June 14, 2010 at 5:00 pm (found objects, Gratitude, Interesting Thingies, mixed media art, New Art)
Tags: beach treasure, curious, etsy listing, magical, mixed media jewelry, new jewelry, old light bulb, sea water, vessel
last year i was walking along the beach and found an intact light bulb with water trapped inside
i was sure the water would leak out but i wanted to believe that it wouldn’t
because it had captured the sea
and i always want to take it with me
when it is time to go
so it has sat it in my studio all this time
and as i watched it over time
it never leaked a drop
so somehow the water got inside
and then corrosion or mineral build up
sealed it from the inside
thereby granting my wish
reclaimed copper wire from an old motor winding
is woven around the sea bulb to protect from breakage
done very very carefully
after all that you wouldn’t want it to lose a drop right?
peruvian opal and labradorite
and other colors that sink into the sea
with the setting sun
semi-precious and semi-ordinary beads
many strands of chains weaving in and out
as the sea water swirls in its
own matching dance
now available in our shop
January 9, 2010 at 1:19 am (found objects, Interesting Thingies, jewelry, mixed media art, New Art)
Sailing across skies of grey
vanilla clouds cradle noonday dreams
discarded remnants in my nest
oh what a sweet life I had
The grey silk looks lighter in these pics than in person. Well maybe not this last one
Now offered in our shop. And yes this is another creation made of apoxy resin clay. ; ) A real skull may not survive long if worn as jewelry but this is very sturdy and strong. And hopefully not too obvious it is made of clay.
July 5, 2009 at 4:47 pm (New Art)
Tags: Art Jewelry, curious, goth, resin clay
Now available in our etsy shop.
A sharp thorny perilous center is kept at a safe distance from the wearer but an element of danger is ever near.
Pieces of piercing coral are surrounded by a dark brown protective ring wrapped all around in heavy black thread and small matte glass beads.
A gathering of many strands of heavy black thread with a generous amount of hand tied knots give more subtle texture.
Finished with a hand forged steel wire clasp.
July 2, 2009 at 12:56 am (found objects, Interesting Thingies, New Art)
Tags: antique, assemblage, chain, crystal, finial, found object, jewelry, labrodorite, music clip, seahorse, vintage
A tiny seahorse
So easy to overlook. : )
In such an ornate piece with many elements . . .
All singing in harmony . . . a vintage crystal threaded finial, a small glint of laboradorite encrusted in glass micro beads, an exquisitely engraved and oh so rare silver music clip, cascading tiered chain and a nearly imperceptible seahorse riding high over it all.
Sea Song is coming to our shop soon.
May 7, 2009 at 11:07 pm (Interesting Thingies, mixed media art, New Art, Workshops)
Tags: art gallery, new mixed media site
Sorry for not posting in so long. We were so crazy busy getting ready to teach at Art & Soul but it was soooo fun!!! There is so much to share but it will have to wait.
I just wanted to tell ya that as soon as we came back I immediately launched the new site. At long last!! It is up. It is free. There are already a lot of cool artists on there and an online gallery and free demos and you can even pre-register for our first online workshop.
Just click on the banner above to be whisked over there or if your mousey is tired just click HERE.
March 3, 2009 at 3:58 am (altered art, art show, automata, Interesting Thingies, mechanical art, mixed media art, New Art)
Tags: altered art, Anatomically Altered, call for entries, free zine, odd numbers, risque mermaid, topless dancer, zine
Just up today! The very talented artist and web designer extraordinaire, Alicia Caudle, at Altered Bits has put together her first zine issue, Anatomically Altered, and it is online free for your viewing pleasure.
She is going to be doing regular issues each with its own theme that for now will all be online. And just between you and me she shared some very interesting ideas for the future so you will want to keep on eye on this!
Oh and don’t say I didn’t warn ya, I made it in to this first edition with a rather risque mermaid so if your Victorian sensibilities are easily affronted I suggest you not venture inside its pages.
By the way that very mermaid is a work in progress and will be evolving into a full fledged mechanical performer. She will dance inside her own ornate wood theater made from an antique sewing machine drawer with lavish decor and attire that will stay on or not at the whim of the viewer(s). More on her later. ; )
Back to Alicia’s zine ~ I’m really excited that she’s doing this because she has very interesting concepts. The March issue will be “Odd Numbers” and there is a Call For Entries posted. She generously has opened this opportunity up to any artist (not just customers of her shop which has lotsa cool art thingies for sale) Here’s the scoop:
“The theme for issue two is “odd numbers” and should feature your art with some sort of odd number incorporated into it, whether it is the number 5 placed into the piece, 43 birds on a journal page, or a hinged 3-panel piece — use your imagination. Your piece can be created in any medium and creativity is encouraged.”
Doesn’t that sound cool? All the info to submit your work is there so I hope you will go for it. I’ve never been in a zine and it’s quite fun!!!
Anyway, I’m thinking you want to take a peek at that naughty mermaid and all the other cool art inside so I’ll make it easy on ya and put the link right here.
Congrats Alicia for a great first edition and I can’t wait to see the next one!
February 11, 2009 at 7:29 pm (New Art)
Tags: found object, mixed media, new jewelry, work in progress
Here’s another thingie I’m working on. I stayed up far too late last night and didn’t finish. So here is the state of the thingie today.
Even though I’m pretty tired I’m keeping the faith this will all come together somehow.
I haven’t quite figured out how to do this yet but it may turn out really cool if only the solution comes to me!
And perhaps a nice long nap will be possibility today also. I want to be up when it’s exactly 11:11 PM so I can let any last minute entries know they made it in before the cut off time on the One World One Heart giveaway.
That would be so great if I just woke up and it was finished! Actually not really since it’s so much fun doing that last little bit it makes all the rest worth it.
February 10, 2009 at 8:49 pm (New Art)
Tags: appreciation, Gratitude, heart charms, One world one heart, valentines
Since you are reading this I want to sincerely thank you for stopping by. The wonderful One World One Heart event has been an amazing and life changing experience for us. We recently quit our jobs and moved to another state (yeah right in the middle of a recession) to emerge ourselves in art and soak up the healing and inspirational energy of the sea. We took a tremendous leap of faith to make this move especially in the current economy. When we arrived here full of hope and excitement, not too many people knew about our work.
But ya know what! It is working out pretty well so far. Our work is selling here and there especially the automata pieces (mechanical art works) and we have some gigs lined up to teach at art retreats. I’m really enjoying teaching our local workshops too! It looks pretty promising that I will be signed to write a book this year by a major publisher. It’s not for sure but it sounds very positive and I should know the scoop on by month’s end.
So to say my heart is overflowing at this point would be exactly right!!! I’m filled with gratitude of all that have embraced us and our art and of those we have discovered. Little treasures each and every one. All the sharing of art and love in the One World One Heart event is astounding. Really.
Jump Start Heart
I have been wanting to put up images of the heart charms for the OWOH giveaway ever since we decided to participate a couple of weeks ago. We are giving away actually 7 prizes and 3 are heart charms. We were hit with the flu all last week so absolutely nothing was done as far as art goes. But at long last I cooked up some hearts yesterday as I was thinking about how fortunate we are and what a gift this experience has been. Truly it is overwhelming but in a very good way.
We are offering an assortment of these hearts in our etsy shop and if you convo us and mention One World One Heart ~OR~ or email us (remnants DOT art AT gmail DOT com) and reserve one in our shop, any heart is yours for only $10 plus shipping of $4 (in honor of Valentines Day on February 14).
In the off chance you pick up a heart in our shop AND win a heart charm in our giveaway that will be in just two days’ time and don’t want two hearts (although they will be different) , I will round up some lovelies for you to choose from. : )
February 3, 2009 at 9:40 pm (found objects, mixed media art, New Art)
Tags: crab, etsy, found object art, gothic, jewelry, mixed media, resin, Tracy Webster, victorian, vintage
Oh what mysteries lie washed ashore if only we could unravel the tales strung amidst the sea grass and shells
each piece has a story but this one will remain untold . . . except perhaps in daydreams of the warm sand and gentle waves washing over your footprints from the long journey.
photo credit Tracy Webster
There it will be told countless times and echo in the knowing spirit of all that has been here before.
‘Tales From The Sea’ now available in our shop.
January 31, 2009 at 12:41 am (altered art, mechanical art, mixed media art, New Art)
Tags: art retreat, bird art, Jeanette Janson, Jeanne Rhea, jewelry, Kim Rae Nugent, mechanical bird, Melissa Valeriote, mixed media, Nina Bagley, Raevn's Nest, raven, sculpture, Tracy Webster
the bird spirit is so sweet and whenever I see these little creatures it melts my heart. so of course when other artists make birds it really catches my eye.
i think surely they must love birds as i do– and as you will see by their works here, each artist has paid tribute to that charming gentle essence in a wonderful and unique way.
Melissa Valeriote loves birds and even is giving a very adorable one away as you can see above. I had such a wonderful time looking at the many birds she’s made and other wonderful creations and I’m sure you will too.
Jeanette Janson’s mixed media birds– Wow!
Kim Rae Nugent makes “morphed” birds with human eyes that you can see on her web site. So cool.
Kim created an unique art retreat deeply infused with bird spirit. i’m honored to be teaching at Raevn’s Nest this fall doing what else but “Ravenwing – A Mechanical Bird” a noble and wise bird with a crown of crystal arrowheads.
i’ve recently been making more jewelry with birds too. this is a piece I just recently finished is called A Resting Place.
i was absolutely tickled pink when I saw Nina Bagley‘s new work the other day and realized that she also used tatted lace with a bird in her wonderful mixed media piece “Hope, the Thing with Feathers“. birds are a recurring theme in her work and surely every one she’s made has greatly inspired me. how beautiful is this one with the leather and lace!
I adore Gaby Bee‘s Home Sweet Home ATC
“Bird In Hand” by Jeanne Rhea is so beautifully subtle with just a hint of color in the nest.
and this is the bird started it all– i knew when i saw this particular love story i wanted to write about it on our Remnants blog. Tracy Webster, another Oregon beach dweller, made this amazing bird cage.
the final love story to tell here is told by Tracy herself in a lovely slide presentation. for your viewing pleasure i now present to you “Fly Free . . . the journey of a mixed media box by Tracy Webster“
if you have favorite art of the bird persuasion and you’d like to comment, please add links so others may share the beauty and keep the bird love story going.
bird lovers of a feather flock together!
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