Holiday Gift Guide

I haven’t done a gift guide in a while, so I decided to do at least one for the holiday season. The guide includes enticing items from some friends in addition to my handcrafted sterling silver and gemstone jewelry. Altacruz pottery specializes in functional pottery items. In addition to dishes there are berry bowls and…

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The Art of the Matter

silver flower pendant

Amapola Gallery’s October Featured Artist exhibit  “The Art of the Matter” is October’s Featured Artist exhibit at Amapola Gallery, showcasing Amapola member artists Diana Kirkpatrick and Gwen Peterson.  The artists employ sterling, stones and sundry silkscreens to present “The Art of the Matter,” Amapola Gallery’s Featured Artists exhibit for October. Gwen Peterson creates serigraphs with geometric patterns of southwest scapes in…

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Turquoise Jewelry

Turquoise bead necklace with sterling silver pendant

There’s a lot of turquoise going on! Turquoise jewelry is really popular in the western United States and elsewhere, too. Turquoise ranges in color from sky blue to yellow green and all the shades between. You can find the necklace and the ring on my website. The chunky turquoise bead necklace makes a real statement…

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February Featured Artists at Amapola Gallery

Amapola Gallery in Old Town Albuquerque is one of my great finds since coming to New Mexico.  I’m delighted to be part of this terrific group.   The gallery features two members each month and  I’m a featured artist for February along with watercolor artist Carol Sparks.  We’re having an opening reception at the gallery…

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Making Progress

In June I had surgery for a badly torn rotator cuff on my left side.   Unfortunately for me, I am left handed, so I’ve had my share of anxiety about the injury and the recovery and how all of this will affect me in the future. I started physical therapy a couple of weeks ago…

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