Sunday, February 19, 2017

Staying Fresh

Coming from a theatre background, I learned a lot about a variety of artistic endeavors. Theatre people have to be a "jack-of-all-trades". Prop making, costume design and construction, set design and construction, makeup design and application are just a few of the artistic challenges that give theatre professionals a rounded, all inclusive training bananza. This has been fundamental in my post retirement career. I bounce around enjoying all kinds of art from jewelry making (my first love) to mixed media, flower arranging and about anything you can imagine. Somehow I always come back to jewelry and mixed media. Between focusing on these two genres here are just a few pictures of what I do to clean my artistic palette.

Costume Design

Paper Crafts

Creating Faces, Class and Book,  Jane Davenport, janedavenportcom

Christmas Decor for the Museum

My advice is step out of your comfort zone! Play with others by taking classes or just try something new and different. The growth that you will achieve will inspire fresh new ideas that you will apply to your first and forever art genre. Come on and make the leap! I dare you! 

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Floral Designs for Events at the McFaddin-Ward House Museum

They let me play with flowers! 

One of the perks of being a volunteer at the house museum in my town, the Mcfadden-Ward House Museum, is the enjoyment of creating flower arrangements for our events. Lectures, banquets, Christmas decor they let me go wild! This is one of my favorite things about volunteering. I love giving tours as well! 

Saturday, July 9, 2016

The Muse - Guest Artist - Relics and Artifacts - August 2016

Here is a sneak peek of my masterpiece I created for Relics and Artifacts guest artist, "The Muse".

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Artful Gathering 2016

I am delighted to announce that I am joining the faculty of 
Artful Gathering 2016!

Be sure and visit today to get in on the drawing for free give-aways! 

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Jewelry Christmas Tree

In the last few months I have been going to a lot of estate sales. Last week I picked up some grab bags of old jewelry. What a bargain!  I couldn't wait to get home to inspect the loot. I took inventory and I loved what was in the bags. So much glitter and odd pieces that had to be used for a special project. For many years I had been admiring Christmas Trees that were collaged with old jewelry. I was sure that I had enough to create the tree I have wanted for such a long time.
I made Sandra Evertson's Relics and Artifacts line of products from Prima the focal for my tree. The cameos were spaced with care to give them focus. 
I'm over the moon with excitement to make my new tree the theme for this year's Christmas decor. 
I hope you will be inspired!