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Copper in the Press!
Before we get to the pics, I have to share — I had the lovely opportunity to be a featured artist on Etsy last week! Â My daughter took the cool photos above (I’ll be sharing more pics of the silver map next week). Â While the article wasn’t a surprise (it was an interview, after all), the comments and emails were humbling, to say the least. Â It dawned on me that one of the things I miss most about teaching is the feeling of making an impact on someone’s life. Â It didn’t happen every day, but when the moments arose, they were palpable. Â You don’t get many of those as an artist. Â You may have someone really enjoy what you do, but rarely a real game-changer. Â It feels nice.
I have two new pieces to share ~ both explorations in saturated color. Â The piece on the left was a commission… it is a large wenge jewelry box (5×7 inches) with a slide lid and my black & white inverted flower photo. Â I did a little experimenting with sheer layers of color to get the right translucent quality to allow the image to show through the deep red. Â The bits of black and grey ended up creating a velvety look, which I absolutely love. Â I made a damask pillow liner for the inside. Â I have a few extra large jewelry/ keepsake boxes — if you would like to customize your own, just email me! Â I’d be happy to work with you on a design.
The piece on the right is from a photo I took of Asiatic lilies. Â I inverted the image, then gave it a light plum glaze. Â The texture you see in the background is the surface of the etched zinc — it creates almost a grainy effect to the photo. Â Black Lilies is available for purchase online (click image above), or as a custom piece if you’d like a different color.
Ornaments are back!
Last year these were a big hit, so I’m bringing them back. Â They are in short supply as they have been selling quickly (well, kinda — the two people who bought them bought a LOT), so if you’d like one, grab it now! Â Once the leaves fall off the trees, they’ll be officially done for the season — and once they’re gone, they’re gone. Â (And if you like the design, stay tuned ~ I have a great new piece to share with you soon!
Until next time, have a great week!