Thursday, May 5, 2011

First Friday - Featured Artist

Well, I'm pleased to announce that I'm one of the featured artists for May at the Art Market Gallery in downtown Knoxville, TN. My lampwork jewelry is on display there all month.
If you have some time, the gallery stays open later tomorrow night for "First Friday", and from 6pm-9pm there is a reception with complimentary refreshments and live music (classical music performed by cellist Anna Sanders). There are other businesses in the area that stay open late for "First Friday" as well...if you're looking for something to do. :)
The beautiful watercolor pieces hung above my jewelry are created by fellow gallery member/artist, Genie Even, and I'm so pleased with how the entire display came together! :)

Friday, April 22, 2011

New Fiber Art at the Art Market Gallery

I recently juried into the Art Market Gallery under a second medium...fiber! I'm so excited about this, because experimenting with fiber and beads are my two top creative passions. Being able to bring both types of work into the gallery will allow me a much broader range in my creative adventures. :)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Birthday Cupcake Exchange

I participated in a little birthday swap this year, and this was my cupcake creation.

It is made from a couple pieces of felted sweaters (the bottom was the cuff of a sleeve). The "cherry" on top is one of my lampwork beads that was just waiting for a purpose. Then, after adding a few bugle bead "sprinkles", she was done!
Luckily my birthday falls early in the year and I didn't have to wait very long to "exchange" gifts. I got this fun strawberry & chocolate cupcake...isn't it yummy!
Thank you Margi, it's perfect! :)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Valentine ATC Swap

Here are 2 Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) I made for a specific Valentine's Day themed swap this month.
Both backgrounds are needlefelted layers of wool and scrim. The wool was actually from some hand-carded blends I made a while back, and the designs were simply "doodles" I hand-stitched on them before assembling them into ATCs.
and here are the 2 wonderful ATCs I got in return...
(created by Sandra)

(created by Peggy)

It's always a fun surprise to see what people create and bring home tiny new treasures from these swaps! :)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Free The Stitches - A New Blog

I have the good fortune to be part of a new blog adventure with a group of cherished friends!

http://www.freethestitches.blogspot.com/

Check it out!