When I was young my cousin had his bike stolen. My uncle replaced it and said that whoever took the bike probably really needed it. Sadly my cousin found his bike in little pieces all over the neighbourhood park. He was pretty choked up that someone would steal his bike for no other reason than… Continue reading A Compliment of Keys
I like the soft gentle off white of the rings on this Key 629…definitely a key to somewhere dreamy… Key 630 is made from a heavy (iron?) bracelet, a fantastic metal medallion, a locket, a broach, a button, a heart, a bit from the road, and a gold magnet that in the end stayed where… Continue reading Keys 629 – 631
I had some challenge with this latest batch of photos – I really do need to develop some photo chops! Key 625 has some beautifully patinaed rusty bits from the ground and is intentionally off-kilter. An old school party key if you will. Key 626 is white and delicate and today it reminded me of… Continue reading Keys 625 – 628 A need for Photo Chops!
These keys contain many gifts from generous folks who have contributed to my supply stash. Thank you Jane, Tracy, and my mom for the wonderful bags of goodies! Thank you to my husband Kent for finding ground treasures and bringing them home. And thank you to the many people who offer words of encouragement and… Continue reading Keys 620 – 624
Dear Key 616, I made you, I photographed you, I even put you on Instagram before I lovingly packed you away. I’m sorry I forgot to include you in that last post. Here’s your moment to shine… Ladies and gentlemen – I give you Key 616:
Key 617: a white shaft and a bright red ring. All of the objects on the bow of the one side were found on the ground. I like the patina on the very beat up washer. Here is a key that has been through something and yet is still bright and crisp. … Continue reading Keys 617 – 619
It’s not just the fear that I’ll give a party and no one will come; it’s the fear that people won’t like my work…yesterday was the reception for my show at SCYAP Gallery and I’m saying yes to success! Despite the cold and the much needed rain people came. Even people I didn’t know. Even… Continue reading Out of the Basement
I knew that a phone cam made it easier to peek into the infinity boxes ; I had no idea when I made the boxes how much people would embrace this – I assumed they’d just look with their eyes. Unwittingly I’ve created a 21st Century interactive experience. On Friday I received the most lovely… Continue reading (in)Side Effects
A lion in the cage on the end of one side of Key 613… Beautiful blues and purples and greens on Key 614; especially on the other side… Pinks and purples and brassy gold hearts on Key 615… A few small steps closer to the 5000 key goal…
I’m not that great about accepting help from others. Maybe I’m too scared of being rejected to ask. Or maybe I’m just stubbornly independent.