Tuesday, December 15, 2009

BLANKET





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I call this necklace Blanket. I had in my mind an idea to try some mixed media, nothing here really earth shattering as far as technique, but I just wanted to "compose" a piece that worked all together with different elements. I cut and slightly hammered a piece of copper,and then using matte medium I applied some images and some text that appealed to me. Then I used embossing ink and just a touch of perfect pearls powder dusted over for a hint of color and iridescence. I then added some wrapped wire, a bit of sparkle with the swarovski's, and a tiny bit of fabric that just made all the difference in the world to me. I then sealed it with a light coat of matte medium. I'm not too worried if the medium changes it over time, in fact , yellow or age I would probably embrace. It feels like a blanket, wearing it and creating it, very familiar, warm, wrapped tight, and comfortable. It reminds me of the tiny little flashes of memory I so often have of sweet familiar things of youth and family. I think I have enjoyed making this more than anything so far. I feel that I am getting closer to what I feel, and the word"familiar" has struck a chord with me . Not familiar as in not experimenting or afraid to try something new. Familiar as in the essence of my being, what I am composed of. I am really hoping to do more of these soon, because there are many more familiar things to show you.

18 comments:

stregata said...

Sharito, I love it!! It already looks like a favorite piece that has been kept close to your heart. Hugs!

Cindy said...

Ooooh, Renate's already been by! We're worlds apart but we're both up (one late and one early!). This is soooo you, Sharon. The perfect combination of your mixed media work and jewelry! I love it...everything about it.

Esther said...

no, no, no, girls!! it's MY favorite piece!!!Sharito!! you've made a real real piece of art!! i hope you will continue in this way !! i love the background of the pictures too!! all is beautiful!!

Mari said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!! My favorite!!! The use of techniques...awesome!!!

Marilyn Rock said...

Sharon! This is a stunner! I adore it. Love the mixed media piece - the whole piece is just exquisite! I look forward to seeing more of these! WOW! xxoo

Doreen said...

I love this, Sharon. It's great to see you putting your two interests together in one beautiful piece. I hope you keep it up.

Judy said...

I Love it! I was hoping your were going to incorporate your new passion into your jewelry....I can't wait to see more!

Lenna Andrews said...

such an interesting beautiful piece, sharon!! I do love the how you have wrapped wire around the fabric and the charm is so aged it is yummy . . . mmm!

Terri Kahrs said...

Might I just say . . . . "Whoot-Whoot!!!" OMG, Sharon, this stunner showcases your creative talents magnificently! It's so familiar and wonderful because you're finally beginning to express your core creative spirit! HUGE Standing "O" with an encore! "Whoot-Whoot!!!" Love & Hugs, Terri xoxo

Alice said...

Lovely! I think this piece evokes a bygone era, or of things remembered, bringing a sense of comfort to the wearer.

sharon said...

Thank you all so much for your sweet comments....you are all familiar friends!

thekathrynwheel said...

Bravo! This is really beautiful. It brings your two sides together really well. I LOVE it! Kate x

Tumble Fish Studio said...

Hi Sharon! Oh, I am right there with you on the "familiar" vibe - I find I am drawn to that in other people's work and try it in my own. I like taking a familiar thing and taking it out of its context but still connected somehow. This is just a very lovely piece and full of soul! Beautiful!
I am so very awfully behind on blog visits, but wanted to try and stop by and leave some very big huge wishes for a very blessed and blissful Christmas and Holiday Season with you and your family! I'm so glad 2009 brought us together and I can't wait to see where we'll go in 2010!
I love the angel below too. (saw it on the other group - you're so funny - we all love you for your integrity but mostly because you're a good soul and talented artist!)
Talk to you soon!
marsha

Narrative jewelry said...

Sharito, this piece is a great piece of art, i really love such mixed media jewelry. Love, love it.

The Joy of Nesting said...

Oh Sharon,

I wondered how long it would be for you to become comfortable to combine the two mediums you are so gifted at!!!! I knew when you finally did, the piece you created would be so incredible!! I was so right!!! And like Esthernita I hope you are inspired to keep exploring this new ave. I can't wait to see what beauty you will create!!

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

Leslie @ Bei Mondi said...

This piece is so creative, Sharon! Love the warm tones and the mixed media art.

Dale said...

This looks so pretty! i love the way you have the wrapped fabric there. great touch of colour and softness.

Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

Really pretty - like it very much. :)

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