Tuesday, October 4, 2011

FATuesday Artist Spotlight #49

I apologize for my absence these past two weeks.  We have had a few family crisis to deal with, along with a really bad cold!  Have a lovely week, everyone and thank you for your patience.  - Beth

I created Featured Art Tuesday Artist Spotlight, to showcase inspiring Artists and to provide a forum for all Artists to share their work with one another -- this includes every type of medium, sculpture, beading, watercolour, restoring vintage cars, pen and ink, oils, gardening, interior decorating, photography and crafts, including drama, writing and poetry. The list goes on and on. 
Each one of us is creative in one way, or another -- FATuesday Artist Spotlight celebrates the creativity found in every person. 

To join us for FATuesday, link up at the bottom of the page. 
I hope you will join in the fun. 

I have known Casi since she was a tiny girl.  An accomplished young artist in many mediums, Casi and her fellow artisans have been trained to create these exquisitely crafted glass earrings.  Designed by AnneMarie Hoffman, they come in a variety of pretty colors and are incredibly graceful and eye-catching.  When one holds a pair of these original creations in one's own hands, the warmth and beauty of the glass is indescribable.  There is a kind of lovely magic here which inspires me.

Casi and her fellow artists "..are dedicated to making this world a more beautiful place, one pair of earrings at a time. All of our raw glass is manufactured within a 15 mile radius of our studio and all of our jewelry is produced in our Portland studio by extremely skilled hands.

To see more of these unusual treasures, visit Glass Heart Studio  You can also find them on Facebook at Glass Heart Studio

I found Lillie Marie's blog quite by accident.  This gifted artisan creates unusual jewelry which reflects her great love for our Creator.  Her charming pieces fill both the eyes and the heart.  She inspires me to stretch beyond what I think I can do.  

Lillie thoughtfully writes, “I am so thankful that my body and mind are both able to do all the things required to do on Mondays,  I could be minus my eyesight, where I couldn't see my home that needs so much done or without proper use of my limbs, I could be an invalid, being unable to do anything without help,  There are so many women in the world whether sick and/or disabled mentally or physically that would love to be able to enjoy Mondays by having all these things to do.” 

To see more wonderful jewelry designs visit Lillie Marie Design Jewelry.  To find her blog, click Lillie Marie's Design Jewelry Blog.

Chuck Neighbors has been an inspiration to my husband and me for many years.  The first drama I saw him perform was powerful and changed my life forever.  This wonderful local actor has been a huge encouragement to us and to many other dramatists.  He has been generous with his time and advice.  His dramas are truly stunning and his acting is superb.

Chuck writes, Shakespeare knew the power of the play to capture a conscience and even after four hundred years, things haven’t changed much. Today, as it has been for centuries, it is the play, the movie, the story that entertains us, giving expression to our thoughts and feelings, and yes, capturing our conscience. Sometimes the story sends a message of hope and redemption to our troubled world–too often it does not.”

Happily, you can book one of Chuck's powerful dramatic productions by contacting him on Facebook at Master’s Image Productions.  More information can be gleaned at Chuck Neighbors Master's Image Productions.  

 I found Julia Ruffles through some of my artist friends on  Facebook.  What an incredible artist.  I am enamored with the detail in her work.  As a watercolourist she is inspiring.  Her love for animals bursts through her work--shines through the speaking eyes of her wild animal friends.  The only word I could use to describe this talented artist's work is fabulous.  

Julia reflectively writes, “The painting process requires a great deal of patience, with countless watercolour marks built up using many differing colours and brushstrokes...Watercolour as a medium (for painting) has a great strength yet subtle vulnerability that allows the delicacy of life to be portrayed...”

To see more wildlife art by this wonderful artist visit Wildlife Watercolour and Graphite Artwork by Julia Ruffles.  You can also contact her on Facebook at Julia RufflesWildlife Art.

I have always loved tatting.  For those of you have never heard of it, tatting is an ancient way of making intricate lace using knots and shuttles.  I was delighted to find Pamela Quevedo's daintily tatted fashion items -- What an uncommon art form!  When I found her beautifully unique creations, I felt inspired to get back into tatting again.  Thank you Pamela!

Pamela writes, “My goal with my tatting is to not only to make it wearable, but interesting & fashion forward. I am inspired by everything from vintage patterns to haute couture. My style leans toward the dark, gothic, steampunk and Neo Victorian…”

To see more of these rare, delicate beauties, visit Totus Mel Tats. Happily, you can also purchase these amazing creations as well!

If you'd like to take part in FATuesday Artist Spotlight:
*Blog the art you'd like to share.
* Don't forget to leave a link on Linky tools.
* Visit other artists who have left their links.
* Leave a comment when you visit each artist's page.
(We artists need to encourage each other!)
* Add a link to FATuesday in your blog entry.


Tina´s PicStory said...

nice to see you back beth! nice pictures all around :)

Tina´s PicStory said...

thanks beth! xo

Clytie said...

Oh sissie. What incredible beauty and talent we are surrounded by. I am in awe of these that you have featured today!!!

I know one of those crises in your life was, er, ME. I'm sorry I caused you to miss a week of FATuesday, but I thank God you were there to help when I needed you. Your prayers were a huge part of my recovery!

You are truly an inspiration to us all, dear sissie-Bea!!!

Tammie Lee said...

wow wow, so much gorgeous artful people you are sharing with us, thank you Beth!