Tuesday, December 28, 2010

FAT Tuesday Artist Spotlight #16

I created Featured Art Tuesday (FAT Tuesday) Artist Spotlight, to showcase inspiring Artists and to provide a forum for all Artists to share their work with one another--this includes all types of art mediums, photography and crafts, including writing and poetry.  

This wonderful white on black drawing is by Jim Bumgarner, a new artist I've just recently discovered.  What amazing work he does. I felt so inspired by this drawing of John Lennon.  I think I'm going to have to give this technique a try! This drawing is a part of The Sketchbook Project.  I had never heard of this particular project, but it sounds like an interesting idea!

Jim writes, "I found "The Sketchbook Project" online and my vanity got the best of me. The project is one where participants enter their sketchbooks into the Brooklyn Library where they will be barcoded, scanned and entered into their permanent collection." 

To see more of this wonderful artist's work visit Sketches & Stuff.
Chloe is the artist who made these beautiful colorful beads.  They are made of felt!  I was so fascinated with the idea of felt beads--this is something I must look into now.  This multi-talented artist has a wonderful blog featuring all the things she creates--including drawing and sewing!  What a creative lady she is!  I have thoroughly enjoyed this dear lady's blog.

Chloe writes, "I've been really keen on working with felt of late, and have been intrigued by the idea of creating 3D structures with it. I started off by experimenting with some felt beads today, not sure what I'll do with these, they'll either end up as jewelery or in a piece of work. They were great fun to do!"

To peruse this lovely art site visit Slightly Triangle.

Recently my talented and creative Sister Clytie created a set of ACEO cards depicting the 12 days of Christmas.  

The drawing above is my favorite of Clytie's eclectic and marvelous set of cards.  I love the dancing lady trees--they are so ethereal and lovely to my eyes.  My sweet Sister is one of my greatest inspirations.  She is one of the most beautiful, creative people I know.  Clytie is not only my sister (oh, lucky me!) but she is one of my very very best friends.  

Sissy writes, "Each work I show here is made from GENUINE graffiti, trash, recycled wallpaper, and found treasures...I have never felt like an artist before - until now."

To see more of Clytie's intriguing artwork, visit Random He'Art'work

I fell in love with Geninne's artwork and adore her relationship with her sewing machine.  I can relate!  This multi-media artist is well worth watching!  Her whimsical pieces are inspiring and make me smile.

Geninne writes, "Lola is my beautiful new Singer sewing machine…  I named her Lola because it's what I would've named a daughter if I had one ;)  My other machine died (R.I.P.) from a fall a few months ago…The machine cover I had made for it didn't fit Lola so I had to make her a new one :)  I dyed a yard of natural canvas into a military green color that I love mixing olive green, black & a little bit of brown store bought fabric dye.  I cut patchwork birds our of 100% wool felt and attached them using blanket stitch with my favorite stash of vintage crewel wool…"

To see more of this lovely artist's work, visit  Geninne's Art Blog.

Hazel is another artist new to me.  As you can see from the piece pictured above, she uses stamps and ordinary items to create beautiful things.  I felt so inspired visiting her web page!  Isn't this altered flower and book cute?!

Hazel writes, "The book was a bit fiddly to make, but worth it to me. The ends of the pages are cut from my book and sized to fit inside the matchbox cover. They were gilded so that they would blend in with the front of the book, which is solid with 'pretend' pages. There was a gap between the two stacks of end pages which was big enough to take the peg doll. Then I made a book cover as I would for a real book. It even opens!"

To see more wonderfully creative artwork by Hazel, visit But Is It Art?

 If you would like to take part in FAT Tuesday Artist Spotlight, 
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.


Unknown said...

Beth this Fat tuesday is just amazing! I guess they all are. I love them so much! I hope your Christmas was simply wonderful and I wish you and your family a bright and wonderful New Year!

illustration poetry said...

your John Lennon simply caught my eye.

Tammie Lee said...


White on black is wonderful to see! And Clytie's piece also touches my heart and to use your words... fills my eyes. Everything you shared is wonderful to see, thank you.

I am still on the road and sending you a warm smile.

Deann said...

Artwork is so amazing how it is so unique in every different hand and takes so many fantastic forms it's just awesome Sissy!!
Have an absolutely fabulous healthy happy blessed New Year!!!Love you.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for featuring my beads! Lovely to see the other work you featured too :D

Woman in a Window said...

Your world is art, Beth. This intrigues me, for I long for my world to be art, but my kind of art is elusive, not tangible and held in the hand like yours. I wonder how close our worlds are? How far apart?

I hope your Christmas was a beautiful one with family near. I always think of your beautiful parents. I think of your sister Chloe and her felt, her stitches, and i think of how your father was so miraculously held together. Your world is full of art:)

much love to you
and a happy new year too

Clytie said...

Ah sissie ... I am so honored to be included in your FAT Tuesday Artist Spotlight with such great talent! I can't wait to sit down and visit each of these amazing people and appreciate the beauty they bring to the world.

I miss you - can't wait to see you SOON!!!