I have been on Pinterest looking up unique ideas to display my brooches. I have come across jewelry frames, and dress forms, and wire tree holders... However I wanted brooch art! I made a visit to my boyfriend Michales (arts and crafts) and came across stretched burlap. I had a vision..........
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Friday, December 20, 2013
Monday, November 18, 2013
Friday, October 11, 2013
My love for brooches has gone too far now, as there is no going back. I spent some vacation time back home in San Diego dropping in antique shops and second hand stores just to, by chance find a unique, reasonably priced brooch.
I found lots!!
I'm in love with brooch shopping...
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Thursday, August 1, 2013
For the past two years, I have been an admirer of Brooch Bouquets. Given my interest in vintage brooches, it is no surprise that the Brooch Bouquet idea is at the top of my list for a “must have” on my wedding day. In the artist community (on Etsy) brooch bouquets are very popular, AND very expensive. So earlier this year, I set out on a mission to create my own bouquet. And I had the opportunity to create one for a friend’s wedding. After a few you tube videos, and several (did I say several) days of bidding and losing and bidding and winning brooches on Ebay, I was able to create a gorgeous bouquet!!
I now understand why people charge so much… J
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
My desire to have art that more People could relate to, led to my new collection Go Fish!! I'm loving the concept!!
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Monday, April 15, 2013
Vintage brooches speak to me... On a recent drive from my home in Chesapeake VA to my friends house outside of Raleigh, NC I stopped at an antique store located around the half way mark of the 3 hour drive. This store had some fabulous brooches! Many to highly priced for the $40 budget I had given myself. Nonetheless, I looked all of them over and quite instantly found 3. One in particular spoke to me... It said buy me, and make me beautiful. It said a whole lot of other things too. I just can't remember. Once my creative thoughts start to flow my mind is bombarded. Anyhow, I learned from this visit to the antique shop, that I need to charge more for my artwork when I use vintage brooches.
Monday, March 4, 2013
When I started painting almost a year and a half ago, I did not think it would be possible for me to paint an accurate picture from a photo. All of my faces to date, have been what I call free style. I just paint and whomever emerges, emerges. Recently, I gave myself a project to paint my nieces. And overall, I think the outcome was great!
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