Thursday, September 24, 2009

a little press..

so, my little secret that i wanted to blurt out to you guys
a few months ago
is in print now and i can finally reveal that i am the featured artiste
in the fall issue of bead & button magazine

it's been a few years since a magazine has featured me,
and so it was nice to be interviewed again.
it puts things in perspective for you as an artist, i think,
to revisit your look at changes and new directions
by looking back at where you started.
it's quite a nice long article
with large lovely images..hehe
(except i really wish photo credit had been given..)

yvette doss did a great job writing it..i like her perspective and intuitive writing style

she (happily) mentions
the wonderful 'san gabriel bead company' in los angeles
where all of this crazy clay bead business started for me

and also peppers the article with mentions of 'etsy'
(which i was also very happy about)
and salmon and cemeteries and guadalajara
and all sorts of things that inspire/inform my clay work.
it's always interesting to see yourself through someone else's eyes, isn't it?
(and funny enough, it's really not embarrassing at all..!)

if you want to see a copy, it's on newsstands and in craftstores
and bookstores all over the world
(how cool is that?!)
and please contact me if you want me to autograph a copy for you..

wishing you a really happy mid-week..
see you tomorrow
with more fun.


  1. You definitely should not be embarrassed! It's a beautiful article on a beautiful lady, artist and friend ❤

  2. you deserve all the publicity you can get - I love your work.

  3. Ahhh!!! I gotta go get one- it looks wonderful!! SO many photos! And I love the illustration they included- so sweet to see your sketch! Congratulations! I know there will be much more press to come!!! xoxo

  4. Fantastic, I must pick up a copy. T'would be sweet to have it autographed ;D

  5. Just purchased the very last copy at Border's when it hit the stands! Was so enthralled with the article that I stood there and read the whole thing with people buzzing around me and looking over my shoulder! It is a beautiful tribute to my multi-talented daughter who is always amazing me with her sensitivity and pure genius of design!! xoxoxo

  6. CONGRATS!! it looks so beautiful...the photos are amazing!! xo

  7. Congratulations! I had seen your beads year(s??) ago on Etsy but somehow neglected to favorite you, and then couldn't find them again through searches. I'm glad to have found you again through the Bead and Button feature article-- your work is still beautiful.

  8. Congratulations!! Beautiful pictures. I am going to go find a copy today!

  9. Congrats!
    Will look for the magazine tonight.

  10. oo so much congratulations, it is to be swooned over!!!
    kind wishes :)

  11. Congratulations! It looks like a great article - the pictures are so beautiful. I'll be picking up a copy!

  12. Big congratulatory hug on this wonderful feature. I can't think of anyone else more deserving. I zoomed in on your flickr photos and was able to read most of the article but will look for it so I can have my own copy. I've been a big fan of yours for a looooong time. XO

  13. what wonderful news! congratulations. you deserve the exposure.

  14. Honey, it's about time you got featured here, your work defies words. And I'm not just saying that :) thank god we get Bead & Button here in Malaysia so I can go grab a copy!

    xo Sheela xo

  15. Hi

    I just wanted to drop by and say hi from Dublin, Ireland, bought the October issue of B&B and am absolutely in awe of your creations, beautiful is not the word for your fabulous creations! So elegant.... and the colours.....

    I have only in the last year started "dabbling in polymer clay so have the highest regard for all those clay artists who have "found their style".... one day it will come to me...

    I am defiantely (if you don't mind) going to subscribe to this blog, and probably write about it in my own blog as you have such fantastic creativity I just want to show it off to people (just ask the bloke I work with, he endured an hour of me banging on about how beautiful your work is!!)

    Sorry for prattling on,


  16. Gorgeous work! Congratulations :)