Poetically vanishing art dance shirts

Make Art With Dance silk screen

Make Art With Dance tankIn June, I did an art project in Atlantic City and asked a number of people for help.

The idea was to visually capture an element of connection through lead and follow social dancing in paint to create a residual piece of art because dance is so temporary, like an installation. Dance is an installation that only exists in a moment, and the only way to experience it a subsequent time is through memory or another form of art. Continue reading “Poetically vanishing art dance shirts”

Artful Giving Third Friday Reception

artful giving
Artful Giving Reception is 6-9 pm Friday, Nov. 16 @RRCARTS

The Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts does this event every year called Artful Giving. It’s this cash and carry gift shop style exhibit of handmade goods by local artists and artisans. Running November 17 through December 30, 2018, there will be everything from pottery to jewelry, textiles, glass, and traditional art.

I have a few pieces of sterling jewelry in this show, which I’m pretty excited about.

Support the arts. Buy handmade stuff. Shop local.


Third Friday at Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts
Artful Giving Opening Reception
6-9 pm Friday, Nov. 16
22 N. High Street
Millville, NJ 08332

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Life Drawing in Ocean City

Anne, Ink on paper, 9x12". 2017
Anne, Ink on paper, 9×12″. Jodee Clifford, 2017

Life Drawing night at OCAC 

Thursday, November 8th from 5 to 9 PM
Ocean City Art Center at 17th and Simpson
Ocean City, NJ 08226

The model will be short haired Ann. She will have a few short poses and one long pose.

Don’t forget to bring exact change of $15 to pay the model .


Dance Calendar – October 2018

Little Boogie Man dance one piece baby bodysuit
Little Boogie Man by Swing Swag

I hear about the dances… why not share them, right?! Here’s a little calendar sponsored by Swing Swag, dancer designed duds. Visit www.swingswagshop.com 

Friday, October 12, 2018 


    Westie Lounge with Rob & Sheila
    Universal Ballroom Dance Center, Inc.
    41 E Crescent Blvd, Collingswood, New Jersey 08108
    8:00 Rob teaches an all level WCS lesson
    9:00 til midnight DJ Rob plays a super mix of music for our WCS coolness and we’ll be sure and add in a bit of Country 2 Step.
    $15 per person, $8 full time undergrad students with valid ID includes yummy snacks and water.
    GREAT floor and GREAT music and super people.
    FREE parking. Please enter studio on at side entrance which faces the parking lot.

    Country line dancing, two-step, couples pattern dances
    Prospectors Grill & Saloon, $5
    3050 New Jersey Route 38 (at Arc Rd.), Mount Laurel, NJ
    Ballroom dancing and social dancing
    Muhammed Karagoz  host and DJ
    Ballroom Dance Studio (upper floor of the Greate Bay Racquet Club)
    90 Mays Landing Road, Somers Point, NJ  08244
    Group lesson at 7:00pm
    Open dancing till 10:00pm
    $15 includes lesson, open dance party and light refreshments.
    For more information contact Muhammed at cankaragoz1@gmail.com,  (917) 213-9659, or visit  dancingwithkaragoz.com .
    The Party Pros Dance Club hosts
    California Mix and Ballroom Dance party
    Hustle, East and West Coast Swing, Salsa, Country Two & Night Club Two, Fox Trot and more
    Church in the Mall (Plymouth Meeting Mall)
    500 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462.
    $12 includes refreshments and dance lesson.
    Lesson at 7:30pm
    Open dancing at 8:45pm – 12 am
    Music provided by your DJ for the evening, Donna Boyle.
    Salsa taught by Christy Kam
    For additional information visit  www.donnaboyle.com or contact Donna Boyle  at donnaboyledisco@aol.com or  215) 740-3472.

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FYI: Ocean City Life Drawing Group Starting Back Up, Meets Sept. 13

Sold. Morgan Lying, Pastel on Paper
Sold. Morgan Lying, Jodee Clifford. Pastel on Paper. c. 2005 

OCEAN CITY – I’m just passing along some information about the longtime running Ocean City life drawing group formerly run by Meed Barnett, originally founded by Jim Penland at the Ocean City Fine Arts League.

Thursday, September 13, 2018
5 to 8:45 PM
Ocean City Arts Center
17th & Simpson Ave., Ocean City, NJ 08226
live model
$15, RSVP to confirm

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Celestially Inspired Moon Phase Drop Earrings

Moon Phase Drop Earrings








moon phase drop earrings 

Honestly, I’d rather be painting but there are service people in my workspace. Staying productive, I’m working on some projects that require a different type of attention and can be started and stopped more easily.

A couple weeks ago, water came out of the light fixtures and vents in the ceiling. The air conditioning drain backed up — what a mess. Since then, workers have been here every day ripping carpet, cutting out walls, and all sorts of other demolition and construction. Oh, and don’t forget the industrial fans, dehumidifiers, air scrubbers… yeah, apparently they’re a thing. Those loud little beasts are running everywhere around the clock. They take white noise to a whole new level. 

Ok, enough about that, let’s talk about some jewelry I made and just got listed in my etsy shop, www.luckystardreams.com 🙂 

Inspired by the full moon, complete with shore vibes. These earrings were born from a combination of nostalgia and the night sky at the Jersey shore in the summertime. 

The hand picked saltwater tumbled quartz stones in these earrings remind me of my grandparents. As a kid, sometimes my they’d  watch me while my mom was at work. Since I was a kid before technology, they’d keep me occupied by sending me outside to look for cool stones in the driveway… true story. 

Moon Phase Drop Earrings, luckystardreams.com
Moon Phase Drop Earrings, luckystardreams.com

If you follow this blog, you may know I make constellation jewelry . One day I was making constellation necklaces and the creative process took over. I started experimenting next thing I knew, I had made a pair of these. The process took tweaking but with trial and error, they’ve turned into a pretty cool and unique piece of jewelry.

I wear them all the time and the number of compliments I get wearing them is wild. 


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Oversized Postcard for Swing Swag

Swing Swag Flyer
Oversized Postcard Design

There’s a free shipping sale running in the shop now too… free shipping with your purchase of 2+ items.  AND it works in conjunction with code 10SaltyDances.

If you know someone looking to have something designed like the oversized postcard above, please consider me. I have over a decade of web and print experience… I work on everything from websites to flyers to social media graphics, labels, t-shirts, branding, & logos. I’m reliable and my rates are reasonable.

Contact me here >>> Contact <<<

Shimmy Shimmy for SwingSwagShop.com

Swing Swag Shimmy Shimmy

Graphic Design. Dance, T-shirt

Swing Swag’s ever popular Shimmy Shimmy racerback tank and baby bodysuit is now available for the guys (and girls) in a super-soft cotton tee too. Get em here >> https://etsy.me/2LnTlvT 

SwingSwagShop.com is a shop where I display and sell my dance inspired designs on clothes. I have fun with the shop… and it keeps my graphic design and marketing skills from getting too rusty as I freelance through this #artlife.