Wednesday, October 29, 2014

sweet revenge

 
    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

the chi of thought

 
 
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.