Armored Dreams

A blog about my creative process

SOFA (the Show, Not the Furniture)

SOFA (the Show, Not the Furniture)

SOFA   (The Show, Not the Furniture)     Our large box with the display, the one we paid $75.00 extra to take on the plane, is with our checked luggage. We’re heading forChicago, arriving around 3PM. Then the race begins, gather 2 boxes, 2 suitcases, 2 backpacks and a hand-truck -...

Steeling the Show!

Steeling the Show!

The fall issue of Ojai Quarterly Magazine features Elaine Unzicker’s Metal Lace Dress being worn by Charlotte Godfrey and photographed by Stacia Morgan.

Up From the Ashes – Creativity Inspired by the Thomas Fire

Up From the Ashes – Creativity Inspired by the Thomas Fire

Creativity Inspired by the Thomas Fire     Yes, two more exhibitions featuring work inspired by the Thomas Fire. We’re getting our emotions out there and healing ourselves in whatever way seems appropriate. And, as it turns out, I’ve been very busy. Human Arts, a gallery in Ojai, has a...

Is it NORMAL to be on a Podcast?

Is it NORMAL to be on a Podcast?

A New Challenge At the end of 2017, I took a class with Kim Maxwell to improve my writing. And, to help with the idea of public speaking. I knew before I jumped into taking a class, I would be telling my story before a live audience. A frightening idea for me - I couldn’t imagine this...

UNZICKER Gains Success Through SCORE

UNZICKER Gains Success Through SCORE

UNZICKER Success Through SCORE Thank You!! Before we dive into the newsletter I want to thank everyone who made a purchase in January. As promised 10% of January sales are being donated to Thomas Fire Fund and the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy. Your purchases mean that each will receive a check in...

The Magical Antics of Robert Hoffman (aka Hoff)

The Magical Antics of Robert Hoffman (aka Hoff)

It’s January again and I’m creating new work for the ACC Baltimore show. Every year my thoughts return to the first time I met Hoff in my booth in Baltimore. He strolled in on his magical shoes wearing a cape, a button-down vest, fingerless gloves, and, of course, a hat. But not just any hat, it...

Presence, Presents or BE PRESENT – The Thomas Fire

Presence, Presents or BE PRESENT – The Thomas Fire

Presence, Presents or BE PRESENT The Thomas Fire     December 5, 2017, at 10:20 AM here at LAX on the Southwest flight headed for Chicago. Last night and yesterday were a blur of rushing around to create this exit. We tucked ourselves in early knowing the 5:15 AM alarm in Ojai would jolt...

Have You Climbed a Tree Lately?

Have You Climbed a Tree Lately?

Have You Climbed a Tree Recently? One Tuesday night this month, I was getting ready for my class with Kim Maxwell.  I thought I was ready to go when I noticed a need or desire to wear more of my jewelry than the earrings I had on. I decided on the rolled necklace to go with my earrings and somehow...

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