Saturday, November 26, 2011

My New Line of Wearable Fine Art Pendants

I have been making beaded jewelry for years..and usually start way in advance of the holidays making it.  Along with my ethnic inspired earrings, necklaces and bracelets.  I have started to create a line of Fine Art Wearable Pendants, that use my own art as well as images that inspire me.
 I have been having soo much fun, I love making multiples of things. 
 The process is extremely self soothing to me...

and so I have been getting happier and happier 
                                                 making a whole new line of jewelry.
                                                   using  my own art  as well as
                                              vintage images I fall in love with
 this is a reduction of an original encaustic painting of mine..
    As is this a crop of the Buddha in blue, another on of my encaustic mixed media pieces

Aren't this lovely.  I just love seeing the possibilities...
So now that I have made soooo many of these pendants...this isn't even a 1/8 of the amount.  I think I have mad about 80 pendants so far.  I have to do something with them.. Send them off to new homes, to grace the hearts of others.  I have posted some of these on my etsy store

But... I am having an open studio  with all of my jewelry and art along with 2  artist friends of mine...Susan Adler...who does such vibrant paintings, they take my  breath away. And print maker Rob Duncan, whose work is stunning.

When: Sunday Dec. 11th from 11-6
Where: 637 Dexter St.  in Santa Rosa, CA ( the JC neighborhood)
Join for some holiday cheer and support local artists when doing your holiday shopping.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Open to Unknown Blessings

Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.  
~ Native American Saying~

Happy Thanks Giving!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Mandalas and more

I have been truly remiss in posting here.  My life has been filled to the brim, with new work, creative endeavors and more and more SoulCollage® experiences.  So where to begin, with Mandala's of course.  A week ago,Patricia Waters and I facilitated a Gratitude Mandala Day, at the  Journey Center in Santa Rosa. It was a  sweet, small group,  and we all moved very deeply into the healing aspects of creating Mandala's.  None of us completed our mandalas, but everyone got  quite a bit done and loved every minute of it.   So to continue with  my usual love of   sharing  this process  I am posting the photos that I took of that day here.
 Scale of light practice drawings...
 Small mandalas
 Here is Elizabeth with her absolutely magical mandala that she started at our 
Fall Mandala Day and recently finished.
 Here is a close up of her stunning mandala.
Stay This Moment
 Heart Energy Abounds as we focus on gratitude.

 As the day drew near to an end, almost everyone started to add 
the life energy of color to their mandala's.
 Patricia flew in from the big island the night before our workshop, and swam with a turtle  so this experience was reflected   in her wonderful healing mandala.

 This final one is my mandala, which is obviously just in its beginning stages.  
I will post this again as it progresses.  
Focusing our intentions, and awareness on what we are grateful for, while being present in the 
moment for whatever came up, was a very powerful experience.  
I am really blessed to be doing and sharing this work with others.  I am truly grateful for more life.