Friday, February 20, 2009

Dichroic Fused Glass Artisan Feature

While traipsing around ArtFire today I stumbled upon some wonderful glass artisans and wanted to share their beautiful pendants with you. I chose my favorites from their shops to feature. Consider this my... wish list? My birthday is coming up. (hint HINT!)

Pink and Green Dragonflies by

Donut Pendant by

Pink and Lavender by

TerraScents Featured!

Whoo hoo!! One of my paintings was featured on ArtFire's front page today from 3-4pm. Darn it. I wish I'd been able to catch it and do a screenshot of it.

Classic Vs. Fetish
20" x 16" Acrylic Commentary Art
Completed in 2005

Monday, February 16, 2009

Etsy Features

Here are a few things I recently found in Etsy. Quirky and fun. Enjoy!!

Etsy: Your place to buy & sell all things handmade

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Ink Print

This feminine print was uploaded a few days ago to my ArtFire shop. It is based on the original painting which began my 'Woman' series. I am contemplating making a more prints within the theme. This print in particular is 1 of 1, meaning it is unique. I destroyed the carving as soon as the ink dried.

Sunday, February 8, 2009


This lovely beauty is being listed in my ArtFire shop today! At 4" by 6" she is a compact piece of collectible art using watercolor and minerals for texture. I like her for the simplicity she represents.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Mr. Bok

Still in the realm of art but veering a bit more toward the landscape variety, I wanted to share something I'd found this weekend.

In my Sunday newspaper, Cinnamon Bair wrote a short article concerning a Floridian transplant by the name of Edward Bok. Now Mr. Bok is more widely known here in Lake Wales, Florida for the pretty white bell tower he built and the surrounding garden. The tower itself is built on the highest elevation in Florida. Yes, Florida is flat but it's not THAT flat! There are some hilly areas.

In his autobiography, "The Americanization of Edward Bok," he talks about his grandparents and particularly his grandmother. She told him, "Make you the world a bit more beautiful and better because you have been in it."

Edward Bok became the editor for Ladies' Home Journal and then once he found a place in Florida to settle, he decided the rather boring sandy ... hole... that is Lake Wales needed some greenery! So he unleashed his green thumb and the result is the locally famous Bok Tower Gardens. He built the Tower in memory of his wife, so I suppose this is the Floridian version of the 'Taj Mahal.'

All in all, I'd say that the article prompted me to think a bit more about my art and purpose behind it. What are my intentions? What does it say? What do I hope it accomplishes or makes people feel?