Monday, December 14, 2015

collage workshop

Registration is now open for a collage workshop taught by Cory Celaya at ARIZONA ART SUPPLY.  Included will be many techniques on altering papers, how to draw Frida's face, exploring the elements of design and how to build an original one of a kind collage.   More collage painting samples can be viewed at Arizona Art Supply west.   Sign up seating.  The class is scheduled January 8, 15, 22, and 29th from 1:30 to 4:30.  Must attend all four days.  See you there.

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

playing with acrylics

My acrylics have not been touched in ages so yesterday I decided to play.  I wanted to play intuitively so I started with an old unfinished  watercolor painting, wet the surface and scrubbed off most of the paint.  After it dried, I started playing with some of the ghost shapes, layering images and adding textures as I went along.  Several times areas were painted over and reworked.  This is the result of  four hours of play.    I also played a bit with Citra-Solve.  You can see the painting here.

Copyright 2015 Cory Celaya

Saturday, September 05, 2015

sweet revenge purses

A peek at some purses from my SWEET REVENGE designs.  See these and other designs at the 2nd annual Day of the Dead Festival, at aVita Boutique in the Raven's Nest in Ajo, Az.  November 1 2015 from 11 am to 3 pm.

Copyright 2015 Cory Celaya

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

au 2015 featured piece


 Art Unraveled is just around the corner. This is one of several pieces that will be featured at the Shopping Extravaganza.  I will introduce a new line of jewelry and accessories called Sweet Revenge, which includes artisan jewelry, artisan headbands, artisan soft visors, and purses.  All are one of a kind....very artsy and very fun to wear.  Hope to see you there.

Monday, May 18, 2015

remembering joanna

Hard to believe that it has been 3 months since my dear friend JoAnna Pierotti left us.  She crosses my mind everyday.  A few years ago during one of our play days, she taught me how to make a necklace for my Kayla's birthday.  It was on a micro mini canvas, very colorful, lots of bling and a pink ribbon to go around her neck...she loved it.  Today I made another version of the necklace in honor of JoAnna....I know she was watching me create.  I miss my friend.




Tuesday, April 28, 2015

mix and match

Bracelets and bangles are stacking up as well as necklaces and earrings.  All getting ready for Art Unraveled Shopping Extravaganza, August 2015.   All my designs are from my "Sweet Revenge Collection".  Stop my booth and try something on.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

free play necklace

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

repacho jeans

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.