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Tiny Porcelain doll Pendants

Art Journey #5 with Joseph Cornell – an assemblage artist who made art using meaningful objects strategically placed within shadowboxes. Although it is not something I have personally played around with, I have always loved the concept! I am…

Art Journey Challenges, Wrap Up

Art Journey # 4 Wrap Up

Thank you to those that shared their jewelry inspired by Odilon Redon. The florals, the butterflies, the lovely maiden whiling away the hours stitching were the favorite motifs. Here is a slider showing the beautiful dreamy garden of our…

Adventure Awaits

But a Dream

In 1995 the Monet Exhibit came to the Art Institute of Chicago and a whole city became smitten with Impressionism. Pretty French pastoral scenes, and placid-hazy dreams. What an escape! What’s not to love? I was all in, I…

Book review, Queene Bead Design

On the cover of a magazine!

Stunned, elated, shocked….  does not adequately describe the feeling, when you read the email from your editor that says you are on the cover of Belle Armoire Jewelry. I think we all have goals or ambitions when it comes…

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Spring…oh spring…with Odilon Redon

I just want to stare continuously a Odilon Redon’s beautiful artwork! I am pretty sure when Erin was choosing the artwork for this Journey, she was thinking ahead to the season it would be….. since this artwork pairs ever…