Saturday, June 30, 2012

Artists to Inspire

Moss Hills Studio, blog to JoAnnA Pierotti, is the most amazing site for eye candy.  I just love her pieces!  This  piece is a particular favorite.  I'm thinking that once a week I'll post a new piece of art and share the artist website/blog.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Special delivery today!

I love coming home to packages!!!!

I met an amazing artist, Ilona, while at Art Camp (spring 2012). She was wearing the most amazing jewelry, which I discovered were her own designs. I only recently got around to purchasing one of her beauties. And she treated me to a precious pair of earrings. I love my necklace and cannot wait to wear it! Thank you Ilona!!!

Looove my necklace!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Ramona's trade...

Already framed & hung on my wall. I adore this painting. It sure is cool to have artist friends!!!

Custom trade for Ramona

I love mixing mediums! I hand shaped and torched this sacred heart and poured resin in it. Ramona Heimlich, amazing artist & friend suggested we do a trade. This is part 1, I still plan to do a second layer of elements & finally pour a coat of resin on top.

Wire wrapped, torched and glitzed...

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Diane Cooks - Little Etched Book

Ok, so who doesn't get totally excited and inspired to see and flip through the pages of Belle Armoire?!  It's fabulous!  And when they have amazing projects like Diane Cooks - little etched book, we just have to try to make 'em.  So, in our little group of gals, we made these amazing little books...you think Diane would be proud?  Thank you Diane for coming up with such a sweet and inspiring project...you're wonderful!!! 

This was my first one...I went with the filigree
...my second one.  I looooooved the green and purple sari silk on this one!
lovely bits:P

Linda's beautiful burnt orange...ohhhh so pretty.






Debra - so cleverly tied sari silks up the chain.


Kelly added some vintage jewelry bits that looked so sweet....


...and then she wire wrapped crystal beads up the sari silk, lovely.

Mary Sue used that gorgeous blue sari silk...are these ladies amazing or what?!

Kelly did a totally different version, in which her little book opens!  She added patina and copper chain & jade beads. I'm in love with this piece!!!  Might just have to buy it from her:)




Sunday, June 3, 2012

The lovely Lisa Guerin was in the studio today!  What an amazing collection she has!  And her kits, OOOOOH they are just delicious!  The ladies were on a stamping craze:D  The creations are really amazing. I'll have to post the finished pieces later tonight!
 
 These are some of Lisa's pieces....


 Oh this charlotte stamps...gotta get her!
 Boots!!!!!
 Shrinky Shrinky Shrinky Business going on here!
 Look at this work station!  Um hello, it's delicious, isn't it?!



 Peonies and Pretties...got these at Trader Joe's, the colors were magnificent!
 Lisa Guerin!  She's just fabulous!
 Lauren Gavin...she's regularly published in Somerset!  I love her stamping!
 My cherished friend Cindy <3
 Rita Bonita
 Mary Sue...knitter and quilter extraordinare!