visit museum!

August 2, 2010


in the LEAP award if you are emerging talent in the contemporary craft field!

or in CRAFTLAND if you make handmade items!

July 29, 2010

Monte Alban

Suspended in time (July 24)

More pics from my recent trip to Mexico will follow.

July 19, 2010

Great book that I read a while back and revisiting again.

July 11, 2010

playful and adorable
Kids Craft Magazine
Kids are the best! The sites give you a lot of how-to projects, patterns and instructions. I am interested in finding out how kids play with beads and other craft materials. How did I play when I was 5?


Nice videos about American art and artists in the 21st Century. Some free videos are available online!

July 8, 2010

Inaki Escudero

Inaki has a site called "Thinking Aloud" It's a wonderful place to find posts about creativity, ideas and sources for inspiration. I just found out about it through swiss-miss, a great NYC design blog.

July 5, 2010

Ashley Hunt

Recently, I went to MOMA's PS1 to view the Greater New York exhibition. This project caught my attention, a view of the world. For more of Ashley's projects, click here.

The Greater New York exhibition will end October 18. If you are in the NY area, make a visit!

July 3, 2010

lots of jewelry...

can be found at ART FORWARD, Metalab and Art Aurea. I found these sites through the blog mar de color rosa. She has many great posts!

June 27, 2010

Laura Deakin

I especially like Laura's quiet color palette. Her exploration with pearls is also really great. To see more of her work, this is her site.

June 19, 2010

Barnes Foundation

Henri Matisse
Flowers in a Pitcher, 1908

Visit the Barnes Foundation. Filled with wonderful post impressionist paintings.

June 11, 2010

June 9th - July 4th

The work is at Gallery HL in Seoul, Korea.

The History of Beads

This book is just what I needed. Yes!

June 7, 2010

Faberge Eggs

Imperial Coronation Egg

I've been getting more interested in Peter Carl Faberge.
Here is a video to learn more about the eggs.

May 21, 2010

May 14, 2010


Main Entry: plat·form
Pronunciation: \ˈplat-ˌfȯrm\
Function: noun
Usage: often attributive
Etymology: Middle French plate-forme diagram, map, literally, flat form
Date: 1535

1 : plan, design
2 : a declaration of the principles on which a group of persons stands; especially : a declaration of principles and policies adopted by a political party or a candidate
3 a (1) : a usually raised horizontal flat surface; especially : a raised flooring (2) : a device or structure incorporating or providing a platform; especially : such a structure on legs used for offshore drilling (as for oil) b : a place or opportunity for public discussion
4 a : a usually thick layer (as of cork) between the inner sole and outer sole of a shoe b : a shoe having such a sole
5 a : a vehicle (as a satellite or aircraft) used for a particular purpose or to carry a usually specified kind of equipment b : operating system; also : the computer architecture and equipment using a particular operating system

(via "platform." Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. 2010.).

Platforms sound nice!

May 11, 2010

Lewis Carroll

If I had a world of my own,
everything would be nonsense.
Nothing would be what it is,
because everything would be what it isn't.
And, contrariwise, what it is, it wouldn't be.
And what it wouldn't be, it would.
You see?

May 10, 2010

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May 6, 2010

Providence, RI

From the RISD alumni sale...

So many people came out to support RISD alumni. There was a really great turnout.

My old studiomate, Moon! I had a great time sharing the table with her.

A new of way displaying that I wanted to try out. I realized how important it is to place jewelry in a nice setting.

Although the day started early, time just flew by before I realized the Saturday was already over. What a busy day! It was a shame I could not have taken more photos. But I really did had a wonderful time up at RISD this past weekend. The weather could not have been any better. What I loved the most was having the opportunity to share my work within the art community, to receive feedback, and to see which pieces of jewelry people were most interested in. What I really needed the most from this sale was some sort of confidence to push forward with my work; and I think I got that. So I will continue making more and editing my body of work!