Monday, November 20, 2017

Autumn Leaf Pendant - Makin's Clay

Hello Makers!

Today I bring you a fun, stylish and quick project. Although, Fall (my fav season) is on the verge of being over and winter is coming (lol! yes I like Game of Thrones), I still enjoy wearing my Autumn Leaf pendant made using Makin's Clay®  Autumn Leaves mold and black clay. I have also embellished with wire wrapped bronze pearls.

To make the pendant simply push the clay into the mold, cut out the leaf with a precision knife. Let it cure for 24 hours. Once cured, rub Celtic Bronze Gilder's Paste on the raised surfaces, embellish with findings or beads and hang on a brownish leather cord.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Power Struggle Assemblage

Hello Makers!

I am so excited to be selected as a Guest Creative Guide over at Vintage Journey, where this month's theme is Mini Marvels. The goal is to create art pieces no bigger than 4 in. x 4 in. This is up my wheelhouse; I love to create small...and create assemblages. How cool is this? I call this piece  "Power Struggle".

I used a Tim Holtz box, found objects, metal and chipboard embellishments, polymer clay, and Milk paint. To learn more about this project and to take a peek at what the rest of the Vintage Journey folk's Mini Marvels, visit them at Vintage Journey.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Autumn Leaves Collage - Makin's Clay

Hello Makers!

Fall is my favorite time of the year. As the matter of fact, yesterday I went on my annual foliage watch at Skyline in the Shenandoah Mountains, VA. Really enjoy the stunning views.

Makin's Clay® has a new clay mold out; Autumn Leaves, which  I love so much that I made three projects using them, will post my other projects.  For this project I made a collage using ephemera paper and fibers and used the leaves as an accent. You will find the instructions on how to make this project on the Makin's Clay blog.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Bound By Society's Rules Assemblage Art Exhibit

Hello Makers!

So proud to announce that my "Bound by Society's Rules" Assemblage was accepted into the "This is America" art exhibit at the Gallery Underground Arlington, VA, near Washington DC; Nov 27th - Dec 29th 2017.  Additionally, my piece was selected to be part of their promotional materials, see postcard images below.

A little bit of a background on this piece. This piece was inspired by the debacle between Senators Elizabeth Warren and Mitch McConnell during the Sen. Sessions Confirmation hearings earlier this year. While Sen. Warren was speaking, Sen. McConnell tried to get her to stop talking by using an obscure senate rule. I believe, that Sen. McConnell might of found her speech too critical. Funny, both parties do that to each other all the time, part of the game. During this time, he uttered those famous words "Nevertheless, she persisted", and like they say, the rest is history.

This incident got me thinking how we have a double standard on how women and men should behave. We don't want women to talk too much, for it's annoying. We blame them when they don't speak up enough. If they are assertive, they are seen as aggressive, rather than pro active. Even a slight smile could tilt opinions, even decisions. For instance, if you smile too much, you might look like you flirting. You don't smile enough, so they ask you to smile more, so that you won't seem like prude. That's just society norms; then there are many unfair legal laws, rules, regulations, you name it; another story with the same double standard theme. For now, I just wanted to make my little statement, the way Sen. Warren did. I hope you like my art piece.

Front of the postcard

Back of the postcard


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

One Heart Sculpture in Art Show

Hello Makers!

So excited to announce that my little piece "One Heart" will be part of the River Oaks Square Arts Center Alexandria, LA 2017 5x5x5 Art Show, Nov 17 - Feb 10 2018.