Armored Dreams

A blog about my creative process

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 exhibit “Finding Light” at the...

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 Couturiere for Women One of the...

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 sacred tree associated with her....

Calming Connections

Calming Connections

Calming Connectionsarch 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 this special...

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 course, today I’m sure she would...

Nature’s Healing Balm

Nature’s Healing Balm

Nature's Healing Balm In this new year, I call you to nature as the healer; the balm to aid us as we travel through the changing landscape of our world. And, boy, those changes keep us hopping these days. Nature’s call of the geese shows the way to let go. The varying space within us and around us...

The Act of Giving

The Act of Giving

The Act of Giving There was a time growing up in my family where we made holiday gifts for each other. I remember once where I made a giant cookie for my Dad. A cookie the size of a pizza pan. Seems like it also had filling in the center so there may have been two cookies put together. How I found...

The Eye of Truth

The Eye of Truth

The St. Louis Art Fair is this Weekend! The Show Dates are September 11-13 at www.saintlouisartfair.com where everyone can view new art from all over the country. Psst! The show is actually opening at 10AM CST for only a select few in the know and that is all of you. It's going public at Noon CST...

St. Louis Art Fair Approaches!

St. Louis Art Fair Approaches!

Stuck at Home? Go Virtual!  he Saint Louis Virtual Art Show is coming soon. There will be over 100 artists from all over the country. This is a very well juried show, so it is definitely worth your time to check out. They are even making the virtual experience mirror the...

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