Creating New Art with Dry-Point Etching

creating new art with dry-point etching

Recently, I took a class in dry-point etching to add new techniques to my quiver of techniques for printmaking. It was taught by Ren Adams at New Grounds Print Workshop. I had a lot of fun learning this technique, especially when I got to use dry-point to etch images onto milk cartons! I also learned to do dry-point etching on tin and on plexiglass. Continue reading “Creating New Art with Dry-Point Etching”

Soup is Love Update

Soup is Love Project – Four-month report


We are four months into the Soup is Love Project. More than 30 people participated in the project launch which was held in conjunction with Albuquerque’s citywide Women and Creativity. It was great because we met many of our neighbors, some who came back with their kids or grandkids.  We’ve had another 30 from our Soup is Love MeetUp. Altogether, we have made more than 200 bowls! Continue reading “Soup is Love Update”

“Albuquirky” Little Houses

This year is the 12th Annual “Albuquirky” Little Houses Silent Auction Fundraiser for Off Center Arts. Each year, local artists are given little wooden houses to turn into one-of-a-kind works of art, which are then auctioned off to raise funds for a worthy cause. My assistant, Deb Weaver, and I are happy to participate again this year. Continue reading ““Albuquirky” Little Houses”

Ceramics and My Tyvek Origami Cranes

Combining ceramics and origami to make beautiful outdoor art.

I am always looking for new materials to incorporate into my art. I was delighted to find I could use Tyvek for origami and incorporate it into outdoor art. My weather-resistant origami crane chains are a big hit at art shows, especially in the spring when people are beginning to spruce up their outdoor living areas.

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Soup is Love Kick Off

Soup is Love project kick off was a success!

We had a wonderful turn out for the kick off of our year-long Soup is Love project, where we are making bowls for a fundraiser for homeless charities to be held in March 2018. Throughout the two-day event, more than 20 people dropped by and made 45 bowls in many shapes and sizes.  Continue reading “Soup is Love Kick Off”

Opening Doors for Women & Creativity at Little Bird de Papel

Come join Deb & Vicki for a ceramic “make and take” event

WHEN: Saturday, March 11 and Sunday, March 12, 10a – 4p
WHERE: 1222 Mountain Rd, NW; Albuquerque, NM
CONTACT:  505.710.7524  or

Join Vicki Bolen and Deb Weaver in a ceramics “make and take” event. Continue reading “Opening Doors for Women & Creativity at Little Bird de Papel”

Molte Grazie

Thank you greetings from Italy!

Last week, I received an order for six custom origami crane earrings from a customer in Italy. She wanted her earrings made with gold instead of silver findings, and I happily obliged her. Continue reading “Molte Grazie”

First blog post

We’re excited to unveil our new blog at the same time we are unveiling our new studio facade.

We’re excited to unveil our new blog at the same time we are unveiling our new studio facade. My assistant Deb Weaver and I picked the colors to match our logo. The new facade reflects our love for color and whimsy. Continue reading “First blog post”