Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Creative Play


Summer Fun that’s what I say. I want to wish all my friends and family a Happy, Healthy and Creative New Year.
My hands have been itchy to create and those that know me would be shocked that my table (dining room table) were I create as I have no studio has been clean not a tool to be found and yes believe it or not a table cloth on it shocking I know.
Well alas the cloth has rolled back and I’m starting to create again.
I got my etching supplies out again and have created this metal dressing making dummie with wings. It was a funny story as I spent hours cutting the shape out, filing and sanding then finally getting it into the etching solution at 10 to 6 at night big mistake, kids wanting to be fed, me having to watch my new addiction Dexter on DVD . About 10.30 oops forgot the etching soaking LOL thank goodness it was a thick bit of metal as it was now paper thin, saved by the skin of my teeth LOL.
Another piece I have been working on for my etsy shop another necklace pictured here.
I will list it tonight sometime if anyone is interested. Well off to fed the kids and yes no etching soaking at the moment
Jen




34 comments:

NessH said...

Jen..good to see you creating again...and yes shouldnt the kids starve in the name of art!! what do u mean they wanted to be fed..HA...seriously just love both pieces clever girl...
and yes love Dexter..I have seen all episodes..I mean all of them..so if u want any spoilers..just ask...

Teresa said...

Love your new pieces Jen. I agree with Ness - let em starve! They're old enough to forage for themselves LOL.
Sounds like you could do with an etching timer!

Julie H said...

Your winged piece does not seem to have suffered - beautiful, and the necklace too. I am so glad your table is a mess agian, just the way it should be.

vintage moon studio said...

Oh Jen I LOVE the dressmaker form!! Glad you have started etching some more... a messy table is a happy table - great way to start the new year. Happy 2009 dear one! xox

Leonie & Tara said...

Love your new pieces too You inspire me..but with paper...thankyou.. Leonie

azirca said...

Fabulous pieces Jen, they are both great but I just love the first one with the camera lens, so cool!

Ooh freaky, something else we have in common... I LOVE Dexter. It's so weird, I detest blood and go weak at the knees just thinking about it but I just love Dexter. Although I admit to hiding behind a cushion during some icky bits!

Dawnie said...

Love it all you talented chickie.Seems Dexter is appealing to all the sicko's out there and yep, I'm one of them.
Ha,ha,ha!Evil laugh.
The winged bodice is SUPER, so was meant to happen.
squeezes
xxx

Susan Tuttle said...

WOW!! Such beautiful details!

Glad to hear you've messed up the table again!

xoxo

Sanja said...

Stunning pieces!!

Linda Lynch said...

Jen, your new pieces are absolutely incredible! The details on the camera lens necklace are just perfect. The etching turned out great. The table must look great!!!!! Tell Mark it just is the way it is. Love ya Sis!

Gaye Todd said...

OOHH Jen loving the new art on your blog... can you please send some creative mojo my way?

X

Anne, Bulles dorées said...

it's stunning !!!!!!!

Jamie said...

Both of these pieces are just FABULOUS!! The necklace makes me want to crawl inside the little world you have created in the lens. Does that sound odd? I hope you know what I mean! Love, Jamie

Karen Cole said...

Goodness gracious woman....you have been very busy.
I'm exhausted reading through your last few posts.

The dress form is just beautiful!!!! The pattern and texture you achieved is amazing.

Your work that was inspired by Ms. Wilkenfeld is wonderful. Nothing like time away with the girls to get the creative energy going.

I give you so much credit for everything you do for your lovely family. My neighbor (in his 40's) has cystic fibrosis. He has two beautiful children.

Have a happy and healthy new year, Jen!!!!

SarahD said...

Hi Jen wow beautiful work as always. Thanks for the emails.Big Hugs Sarah xx

Leslie said...

YES! I love a messy table.

Gail said...

Hi Jen, I love your new pieces and I too am a Dexter addict, what is it about that strange man that has us all waiting for the next installment. Are we still on for the 7th of Feb?????

NessH said...

just re read the start of this post Jen...Summer Fun...you need to have hot weather to be able to call it Summer...now here in QLD ....now you are talking...but to me Summer and Fun are complete opposites!! it is to hot up here to have fun and create

Gaby Bee said...

Wow, both pieces are amazing as always. I love them both, but I think the first one with the camera lens has to be my favourite.
Have a wonderful art filled weekend!

Sending hugs across the miles...
Gaby

Judy said...

Another stunner - ahh yes winged things - remins me of a convo we had.

Sarah said...

Beautiful Jen, your table was dissappointing the other day with nothing on it when I visited, so I glad its back to its normal self with tools and bits and pieces on it and you being creative.. Love what your doing right now, cant wait to see more of creations.

Linda Cain said...

UN-BE-LIEV-ABLE!!!!!! WOW! I am sooooo sad I cannot be in your classes. You are terrific. Don't every stop...kids can eat cereal!
Your Friend in ART,
Linda
Love Dexter, too and Leverage is a terrific new show!

Ro Bruhn said...

Wow Jen I can see Mr Lo B influence here. We did listen in class, didn't we? Love it all, your etchings fabulous, still haven't tried it yet.

Tumble Fish Studio said...

Linda Cain is right - stunning work! Such a treat to visit! Have to go back and look more now . . .
Marsha

Julie van Oosten said...

Love the etched work, looks absolutely fantastic! Keep working it's wonderful!

Gillian said...

Jen ... good to see you creating more wonderful art pieces, love them both, so much detail to each:)

Inka said...

OMGosh this is the MOST! I am always taken back by your beautiful art! Your pieces look like you have been doing etching for years. Someday when I win the lotto I will fly down there to take one of your classes (hey a girl can dream …lol). Really now, you are such an inspiration!

Jennie said...

Wow! love the etching
xx

Viola said...

Fabulous pieces, Jen! Love them!!!

rivergardenstudio said...

Beautiful pieces, Jen. Your work is absolutely amazing in all of it's detail and timelessness. I also love your "girls just wanna have fun" post! Roxanne

Seth Apter said...

Both of these are great pieces Jen.

Rachel Greig said...

Fabulous as always jen!! Love the camera piece.

Night Owl Designs said...

Wow Jen, your necklace is stunning! Love it :-)

J and Z said...

your work is soooo intriguing! wonderful pieces!