Monday, December 6, 2010
Rodd's used paint pallettes which are really rectangles of glass seem like paintings all on their own. And have you ever seen so many varieties of the color green ? And that's not counting all the colors that can be mixed to provide just the right shade he might need for one of his paintings.
Looking over the many Ring Bowls and trying to decide just which one, can take awhile. Good thing there was wine to help make the decision!
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
This Saturday is the annual Holiday Sale at the Rodd Umlauf Gallery in Lake Tomahawk. The sale runs from 11:00 am to 5 pm. It's a great way for us artist buddies to get together and ring in the Christmas season, not to mention, offering our wares for sale. There will be refreshments, music, and conversation with artists. This season, gallery owner Rodd Umlauf will have paintings, cards, and maybe some talk on his new book which is finally at the publishers. Hans Delius has beautifully turned wooden bowls from woods I never even knew existed. He might even be persuaded to tell you what Christmas in Germany is like. And I'll be there with a few new things that might hopefully dazzle you. Like this pair of earrings in a glass called Cirrus. It has a milky sort of soft opalescent appearance. They are suspended in medium length Sterling wires with an olive band around the center.
This double strand of olive Freshwater Pearls has a simple dangle of a Lamp Work silver plum disk bead with a Fine Silver center disk that has been patina'd to a light gold. The three ring bail is hand made as well from fused Fine Silver rings to match. The clasp is a gold-plated sterling toggle. There are also single drop pearls with wires to match the clasp for earrings.
There is a selection of wine stoppers, one of which you see here, in Lime green with creamy blue silvered glass shards, and a Murrini on each side. The black one has already sold at a previous show. (Thank you Renee').
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
This coming Friday Nov. 19, is Downtown Rhinelander's Open House. Many businesses will have their doors open with special events, treats, and some with special Artists. I'll be at Frasier's Showplace Interiors along with my fellow artist Jackie Pavlow for an evening of fun, fabulous jewelry, and friendship. I will have my Lampwork Bead and Fine Silver jewelry, and Jackie will have her famous bracelet cuffs with wool felting and sewn ribbon. The fun starts at 4:00 and goes till 7:00. We even have a little something for a drawing , but I'm not going to tell you , you'll just have to come in and see. The photos are of a few things that I will have there. A pair of Lampwork bead earrings with Sterling Silver triangle beads.
And something new......wait for it....a fancy way to stir your drinks that no bar should be without, Swizzle Sticks!
Monday, November 15, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
A couple pair of earrings I made up to match a special bracelet and necklace for a customer. The large white freshwater pearls match a bracelet I posted awhile back. The beads below are actually made from a dark topaz and then fully engulfed in silver leaf. The next layer is a glass frit which is then encased in clear, which makes the frit spread to the edges, resulting in the bead below. This pair also has a clear Austrian crystal. Remember to click on the image to enlarge it.
Monday, September 27, 2010
I asked a friend, Marianne, who is married to a Frenchman and lives in Spain, for the correct translation here, thinking it would simply be Dog House, but wanting to make sure I had my French terms correct. Technically it should be Maison du Chien. It needed the correct article. The way it is here (Maison) implies something that is homemade or cooked.......in other words "Homecooked Dog"! I had a bit of a laugh at that as I don't think the Orchard owners would ever want to roast their sweet doggie. Below is the resident "Chein", namely Daisy Mae, the perfect greeter dog for an Apple Orchard.
Friday, September 24, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
What a delightful day I had on Wednesday, taking my mother to visit the new digs of The ARTISTREE GALLERY in Land O' Lakes. I can't tell you how surprised I was to walk in the door...speaking of which, in my amazement, I forgot to take a picture of this beautiful arched entry, with an artfully carved wooden door. The hard work of the 20 some artists who make up this group has certainly paid off. Their new home invites you in to languish in all of it's spaciousness, while you take in all the quality artwork at your leisure. You can even sit a spell and peruse various Art books. The large front windows provide an abundance of natural light, enhancing my stain glass windows, much to my delight. It inspires me to race back to my studio and let those creative juices flow. There is a variety of work being offered here which ranges from Watercolors, Jewelry, Ceramics, Baskets, Quilting, Painting,Weaving, Photography, Hooked Designs and Stained Glass with many variations of all of the above. And no doubt some others I have forgotten. This particular day, weaver and spinner Mary Jackl was working, and you can see her spinning at the bottom of the page. If you get the chance, take a drive to Land O'Lakes and take in this wonderful new space, I don't think you'll be disappointed.Remember to click on any of the photos to enlarge.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
The Creative Arts Walk is coming to Rhinelander on Thursday of this week from 5-8 pm. It's an event sponsored by the DownTown Rhinelander Group to further the Arts. They have some ambitious goals but need your support to make them happen. This years event has some added features beside the regular fanfare of Artists. Local restaurants will be offering tastings of their favorite dishes and there'll be some fun things for kids as well. For more info check the their FaceBook page Downtown Rhinelander, Inc I have a few new pendants that will be available for the Arts Walk . Pictured here is one with a Fine Silver tiwisted wire bail and Cobalt Lampwork Glass bead with Glass shards and Murrini.
This pendant is suspended on a long rubber cord with a wire work stirrup to hold the Lampwork Glass bead. This bead also has Murrini and Fine Silver mesh and is paired with Freshwater Pearls Sterling beads and Dutch Dogans.And last is a Fine Silver creation with multiple textures and spheres dropped from a Rubber cord. Maybe tomorrow I might have some Earring photos. Check back and see!