I think you've done a wonderful job! The pieces that you created are a great example of how one can take a moment in the book and transform it into something that is all their own.
The pieces that you created were really great! I'm fascinated with collections of objects and these curio-pendants are brilliant! I'm sure that they'll do really well at Sproutwood!
Thanks so much for participating and for doing so much for the group! You've been most excellent! Thank you! You're a gem!
These are amazing, Jenny! I hope you'll share what you do with them on the Facebook page... I look forward to seeing them incorporated into necklaces or whatever. I'm glad you shared what those copper dots started out as... what a great idea!
Thank you Christine! I love the direction my work is taking and I have you to thank for the polymer path. I SO look forward to seeing you and sharing, chatting, working at Art Bliss!
What lovely words, Linda! Thank you so much, it thrills me when people I respect "get" it too.
Thanks Sue - I try to add a little info since my inspirations are a bit... esoteric!
Wow, I love your necklace! Thanks for showing your process, as well! I love your style and thanks for the lesson as well!
Jenny, these are so complex and richly imagined-- truly amulets with a lot of juju! I love the various applications-- polymer, epoxy-- and of course the finish colorings add the special touch and elevate them to artifact status. I am so proud of what you are doing with your clay these days and so look forward to seeing you in class at ArtBliss in September. Great work.
I always learn so much from your posts, Jenny. I love how you brought together such diverse materials: the copper links, the sari silk, sea glass, crystals and the headpin. That is like the sea itself, touching diverse shores and affecting the lives of so many diverse people.
Thanks Jen - Sometimes its harder for me to work without a "why" behind the piece - and the CoM's have been good challenges for me to go ahead and create something wearable and pretty. This one - maybe the lack of time had me default to my Mythic settings?! Ha.
Thank you for calling out its Shrine like qualities. I have been making ceramic shrines in my other body of work for like 15 years now... and I am consciously working to find the common ground between my mediums! Thank you for your kind, and ever charming words, Miss Erin!
Oh! thanks Melissa - I adore the concept of "eclectic" and find that to be a goal of mine to set myself apart...
Thanks Susan - it is still new to me that others may want to hearthe myths that I thrive on - I have friends in the Mythic community of Faires and Cons - and its exciting to me when the interests and inspirations cross over to the beady world. Thank you for reading!
Thank you Mary - I appreciate your kind words. It was a concept I had on the back burner until I read the book and it was thrust to the fore. Waiting for the final note of inspiration I assume.
I agree. These specimen boxes are a far cry from stuffed animals - its interesting to see an idea take root and evolve.
If/when you do read the book - you have permission to skip! I did... And then some essays had me all afire on Google looking things up... the taxidermist was one of the latter.
I love hte sea theme also - thank you . I was surprised the starfish was so sturdy, and the shell crumbled. I will try more... And the copper dots? They are holes punched with my hole punch pliers. I save everything.
Thanks - I have so many treasures, collections - I think this may be why...
Great interpretation of the visit to the taxidermist. Your pendants are fabulous.
I really love where you get your inspiration! That is one stunning necklace!
I'm with everyone else, that would definitely be a favorite 'go to' for summer! Great job!
You always amaze me by the amount of thought and inspiration from myth and history that goes into your pieces. It's more than just something pretty...which is basically how I design :-)
I love everything about it...design, story, that you pulled it off so quickly.
Thanks for participating!
Fantastic work! Sorry I didn't read the book yet but you have inspired me!
What a beautiful interpretation. I find it so fascinating how different people pull very different images from the same inspiration.
I love that you have a little shrine like this, a cabinet of curiosities filled with treasures! This is truly a gift of the sea, the colors, the words, the thought that went into it! I enjoy seeing how things evolve for artists and how they put things together. Thank you for sharing your talent with us! Enjoy the day. Erin