Sunday, September 30, 2007

Christopher Malone






I am speechless when it comes to describing Christopher Malone's work. His work is so fantastic it speaks for itself. Each doll has it's own unique and individualized spirit dance. The combinations of beads, feathers, straws and fabrics completes these wonderful dolls. Most stand between 26" to 30" tall but the really tall ones are called the Stilt Walkers which stand 5.5 to 7.5 feet tall. Now that's a large doll.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Karen Moyer



I was looking at the Saul Bell Design Award winners and Karen Moyer's name as a finalist for the 2006 contest was listed. Her necklace called "Pretty in Pink" is beautiful. The design is all lampworked flower beads. After reviewing her website, Karen Moyer Glass, I discovered more wonderful designs. She not only works in a Pate de Verre style but also makes fused glass wall hangings.







Shown above is a sample of the Charm School ladies which are one of a kind and all come with a beautiful signed card from the artist. Very lovely gift idea. Unfortunately Carmen Miranda is not for sale. Also shown is a sample of the Pate de Verre style flower cabs.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Jean Power





Geometric patterns have always been dear to my heart. I liked playing with colors and patterns since I was a kid. Drawing zig zags and stick figures with my pencil instead of listening to my teacher in school. When I noticed Jean Power's work in the Bead Dreams online viewing I was drawn to her bright colors and geometric shapes. After viewing her blog and website I found some great designs to show you. The red bracelet called Geometric 3.4.1 ( bottom picture ) came in 2nd place in the Bead Arts Awards this year.

Jean lives in London England and teaches beadwork classes and has co-authored two beading and Jewellery books. Click on her name to view her website and view her blog. Her website offers free beading patterns.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Sue Blackwell




I generally like to post on wearable art but I couldn't pass up showing you this incredible artist's work. Sue Blackwell works with what is at hand. She has taken plain old books and transformed them into fantasy worlds. Her works are magical. Visit her website by clicking her name. Make sure you enlarge the images to get a close up look at the details.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Tejae Floyde






One of my favorite symbols is the heart shape. I enjoy seeking out new creations using the heart shape but not all hearts are equal. To quote Tejae "Whatever you have in your heart reflects into your soul" is exactly what her work is all about. Not only does her work show depth but it has a soul. She sells her encased hearts on Etsy. "Mirror to the Soul" which is shown on top is for sale. Not only does Tejae work with polymer clay but she is an accomplished multimedia artist. Her blog is called Tejae's Art.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

ZudaGay







I would like to introduce you to "Clay in the Hands" a blog by ZudaGay. She sells her work on Etsy where you can view more of her designs for sale. I selected a few of my favorites to be shown above. I especially like her flowers. What I like most about her designs is that they have an Expressionistic look. This style I love.