Monday, April 4, 2011

Porcelain Jewelry and Buttons

I am very excited about my latest project, porcelain jewelry and buttons! When I moved out West to Vancouver, my new house mates had a kiln they weren't using. So I went out, got a bunch of porcelain and glazes, and started experimenting. After a couple months of prototyping, I am finally getting a finished product I just love. Here are the pieces I made recently before and after glazing. I'm in the process of wrangling them onto ear hooks, then I'll be listing them in my etsy shop. Just look how cheerful that sunshine yellow color is! I'm so pleased with them. :)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Big City Life

I moved a few weeks ago from very small New Brunswick to the very large Vancouver area. It's pretty amazing out West, first of all, the mountains are AMAZING! They are so gorgeous. There is always something going on here. There is so much to see and do.

The picture is the view from my bedroom window. I can see that glorious mountain in the distance!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

A quiet morning walk.

Last night I stayed up all night working on various projects, some pendants, brooches, earrings, etc. When I finally went to bed around 5:30 I tossed and turned until the sun came up. So I decided to go outside for a quiet morning stroll to the park with my camera to see what I could find. I'm really happy I went! I enjoyed playing around with my macro filters and everything was covered in such a slight sparkly dew. And the light, my goodness the light! So soft and lovely. Here are a few of my favorite shots from the day.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Andy Warhol style custom portraits!

I'm very excited! I've opened up a new Etsy shop called Printique where I'm making custom people, pet & object Andy Warhol style pop art prints. I'm also making photo collages where I customize with the buyer's photos and text. The shop is off to a good start, let me know what you think!

Friday, June 26, 2009


I am so excited! I finally finished up a batch of glass pendants made from my photography and illustrations. I'm planning on debuting them tomorrow at the Farmer's Market. Also new for the market are my fancier crate displays, some silk scarves I painted and screenprinted, and the velvet scarves I dyed. I'm hoping for a successful day!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Monica Makes THINGS!

I have had a FANTASTIC day today. I was so productive. I rented studio space at the craft college and just went to town on all the silk and velvet scarves and pillows and other lovely things. I prepped 30ish items to be dyed, and then tried a new type of dye bath I hadn't done before. It turned out beautifully and with better results than I had in the past with a longer, less impressive dye method. I dyed up some velvet scarves that I just cannot wait to dry so I can really see how they turned out. Here is a terrible, low quality snap of them, I was too excited to wait until they are dry to take nice photos:

Besides the velvet scarves I also dyed some silk ones that I am going to experiment with screen printing and painting on, as well as some silk pillows and hankerchiefs. I bought a large order of silks and velvets and several different kinds of dyes, and really want to experiment with new techniques, and with color all summer long. I'll be posting my makings much more often. I've also gotten a handy dandy new camera lens that will help that out. (The lens is not responsible for the bad photos haha)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


I know, it's been a while, but I think I just might be back.

I bought myself a shiny new lens today with some macro filters so it will be much easier to take and share photos and random nonsense, etc.

I've been working busily at my business, recently selling at a Mother's Day craft show, and I've got all new displays for the farmer's market.

Here's a little photo of them, and me peeking out from behind them:

Much nicer than just laying stuff out on the table, like I used to. I hope I'll also be selling at the City Market in my hometown, so that is very exciting, I hope it goes well!