Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Junk glorious Junk!!













JUNK, yes my favorite past time (looking for it)!! This is some of my stash that I bought at our local swap meet last weekend over 3000 site's of dust, rust and laugh's. Greta came up from Melbourne and we shopped till we dropped and then some. My darling hubby drove us up to another stall way up the back as our legs just could step another step. There I had only $2.20 left and if you spot the pocket watch with the chain the kind man took pity on me and said I could have it for that, I was in shock! He said it was great to see to girls (I use the word loosley) enjoying themselves so much looking for junk.

New Jewerly




Here is another piece of jewerly I have just made with a wonderful antique lense which I love, plus an old antique metal tag. Im so in love with my dremel and stand (sad aren't I?) it makes life so easy to drill holes into the lense so I could add my screws around the edges to secure a back onto it.





Here is another camera lense necklace .
This is a smaller on from the last one. I have added a antique tin photo of a girl which was not as easy as I thought. The whole size is about 1 1/2"inches.






My last one is not a very good photo, it is about an inch big, I used a brass door fitting. Inside is a tin photo of a boy with bevelled glass on top. It is a brooch.
For all the people who have been asking about my Etsy shop, it will be up and running by the end of the week. Stay tuned for more details.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

You Make My Day Award


I was lucky to receive this award last week from three talented artist’s and fellow bloggers Linda Cain, Greta Young and Kim Logan


You Make My Day Award, for being an inspirational blog! The rules for the “You Make My Day” award are to re-present it to 10 people whose blogs bring you happiness and inspiration and make you feel happy about blog land. Let them know through email or by posting a comment on their blog so they can pass it on. Beware you may get the award several times, and if you do, consider yourself really, really loved. So to pass it on and keep the love going ~ here are 10 of the 100's of blogs that keep me inspired and bring a smile to my face. Check them out when you have a few minutes... perhaps there are some new friends to be made!
These are in no particular order:

So here goes:
1. Judy Wilkenfeld
http://www.redvelvetcreations.blogspot.com/Extremely talented Lady Never fails to inspire me
2. Linda Lynch
My American SIS inspires me in art and Life my Soul mate She struggle's so hard with her health,and makes beautiful art
3. Gaby
http://colorfuladventures.blogspot.com/ Awesome and very talented her ATC’S are stunning
4. Kelsey O’Mullane
. Awesome work Queen of Technique terrific Lady

5. Linda Cain Very Talented, her way with colours is stunning

6. Greta...
Oz in the Fast Lane...Terrific Girl we have Lots of Laughs Terrific work.

7. Kim Logan Art Alchemy...Stunning work Too die for

8. Rande Hanson- Terrific artist Very inspirational to me

9. Nina Bagley
http://ornamental.typepad.com/ornamental/Her work inspires me everyday her jewelry and her beautiful way with words
10. Julie vanOosten..Nirvana..Awesome Products and Person Talented Artist and good friend

That was a lot of work, hard to narrow it down, I could add another 10 without any trouble

There is a special Mention:
Azirca From New Zealand Please check out her blog she inspires me In Life and art as well Her struggle with her health yet she makes the most of life and her work is awesome check out her Escapology piece STUNNING
http://speakwithoutmyvoice.blogspot.com/

Friday, February 15, 2008

The De Meng fever cont"s ???


Hi Everyone,

Here is the last piece I did in Micheal's class ,I LOVE the paint techinque he uses and I applied it to gold wings and here is the result YUMMO !!

Mine was a 3d piece so here is the side angle. I used an old camera which was so cool.



This was the transparence class, but I didnt quite do the transparence like Michael showed us ,I will use that techinque in another piece.

It was so great to spend some time with some one on the same intellectual level as I am. Michael and I talked for hours on world issues and debated politics. But the tough question which is one of life's mysteries (and this is when this photo was taken)

If a bear shits in the woods does anyone really hear him??

Have a good weekend

Jen

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Michael and Judy come to Town

What a wonderful experience I had last weekend, not only did I get the chance to meet Michael De Meng and attend his two day class, but I FINALLY got to meet Judy (alias: red velvet). “WOW” would be an understatement, of summing up the whole weekend. I was lucky enough to spend some time with both Judy and Michael while I showed them some of my favorite shopping haunts (JUNK) of course.

We had the class at Ancient Echoes in Brunswick it was a beautiful setting, huge thanks to Kathy and Marg for organizing this! It was an amazing opportunity to have Michael teach in Melbourne. And thanks also to Caro and Con from Ancient Echoes who made the day run so smoothly! Here is my soda can project I did on Saturday with Michael; I still need to add some bits to it. On Sunday was the transparences class I haven’t finished mine yet but I will post it next blog.

Soda can class
Judy and I have only talked on the phone and emailed each other, but to finally get to spend some time together was great. Judy surprised me with the most awesome gift, and to say I was stunned is an understatement! After some colorful language from me, here is what the talented Judy gave me. Get ready to drool!




If you know Judy everything she does has meaning this book cover has " Strangers when we meet" and it was our first meeting. And this beautiful poem.





The journal really touched me and I can't thank Judy enough for doing something so wonderful for me; she even put my name on the front cover!
This world of blogging; how it brings sweet people into our lives and they become the best of friends, how lucky am I?
I also had the chance to finally talk and meet with Ro Bruhn who through blogging we share our passion of jewerly. Ro is such a sweet and talented lady. I think she saw a different side of me when Judy gave me the journal, (my colourful way of describing it was different to say the least).
A fun weekend was had by all and some awesome art work was made. I must say Greta Young pulled something out of the bag last weekend and was in the zone!
Take care
All
Jen