It wasn’t always this way. I wasn’t always a free spirit professional artist following my heart. In fact I spent decades fighting myself. I was an executive and legal secretary for many years, working at numerous offices and corporations. Those jobs never lasted very long; I was so efficient I could turn any full time[…]
ShellShocked Threads(c) debuts with one of a kind, custom designed, recycled leather jackets created with authentic bullet holes, shell casings, car reflectors, vintage military insignia, hand painting and stitching. Necklace and model by Black Water Siren Studio. Triumph by a few crusty old felons.
My wonderful son left yesterday after spending three weeks with me. It was his first time coming to visit me in Montana. We had lots of fun; we did target practice, got my old Triumph running again, hiked up a big hill, went to a gun show. We customized an old leather jacket with his[…]
I seem to be in a state of inertia this month. I have so many things to do; update all the websites my jewelry is on (five, very time consuming), clean the house and studio, write my book, write my blog, make new jewelry, work on new photography… All I end up doing is sitting[…]
Every once in a while I win the battle with myself. I think it is the one internal lifelong conflict that (in my superstitious belief) if I should ever overcome it I will have learned my life lesson and die. It is ever-present in my artistic expression, my two selves in constant tug-of-war. One side[…]
My maiden name ‘Douglass’ is Scottish. Douglass means ‘black water’ in the Gaelic language of my ancestors. The word ‘siren’ is another name for a mermaid, the folklore of which I find to be most fascinating. Let me tell you a story… Once upon a time I was on holiday in Ocracoke, NC, and was[…]
I can’t ever remember a time in my life when metal didn’t fascinate me. I can still remember the way the old tarnished brass door latches in my parents’ house tasted back when I was a toddler learning the world through new objects the typical way a toddler does – by mouth. Nothing has changed[…]
The holidays are sweeping past, and the new year is fast approaching. I’ve already started gearing up for the new resolutions I’ve decided to achieve. My new year will be starting the day after Christmas, no sense waiting until January 1st. As usual, I have more on my list that I can ever hope to[…]