Friday, January 28, 2011

the love is in place...

a most favorite gift
beaten and recycled...

 silver plate and brass leaf created  
 from a reclaimed jardiniere by Barry Smith
his generosity also included this most extraordinary 
little copper bowl...

Barry is an Australian sculptural artist and metal worker. 
These two phenomenal pieces were created by beating 
recycled metal from discarded objects.

Each time I admire Barry's work, 
the texture, details and designs take my breath away...

 Wire Whimsy by Barry Smith. To read more go here.

" I like textured and 3D artwork; artwork that has layers and embeds history and messages in and on the material; artwork that takes used, forgotten and discarded materials and objects and gives them new life, new forms, new meanings. My art encourages the viewer to not only be uplifted by an appealing or quirky form; but also to look for messages and personal meanings in the art." - Barry Smith

Double bowl font by Barry Smith. To read more go here.

"Much of my work reflects themes of peace, meditation, nature 
and our journey through our life and environment. 
Where possible I use found objects and salvaged 
or recycled materials in my work." - Barry Smith

Detail Shrine for Artist Blogging by Barry Smith. To read more go here.

Many thanks Barry for sharing your talent, inspiration and 
creative wonders with the online art community!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

a breath of fresh air



design perfection...

Linnet, located in Kyoto, Japan is one of my 
favorite online shops to visit for inspiration. 
They have the most beautiful textiles...

"Linnet is a company that has been created by 
the fusion of different skills partly by architecture, 
and the other by art and design."

"The company was named after the bird's name 
who likes to eat flax seeds,
which is the law material of linen, 
as linen is our most favorite material."

 Linen. wool. organic cotton. cotton wool

muted palettes and gauzy fabrics

natural fibers

linen waffle

linen canvas

linen hand crochet and tweed

I'm sure you can see why it's one of my favorite places! 
Having purchased fabrics from Linnet, I can vouch for their 
prompt customer service and quick shipping. 
The prices are stated in yen, but there is a link on the site 
for currency exchange rates. 


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

the winner...



please email me your mailing address
and your creative stash will be on the way!

Thanks so much for playing everyone!
I have more so stay tuned
for other upcoming giveaways.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

how sweet is this...

Yesterday I received a package in the mail from 
the talented and most generous Alicia
wrapped to perfection wouldn't you say...
too pretty to open so I had to enjoy it for a day.
i just adore the Asian influence...

finally i peeked inside to find...

the most adorable little altered journal book...
such tiny perfect details!
and this from a girl who claims sewing is a challenge
look at those amazing embroidery stitches!
such perfection!

a truly beautiful little treasure!

thank you Alicia!

Friday, January 14, 2011

on the heels of the clean up...

comes a giveaway

fabric and trim stash

an 8 1/2" x 11 image
printed on fabric for transfer

you know the drill...
leave a comment and check back on Tuesday when
a winner will be announced

good luck!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

seems as though everyone is doing it...

tidying up the studio

organizing all the bits

putting everything back in its place

freshening up

ready to get back to creating about you?

Saturday, January 1, 2011