Sunday, November 27, 2016

A Thought for Sunday, November 27, 2016

"Color is a power which directly influences the soul." -- Wassily Kandinsky

Friday, November 25, 2016

My Doodling Addiction

It was bound to happen. "Doodling" has become an addiction. It all started innocently enough: a few years ago, my friend Dinah introduced me to Zentangles -- doodles rendered in black ink, created within a border of a specified size. It was fun to do and quite relaxing. The only materials required were a pen and small pad of paper. These simple items can travel almost anywhere, making doodling ideal for anyone on the go.

Pretty soon I had more doodles than I knew what to do with. That was when the lightbulb went off in my head. Why not use some as borders on accent mirrors?

I love black and white, but colors truly make my heart sing. So I broke out my collection of ultra fine tip Sharpies and took my doodling obsession to the next level. In addition to the mirrors, I began turning my color doodles into jewelry:

What's next? Lamps? Table tops? Or....??? I really don't know at this point, but one thing I am sure of: this is an addiction that's all good!

Text and images ©2016 Lynn Edwards

Sunday, November 20, 2016

A Thought for Sunday, November 20, 2016

"Offer grace for the bounty of goodness. Raise the song of harvest home, the glass of good cheer, the heart overflowing with joy. We have so much for which to be thankful. So much about which to smile, so much to share. So much that, in this season of plenty, we can embrace the season of relinquishment. All we have is all we need." -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

Friday, November 18, 2016

Thank You!

Many thanks to all the folks who turned out for the Fifth Annual Art and Fine Craft Sale last weekend! It was wonderfully gratifying to meet and chat with so many people who truly appreciate hand crafted jewelry, wearable art, handmade soaps, and tapestries, as well as fine art and photography. These individuals make all the hours we creative types spend making these items worth the effort!

Here are a few photos taken before and during the three day event:

This year my display featured my favorite colors.

Paintings in pastel and acrylic by Marilyn Kleinhans
Some of Dinah Rose's hand woven infinity wraps, paired with my necklace and earring sets. Harry the dog naps nearby.
Jewelry was a popular item on many shoppers' gift lists.

Nancy Bruns describes her process for making chainmail jewelry during one of several artist talks.

If you missed it, you missed out on lots of fun. But take heart, we're already planning our 2017 sale. If you'd like to receive an invitation and be included on the guest list, just let me know!

Text and images ©2016 Lynn Edwards

Sunday, November 13, 2016

A Thought for Sunday, November 13, 2016

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all art and science." -- Albert Einstein

Sunday, November 6, 2016

A Thought for Sunday, November 6, 2016

"Why do you try to understand art? Do you try to understand the song of a bird?" -- Pablo Picasso