the coolest secret paint around

it is enamel paint. it adheres to almost EVERYTHING & comes in amazing colors. AND it’s usually about $1.00 for each color. this was a plain wooden dreidel (I’m Jewish). Should i share my secret? it is cheap nail polish. before you put your nose in the air because you think it isn’t real art…give…

Who is watching your front door?

i have an owl, whoooooooom i borrowed from my son. i found this wreath at a thrift store (thrift stores are a fantastic way to make art out of old), a few years ago, for $3. a great find, i cut the pealing red ‘berries’ off-some where showing their white undersides. i decided to make…

decorating for Hanukkah or Chanukah…

without having a good camera. art studio table (Kettler Woodworks bowl from Vermont) the dinosaur is always there, so i’m not making an evolution statement, he holds my toothpicks for art projects.  Kitchen table…somebody has been stealing my (gelt)gold!found this bowl in an antique store, the snow ‘ball’ is from my mom, as are the…

making my OWN dreidels

my dreidel isn’t finished yet…i might share how i made it later. but the coolest part? the ‘stand’ is a Christmas ornament holder-the shape is how we illustrate spinning. the stand gives us (sort of) an illusion of movement. this isn’t intended to be played with, just for pretty. you know…i had to send my…

I am changing how we celebrate Hanukkah.

Pretty audacious, right? well, i am tired of tiptoeing around what is right & wrong with how to celebrate Hanukkah. i grew up in Vermont with two parents, my father is Jewish & my mother converted. We grew up celebrating both Christmas & Hanukkah. we got a Christmas tree. perhaps a day or two before Christmas….