I've been Zentangling for a few years (if you go to my original blog, you'll see some early pieces.) Lately, I've been working on Zendalas - the combination of Mandalas and Zentangling. The math was getting a bit tedious for me, so I decided to use my cricut to cut some stencils. THEN - I got really ambitious and decided to cut the stencils out of Acetate so they are clear, durable and waterproof in case you like to zentangle at the beach. Here are a few examples. You can purchase the stencils on my Etsy site. There are more examples on my Zendalas page.
I was recently in Mineral Point, Wisconsin where I visited a few galleries. In one there were a couple of tiny paintings - in front of the painting was a tiny person as part of the scenery. I might not be explaining that well, but it seemed so clever. I made a few necklaces along the same line... the tiny people I had were little convicts, so I painted their striped pants to look like jeans and now they appear more like little French men. Yes, little French Men With Shovels. ha.
Lately I've been working on fabricating these boxes out of copper and then flooding them with solder. The fun comes in filling them with tiny vintage and interesting bits. They are deep - and then filled with resin. It's like a tiny story box -
On Saturday, October 3rd, I'll be setting up my tent at Liberty House in Seward. It's the first show I've done since last fall. Pat is having an Autumn Antique Market and I've been invited to set up. My jewelry, because of it's rustic elegance, fits right in with antiques.
I just finished this butterfly wing necklace. Unless it sells on my etsy site before Saturday, I'll bring it along. A little caterpillar came to check out the necklace as I was outside taking pics.
I hope you'll come to the Liberty House Saturday. It's been a while since I've seen you!
There seems to be a change in the air for a lot of my artist/maker friends. I'm no exception it seems. While I still love working with metal and glass and fire, I've been drawn to the softer side lately. Making books and journals has been intriguing me and I've made quite a few. Last week I was going through some of my "maybe one day I'll get to this" tubs of goodness and found some onesies I was going to silkscreen and then realized that's a lot of work to keep changing the screen blah blah blah. So - I bought these sweet Scandinavian Animal designs and made a few onesies and featured them in my Etsy shop. It's truly a "while they last" event, so if you like them - please go get some!