A Lovely Union

January 16, 2010

One of  my favourite artists Yellena James recently teamed up with Schoolhouse Electric Co. to create these stunning works of art.

I will take one of each please!

Read more from Yellena about the collaboration on her blog here.

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Artist Spot – Shayli Vere

August 25, 2009

Shayli Vere is a Canadian paper artisan and photographer. A recipient of several art, photography, film, media and paper grants, she explores creativity on many levels. In this post I am spotlighting her beautiful pulp painting pieces.  The feeling and texture she accomplishes is just beautiful.

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Artist Spot – Kathryn Dart

August 18, 2009

While going through my to-do list today, I noticed that I am still in need of several things if I am to attempt the one thing I’m really dying to try… encaustic painting.

I got my paints quite a while ago from this fabulous Etsy seller, Jaime Ribisi, who herself is a very talented and successful encaustic artist deserving of a post all her own. They are handmade, wonderful quality and in beautiful colours. I got my heatgun, brushes, tools, a few other basic things. But, I can’t for the life of me find an electric griddle pan anywhere on this stupid island. A used one, preferably. Anyone?

Anywho, it got me browsing encaustic artists and that is how I came upon Kathryn Dart, aka kbean on Etsy, and then I said to myself, “self, she would be perfect for your Artist Spot post”.

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I just adore the depth and texture you get with wax. Oh please someone find me a griddle pan.

Artist Spot – Works in Progress

August 5, 2009

{please excuse my lack of posts the last few days. Had some personal, family stuff going on}

And now I bring you… Works in Progress!

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Worksinprogress is a jewelry designer/photographer from North Carolina. She makes lovely, vintage inspired, feminine jewelry. She says she started as a photographer and slowly moved into jewelry making. She is talented in both these mediums. You can find her photography under the name KingdomByTheSea.

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You can also find her at:

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Just a minute… in July

July 23, 2009

Ponderosa birdsong by Julie Kaye

Ponderosa birdsong by Julie Kaye

Watching… True Blood and Whale Wars are my staples at the moment. I watch a  lot of movies too.

Making… well jewelry, of course. And soon this serving tray. :)

Listening… to my kitty cackle at the birds outside.

Drinking… still… probably too much coffee and not enough water.

Wanting… a proper desk.

Trying… to find my energy, again.

Play along?  :)

Artist Spot – Helena Emmans: Beautiful, nature inspired Sterling Silver handcrafted jewelry

July 16, 2009

Helena Emmans resides on the Isle of Skye in Scotland and graduated from the Glasgow School of Art with a B.A (Hons) in Design. She says she is inspired by delicate geometric elements found in dandelion clocks, poppy heads and other fragile botanical structures found around where she lives and likes to fuse stylish wear-ability with delicate detailing.

- Silver Stalk Ring -

– Silver Stalk Ring –

Silver Cluster Bud Ring

– Silver Cluster Bud Ring –

- Silver Dandelion Spores Brooch -

– Silver Dandelion Spores Brooch –

I think she has accomplished this beautifully.

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