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Thursday, March 31, 2011

I fell in love with this little guy when Janelle posted him on FB.  It is her cat, Beanie.  Look at that adorable little, smug face..   So I did a watercolor painting of him.  

Saturday, March 26, 2011

New Beads on Etsy..

This beautiful bicone bead is of softglass. The eye catching swirls of glass are reduced in the flame to provide the shimmer and the amber gold ends also shine. The fuming process provided a very pretty amber tone to certain parts of this little treasure.

 I am also including a 12 inch strand of amber glass teardrops and a strand of opal heishi 4mm beads that go great with the focal. Opal strand is 14 inches long. The bicone is 44x10mm and made on a 3/32 mandrel. I anneal all my beads in a digital environment for strength and durability..


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Organic Boro Cubes Southwest Colors

Great Southwest colors and really fun to make  Listed on Etsy. 

Cowboy Comrades

I painted this from a 5x7 old photo.  The man on the left is Tex Hunt and the other is Neil Petitt.  Taken sometime in the late 50's (note the hat style).  The picture tells a story.  These guys used to enter roping contests throughout the region in Northern California.  Tex is my cousin's grandfather and we used to go to his ranch on weekends.  He is the first man that ever put me on a horse.