Monday, May 25, 2009

New Fine Art Print Store

Grand Opening Giveaway!!!!

I have opened a photography print store on Etsy. In the slideshow at the bottom of this page are some of the items listed with a preview of new images I will be listing in the following days. Most are available in color, black and white, or sepica tone, with a glossy or a luster finish. Sizes available from 4"x6" to 16'x20" come by and check it out, and let me know what you think.

I will be giving away one free 5"x7" print (above), "Sanctus Peonies" on June 1, 2009. If you are interested in participating in the drawing giveaway, please send me an email @ and put "Giveaway" in the subject line.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Color or Black & White.......

On Friday evening I captured some pictures the peonies in my yard. I have been playing with them and trying to decide if I prefer them in black & white or in color. I am be no means a great photographer but I like them, and believe I will have prints made to hang in my craft room. While the top picture is my favorite here are a few of the others that I took.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Wire, Wire, Wire

Recently I have been on a wire working kick. I have found some great tuts on etsy! This bracelet was made with 12 gauge copper wire, swirled and coiled, it has a front closure with a lampwork focal made by me. The other items have been some earrings. The first pair I gave to my mom for mothers day.....a day

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

A Walk Into Eden....

I was looking for some inspiration this evening and went on the hunt for some type of floral backdrop. I came across this gorgeous picture of draping Wisteria. Purple is my all time favorite color, and the vines in this inspiration photo are just amazing.

Anyone who has seen the lush beauty of wisteria draping dreamily across a warm summer landscape can relate to its meanings of: Beauty, Love, Fertility, and Exapansion.

A few facts:

* Wisteria is a woody climbing vine with about ten species. Wisteria vines climb steadily by twining themselves either clockwise or counterclockwise around any available support. Wisteria is hardy and fast-growing and sometimes considered to be a an invasive species. Wisteria can be proagated by hard cuttings, soft cuttings or seeds. The flowers of some wisteria are edible and used to make wine, but other species are toxic.
* Wisteria is remarkably important in Chinese art, feng shui and has distinct symbolism in Buddhism.
* In Victorian times people used more symbols and gestures to communicate rather then words. During this period the meaning of Wisteria was Steadfast.
Communicating with flowers became the height of fashion under Queen Victoria, when nineteenth century publishers produced dozens of dictionaries explaining "floriography" as "The Language of Flowers". During this period the meaning of Wisteria was Welcome.

Monday, May 4, 2009

BHV May Color of the Month...

This months color on the BHV is baby pink, so I made this beauty specifically for the Color of the Month. It features beads by beadgoodies on etsy here is her link for her store:

I combined the gorgeous lampwork with swarvoski crystals, and pink freshwater pearls. i have lots of goodies I have been working on this past weekend so stay tuned for more blogs this week!