Friday, December 28, 2012

Happy Holidays

As we are closing up one year and heading into a new year it is always a great time to refelect on the past and look forward to the future. I am sure if your year was like mine you had many moments that bring a smile and many that have been hard. All footprints of who we are.

As I look ahead I am encouraged about the possibilities but yet saddened by the tragedies that are now part of countries history. I hope in 2013 all the people and communities effected are able to start to heal, that others who have hardships can also heal and find hope. I hope we are all able to find the strength we need and are able to find joy some times in the simplist things around us. Till 2013

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Nunn Designs just put up the nicest blog post about my art...Thank You!

Artisan Spotlight: Debbi Simon
How Debbi Simon finds the time to do all that she does, I just don’t know. Besides being my ad rep for InterweavePublications, she always seems to show up somewhere teaching a class, being featured in a magazine, or offering video classes at Craftsy or Beaducation
Read more in today's blog post:

As CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI Ambassador me newest online class for Craftsy is now available and features epoxy clay and of course crystals. Follow this link for a discount to my class.


Sunday, March 11, 2012

Get away for a retreat - everyone needs some regrouping some time.

Looking to get away and be creative...I know I am! Join me at Bead Fest Santa Fe. Santa Fe couldn't be more inspirational. Although it is feeling like spring in Milwaukee it will still be great to get away and clear my head a little. I am teaching classes in resin and epoxy clay of course with crystals...take a look.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The year has started out FULL

I thought it time to show off some of the projects I have been working on since the first of the year which has included new jewelry work, mixed media and painting. (If you remember one of my goals for 2012 was to be working all directions of my art, as last year it was a little one sided.) I have been enjoying painting and playing with mixed media a little more over the last couple of months.

Plus, the following close up of a project I can't reveal, just yet...all I can say is wax and crystals...sshh!!!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

2012 - A fresh start!!!

I am taking a hard look at what lies ahead for me in 2012, as I am sure everyone else is doing, including my goals both personal and work related. Looking at how I can balance both my personal and professional life...hopefully a little better! Regrouping and reorganizing so that I can be more efficient and more I recently found out there is no magic drug or formula for anything it will require hard work, dedication and discipline.  It is a new year, I am ready...bring it on.

I have made progress...I have cleaned out the studio, enlisted the help of my ipad to try some new sketchbook task apps and made my list of goals. First on the list is to blog more and update facebook and twitter more often. It is only the 3rd and I am getting to the blog and once I post this it will push to my face book and twitter I am covered, for at least today.

I also thought it a good time to post and update everyone on my teaching schedule so far for 2012. My schedule is filling up with some of my favorite places to teach like Bead Fest and a few new shows I am excited to be part of Create Your Style - TucsonJewelry Tools - Tucson Electric Park and Art Unraveled. See class schedule to the right and check back for additions through the year.

A few of my other goals are to paint more (I promise to post work as it is progressing through it's stages), do more mixed media work (both larger works and new jewelry pieces) in encaustic, resin, epoxy and metal clays and take my work to a new level.

As I do all of this I hope to be better at keeping my blog, face book and twitter up-to-date so that you can follow me on my 2012 journey. Wishing everyone all the best and success in 2012!!!!!