gray michigan

i made this piece a few months ago but wanted to photograph it outside. the weather in michigan is just too gray and icy and muddy right now. there must be a way to take advantage of the ugly, right? this slightly creepy pink garage behind our house is lovely. thanks to alissa and liz for freezing their butts off even though the photos turned out slightly questionable...

{the piece is very much and very simply about people and how i imagine all the small things between us that make us feel part of something.}

thanks for looking --


More Charms!

A few little sweater links also on their way to Pittsburg...
and in case you were wondering, these little things are made of :  sterling silver, steel, and wool thread

For more info on the Charmed show and its participants,  please see the post below.
Hooray for first posts!  I'll bring more with me next time..

- Alissa


I recently sent these off to Pittsburgh for a show at the Society for Contemporary Craft.
{they are made of sterling silver and hand-cut suede}

Charmed: an exhibition of artist-made charms and charm bracelets:

January 19-February 27, 2010
Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

participating artists:
Bob Ebendorf
Robert Longyear
Margaux Lange
James Thurman
Jen Townsend
Marlene True
Rob Jackson
Robin Kraft
Ana Lopez
Victoria Altepeter
Mary Hallam Pearse
Kathryn Osgood
Brittany Sondberg
Erica Stankwytch Bailey
Allyson Bone
Vince Pontillo
Adrienne M. Grafton
Lynette Andreason
Bryan Peterson
Tavia Brown
Autumn Brown
Talya Baharal
Tim Lazure
Renee Zettle-Sterling
Colleen Heineman
Rachel Ketzner
Sarah Holden
Stacey Webber
Lynn Batchelder
Raissa Bump
Alissa Lamarre

{Thanks for reading}