Tuesday, May 4, 2010

INTERTWINED



I recently met a terrific new artist, jewelry artist, and fabric artist, in work of all places! Which just goes to show you how close we all can actually be to one another. Nancy, of Blue Violet Designs, came into my workplace for help with a tile selection, which she mostly figured out herself! She has a wonderful sense of color, of course, she is an artist!, and it shows on her work too. Nancy gifted me with this amazing pin that she made out of felt, embroidery stitching, swarovski's, and and fabric. I apologize for the poor color of the photos, but it's late. I love this little pin, and I am amazed at her generosity. I think Nancy and I will be sharing some more arty type things soon. Take a look at her blog. Besides some amazing lampwork and sterling jewelry, her choices of beads are crazy good, she likes photography, and you can see some of that there as well. Maybe she will share more of her creations with us. I am grateful to Nancy for what she has shared with me!

Oh, the background for this picture is my pathetic attempt at Teresa McFayden's Freestyle embroidery that I started a few months ago. As you can see, I didn't get too far, but I do still love to do it. I will eventually pick it up again...maybe tomorrow!

15 comments:

stregata said...

We sometimes find friends in unexpected places - glad you found someone in your area.
Love your freestyle embroidery - I couldn't embroider to save my life!

Esther said...

very pretty little cabochon !

Nancy said...

thanks for your kind words, sharon. i so look forward to sharing more art with you. i may even try an ATC or an inchie. just no creepy people...

Lesley said...

What a lovely gift and what a lovely blog Nancy has! A new friend is always something to treasure.

You were asking about Hellebores Sharon - the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) here in the UK says -

'Hellebores have also been associated with medicine for over 2,200 years. In southern England the powdered leaves of Helleborus foetidus were given to children troubled with worms, though it was described as 'a violent remedy'. We now know that hellebores contain poisonous cardiac glycosides that have a burning taste and can also cause unpleasant dermatitis if the sap gets onto the skin.'

Well I have learned something today and will keep a close eye on Jack when he is out in the garden as I had no idea these plants were toxic.

Lesley x

Marilyn Rock said...

Lovely gift, Sharon, and your embroidery is wonderful.

In the Light of the Moon said...

What a generous gift and full of beautiful detail!How lovely to meet another artist.Warmest Regards,Cat

Terri Kahrs said...

Amazing how you've found another creative spirit, Sharon, and a jewelry artist too! The pin is gorgeous, and so is Nancy's blog. I think it's the Universe's way of snapping you our of your recent "funk"!!! LOL!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Cindy said...

Sharon, what a wonderful coincidence to meet another jewelry designer - at work! Her embroidered pin is really pretty. I just love embroidery but do not know the first thing about it...one of my sister in law's is a juried artist... I've been wanting to dabble with the freeform embroidery like Teresa McFaden's work as well - she has really inspired me too, just not enough time right now!

SummersStudio said...

That is a very sweet little pin and has such lovely needle and bead work. How nice to meet another jewelry artist.

Gaby Bee said...

That little pin is enchanting.

Stefanie said...

This pin is great and your embroidery isn't pathetic. I couldn't do one stitch!

regards

Stefanie

The Rustic Victorian said...

Very sweet!

sanda reynolds Mullingar,Ireland said...

What a wonderful gift and your embroidery it's looking beautiful already! I mean it! And Sharon, thank you so much for your lovely comments, support and friendship! :)
Lots of love and a BIG hug,
Sanda xoxo

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

you are my kinda gal Sharon with interest in so many things!

I have been doing some stitchery ... what's old is new!

it's always a delight to connect with like minded people, what a treat for you to meet a new artist/friend

Hope you had a happy Cinco de Mayo ;)
oxo

Riki Schumacher said...

Hi Sharon, thank you so much for your kind words about Chester. Really appreciate it. This pin is just adorable, I can see why you love it. I think your embroidery is wonderful, keep going! Hugs, Riki

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