I’m Thankful For…

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It’s that time of year again, time to give thanks for what we’ve got. Aside from beer at the grocery store and sheet metal, there are many things I’m very happy I have access to.

  • The number one thing I am thankful for are all of you. Those who read this blog, follow me on Twitter and Facebook, subscribe to my newsletter, and most especially, those of you who’ve fallen in love with my work and had to have it for your own.
  • The next greatest thing I’m thankful for is my support crew. All of my art friends (on and offline), my hubby, my family, the PA Guild of Craftsmen, and everyone else who helps get my work out there and keep on creating even when it’s difficult.
  • Lorica ©2012 WTEK bronze, nickel, brass | I’m thankful to have been invited to Mobilia’s teapot show and that this bad boy sold!

    All of my great online resources. Art Biz Blog, Inkling Media, Artsy Shark, Kesha Bruce, and the myriad other people who give their advice so freely to us here on the interwebs.

  • Being able to create.
  • My dog
  • My house (and having working electricity!)

I’m thankful for so many more things, but I know that you have to get back to your dinner. As for me, I’ll be outside walking my dog and getting some work done in the studio.

Gratitude to the Maxitude


It’s that time of year again, when we begin to look back and we share our appreciation of what we are thankful for.  Here are just a few of mine:

  • All of my fabulous patrons!  Without you I wouldn’t be able to keep making my work and I really appreciate being able to find people who love my work as much (or more!) as I do.
  • To the editor from Art Jewelry magazine who asked me to write an article for them.  Also to the wonderful people in their forum who mentioned me as a resource!
  • To the curators of Craft Forms, Art of the State, Crafted, Handmade Holidays and all of the craft shows I was accepted into this year.
  • To my galleries I was represented by this year: Veleska Jewelry, Michener Art Museum shop, and the Arts Barn.
  • I am thankful to everyone who has taken/will take one of my workshops this year
  • Everyone who has bought a copy of Better Know Your Hammer
  • All of my fans, friends, and family who have helped spread the word
  • Special thanks to the PA Guild of Craftsmen, Alyson Stanfield, and Amy Edwards
  • Everyone else who has offered me support, humor, and or inspiration this year
  • SNAG, the ACC, the Rosen Group, and all other craft organizations who help to spread the word about craft, help artists, and just generally get our work out there!

This list is not exhaustive, but I do want to makes sure these people are recognized.  THANK YOU!!!

Connecting Online

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First: I want to let you in on a little secret – This Thursday, July 7th, is the official launch of my Better Know Your Hammer book!  Make sure and visit to get all the info.

Second: Are we connected online?  Sure you read my blog, but did you know that I’m all over the interwebs?

I’ll let you know up front that I’m usually on Twitter the most, Facebook second, and LinkedIn least of all.  If you do connect with me, send me a note so I know you found me through Hammermarks!