Monday, February 22, 2010

Even more new stuff!

I was busy this weekend! I had a customer request a tiny squirrel and a tiny cupcake, so I etched some other new drawings while I was at it. I got Sherri Haab's electronic etching kit before the end of the year and was hoping to make the switch to using that instead of Ferric Chloride, but it's requiring more experimentation than I have time for right now. I broke down and bought another gallon of Ferric Chloride, which lasts me about a year. I do hope to get the electronic etching sorted out (as well as the light sensitive resist film, that was a complete disaster!) but for now I need to get things done, so I've gone back to the tried and true method. Everything pictured here is currently available at my Etsy shop.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

New stuff!

I've got spring fever and want to see some color! These are my latest offering, color wheels, just listed on Etsy. They are sculpted fine silver inlaid with tinted concrete. You can see them here.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Grandma says thanks!

My Grandma Paulina saw everyone's birthday wishes and is very touched! She would like to say thank you to everyone, it really meant a lot to her to have so many people from all around the world wish her a happy birthday. The Chicago weather cooperated and she had a great day (the photo is from her celebration yesterday). I think I can safely say that we all hope to look as good as she does when we are 99!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Happy 99th birthday grandma!

My amazing grandma Paulina is 99 today! She still lives by herself and cooks great food and makes yummy Christmas cookies. She was born in the small town of Triebswetter, in what was then Austria-Hungary and is now Romania. She came to the USA with my Grandpa in the 30's, and was very fortunate to have got out before the communists took over. She has 2 daughters, 5 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and 1 great, great grandchild! Happy birthday grandma - we love you!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Signs of spring

Two days ago


While much of the USA is being covered in snow, here in northern California we're seeing the first signs of spring - Daffodils! It's a bit cold and rainy, but I really can't complain. No snow shoveling here.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Congratulations to rawartletterpress!

My sister's "binary te amo" print won this week's Etsy voter! Thanks to all who voted for her!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Custom heart

This is a customized heart I did recently. It's not the lighting, the aqua color actually goes from dark to light. The colors are so striking that I'm going to make one for myself like this! My customer is very happy with it.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Please vote for my sister!

My sister's print "Binary te amo" is in the current Etsy voter. If you have an Etsy account and a free moment please vote for her! She's in the lead at the moment and I would love to see her win. The voting ends Feb. 4. Here's the link: Thanks!