The fun of free play is in the gathering of materials. I start by gathering components that go well together and colors that compliment each other. If a theme starts to come together, I may or may not go with it. This necklace developed into an iconic theme. Beads, charms, a bottle cap and other trinkets were intuitively designed onto a charcoal Japanese cord. SOLD.
Thursday, January 01, 2015
Growing up I spent hours watching my grandmother do beautiful stitch work, she was a great seamstress. I also watched my mother do amazing crochet work as well as almost anything creative. When my favorite jeans developed rips, and holes, I decided to save them. A bit of stitching, pieces of vintage crochet and some boro stitching, made my jeans better than new.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Sunday, November 16, 2014
If you read the post below, you can guess where some of these elements came from. The necklace can be wrapped as shown or can be wrapped on the wrist as a bracelet. One of many pieces from my new Sweet Revenge line of art jewelry. Visit The Purple Lizard Boutique to see more of my art jewelry and purses.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
It was a rainy day in Paris when he packed his bags and walked out of her life, leaving behind his favorite navy blazer and red tie. In anger and tears, she ripped the blazer to shreds and cut up the tie. She then tore into the collection of jewelry that he had gifted her. Today she redesigns jewelry from those shreds of fabric, the silk from the tie, the buttons off the blazer, the broken jewelry, and other found objects...
An embellished tie became a cuff, buttons decorate a bangle and the red bead represents rage.... my new line of jewelry is properly called Sweet Revenge.
The story is fake, but the ties are real. I inherited them from my best friend Phil who passed a few years ago and I miss him. Sweet Revenge is real, be on the lookout for it.
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Title: THE CHI OF THOUGHT
A Curative Mixed Media Collage
After months of chaos, illness, and grieving the illnesses and loss of close friends, I seem to be coming out of a creative funk. A few days ago, I picked up a brush and 2 jars of paint. I added black and white to the 2 colors I blindly picked and proceeded to intuitively move paint onto the collaged substrate. An image began to appear and I drew directly onto the canvas. I continued with my curative process and in less than 2 hours the painting was finished. If you are interested in knowing how my curative process works, I will be teaching the process in Arizona. My curative process can be applied to all artwork and jewelry designs.
Saturday, May 03, 2014
Title: SOUL GARDEN
12x12 Mixed Media Collage
I paint my regular water media art on top of newsprint. Sometimes the unplanned painted areas on the newsprint are almost as wonderful as the original art. I save all these pieces of paper to use later in collage. The above painting has four of these papers collaged onto canvas. A bit of doodling with watercolor and ink, and I have a clean uncluttered intuitive Soul Garden painting. What can be better than that...