Tuesday, November 9, 2010

FAT Tuesday Artist Spotlight # 11

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.) 

Penny is an amazing artist! The drawing above is only one example of her delicately lovely work in watercolor and acrylic.  She is also a figurative sculpture Artist.  Her magical oak fairies, angels, elves, children, animals are exquisitely detailed--they are so realistic, they almost look as though they might move!

To see more wonderful artwork by Penny visit Angel's Door.

I have had the privilege of meeting Cheryl and Nancy of Cheryl's of Nehalem personally.  What wonderfully talented women they are!  Their costumes are often individually designed, then built from scratch.  Each item is fitted to the wearer.  I have seen examples of the bead work they do and it is amazing.  The costumes they produce are authentic and exquisitely detailed.  The Mrs. Clause costume pictured above actually has inner pockets sewn around the hemline, into which Cheryl puts fine glitter.  As she walks through a room--the children know she's been there by the trail of elf dust she leaves behind.  All the children of Nehalem look forward to her visits at Christmas.

You can see more wonderful costumes on Facebook at Cheryl's of Nehalem.

This beautiful Artist Trading Card was created by Jann.  She is a wonderful collage artist, who's ATC cards are much in demand year round.  This mixed media Artist says, "A picture could inspire, in words and thoughts, taking one to a journey of unknown destinations, or it may have a stunning effect, of a kind, that leads to no words! Lover of all things vintage, old things that could tell a story of by gone era's . Especially fond of the years between the 1920's to the 1960's but I appreciate the beauty of almost all ages"

Last Sunday night, Jann lost her little Dog Bootz.  This lovely lady has been an encouragement to many of us through the past year.  Please drop by to encourage her heart at Bouquet of Tulle Roses.

Jeannette is a wonderful artist.  I love her narrations of how her thought processes as these wonderful paintings came into being.  What a lovely, whimsical person she is--deeply sensitive to spiritual things.  Of this picturesque pastel of a tree stump, Jeannette writes, "This weathered and cut off tree trunk has been an image that has been in my mind for a long time.  I got even fonder of this scene as the painting was progressing.  So jazzed that after a few years I reach the finish line of displaying the tree in pastel.  Very much like people.  The longer you know them, the more the imperfections seem to face.  The folds, warts and "cut off" state all all add character!"

To see more of Jeannette's exquisite work visit Mysteries.

Julia Guthrie is a wonderful watercolor artist.  Above is the cover she created for one of her stories.  I find her work, with its amazing detail so inspiring.  She writes, " I  am an Artist, a Wife, & a Mum to my furry kid (a 4 yr old Basset Hound named Nimh) and we live on the Cornish coast (UK). I am inspired by everything around me from the magical landscape & seascapes of South Cornwall, to the local legends of King Arthur, the Mermaid of Zennor & myths galore!" 

To see more of Julie's amazing artwork visit East of the Sun.


Clytie said...

once again you've found some incredible artists! I'm having fun looking at their blogs, and enjoying their art.

P.S. The links to Jann's blog and Julia's blog don't seem to be working. :=} But I will visit them anyway!

Angela said...

Wonderful artwork! Th costume work is amazing!

Grannie Annie said...

Exquisite all...so many very talented people...isn't it fun that we all do things each in our own way so no ones work is the same. Bravo everyone!

jeannette said...

Beth, I am honored to be featured on your blog among other artists -thank you!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Good evening Beth
I am humbled and truly honored to be featured here among such extraordinary artists.. Thank you so much...
I am off to visit these wonderful souls.

Diana Evans said...

oh wow!!! wonderful spotlight!!!

Tammie Lee said...

I love seeing the artwork that you share with us. Someday I look forward to signing up on your FAT Tuesday post! I don't seem to get one piece done a week lately...

Woman in a Window said...

You do a wonderful thing here with all of these talented artists. Whew, that first painting - the black of the eye! So strong, or is that fear?