Monday, May 7, 2007

Artistic Inspiration

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, 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!


sohobeads said...

Your blog looks awesome!!!

Kim said...

I love your stuff!

msbelle said...

Wonderful inspiration and the resulting pieces. You are so very talented and have a great eye.

Jamie J. DeChon said...

I like how you've interpreted the plants into art. Very crafty and tres chique!


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