Monday, May 3, 2010

Art Evolution


I am not good at Mass Production! Five identical somethings is about 3 too many for me! Several say that I have a problem. I think that I am me and I don't do copies!! This tendancy of mine is the reason that Mixed Media is the perfect place for me to plant my artistic flag. I have not met an artistic medium that I abhore, some I like more than others.
Above are some new creations that will be offered for sale at Liberty Town Artists Galleries in Fredericksburg, beginning this week. I love creating these flower brooches as each is different and I can change them up in so many ways. I use different fibers, cashmere (so yummy and sooooooft, when felted) or wool, different centers- either beads or buttons and never the same twice and a variety of leaves. Hopefully these will be snatched up for Mother's Day remembrances! I have also created three, three-stranded fabric/paper bead necklaces, at three different lengths. Each bead is unique so these are all one of a kind. I love rolling the beads when I don't really feel like paying too much attention to what I am doing. Good for creating in front of a movie!

I have also designed some new earrings. I have created the nests before and they always fly out of the Gallery. I always use real pearls for the eggs, sterling wire and sterling ear wires.


These new earrings were great fun to come up with. I made tiny cones fo my fabric/paper scraps (can't bear to throw any of it away), painted the interior with True gold Lumiere paint (they glow)!! then I threaded a cluster of various beads , bird charms and a slender Fabric/paper bead onto wire to form pseudo stamens. These are very light weight and such fun to wear!!





I have pretty much completely re-designed my Muse Birds.

I have changed the shapes a bit and the wings are no longer sewn down to the body. They are dimensional and are only attached to the body at the wing base. I am very pleased with them. Here you see them ready for display on a curly willow branch. This is the new design for the smaller birds.



These are the larger birds.



Many of these birds were made with the fabric/paper that i made with the candy wrapper foil bits that I shared with you in a previous post. As I was readying the flock for the display, it occured to me that they would make wonderful small graduation gifts! I ahve plans to make some more, after I make a few more sheets of fabric/paper. Back to work!!!

11 comments:

martha brown said...

These birdies are so pretty!

Joella said...

love your necklaces...I feel happy just looking at all those pretty colours:)

kay susan said...

Elizabeth, if you have a problem you share it with me, because I can't cope with doing "production runs" either! I keep trying, but it doesn't make me happy. Absolutely love the new bird designs.

Marilyn Rock said...

Elizabeth; there isn't anything you cannot do! Your new designs are just gorgeous! What a talent! xxoo

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

Yummy eye candy! Love the Muse birds hanging from the curly willow branch.

Createology said...

Not only your beads and birds are wonderful you displays are too. Very creative and interesting. Happy sales to you...

Debrina said...

Well, whether you like the manufacturing or not, the results are truly stupendous. I'm so loving those muse birds!

Plays with Needles said...

Those birds look heavenly hanging from your tree and the candy foil makes them so much more appealing...I know what you mean about mass production..I have a hard time making the same thing twice let alone three or five times!

Good job, Elizabeth. Way to power through!

Natalya Aikens said...

you've got some lovely things going on here! I especially love the cone earrings...

Artfully yours, Linda said...

I will be stopping by Liberty Town to pick up a pair of the nest earrings for myself. Lucky for me I will be in Fredericksburg this Saturday.

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

Hi Elizabeth...I just love your muse birds! So bright and whimsical! And I also want to let you know you are one of the winners in my blog giveaway. You won my fabric collaged notebook and if you go here http://www.shabbycottagestudio.com/store/WsContact.asp and give me yoru address, I'll get it out for you next week. Thanks so much for stopping by the blog and joining inthe Birthday Bash!
Cheers
Gail

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