San Francisco Part II: Art Walking

Streetcar in San Francisco

We were able to visit three major art museums and an artist’s studio in the 4 days we were in San Francisco. We were also able to do some extensive walks and take in some colorful urban art and stunning architecture. On our first night we visited my cousin Cameron Chernoff’s studio in the Haight. Check out the Mystic Eye […]

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DIY Tuesday: San Francisco Part I

Visiting the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco

We just returned from an incredible 5-day trip to San Francisco. Originally I was scheduled to do a live wire art workshop at the Curious.com studios in Menlo Park. Unfortunately the workshop was cancelled at the last minute, but I didn’t let that deter us from having an inspirational voyage. We stayed at the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway which was […]

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DIY Tuesday: Wire Lady Activity Cards

Teachers pay teachers

I am very happy to be a new member of the Teachers Pay Teachers community. TpT is a community of millions of educators who come together to share their work, their insights, and their inspiration with one another. They are the first and largest open marketplace where teachers share, sell, and buy original educational resources. I recently uploaded my Wire […]

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Gratitude for my Clients

saxophone player

I received the most beautiful message in my Etsy inbox today from a happy customer: “I received my package and thank you so much…. I almost cried! This looks so amazing! You are the best and I will order from you again.” Backtrack to 3 days ago the same customer messaged me in a panic because I had made a […]

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Kickdrum Winter Music & Art Marathon in Montreal

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We attended the Kickdrum Winter Marathon Last night at Jam Station in Montreal. This music and art festival was created by Josh Spencer (aka Kickdrum). In his words: “As Montréalers, and active musicians & artists, we’ve been disappointed by the lack of cultural events in the winter months, which only exacerbates the isolation and seasonal depression many of us can […]

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Discovering Caramelized Onions

Caramelized onions grilled cheese sandwich

We were excited to return to La Luncheonette to try their caramelized onion grilled cheese sandwich. We were not disappointed with these tasty sandwiches. I googled some recipes and realized it was easy to make at home. RECIPE: Caramelized Onions: Peel and slice 4 large onions. Heat olive oil in a frying pan and cook onions on low heat, covered […]

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Motorcycle Madness

Harley Davidson Motorcyle Wedding Cake Topper

Some artists avoid custom orders like the plague, but I thrive on them! I have occasionally made motorcycle wedding cake toppers for Etsy clients, but they are very complex so I do not have active listings for them. Let’s backtrack 20 years ago. I was selling jewelry at the Merivale Mall in Ottawa. It was Christmas time and the mall […]

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DIY Tuesday: Selfie Stands made with Love!

Selfie stand for iphone and ipod.

I was so touched that my friend Val was inspired by my YouTube tutorial to make phone stands for all her friends and family members as holiday gifts. She even went a step further and turned the ends into funky spirals. Check out her artistry! With just a bit of wire from the hardware store and a pair of pliers […]

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