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Rogan Brown - Paper as a Physical and Spiritual Discipline
The hand and laser cut paper sculptures of Rogan Brown will spellbind you, hypnotize you, make you gasp and sometimes arouse your baser instincts. On the surface, his works resemble delicate flower-like organisms or exotic blooms from a petri dish. But as you…
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Mister Finch - Textile Artist Extraordinaire
A wonderful textile artist, who only introduces himself as Mister Finch, has been creating beautiful replicas of British flora and fauna using only vintage and recycled textiles and thread. His pieces have a faded yet timeless feel to them, which comes from…
Ferrofluids are something we've been playing with for kinetic jewelry. Here is a photo of the material by Brandon Hilder
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The latest advance in 3D projection mapping. This is already being used for theatrical costuming and sets. Now think adornment.
Added by 2Roses on October 27, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments
Marjolein Dallying - strictly hands-on
Dallying’s work is an extension of nature itself. Her sculptures are very much at home in the woods, nestled among pine needles, emerging from fallen trees and rising from rock surfaces.
She works in felt because it allows her unlimited freedom…
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Deb Karash - Drawing on Metal and the Intimacy of Jewelry
The work of Deb Karash strikes something deep in the soul. Her signature style incorporates colored pencil that is actually drawn upon the surface of metal. Yes, she draws on metal with professional grade colored pencils. As…
Added by 2Roses on September 19, 2016 at 5:23pm — No Comments
Monday’s Child - A Weekly Creative Shot in the Arm
Ann Lalik - Wonderfully Executed, Abstracted Figurative Work
Shown today is a portion of a body of work by Ann Lalik entitled “My Friends.” We really enjoy how she has taken a variety of eclectic pieces of just about everything and artfully…Continue
Cerámica Contemporánea LCG - ceramic works by extraordinary artists
To get a good shot of inspiration, we recommend visiting the Facebook page for Cerámica Contemporánea LCG. You’ll find really exceptional art by cutting-edge ceramicists. Ceramic clay and polymer clay are so similar in their applications. You just can’t help but imagine the textures,…Continue
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Wendy McAllister - the transformative power of adornment
Wendy McAllister’s love of jewelry started with a live bejeweled Makech beetle on a small gold chain and safety pin. It was a gift from her parents during a trip to Mexico. The experience of wearing this object steered her creativity toward…
Added by 2Roses on August 15, 2016 at 3:43pm — No Comments
Hillary Waters Fayle - the concept of art as impermanent
Hillary Fayle uses botanical materials and combines them with the rich traditions of needlecraft. “What I do is about elevating details. It is about noticing…
Added by 2Roses on August 1, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments
“Some artists are social commentators.
They interpret and comment upon life....
I try to take some of earth's essential elements and create my own world with order and harmony where my mind can be at peace."
- Marilyn Druin, 1999
Sadly, Druin passed away in November 2001 - around two years…Continue
Added by 2Roses on July 18, 2016 at 11:47am — No Comments
I have been advocating for many years for makers and the organizations that purport to serve our communities, to organize politically. Our interests are not being represented by our elected officials. It just got much easier and cheaper for US customers to buy products from overseas due to lowered tariffs and import fees. On the other hand, US makers are still severely restricted from selling overseas by high tariffs and import duties.…Continue
Added by 2Roses on May 5, 2016 at 5:35pm — No Comments
We participate in a creative exercise related to EtsyMetal, a group of metalsmiths organized around Etsy. The exercise is called "Blog Carnival". Each month a topic is chosen and a variety of members from this international group each provide their individual perspectives on the subject. We thought (mistakenly) that we had scraped the subject of Art Versus Craft off our shoes for good. Thanks to Blog Carnival we have stepped in it again. It appears that it is the topic that will not…Continue
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MJSA would like to interview any artists who have used used self-produced books via websites such as Snapfish or Blurb to promote their work to galleries or curators or as show catalogs. Article deadline is looming. Please email Sharon Elaine Thompson ASAP firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Blog Carnival* topic this month is “nobody’s perfect”. We are frequently told this applies to us. Someone once said “art is making the difficult look easy. Maybe, but not the way we usually do it.... read more at 2Roses' blog: Jewelry…Continue
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I've been working intently on a couple of projects for the last few days. As I sit at my bench, late on a Sunday evening,my perspective changes from the very focused 3 x 3 inch window of my optivisors to the full scope of my bench. CARAMBA! What happened!?
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