May 30, 2010

Turquoise Jewelry and more

I have just listed some more items on my Etsy shop. Most are jewelry pieces.

Having lived in New Mexico all my life, minus a short time in San Francisco and Denver, I just adore turquoise. There is something so calming, so tender to ones soul when touching turquoise. I love working with it and these necklaces are but a few of my mania pieces. If you don't know, turquoise is not just is all shades of aqua to verdant green to yellow. Matrix in the turquoise is the host rock. The matrix also can vary from jet black to caramel brown. My very favorite combination is medium green turquoise with a lt brown matrix. There is something almost sensual about it for me.

I hope you will enjoy seeing these pieces of my work.

May 14, 2010

New fiber do dads. silk painted flowers

I am blessed to have a lovely 80 something year old friend who has been gracious enough to give me lessons in silk painting. She is a retired teacher, former award winning water colorist and photographer, who 24 years ago changed her interest to fiber art, particularly silk painting. She is absolutely amazing. She is originally from Ohio but has been living here in the southwest for 30 years (we just recently celebrated that anniversary). 

I have minimal skill as a silk know that old compare and destroy confidence thing, but have produced some usable pieces. In doing so, I became intrigued with the colors more than the patterns. The Fairy Flower brooches are a product of that color study. These are some of that study.