Friday, July 24, 2009
Artist Open House, July 19, 2009
(The Creative Six - L to R - Julia, Dawne, Cindy, Roz, Rendy & Debi)
Creatively hand painted silk scarves, handmade journals with unique fabric covers and beautifully wire-wrapped gemstone pendants are to your right, all created by Rosaland Hannibal.
The left side of the living room has a table of cleverly created mixed-media artwork on canvas and wood by Debi Siegert, http://www.mysweetart.com/.
Next to Debi you see the creative variety of jewelry using seed beads, gemstones and more by Rendy Garello, http://www.justforfuncustomjewelry.com/.
Completing the grouping in the living room are fascinating and beautiful pieces of dichroic pendants, earrings, and wine stoppers created by Cindy of DragonFly Arts.
But your journey through this creative and cool oasis in the desert is not quite finished. As you move away from Cindy’s table and enter the dining room area, your eyes are treated to more beautiful glass creations. Dawne Hennessey has arranged a wonderful assortment of fused, slumped and kiln-worked glass bowls, free standing sculptures and other items. Her work can be viewed at http://www.blingandthingsbydawne.com/ .
And of course your eyes are also treated by the cleverly arranged and presented work of our incredible hostess, Julia. You notice that Julia’s jewelry incorporates dichroic glass, etched metal and wire in very creative ways. Her card tells you that more of her work can be found at http://www.julzbydesign.com/ .
Wow, time for a glass of ice cold tea or maybe a glass of wine as you chat with the artists and other guests and try to decide which items will go home with you . . .
This was such a fun, relaxed and comfortable event for the six of us and, it seems, our guests. It is always exciting when people find just the thing(s) they want and/or need for themselves or as a gift. There is nothing like knowing your artwork, in whatever form, is in the hands of those who appreciate and cherish it. What a blast!
As always, comments are welcomed and very much appreciated.