Soup is Love Kick Off

Soup is Love project kick off was a success!

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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 littlebirddepapel@gmail.com

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”

Wabi-Sabi

How the Japanese concept of “wabi-sabi” (侘寂) is reflected on the door to my studio and in my artwork.

When the painter finished painting our studio, we discovered that he had left off the handle to our exterior door. In fact, he hadn’t even painted it to match. We decided to reattach it without painting it in celebration of the Japanese aesthetic known as “wabi-sabi.”  Continue reading “Wabi-Sabi”

Good Company

A poem inspired by our booth neighbors at the Southwest Arts Festival and these Minnesotans’ wonder at the strange “pine trees” in Indio, CA.

One of the things Richard and I love about traveling to art shows is meeting other artists. Our biooth neighbors in Indio were Erik Sauliltis and Georgia of Danceprints. They are from Minnesota and made a joking comment about the strange “pine trees” in Indio. Richard was inspired to write a quick poem about this. Continue reading “Good Company”

Southwest Art Festival

Check out our booth at the Southwest Art Festival in Indio, CA. The weather is beautiful and my Tyvek cranes are dancing in the wind.

We have set up our Little Bird de Papel booth at the Southwest Art Festival in Indio, CA. The weather is beautiful and my Tyvek cranes are dancing in the  breeze. Continue reading “Southwest Art Festival”