Cereus Moonlight

Cereus Moonlight

Petal Protruding I’d like to share a journey with you about a cactus, yes, a cactus. Large cuttings were planted last year. This month we noticed a growth coming out of the side of each plant. Upon closer inspection, we realized they were blooms about to take off. So...
A Reopening & an Honor

A Reopening & an Honor

I’ll be here showing off my model chandelier and enjoying stories. Join us! When Kim came to me asking if I would put together an art installation for the Townies, I was incredulous. Really? It’s such an honor to be considered let alone to be selected. Oh, what...
Egyptian Sunset

Egyptian Sunset

Ojai Visions Who could have guessed that we would have so much frost in the latter part of December, early January? It’s a little colder than usual in southern California and I’ll admit I’m not used to it even though the cold of the Midwest is where I grew up with...
Duck Off to the Museum

Duck Off to the Museum

First of all a big thank you to each and every one of you! Did you know you are always assisting me even when you might think that’s not possible? Well, do I have a story for you. My jewelry and scarves are about to be shipped to the Mingei International Museum in San...
It’s November?!!

It’s November?!!

We’re into November already! What, whoa, hold on! How did that happen? Wait, that means wonderful food which I love, especially with Keith, the chef extraordinaire in the household. Can’t you just smell the turkey roasting in the oven? And don’t get me started on the...
Artful Conversations

Artful Conversations

Artful Conversations First off, thanks for visiting my open studio this month. And, for those of you, who live too far away, I hope we can connect soon. Great to see everyone who stopped by. I was overwhelmed with the interest in my work and the amazing conversations...
Ojai Studio Artist Tour Weekend!

Ojai Studio Artist Tour Weekend!

What’s happening this weekend? How about visiting my studio in Ojai during the Ojai Studio Tour? It’s free this year so take advantage of it. And, you’ll also be invited to peruse my beautiful, new outdoor studio. Keith and I have been working on it most of this year....
Is Summer Over?

Is Summer Over?

Two Shows and New Products! Wow! Hard to believe but September is flying in with a roar! Lots on my agenda, where do I begin? First off I’ll be participating in American Craft Exposition, a Virtual show, from September 20 through the 26th. And, this is really exciting...

The Crown Update (No, it’s not an update on your favortie Netflix show) Last time I shared my difficulty with soldering for a crown I was working on. I succeeded in soldering the tube onto the copper piece in the second round. But, I’ve noticed that when doing...
Rising to the Challenge

Rising to the Challenge

Rising to the Challenge  Currently, I find myself in the studio soldering a huge piece. This is somewhat unusual; even the setup is out of the ordinary. But, hey, I had the idea of creating a crown, “The Crown of Enlightenment” for the upcoming Ojai Studio Artists...
I’m in Shout Out LA!

I’m in Shout Out LA!

Shout Out LA Sometimes the stars lineup and publicity happens. Yes, it just happens. It’s always unexpected and such an honor. And, of course, I want you to know all about it. So here it is, from Shout Out LA, an online magazine: Meet Elaine Unzicker: An Empowerment...
The Dance of Art

The Dance of Art

How did I end up having my own business? Actually, do I have a business? Artists don’t really like to think about the art they do as a business. I believe my mother owning her own business when female owned businesses were really unusual, has something to do with it

Bursting Spring Buds

Bursting Spring Buds

April is turning out to be a busy month… with spring buds bursting open and a freshness in the air. Or is that pollen? The focus turns more to nature’s greenery and earthly delights. Looking to the Goddess Medana as she was referred to in Ireland, you can find a...
Calming Connections

Calming Connections

Calming Connections March is almost over and I’m just now sitting down to write to you. I’ve been working on a commission with the sterling chain mail. With a small quantity of material, any piece created is an intimate limited edition. And, I had enough to complete...
Aphrodite’s Love

Aphrodite’s Love

Aphrodite’s Love It’s February, the month of Love. So, here’s to spreading more love your way. For you, I’m calling in the Greek Goddess of Love, Aphrodite (aka: Venus), who is said to be older than time. Did you know that Aphrodite’s sacred metal was copper? Of...

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