Thursday, September 24, 2009

Another Win for My Team!

One day I was reading my Twitter and I saw that one of my contacts, Lisa Pijuan-Nomura was having a giveaway on her blog, Girl Can Create. I went to check it out. I had never seen her work and was just blown away by the talent that this girl has. She is a mixed media artist that uses vintage photos and different papers and color to create art collages that are simply magnificent. I hurried and entered her giveaway for the Starling Limited Edition Fine Art Print (which is available). After all, I have the perfect room to hang it in. A few days later I received an email stating that I had won her giveaway. I rushed over to her blog and there was my name. Sure enough, I had won. I can’t believe my luck lately. But believe me, I appreciate it, I really, really do!!! So Thank You Lisa. Please visit her blog and go to her Etsy store and see all of her work available. Support her. She deserves it.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

I Wouldn' t Call Myself Lucky, But...

Melissa Contreras of Axelhoney is one of my all time favorite indie designers. If any of you remember the adorable sculpted Berrs from a few years ago, that's what drew me straight to her. She is an accomplished painter, illustrator, sculptor, ceramicist, and now silver smith. And guess what, I won a double headed snake necklace of hers! Yup, that's right! It was a giveaway on the OC Weekly Column of Steph Calvert's Gettin' Made that she did on Melissa's fine work a couple weeks ago.
But you should see her paintings these days. They are magical. Head on over to her shop and see for yourself. Melissa of Axelhoney, don't forget this girl! She'll be around.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Found A Way

I love when an original idea finally makes it out of my puny brain. It's been so long and let me tell you, it feels so good. I always wanted to hang art of jewelry, but I couldn't paint or draw, my current photo editing program is the pits, and I don't know Photo Shop. So it wasn't until I started doing research for another blog article on photography techniques for The Succulent Wife Blog, when I came across many websites that did photo enhancement in easier ways than Photo Shop ever could. I was half way there. I finally figured out how the woman who loves jewelry, but doesn't like to wear it, can still have it as art, in her home, hanging on her walls.
I've taken my favorite pieces of original jewelry that I've designed and used the photos of them to come up with what I call mixed media jewelry photo art. I apply the enhanced photos to hand painted canvases and then embellish them with paints and sometimes with other things to result in a one of a kind art piece. Aren't they fun. There are only 5 introductory pieces currently available in my shop now.