Sunday, February 9, 2014

Miniature Embroidery

Love to mix all the materials and techniques I learn to use... so here it is: POLYMER, CROCHET, EMBROIDERY united... and to make it more challenging, the embroidery is not bigger than my thumb nail.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Crochet Jewelry

African Forest by AleksandraMicic
African Forest, a photo by AleksandraMicic on Flickr.

A new passion called CROCHET is born in my heart and it is a beautiful match for my polymer and ceramic work.... and not just that but as a technique on its own. It can be very relaxing.
This necklace happened by accident. I bought the threads because the colors appealed to me and when I came home I remembered this polymer pendant which I made some years ago... Now its time to see other forgotten pieces laying in boxes and drawers and find some matching threads :)

Oh, one more thing! My mom got hooked on crocheting jewelry so I'll be showing you some of her work soon.

Friday, September 27, 2013

September Art Bead Scene Challenge

I've been inactive for some time now for many reasons, but I've gathered some strength and remembered Art Bead Scene challenges and how I wanted to participate. There was a need to be inspired and reactivate my creativity so I went to their blog and was pleasantly surprised to find one of my favorite artists, Mucha, as inspiration. I had previously planned to use his work as inspiration for a collection of pendants and beads and this particular challenge has triggered all of my senses and motivation to go forward and start where I left off in my artistic life few years ago.
I was inspired to create a polymer centerpiece with a woman's face profile and a hand holding grapes but since I love dimension I decided to create such effect with fingers on her hand and hanging chain with beads as grapes. My daughter got inspired at an instant and demanded one piece for herself only not with hanging grapes but with flowers, so I guess I already got my next project :)
Autumn Delights centerpiece (SEP ABS Challenge)
Autumn Delights centerpiece (SEP ABS challenge)

I do hope to be more frequently circulating now on this blog. Thanks for your visit and encouragement.
Art Bead Scene Blog with monthly challenges is my new destination.

Love to you all and stay creative.

Monday, April 2, 2012

My Rings In Ring A Day Book

Many of you remember RAD, Ring A Day challenge on Flickr. It was an unforgettable experience not just for the participants but for observers as well. Thanks to Marthe Le Van and Lark Crafts, photos of 700 photos of rings from this challenge, together with artists' impressions, was published in a book. Three of my rings are in it.
I am a slow informer :) The book was published and sent to participants some months ago, but my address changed so I missed getting the book. Thanks to Evelyn Markasky I eventually got my copy, and the feeling flooded me all over again. I know now, whenever I feel down creatively or stuck with motivation I will glance at this publication and remember that special year and all the beautiful people in it.

I will cite my own impression from the book.:

"Ring A Day has been one overwhelming, uplifting, transformational, and enjoyable creative ride. It has taught me to step out of my own shell, one fearfull of free expression. It has taught me to believe in myself and to have enough confidence to start an expedition into the unknown of my creative capabilities.... made me look at obvious, everyday things in new ways. It forced me to move beyond my creative barriers and grow on many different levels. The project isn't just about making rings - it's about redefining how we perceive our surroundings and the world we live in."

Here is the cover and the pages with my three rings: Simply Jeans ring, Tied In A Knot ring and Sprouting ring.