Wednesday, July 29, 2009

peace and unique found treasures

I am the finder of lost pennies, rusty bottle caps, unique sticks, rocks and other assorted treasures.  As a child I was always looking down at the ground to find these cast off treasures.  My mom said that someday I'd run into a pole . . . I did once on a family vacation!  
I am enjoying the process of using these fun, funky things in my art, along with my ever growing fabric collection!  However, that is another story and another blog post.
Above is a little piece I created out of a twig that I found on a hike in the Sangre de Christo mountains a few miles from our home here in Santa Fe.  It is a glorious peace-filled place that we love to frequent as often as we can.
The beads are salvaged from another piece of art that met its demise due to our strong spring winds and the peace sign was handcrafted by myself from terra cotta clay.


Sunday, July 19, 2009

Finding Peace

I have an affinity for images of the Buddha.  I find them enchanting . . . calming . . . serene . . . and beautiful.  I have found that surrounding yourself with beautiful things that inspire you and help you relax is important.  Trust me . . . if you came to my home, you'd see I have a lot of wonderful inspiration all around me.  

I have created several tiles with Buddha images on them.  Some are my own creation and some are photographs.  These three tiles are a few of many images that I particularly love.  Each with their own uniqueness and beauty.  The tiles are handmade by myself.  The images are done with a phototransfer process that I am starting to explore.  All three tiles are for sale (of course) in my ETSY shop.

What inspires you??

Thursday, July 2, 2009

New Project - whatchamacallit!

Happy July!
I've been working on using materials I have around my house to create art. I'm so tempted to buy new things to work on but realize I need to repurpose things I already have.  I like how this piece turned out and want to list it in my ETSY shop.  I'm not sure what to call it!
It is made from three terra cotta clay peace signs that I designed and made.  The rest are some glass and ceramic beads, wire and a twig.  I'm thinking it would look great on your front door, gate or even hanging in a tree.  You could also use this indoors.
Let me know what you think!
Enjoy the day!