Laser Cutting

As a general practice, I always create my work by hand using a knife or scissors. But a couple months ago I was asked for permission to use one of my designs for a wedding invitation. How cool! The bride found my website and liked one of my leluje designs with two birds standing over two baby birds in a nest. She wanted to…

Waxing and Whining

Summer did not happen the way I had hoped. While the weather here in Seattle was beautiful, I had to put vacation and visits and studio time on hold in order to make sure this year’s Polish Festival Seattle was a success and work on a contract that required more online time than I expected. Both turned out very well, but frankly, left me out of balance. Before things got…

The Call for Blessing

A while back I was given a copy of the book “Polish Customs, Traditions & Folklore” by Sophie Hodorowicz Knab. Each chapter covers a month of the year and covers rituals and celebrations for that time. Many of these customs are alive and well, but many are extinct even in today’s Poland. One of these rituals inspired this piece that I wanted to share with you here. Here…

What Can I Do For You?

I was looking back at few commissions I did last year. Each are a little different. I created a robin “bird sketch” for a woman to give as a gift to her friend. Another is a sturgeon fish created for a family of the same name. A more traditional “tree of life” was created for a family of six, with four cheerful birds in a…

Pisanki Workshops

Tis the season!… “Pisanki” uses a very old decorating method where hot wax is drawn on an egg to create intricate patterns that is then dyed wonderfully vibrant colors. I am offering four workshops this year, including two on Saturday mornings due to popular request. Come learn this technique and take home some of your own beautiful Easter eggs! When: Wednesday, March 6 – 6:00 pm –…

Wycinanki Workshops December 2012!

Come experience the old rural tradition of Polish paper cutting! Learn a little about the history of this beautiful art form along with tips and techniques to complete your own projects. Classes are held at the Polish Cultural Center on Capitol Hill, with one Saturday session at my studio in West Seattle. Wednesday, December 5, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm at the Polish Cultural…

Welcome!

I was recently forced to create a new website for my art business so I decided to finally embrace the wonderful world of blogging. Like so many things in life these pages are works in progress, but I look forward to… well… moving forward! Stay tuned for more photos, news from the studio, and more. As I figure things out.