Sunday, September 6, 2009

ART AND ART JEWELRY

"HOLD LIFE HIGH"


"THINK OF ME"

I am so happy to have a holiday weekend, two days in a row off that I never have, since I work 3 Saturdays out of 4, so I am taking full advantage of this time! The art piece is a piece I created for Helga's weekly challenge at My ARTisitic Life. We were supposed to create a piece showing someone holding something. I really had a hard time with this, and I tried a different approach and really wanted to experiment with layering. I am calling it finished, and it is growing on me a little now, but I'm still unsure. It is what it is, and I feel I benefitted by trying some different techniques, and have realized just how hard this can be sometimes. It is making me feel more confident though to push on to do some pieces in a different style, so it was a good beginning for me.
The jewelry came a bit easier. I had this connector from Melissa at Chinook Designs for a long time now, but just finally decided what to do with it. I paired it up with some gorgeous pearls and faceted jade, and a pretty little Green Girl charm. The back of the charm says " think of me"., but you'll have to go over to etsy to see it!!


Happy Labor Day all!!!

14 comments:

stregata said...

Wonderful work, Sharon! Love the art, lots of details in there! And the bracelet is beautiful, love the colours!!

Narrative jewelry said...

Your art piece is really beautiful (and the little bird is there...) and your challenge is won.

And your bracelet, so original with the focus ceramic bead. Lovely little pendants too. Beautiful mix of colors. Love it Sharon.

xoxo

lilibulle said...

wowo sharon!!! is it an AS (art square)!! gorgeous colors and background!! always little birds!!! so beautiful!!
BUT the bracelet.... THE bracelet!!! is so unique!!! the green of the beads and the green of the porcelain make a visual effect.. so niiiiiiiice!! an the charm!!!beautifull!!!!!!

mairedodd said...

both pieces are great... you are really becoming something - 'hold life high' has such depth of meaning, color and image... your bracelet is lovely too! great color and design... labor day weekend is yielding wonderful things!

Cristi-2 If By Sea said...

L.O.V.E. that bracelet!

sharon said...

Thank you kind ladies!!

Terri Kahrs said...

Sharon, your interpretation of "Hold Your LIfe High" is gorgeous and beautifully done! I think you've done an awesome job of "layering", and it's very effective.

And your bracelet . . . WOW! You are SO talented, and I'm so happy that you're sharing your talents with us! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Leslie @ Bei Mondi said...

Sharon, you keep getting better and better! Scratch what I said before, this is my favorite although I'll probably be saying that for future works as well. You should think of selling these works of art. I'd love to have something like that hanging on the wall where I bead for inspiration. Beautiful! Oh, and that bracelet. Love the colors and elements. Great combination!

Marbella Designs said...

Both pieces are lovely! I love the colors, the rust and the aqua in the art piece and the blues and purples in the bracelet.

Lenna Andrews said...

Your collage for Helga's challenge is so awesome, Sharon, I love it! So rich, full of colour & feeling - yum! you said this type of work is new for you, so it may take a bit of time to feel comfortable, but your art is awesome. The jewelry you made is fab too; you are very multi-talented. I am so looking forward to our trade and many thanks for asking me! lenna

sharon said...

Thank you all for your kind words, it means so much to me!!

Helga said...

Oh, love your Hold Life High collage, Sharon! It's fabulous!!! Thanks so much for playing in this fun art challenge! : )

Mellisa - Chinook Jewelry said...

Amazing bracelet!! My next blog post will be all about you!

Lenna Andrews said...

congratulations, on winning the challenge, sharon!! your Hold Life High is awesome.

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