Performing locally, I’ve been making my own music for 35 years. I studied voice with Pauline Oliver, guitar and songwriting with talented artists like Geoff Bartley, and Nancy Beaudette.
Freehand Cards by Betsi
The beauty of nature is always calling to me, from the graceful red winged black bird in flight, the stately presence of a barred owl or the stunning elegance of an Iris. I enjoy trying to capture their essence in my favorite medium pastel and colored pencil.
I’ve been selling my work as note cards locally since 2007. There are several different lines a simple ‘Birthday line” with some humorous captions and the “Catattitude line” especially targeted to cat lovers like myself, Woof Wisdom, Inspiration, Thank You, Holidays, All Occasion Cards, Quote cards, and lots of Bird Cards. The card catalogue is constantly evolving and changing to reflect the seasons and holidays.
My greeting cards are available at many local stores, see the contact page for a list and locations.
Cards can also be purchased on this site in four or eight packs,
see the Freehand Card page.
Sculpture, Class and Christmas trees
In past years, I have taught Paperclay sculpture classes at the Concord COA and the library. There is nothing scheduled at the moment.
I started sculpting in the 80’s. My first medium was bread dough; I made elves and angels as Christmas ornaments for friends and family. In the 90’s I discovered polymer clays and a world of possibility opened up thanks to its capacity to hold a 3 D shape.
In 2006 I began seriously working with “paper clay” and joined the Concord Museum volunteers creating theme Christmas trees. Several years and eleven Christmas trees later I’ve returned to my own creations, and often sell small pieces at the 6 Bridges Gallery In Maynard, MA.