Monday, May 7, 2007
Welcome to my new blog. I am a SAHM to 2 boys (7 & 4) and an artist. I am very new to blogging, so please bear with me as I get the hang of it. I have a little etsy shop, www.blockpartypress.etsy.com where I sell my wares. My focus is mainly on wearable art, accessories and ACEO's. I utiIize handcarved stamps to create texture in polymer clay, and then I use paint to add color and distress them to further bring out the texture. I would like to use this blog to explore where artists get their inspiration. I know I can find inspiration in the smallest things, and I would love to find out how other artists turn their inspiration into beautiful works of art. Along the way I will include info about my inspirations and the fun of balancing art and family.
I am very inspired by nature, and I try to take as many pictures as possible when I am out on walking and hiking trips with my boys. They hate it because I stop frequently to take pics and they would rather go, go ,go. On a recent trip to a local park I noticed tons of plants that I want to convert into stamps. These star shapes plants were dried out remnants left over from the winter, but their shape and texture were really inspiring. I made several carvings and
have turned them into pendants and rings. I took the basic form of the flowers and created a more modern look utilizing circles and lines. The modern shape required a modern color pallette, so I decided on the gray background with the circles being filled with bright yellow, orange and lime green. The circles filled with color remind me of enameling. I am planning on getting into pmc (precious metal clay) in the very near future (I am sure I will blog about this in detail later) and I want to recreate this image and use enameling to add color to the little circles. I used pale blue in the larger pendant because I just liked the way the blue looked with the white and gray and I wanted it to be a bit different than the smaller pendants. All of these items will be available in my etsy shop and I love to customize, so if you would like a different color scheme, please feel free to convo me and I will make one to your specification. Thanks for reading my first post, and come back often to get some inspiration of your own!