Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Ornament by Vintage By Crystal.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Bazaar Bizarre Tomorrow!

Come shop for the holidays from local artisans at the Bazaar Bizarre tomorrow Dec. 6th from 12 - 7pm, at the BCA Cyclorama. Admission is only $1!! I'll be there along with other Boston Handmade members. I hope to see you there!

Friday, December 04, 2009

Holiday Sale at Gallery 9

Big Huge Fantastic Holiday sale going on tonight at Gallery 9 from 6pm - 10pm. FRIDAY NIGHT!

The shop is looking fabulous, full of wonderful gifts. In a few hours it will be full of people shopping and drinking wine and eating cheese.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Amy's Boston Handmade video

made by Amy of Bumblebelly designs

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

BH Downtown Crossing Gallery

I've been gearing up for the Boston Handmade Downtown Gallery! Making lots of stuff!

Here is a peek at what I've been up to.

And a sneak peek of 16 very dirty unfinished pendants ready to go in the tumbler to clean up, shine up and harden.

Bails and chains or cords will finish these off, but you won't see those unless you come on down to the downtown gallery!

Along with these pendants, I'll be offering bracelets, earrings, rings and other necklaces/pendants all made from sterling silver and made by hand. Boy, my hands are sore.

We open up on Black Friday, November 27th. Please come by if you are in the area!
505 Washington Street, Downtown Crossing, Boston...right between West and Temple Place.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Watercolor Cowboy

Custom Art Framing and Gallery 9 is hosting a gallery opening for Don Weller on Friday night October 30th from 6 - 8pm (Tonight!).

I have a copy of this magazine from 1975 framed in my kitchen. Blast from the '70s!

Don is a celebrated illustrator, art director, graphic designer and cowboy. He spent years as an art teacher for Colleges and Universities in California, Arizona, Utah, Texas, and Washington State. Over the years, he has done covers for TV Guide, Time Magazine, posters for the Hollywood Bowl, the 1984 LA Olympics, and the NFL to name a few.

Currently he raises Cutting Horses in his ranch high up in the mountains in Oakley, Utah, while continuing to produce amazing artwork. His style has changed over the years, but there is always something familiar in his artwork that tells you it is his.

Don recently published his newest book of western inspired watercolors titled Watercolor Cowboys .

I am very close to this artist, he is my father.

If you are around the Norwood area on Friday, October 30th, please stop by and have a glass of wine with us.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Boston Handmade Group Show

Come on down to the SoWa open market this Sunday, October 18th from 10am-4pm.

It's a Boston Handmade show! The best kind!
I hope to see you there!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Norwood Day.

Saturday was Norwood Day. A huge celebration in the center of town.

I think I learned a lesson here...make sure my white balance is set to the current lighting. These pictures are horrible. The lighting is totally off.

When I finally realized that this was my problem, I took a few good pictures.

Mom had a great time, you can see her in the last picture chatting with Kathy. More pictures of Mom at Norwood day can be found on 1redbead.

Friday, September 18, 2009

My new friend Elizabeth

Meet my new friend Elizabeth. Tiny baby, sweet smelling, long toed, kung fu gripped Elizabeth.
I had the pleasure of hanging out with her for a bit today. She slept mostly. I even picked her up and she still slept. I think she was even sleeping while she was squeezing my index finger.
What perfect little fingers!
Modeling a very nice binki and a nancyrosetta necklace that her mom Kim draped around her head.

What a perfect little angel!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Update for a neglected blog

A lot has been going on in nancyrosettaville.

Hubby had knee surgery but is recovering nicely. Arthroscopic to be exact. We even have a DVD of the inside of the knee parts of the surgery, and the surgeon actually narrates the footage as he is talking to Scott. It's pretty cool. Scott is doing very well. He only used crutches for a few hours, then on to a cane for a day. Really an amazing recovery.

Mom continues to be a part time job for me. I visit her as much as I can, and have recently been having more pleasant visits, she is doing better in some aspects and worse in others. I have been dealing with her personal/financial issues as well, they had started to take a toll on me, but I think things are beginning to settle, at least I hope that is the case.

Rusty has started to bark at me when I sit on the couch. It's only been about a week of this new nonsense. I am not usually afraid of him when he does this, but the last couple of days, his breath with the barks have left my hair standing on end. The shock collar* seems to stop this behavior, we don't even have to use the electric part of it, just putting it on him does the trick. (*we only use the sound part...not the shock part)

There's the quick update.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Market tomorrow!

The last SoWa of August.

I'll be there with Kathy of Wellerwishes again. We make a great team!
Come check us out!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Mimi's Handmade Portrait

Mimi Kirchner, doll maker extraordinaire. This video is a must watch!

I am honored to know Mimi. She is a wonderful person, an incredible artist and she is in my artist group Boston Handmade.

Visit Mimi's blog Doll
and her Etsy store mck254

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Some New Work

I love to crochet. I have been crocheting with sterling silver for years. Usually single strand necklaces with gemstones or pearls, sometimes 3 or more strands, but strands nonetheless. In an attempt to use up some the ends of the spools of light gauge silver wire, I started making little abstract shapes. Here is what I did with them.
Amethyst and Pink Chalcedony

Carnelian and Ruby



And my personal fave...Labradorite

These debuted at SoWa Sunday August 9th, and they turned out to be a big hit!

Saturday, August 01, 2009

SOWA Sunday!

Come check out the wonderful handmade goods, farmer's market and antiques market at the South End Open Market tomorrow!!
I'll be there!

Tomorrow I will be sharing my space with my sister Kathy of Wellerwishes. We are going to have a blast! Come on down if you can!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Go Cook Something

I recently started a food blog.

It's something that I've been thinking of doing for quite some time, in fact I had purchased the domain name a couple of years ago, and it has been pointing to my webpage ever since. When I figure out how to redirect it to point to the food blog, I will. But for now, I just wanted to let everyone know that it is up and running and I am having a blast writing it.

It's not so pretty yet, I need a banner and possibly a new design for the content, but I am loving it!

Check it out if you have a minute!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Boston Handmade Represents at SoWa

On July 12, just one day after the Boston Handmade Somerville Marketplace, I was at the South End Open Market.

I had done this show twice before, both times with BH. The first was the October show last year, and the second was this June.

July 12th was different. I was alone. Even though I was alone, there was enough BH at the show to make me feel at home. I had Marla of SeaGlass Things across the aisle and two booths down from me, very comforting to have her in my sights at all times.

I had Chroma Lab almost directly across from me in the next row over. Tony from Chroma Lab manning the booth.

Alicia from Chroma Lab was helping her neighbor Fussy Gussy, when I got the opportunity to take some pics. I love this booth!

Betsy of Stonehouse Studio was there, too. I had to look for her as she was not so close to my booth, but there she was!

I thoroughly enjoyed the day, especially later on when my hubby and friends arrived so that I could walk around and check out the other vendors (and take the pictures).
My friend Suzanne took this one of me in my booth.

I have 4 more SoWa dates this summer before the next Boston Handmade show on October 18th. I am really looking forward to them all.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Rusty fetches

Scott and Rusty playing Rusty's version of 'fetch'.

Jumping through the hoola hoop. He really likes the hoola hoop.

He's a cool dog when he is not biting people. So cute, too!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The best fortunes ever!

Scott got take out chinese food the other night. He got two of the best fortunes I have ever seen. He is so proud of these fortunes, I don't think he will ever throw them away.

Click the picture to embiggem, if you can't read them small.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Fireworks and Fire

The only fourth of July fireworks we saw were from the dock at Nick and Julie's.
It was so beautiful and simple.

A little bit of July 5th early morning.

It seems as though someone (JulieS?) threw a glass into the bushes.

Good times were had by all.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

SOWA Sunday

Come visit me this Sunday at the South End Open Market.
July 12th from 10am - 4pm. Free admission and free parking!

Shop the handmade market and the antiques market. While you are there, pick up some fresh produce from local farmers and freshly baked bread from local bakers...mmmmm... fresh baked bread!

Two other Boston Handmade members will be at the market this Sunday as well. Betsy from Stonehouse Studio, and Marla from SeaGlass Things. Check us out and show your support for local artists!

It's a great way to spend a Sunday!

Thursday, July 09, 2009

BH Somerville Marketplace

Boston Handmade Somerville Marketplace. Saturday, July 11, Union Square, Somerville. 3pm - 7pm.

Come to Union Square on July 11th to support YOUR local artists

Our July 2009 outdoor fair will feature work by Massachusetts area artists, craftspeople and artisans associated with the arts group Boston Handmade and helping people make a living making things.

Boston Handmade promotes local independent businesses and individuals creating one-of-a-kind and limited edition handmade works in small studio environments, not factories.

More than 25 artists, artisans, and craftspeople will be showing and selling handmade jewelry, clothing, accessories, housewares, art, photography, toys, and sculpture along with hands-on craft demonstrations from The Common Cod Fiber Guild and The Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts

I'll be there, so come find me!

I'll be sharing a tent with my sister Kathy of we are both very excited to share space. This will be our first of many shows together I am sure! Come visit us on Saturday afternoon.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Happy 4th!

Independence day. That's what it's all about.

'Independence' has renewed meaning to me these days. It's a HUGE word that says a lot.

Freedom, Liberty, and Happiness.

That said, Scott and I bought some goodies tonight to fulfill our desire for some pineapple vodka. As soon as we get this started, it should only take a couple of weeks to be good to enjoy.

Happy 4th!!!

Friday, July 03, 2009

Thursday, July 02, 2009

January First

I have become engulfed with this blog about Jani, a six year old girl, January First. Jani has been diagnosed with schizophrenia, after years of doctors, tests and prodding. Her parents are having a most difficult time with her healthcare since there is no place they have found yet that will take a child under 16 with her disorder. Jani is 6, and has a baby brother that Michael and Susan have to look out for, and Jani has extreme violent episodes.

This article published by the LA Times is basically a 5 page crib note into the life of Jani, Michael and Susan. It had me in tears at times, as did the blog.

If you have a moment, please read what you can. I hope that the more of us who are mentally healthy who learn about mental illness, the more research will be done for the mentally ill, if that makes sense.

Thanks for your attention.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

JP First Thursday Artisan Fair

Boston Handmade at the JP Artisan Fair. Thursday, July 2nd 5pm-8pm. That's tomorrow, folks!

Exhibitors at this show include:

Kerry Hawkins Photography, fine art photography
Jen Paulousky, Blue Alvarez Designs, designer knitwear
Beth Brennick of Elizabeth Brennick Designs, clothing and accessories
Lucie Wicker Photography, fine art photography
ChromaLab, painted furniture and clocks
and me, Nancyrosetta, unique jewelry

Jamaica Plain First Thursdays
Curtis Hall, 20 South Street, Jamaica Plain, 02130

Rain or shine. rain=indoors shine=outdoors.

Hope to see you there!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

More masks and other oddities

from Dad's house...

Monday, June 22, 2009

Dad's collections

My father is not only an artist, but a collector of art and other fun things. It's always so much fun to visit his house in Utah. Here are a few photos I took while visiting with him last month.
He is an avid mask collector.

Tin motorcycles.



And tin cans.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Short, sweet overview of BH at SEOM

Sunday was wonderful. Even though it rained cats and dogs in the morning, and sprinkled in the afternoon, I am so happy that I didn't cancel. I thought of it.

I was positioned between a stranger selling flowering cacti bouquets and Linda Branch Dunn. Check out Linda's etsy store and blog. Linda was a pleasure to keep company with. I am so happy to have had this time with her, and I hope that we can be neighbors at a show again sometime.

Perhaps my recent lack of interaction with people who do not work in a hospital setting, or who are not patients may add to my conclusion that Linda is awesome, but Linda is awesome! At one point after the rain stopped and we opened up the wall that separated us from the torrential drips, I noticed that there was a fabric collage facing in my direction. The placement of this artwork was such that the general public walking by could not see all. It was facing me, at the back of my booth.

This quote by Emily Dickinson really spoke to me. Sounds corny, but in my situation, it was undeniably appropriate.

Later in the day, I looked over and saw this fabric collage along side the first one.
I only got the closeup of this one sadly, it's equally as beautiful as the first in it's entirety.

When we started breaking down for the day, Linda asked me if I would be up for a trade. I was. I opted for a handbag that I had been eyeing all day. She wanted some earrings for gifts. Even though I love the bag I traded for, I wish I had traded for the collage with the Emily Dickinson quote on it so I could hang it in Dolly's room.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

SOWA Sunday

Another Boston Handmade group show!
June 14th, 10am - 4pm. Free parking!
Come out on Sunday for some great shopping, I'll be there.

You can also visit The South End Open Market website for more information.

I hope to see you there!