Monday, December 28, 2009

Geelong Fibre Forum 2010

Hi ,I have been asked to teach at the Geelong fibre forum next year 2010, I'm so thrilled to be asked below is what I will be teaching there from the 26th September till the 2nd October 2010.
If your interested here is the link

Journeys with found objects
Jen Crossley is a generous and vibrant mixed media artist who has a passion for working with found objects, combining them in her work, to produce unique jewerly and whimsical vintage storybooks. Contained within the work is a moving beautiful narrative quality, leaving you to wonder about the people and stories portrayed in her work. Jen has been teaching for many years throughout Australia and has been published in several US magazines with her unique work.
J o u r n e y s w i t h f o u n d o b j e c t s
In this workshop, we will unlock the secrets of found objects and journey through the world of mixed media to create unique and personal works of wearable art and vintage storybooks. During the week students will learn numerous techniques for working with found objects including how to age metal and paper, soldering, metal etching, inking, dying, rusting, attachments as well as some tricks to working with found objects.
You will leave the week with at least one found object bracelet or necklace, an etched booklace and a vintage book, allowing you to practice all of the techniques covered. Jen will work with individuals on personal projects towards the end of the week, incorporating the techniques learnt. No prior experience is required.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Spoon full

Well I have been away for an unexpected Holiday last week, I took off to Perth for a week on my own to spend sometime with my friend Chris who is an amazing textile mixed media artist please check her work out it is truly amazing.
I was lucky enough to shop till I dropped no not Christmas goodies but art supplies; you wait to see what I have been up to with the help of Chris.
I also got a chance to catch up with dear friends as well for dinner, tea and laughs
Before I left my mojo was on a high thus a bracelet with mother of pearl which I dyed to make look a bit old, and a tea spoon necklace I had being dieing to make .I have the front view and if the spoon flips over to the wrong side another feature there as well. Both images on the spoon are yes you guessed it Tin photos; one has an advertisement of the photographer which I love.

Cant wait to show you what I have up my sleeves thanks to chris.
I will be teaching next year the resin ice and bezels so if your interested and get at least 10 people min hopefully more people would be great , I will see what I can do

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Im Certified !!!

I’m Certified No not crazy as you all thought LOL but as a Ice Resin Instructor ,if you not familiar with this wonderful product that’s what I’m here for .
Here are some Bezels I made and just poured the resin in I was so excited when I approached Susan Lenart Kazmer and her business partner Linda Larsen about how to become an Instructor, so if your interested in classes I’m the girl for the job LOL.
ps Its very hard to photograph so if you see my boof head in the reflect Im sorry LOL