Sunday, October 31, 2010

It’s just about to show-out here



The leaves are changing and around here in Greenville/Greer,

and they are just about to bust loose. 

My blog friend Sue from Life Looms Large is showing photos from readers and their areas.

Be sure to check out all the color on Sue’s blog!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

She’s here!

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Yellow Bella has been dying to show herself. She is a baby of my new pendant collection! Yellow and Golds make this a great wearable piece of art.  
Find me on Etsy!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Open Studios 2010 Be There!

Lot of  new artsy fun! 
New paintings!
New mosaics!
New pendants!
but no new me.
Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Some days….

You just feel like taking a sick day.  Even though I work for myself, I still burn out.  I more or less just shut down creatively.  And too, knowing that busy busy season is just ahead is making me slow down even more.  So it was time to just work at home and enjoy the day.  I am so glad I did.  It was paradise.  You should try it.  I even enjoyed washing clothes.   …..what did I say?


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

robyn gordon’s south african wood carvings

robyn gordon’s south african wood carvings: "

I had to share this entry from DailyArtMuse. I just love what Robyn has done here. Enjoy!

Carved wooden totems, doors and panels tell the story of Robyn Gordon’s life in South Africa. I am drawn to her niche carvings, resting places for symbols of the land she calls home and her British ancestry. A self taught artist, Gordon’s work is sometimes playful, often a thoughtful response to current events and always full of rich details, including the wire, beads and found objects she incorporates into each sculpture.

“The totems ‘speak’ of legends that have been passed down from one generation to the next. They are meditative pieces which bring me a great sense of peace.” Robyn Gordon

Prayers For Our Daughters

Carved in response the current crisis of genocide/gendercide in India

Robyn is also the author of the popular blog Art Propelled, where she shares her work in progress as well as thoughts on creativity, photos and links to art she has come across on the internet. The blog enjoys a large and loyal readership who comment regularly – a spirited bunch that feeds her creativity – do visit to see for yourself.

Sketch of totem


Secret Portals, decorative door

“This door is my representation of a secret portal behind which ancient secrets are kept. In Africa there are many secret portals where objects used for rituals and ceremonies are hidden. Masks, reliquaries and sacred vessels are often only brought out during ceremonies and rituals. Sometimes sacred objects are viewed only by those who have proper rank and knowledge to do so.” Robyn Gordon

Tribal Secrets

“I strive to keep my work different to what is out there but I’m definitely influenced by the tribal art of Africa as well as tribal art world wide. On the one hand I want to convey a feeling of ancient tribes with stories to tell and on the other a love for gathering which I think is an instinct alive in most of us.” Robyn Gordon

You can read interviews with the artist here and here. Many more images on her Flickr site.

“The patterns, objects, symbols are all of this land. No matter what tribe we belong to we who were born in this country belong here and make South Africa what it is.” Robyn Gordon


Monday, October 4, 2010

Improvisational Quilting Workshop *

Since I had just posted on Gee’s Bend quilters,  I though I would pass this along too.  It’s almost like mosaic in cloth!

Improvisational Quilting Workshop *

Event Type: Gee's Bend
Date: 10/9/2010
Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Time: 3:00 PM


Learn about improvisational quilting, a technique used by the Gee’s Bend quilters, and create some blocks to make a library quilt in the Gee’s Bend style. All skill levels are welcome and feel free to bring your own machine.

Library: Main Library    Directions to the Main Library
Location: Lucy Hampton Bostick Auditorium
Contact Number: 929-3457


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