Tuesday, November 16, 2010

FAT Tuesday Artist Spotlight #12

I created FAT Tuesday to showcase inspiring artists and to provide a forum for Artists to share their work with one another--this includes all types of arts, photography and crafts, including writing and poetry.  If you would like to take part in FAT Tuesday, these are the guidelines:

* Upload what you want to share onto your blog.
*  Don't forget to leave a link to your art on Linky tools.
*  Be sure to visit other artists who have left their link.
* Leave a comment when you visit each artist's page.
(We artists need to encourage each other!)
* Be sure to leave a link to FAT Tuesday on your blog page.
 (You can copy the button at the bottom of the page if you'd like.)  
Martina is from Germany and I love her way of looking at her world.  She sees textures and colors in nature and is inspired by them, to create wonderful pieces of jewelry such as you see above.  This amazing artist once saw a photo I took of some lichen--which inspired her to dye various textured cloths.  The result was breathtaking! Martina is one of the most creative people I know.  I'm pleased to tell you that this extravagantly gorgeous necklace along with other items are actually available for sale!   She writes of her blog, "This is the place where I want to share dreams and visions.  As well as for my love of needlework as for all things vintage and antique: fabrics, furniture, dresses, etc.  For photography and other visual arts.  For Music and cooking.  For beauty in our lives."

To see more of Martina's wonderful handiwork and share her dreams, visit Chatelain's Dreams.

I was just so in awe when I saw this incredible quilt design by Carol!  She is such a warm and lovely individual.  I am privileged to have found her here in blog land.  As you can see from the star quilt above, Carol is a talented artist! She writes, "...I am 82 years old and have been blessed with a wonderful family and good health. Keeping busy is no problem for me - in fact, I can't find time to do cleaning and cooking anymore. I have been quilting for about 35 years. Working on this computer is so amazing - how glad I am that I got in on this in my lifetime."

For more delightful insights and fabulous quilts by Carol visit Fun Old Hag.

I found Sunny through my sister Clytie.  She is a talented photographer who's photos are spiced with unusual angles and gorgeous scenery.  I love her photography!  The photo above is no exception--the dappled shadow on the old red barn with the silhouette of old wheel in front is just spectacular!   We once visited Massachusetts so I laughed when I read she and her husband now reside in the mountains of that state.  The mountains there we would call hills here in the Pacific Northwest!  Dear Sunny writes, "for nearly 30 years I lived on Cape Cod before my husband and I moved back to the mountains of Massachusetts with our Golden doodle Lucy, and our cats, Lilly and Molly...Some of you would call them hills but they're mountains to me!"

 To see more of Sunny's lovely photography, visit Barnyards and Barnacles.

I always enjoy introducing a brand new artist.  Jon is a very talented artist.  His artwork shows great promise and his writing skills are amazing.  Clytie introduced Jon to ATC cards recently, and the above piece, entitled Waterfalls, is the result.  He writes, "Sup gentlemen! My name is Jonathan, although people call me Jon. My nickname is Nyuura...I'm 14, and I'm an artist and a writer."

Drop by with an encouraging word for this talented budding artist,  at Nyurra's Random Art.

I found Yvonne through Sissy Deann's page, The Whimsey Assylum.  I laughed and laughed over this funny collage!  I love Yvonne's delightful sense of humor--and I hope you do too.  She writes, "I dabble in this and that! I spent several years creating stained glass pieces and now my focus is on rubber stamping, collage and altered art."

To see more of Yvonne's artwork visit ARTic Blonde Creations.


Sunny said...

Hi Beth,
Thank you so much for featuring my photography, I feel truly honored. Everywhere there is a picture waiting to be taken.
Again, thank you :)
☼ Sunny

Angela said...

Another wonderful FAT Tuesday with amazing artists! I look forward to visiting their sites and seeing more :-)

Funoldhag said...

How nice to have you feature my quilt on FAT Tuesday! I love and have loved quilting for over 35 years and see no signs of that diminishing anytime soon. It is such an honor to be one of your featured artists. Thank you so much, Beth! Carol

Anonymous said...

Dear Beth, let me thank you from my heart for the beautiful place where I could show one of my treasures. I am so glad you featured me on your beautiful blog. I had a nice look around to see what other artists have created - it is amazing !
Thanks again, and kind regards, Martina

Clytie said...

Oh sissie, once again you have found some AMAZING artists to spotlight! I am constantly amazed at the talent you find.

I will be adding my link later!

Steve said...

beth, I cannot find how to reply on email so I'll do it here. Yes, you can enter me in FAT but I don't know how to help. I will not be available next week but if you can do it, great!