Tuesday, December 31, 2013

My brooch collection

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..........

Friday, December 20, 2013

A vintage Christmas...

This year, I decided to decorate my tiny Christmas trees with vintage brooches!
Next year, I may add ribbons and lights. This was a trial run. 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Blooms in the Winter

Since I now have a "large" collection of vintage brooches... I am inspired to paint! Only problem is, I need to sell sell sell. My little art studio is running out of wall space. 

I need to do a push to sell some Midnight Blooms this winter! 

Friday, October 11, 2013

I am a Broochaholic!!

I am now ready to openly admit and share with the world that - "I - LCherise - I am a broochaholic!!"

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...

Here are some photos... I loved how this vendor displayed brooches using picture frames!

Here is a pic of a few brooches I purchased...

And even more exciting... When I returned home, after being away for 2.5 weeks - I had brooches and drawer pulls waiting for me to open. (Thank you Etsy and EBay!)

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

LCherise... on Display

I love seeing my art on walls other than my own!  I'm currently on display at "Sunshine Smiles a Kids Spa" in Virginia Beach.  I'm trying to do more to promote my custom wall hooks! 

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Yay... I made a Brooch Bouquet!!

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

Go Fish...

I love my Walk With Me collection and I have received a lot of positive feedback about how cute and unique the collection is. However, everyone who has expressed an interest has asked for a specific breed of dog. Considering I buy vintage, I have limited options when on a search for dog brooches.

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

My First Art Festival...

I can't believe in less then two years I had my own tent in an art festival...

Monday, April 15, 2013

Vintage Brooches...

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

Painting from Pictures...

 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!
Layer 3
Layer 2
The Outline - Layer 1

Layer 4

Monday, February 4, 2013

INSPIRED... By San Diego

I had a chance to go back home... it rained the entire length of my trip, up until the last day.  It was a gorgeous crisp day, so me and my friend decided to walk around Balboa Park!  We happened upon the Spanish Art Village and got some artistic inspiration from the local artist vendors.  My friend makes jewelry...