Thursday, September 30, 2010

Drum Roll Please!!!....and the Winner Is....

Janet Goswick!!!! Congratulations!!!
I want to thank all of you that participated in my drawing and be sure to sign up for my mailing list for up coming drawings, if you haven't already! I'm plotting another one right directly. Hummm....what should it be.....Ah...I know! ;)

ALSO!! Thank you for all your lovely encouragement about my work, it really does mean a lot to me that you all like it; it's like sharing MY wonder with you!
Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

FREE Captured Fairie Drawing! ...Stop by!

To celebrate my Somerset Studio Captured Fairie article; I am soo excited to be sharing my very first Itty bitty Captured Fairie! Yes... this little character is only approximately 2" tall! The cage is a fantastic miniature created with primitive detail in solid copper made right here in my studio in the windlewood. This little sprite is know as Itty Litte of the smallest of the Fae and considered to be good luck if you are fortunate to have found one! :)

Here's how to win her: Just drop into my blog here and leave your name in my comment box with count me in and I will add your name to my HAT for the drawing. If you can't drop your name here just send me an email through my email me link and again let me know to add your name and email and I will add you...simple as that!! I will draw the winning name the morning of September 30th and post it here on my blog.

Be sure if you sign up on my blog that I can follow you back and contact you.

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Good luck!! and have fun!

Monday, September 6, 2010

See My Work in this Months Somerset Studio Magazine!

I'm so excited to share with you my work is featured in this months Somerset Studio Magazine! I'm honored to be included with so many other wonderful artists! Pick it up and check out ALL the fun pieces!
I could only wish that my photography was as beautiful as what they do.
This project is one of my all time favorites! It's a childhood memory of capturing fairies! The vintage style copper cages are crafted right here. Each cage is 100% copper treated with Liver of Sulphur for a distressed aged look. I chose this guage wire to resemble a look of a pecil sketched cage. The copper plate at the bottom of the cage displays the scientific name of the you would find in the laboratory of the Faeologist! haha.
Display several together from chains to look like a laboratory!
Each of the clip fairies are created from vintage candle cups with my own hand crafted copper cages on top. These little creatures display anywhere you can clip them! Several fairies are marked with my Beware of the Fairies scull and crossbones due to their dangerous tendencies.
Be sure to look below at the other work displayed this month in the Witches of West Windlewood!

Also included in this months Somerset Studio magazine...

Look at these proud of themselves! But don't take your eye off them...they're just double trouble! ;)

Friday, September 3, 2010

the Winter Brookie

The Winter Brookie, my new stocking! This design is my largest to date measuring 26" long and 19 1/4" from heel to toe. This was an inspired idea for a special grandson. I had a special request for camouflage, water blues, and outdoor sports like hunting and fishing.
Considering the Mossy Oak pattern camouflage, I decided on a seasonal selection of leaves including, Magnolia, Holly with berries and Mistletoe. Each leaf is crafted and cut using my patterns from felted reclaimed wool and individually hand stitched. The Holly berries are individual wooden beads covered with three shades of red embroidery floss. The rolling water is created from cotton cord wrapped with cotton and shimmery blue. the heel is covered with a lovely vintage velvet.
The glitzy ball at the toe is covered with glass glitter.
Now the fish...I LOVED making these and can't wait to find another project for this idea! The fish are created from my pattern; using layers of variety of fabrics stitched in a free form style. The golden felted wool dots are also individually applied and stitched with a dark center. the reddish dots are done in the same fashion. The spark you see is from a final layer of soft yelloe netting embellished with flecks of glitter. I used a vintage piece of lace for the belly. The fish eyes are created from vintage buttons. The fins are gold painted vintage Irish linen and artfully stitched. The larges fish measures 9 1/2" long. The bow is created from a fine French ribbon.
I have fresh new designs on the table and can't wait to get to the details! Picture with me...yards and yards of pistachio silk ribbon, soft black netting, golden stitching, carnation pink and ecru woven floral vintage blanket, cinnamon, ribbon and rich blue glittered polka dots...uhuh. Let's see how this turns out shall we! :)

I want to go right over board on this one!