September 30, 2015

This Blog Is Moving!

A collection of objects hanging on my studio wall.

With the launch of my new website I've decided to move my blog as well. The archives of this blog, 2009-2015, will be left intact for you to peruse if you'd like. If you have not done so I'd love for you to join my mailing list. A big thank you to all my faithful followers--I do hope you'll join me in my new space!

September 15, 2015

My Website

I'm excited to announce that my website is live! You can visit to view my new work and browse archives of previous work. Any feedback you can offer would be much appreciated. I promise you'll earn karma points for notifying me of typos, browsing glitches, etc. Thank you for looking!

June 1, 2015

I Am Grateful

Four months of radio silence is enough for me--it was snowing when I signed off and here we are on the cusp of summer! My on-line life has been relegated primarily to Instagram where I've been sharing bits of process from the studio.

I've had a lovely break though I dare say it is no longer a sabbatical per se but a new direction entirely. Two concrete decisions have been made. First, the doors of Sushipot have closed for good. Second, I miss blogging so here I am!

My first task back in February was to purge my studio of clutter and give the walls a fresh coat of white paint. The physical chore was a cathartic process and it literally gave me a clean slate to forge ahead into new art-making territory.

Lots of ideas and work are coming out of this time of experimentation. Patterns have been formed, textiles cut, ideas perused, stitches stitched, books read, sketches drawn, wax melted, objects gathered, paper torn and the list goes on and on.

I look forward to looking back at these weeks and sharing my new work with you. In the meantime I thank you for the encouragement you've showered on me via comments, messages and emails. The support during my hiatus has been overwhelming and I am grateful.

February 2, 2015


Dear friends,

A note to let you know that I've decided to give myself a sabbatical. I'm closing my Etsy shop and this blog for an undetermined length of time. I thank you for supporting my work and sharing in this Sushipot adventure. Please do not be alarmed--all is well! I know this appears to be a sudden decision but it is one I have contemplated for a long while. In short, I want to give myself some room to work and grow as an artist. I have many ideas and projects that have been placed on the back burner due to time spent playing the 'Etsy game'. Any future updates will be posted here, though I am leaving my timetable open-ended as my off-line life is calling. 

All my best,

January 26, 2015

Doll House no 407

Doll House no 407 (with triplets), mixed media assemblage

I came across another book on midwifery last month dating to the mid 1800's. The engravings were sparse but few it held are treasures indeed. I do believe this is the first doll house in the series to feature triplets. I love how two have hair and the third is bald. Also, the dismembered legs gave me pause so I dutifully bestowed her with a new pair.

January 23, 2015

Betty Or Bettie?

The Child's World First Reader, published by Johnson Publishing Company, 1917

Oh to be young and conflicted as to the best spelling of your name.... B-E-T-T-Y or B-E-T-T-I-E? And now Miss Betty Doris Winn's reader has found its way to my studio.