Archive for November, 2013

Can you Believe it? Wearable Art Humor

Monday, November 25th, 2013

“Chomp!” is one of my favorite pieces. It has color, a variety of stitches, wonderful beads, and it tells a visual joke. There once was a primordial pond where primordial algae, bacteria, and other microscopic lifeforms lived and thrived. Of course these are perfect food sources for small fish and after a while these also […]

Clouds in My Art

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

I love clouds. I can stare at them for hours imagining that I can fly through the expanse of sky and touch the soft ethereal wisps or the thick billowing towers that are really only droplets of cold wet water. I draw them, paint them, dream about them. One of my first Pinterest pinboards is […]

Is it Art? Can I Copyright it?

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Copyright in art is limited to works that have no functional use. So, a drawing of a dress design is copyrightable but the dress design itself is not. The same is true for cars, shoes, coffee cups and jewelry. And chairs. And carports. Etc. This means that if you purchase a scarf knitting pattern, you […]

How it Happened, On to Future Adventures

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

A line of ships passes by. Where are they going? Why are they braving the red morning’s rough seas that could dash them against the looming rocks? The story is incomplete, ready to be developed by every viewer’s imagination. Is this an ocean going caravan or the remnants of a war party? It’s up to […]

Art Process – Revising My Ideas

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Lately I’ve found myself revising a bead weaving project several times over. New ideas spring into my mind, I get excited and want to start incorporating them all and all at once. I have recently decided to create a themed installation style series of works, each to include at least one painting, one large bead […]

How to Revitalize an Heirloom

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

The season of gift giving for many people is coming up. In fact it’s pretty much already here. You might already be thinking about what to buy or make for your friends and loved ones. One idea is to transform a family heirloom jewelry piece that sits in a box dodging dust into one or […]