Friday, September 18, 2015

Creative Actions!

 It has seemed for awhile now, that if there is any possibility of turmoil in my life, there will be. I really try to look at the good and stay positive, but sometimes things are just so hard, that the good eludes me and leaves me sad and depressed. So in these times of stormy seas, I try to create to keep myself from drowning.
 I am working on an order for Emporium of impossible things. I am really pleased with the results of the pieces I am putting together so far, but it doesn't seem to be going quite as quickly as I would like. I have so much going on it's hard to keep my head above water.
 I have been dabbling in paints on canvas for a couple months now. I find it relaxing. I am really just a beginner but I've made a few fun pieces that I am sharing in this post. The one above was really my first. It has a lot of texture which I love.
 I have been working on the odd piece of furniture as well. I am hoping to sell some of these soon. I love how this little desk turned out. I even found some mercury glass knobs to accent it. I will post my other pieces of furniture when they are done. I am working on two chairs and two side tables. I just wish I had more time.
These are a trio of small canvases that I thought would be fun. I colour blended paint in the background and added stenciled baroque fleur de lis with spackle on the top. I want to try this in blue as well. I have some other ideas I want to try and I have about 3 more canvases on the go.
 This is a much larger canvas and I blended the paint to look somewhat like the water in a Monet painting. It's just relaxing. I'm debating on trying to sell it and hanging it on my wall.
 I am finishing this post with these earrings that I am totally in love with. I know I need to sell them but I really just want to keep them for myself. lol! If you are looking to purchase any of my designs, contact me on Facebook, I no longer have a website or Etsy shops. I don't currently have the money to restart my website, but I hope to in the future.


Thursday, April 16, 2015

It's been awhile...

I guess I kind of vanished for, well, over a year! It's hard when you get stuck in a rut and can't climb your way out. Sometimes you just need to step back and let time do what time needs to do.
I have finally found myself creating again, I just need to grasp inspiration when and where I can find it.
So this morning while perusing Facebook, I came across my friend Staci's post about a tutorial she posted. I was curious to see what it was so I went and looked at the post. I have always admired Staci's eclectic/tribal style. Fun bold pieces that always catch the eye. She posted the tutorial on the Love My Art Jewelry page on Facebook. I hope you will take a moment to go and like the page.
 Staci shows in her tutorial how to use the fibers and wrap them, as well as showing what she wrapped to start off the necklace. I have wrapped fiber, cording and leather before, but I wanted to try something in a similar style as Staci's. I still wanted it to look mostly like me. I think I achieved what I was going for.
 The biggest difference with my piece is that instead of adding two sides of sari/ribbon I did one long piece in the back that hooks onto the side. I like that this made it a tad easier to make and I love the feel on the back of my neck. It's softer and more comfortable.
 I used a Sugar skull pendant by my dear friend Gaea and an awesome ammonite piece by my birthday sister Diana. Those were what I started with. I added some amazing lampwork disc beads by the ever talented Donna. I have been hoarding these for quite awhile. I used one of my own organic attempts at lampworking, and I find it fits in quite nicely! I chose a silk sari and a sort of silky ribbon that my sweet friend Marsha sent me when I was sick.
I wrapped everything in black annealed steel wire which I need to seal with my missing renaissance wax!! Oh where oh where could you be!?!?
 I purposely wrapped the wire very organically. I wanted the piece to look rustic and earthy. I'm so thankful for all my wonderful Art bead and Facebook friends. Thank you for your support, inspiration and friendship.
Thanks for visiting!!