Wednesday, July 28, 2010

New Artist Shout-Out!

I just discovered Melanie Moertel and her FANTASTIC lampwork beads. She is just amazing and completely original in her designs! I could go on, but it would be a lot simpler and quicker for you to just go to her website immdeiately and drool all over your keyboard. I can't wait for her Etsy shop to open in September, so I can SNATCH one (or two, or three...) of her beads for myself. The only problem will be choosing...I know I'll want ALL OF THEM.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

"Spill, Baby, Spill"

I live in South Florida, on the east coast. Since the day the DWH blew up I have been completely overwhelmed by the mind-boggling ecological disaster unfolding in the Gulf. This piece was created with this in mind. It's called "Spill, Baby, Spill" and I made it using an antique 3-inch porcelain doll body splattered with black paint. A tiny, sterling silver dolphin, colored black with patina is trying to escape the doll's head. I really like the result. Will be showing this in an upcoming art show in Sept called "Raging Art".

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Sweet as Sugar!

I don't usually blog about food, in fact, I never have. BUT, I stumbled upon this amazing shop on Etsy called SugarRobot. They make and sell edible sugar butterflies, leaves, and other lovely items. So original and beautiful! These are made from wafer paper--a mixture of potato starch, vegetable oil and water. The inks are edible and the images are printed on a food safe printer. Doesen't this look delicious??? I may have to order these--maybe decorate some cookies or brownies with them. I just love this idea!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Florida Craftsmen

I've been so busy with my "real life" that I have had no time to vacation in cyber space lately. But, I wanted to share some exciting news, so here I am. Last week I got an email from the director of the Florida Craftsmen Gallery in St. Pete. They are a non-profit, member organization that represents Florida artists. They want me to join the Gallery! They have asked for 10 pieces--I am so excited. The Gallery is really lovely, they have a great contract and are totally professional. I am flattered and terrified at the same time. I'm trying to put together 10 pieces that reflect my work, I figured five rings and five necklaces....still, very intimidating! Have to put this together today and ship tomorrow if I can. Wish me luck!!!