Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Art and Soul

Art and Soul
Whimsy and The Word
chaos and glitter

These all describe this time of my life. I am displaying in my art much of what is in my soul. My new line of altered bottles is called "Praise and Worship" and is based upon scripture and praise songs. These bottles feature a bit of soldering... but only a bit... beeswax, words, charms, keys, bits and pieces and they all come together to share a message that God is worthy of praise and honor. Much of this work was inspired as I listened to the Good Shepherd Band's album, "Glorious Things."  (The first link will take you to their newest release, and the second to the named album.)

"Wake Awake"
$45





 "Glorious Things"
$45



"Hold Fast"
$45



"Unveil My Heart"
$45







More domino necklaces have shown up this year. However, contrary to past efforts these are more vibrant in color and simpler in thought. Rather than an entire definition these are single word thoughts which are enhanced with graphics and stickers. All is encased in a sealant to keep these fresh for years to come. Each necklace is adorned with a selection of beads, and the "clasp" is a simple loop and vintage button. All is strung on waxed linen.



BOC, or Bit of Charm, necklaces are back. You'll note the addition of more color here as well. While working with the children's group at church we made a series of necklaces for young ladies, ages 6-12, and you'll see some of that style here.  A bit more playful, a bit more colorful, strung on copper ball chain. But, the ever popular ehanced BOC for adults is back, all strung on rose gold plated chains. Each vintage reproduction is enhanced with a thought or trait and then glitter is added, and all is encased in between two glass slides and inserted in a copper-tone frame. The necklace itself features "dangles" made from a varitey of bead types.

(I'll try to upgrade photos later... please bear with me as I'm rushing to prepare for the show on Saturday.)

DRAMA
$25


Miss Gladys
$25 
(the dangles aren't showing, but trust me, they are there!)



And, I've added a new twist... BOC Bottles... matching BOC necklaces and bottles... wear the necklace or hang it on the bottle for display. Pretty awesome!

Love, Waiting and Patience
each bottle and necklaces set is $35





Four variations of "JOY" on canvas, just in time for the Christmas season. Each canvas is primed with gesso and uses a coarse texture gel to enhance the "snowy" impression the piece is supposed to impart. The entire canvas is then painted with acrylics, letters added, and glitter sprinkled generously over all. The letters are made of painted and glittered wood, and the "O" is a simple wreath made of berry garland. These are simple and festive and hang from a glittery lovely ribbon.

 Each one sells for $15.


A few earlier pieces remain available as well, for more details please ask, but these are all assemblage pieces using vintage and antique pieces, beads, glitter, etc. There are altered book covers, assemblages, and more.

"Put Your Tears in My Bottle"
$65

"Artful"
$15
(There are two smaller pieces, framed in cream, not pictured here.)


"For of Such is the Kingdom of God"
$65






"Come With Me"
$25


And, previous bottles... each with it's own story or feeling.

Knowing Faith
$25

Amber Waves
$10


Amber Swirls
$10

Primary Swirls
$10
 Primary Twirls
$10


The Harvest
$20
 The Dreamer
$20
 Twilight Music
$18

Fairy Princess
$12


Earrings: I have many, here are a sampling:

Fairy Glass
$15


Rosy Swirls
$20


Here's a nice set... bracelet and earrings, both from vintage and antique buttons.
Glossy Black
Bracelet: $35
Earrings: $25
HOWEVER, if you buy the set I discount it to $50 for the set.

Earth Tones
set: $10



Golden Swirls
$20


Pierced Heart
$15

Please come visit tomorrow and see what else I've added here... or simply come to Art and Soul Artisan and Crafter's Fair, this Saturday, November 19 at Chapmans, on the corner of E. 3rd and HWY46/446. I'll be there from 10-3 at "Whimsy and The Word." 

Thanks everyone!

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