While I wait for my sister-in-law to send me some great pics of our camping trip together I thought I would share some new work that is listed in myEtsy shop.
Apparently I was feeling very girly when I created these things as they are super feminine styles. Sometimes my work is glamorous, sometimes hardcore. My work changes with my mood and with the seasons. I am realizing more and more that I create in a variety of styles from whimsical to earthy to modern chic.
Many people don’t realize that I started as an artist that worked in Portraiture, Expressionism andSurrealism. Prismacolor pencils and charcoal were my favorite mediums although I frequently worked with pen and ink and graphite. Eventually I would like to photograph my work which is now very very old and create a gallery here. A lot of it is intense, strange and sometimes disturbing. It’s another dynamic to my brain that most don’t know about. I have a capacity, to this day, to be able to draw things exactly as I see them. Although I don’t draw for pleasure much anymore, I do work my ideas out in sketches before I begin creating a pattern and then diagram the finished design. My pattern book looks like it is filled with hieroglyphics! My embroidery is also drawn before it is created. Anyhoo-I digress.
Here is my newest work. Click the photos to be taken to full descriptions, price and photos. As always, anyone who would like to purchase directly through email or PayPal can drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flair II Choker
Flair Earrings in Baby Pink
Sara Butterfly Pendant in Azalea Pink
MOD Cuff in creamy white with Czech glass and glass pearls
Obsession was one of my first original Snappy Tatter designs and still one of my favorites. Designed while we were hiking the Laurel Highlands, this time consuming and very dense pattern makes a fabulous cuff. I have sold it several times and my mother-in-law wears a black one. Currently, I have a silver one and a larger black one for sale on Etsy.
The pattern came from an idea that was not working out the way I had planned. It was the beginning of my attempts to design my own patterns and I was still getting used to the turns and twists that have to be negotiated as you try to work something out in tatted lace. Ultimately, this pattern became a striking cuff that needs little embellishment, just a line of beads through the center. http://www.etsy.com/listing/64736242
The Obsession lace already takes several hours to complete but one of these days I am going to go all out and totally deck it out with stones and beads and gems. Snappy Couture-it will be fabulous!
In the meantime, my newest version in the center photo has larger rings and longer chains making it one of the widest cuffs I have made at 2.5″ across. It has been beaded through the middle with Hematite and black Czech crystal.
I will add this to my gallery to the left.
We are having rainy day after rainy day here in western PA. And though it is doing wonders for all of my perennials….soggy days can bring the blues. I am remedying that with tatting various flowers over and over.
I will be at the New Castle Riverwalk Arts Festival this May 28th, my first outdoor show. And I would like to have many many things that scream “spring is here!!!!” So lots of flowers, leaves, butterflies, dragonflies. I think this will be fun. And it is in the neighborhood of the gallery I used to belong to so I am hoping to see many of my fellow artist friends. I will have the hubbs with me…he’s so good to me! So-hopefully I can get him to take lots of photos.