New York Photographs

Some pictures and observations from a recent foray to The Big Apple


A cold winter day in Central Park made me think of California Dreamin’


My husband is from New York.  He thought that Times Square was impressive but added that it was “not Tokyo.” Hmph.


The Disney Store offers plenty of gifts for the patriotic Mousketeer


The Dakota looms as brooding and as ominous as ever.


An interesting juxtaposition of architecture


Sometimes it’s hard to tell what is real from what is only a reflection.

It was such a beautiful day!  I hope you enjoy the pictures.


What I Made at Clayathon

I spent most of Clayathon playing, trying out new bead ideas and posting images on the Philly Guild’s Blog and Flickr site. But I did finish a few things.






And Terri gave me these cool bracelets that jangled on my wrist for the whole Clayathon. Thanks!!!!

Go to to the PAPCG Flickr site Here. Read the posts on the PAPCG Blog The Guild Reporter, Here.

Since WordPress is not cooperating with me today, here are the links:


Clayathon Day 2: Alev Gonozar, Guest Artist

Here’s what went on at Clayathon today.

Philadelphia Area Polymer Clay Guild Reporter


They say that a picture is worth  thousand words.  It certainly is in the case of Turkish artist Alev Gonozar who uses polymer in her sculpture and installations.

Alev gave an revealing talk about the evolution of her work, her creative process and  the challenges she has faced in doing large installations and commissions for building projects.


Take a look at the gallery of here work here.

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Clayathon Here I Come!

So much going on this week! Robin Hiteshew’s photography show “Faces of Irish Music” opened in New York and while we were there, I visited the Museum of Art and Design and saw  fabulous exhibit of  the work of Joyce Scott.  I hope to write about those in future posts because now, I am getting ready for Clayathon!


Get a taste of the Clayathon experience by watching the video.

What I learned in Richard and Jane Salley’s Class

OPjunkOther people love to collect junk as much as I do

bottleBeer bottles make a groovy chandelier

HINGESHow to make hinges.  Well, sort of.  I need to practice!

NESTHow to solder on a nest

BEZELMaking bezels is easier when you take your time.

Floating stonebezel

Much easier


How much I enjoy working outside

 braceletAnd somehow it all comes together


When you have a great teacher and great classmates

Thank you Richard and Jane!!