Saturday, April 30, 2011

Featured artist Rebecca from Max and Magnolia

Artist that I have pleasure to feature this week is Rebecca from Max and Magnolia. She is a fellow member of Lush Team on ETSY
Take a moment and let your self bee puld into the world of colorful baby clothes...
Dirt Bike Stencil Onesie

"I'm a CA girl born and Canadian girl bread- both my parents are from Alberta, Canada. I love mid-century design, comfy but flirty clothes, watching my taped TV shows and snacking. I've lived in 6 states & spent 7+ yrs working as an HR Director on Wall Street. After a particularly long 14 hr day I decided this really wasn't how I wanted to spend the rest of my life. I told my then-boyfriend & off to CA we went. My family is all on the West Coast and I wanted to be closer (it helped that he had a brother in CA as well). Fast forward 5 yrs and I am now a Domestic Goddess (my preferred title) working from home in So. Cal. and caring for 2 little boys (3yrs & 1yr), 1 husband & 2 dogs. I'm lucky most days if I get 1 complete hour to myself for my Max & Magnolia products, but I wouldn't change it. (ok, maybe I would ask for 1 more hour).

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Stud earrings - polymer clay by JP with love Jewelry

Few post ago I mentioned that I tried to make little post earrings. It was absolutely new experience for me. I was trilled with the result so I made a few more.
Stud earrings polymer clay by JP with Love jewelry

Small drop shape (tie shape) I used Japanese technique Mokume gane. I simply adore this technique because is full of surprise and I never know what will be  the final result and it is always surprise. And I like surprises :)
Pink and pearl stud earrings

These amazing unique earrings were made out of polymer clay. 
They are one of the kind. 
Measurement earrings: Total : 3/4” Tall x 3/4” Wide (the widest part)
For more info visit my store.

Copyright 2011 JPwithlove

Friday, April 22, 2011

Featured artist Pearle & PearlesPainting

A week ago I met this talented artist on facebook. She is a fellow member of ETSY that I had pleasure to meet. I was stunned with her work and I asked her if she wanted to be featured in my blog. I was very happy when she sad yes. This talented painter really make original art pieces. To be honest it is the first time that I have seen someone uses his brush and paint in that way.  Take a moment to read about Pearle's story and let your self be guided through her artistic adventure....
Pearle at work
It wasn’t until I was in my twenties that I started taking what I do seriously and it took even longer to consider myself an artist. I love to paint whatever I can get my hands on from things as small as a Scrabble® piece to as big as a dresser and hopefully even bigger someday. Whatever it is I will paint it. I love transforming trash into treasure literally. Imagine that a chair that came from a dumpster (2006) made it into a museum (2009). It blows me away to think that something I did creates a sense of awe in a viewer’s eye.

I was talking to a friend a few years back about my love for furniture, my relationship with chairs in particular. There was a chair that I found discarded and ultimately forgotten. I came upon this chair accidentally. I wasn't looking for a relationship. Anyway, the chair was a very handsome chair with so many things to look at. His back was decorative; his arms were long and lean. His legs...I have never seen such beautiful legs. 
The chair
But he was beaten down. His self-esteem had long been worn out. His seat, which was repeatedly upholstered over years, was torn and faded. His stuffing was busting out revealing his age and loss of pride. 
Me, being a care taker and rescuer of sorts....picked up the chair and brought it home. He sat at the top of the stairs for a few weeks in a corner. My friends however saw this chair and commented on how ugly he was. They wondered why I had him in my home commenting on how dirty he was and how unattractive he was due to the years of neglect. 
I ignored them and kept him around. Finally one day I decided to put him on my coffee table and take the layers of cloth and wool stuffing off of his seat. Then I cleaned him, primed him and painted him black. Three months later I sat back and looked at him and this is what I saw.....A chair, a man restored...but not only restored but given a whole new purpose. He was beautiful again. 
He was unique and wonderful....The same chair that my friends were grossed out now a chair that they ask permission to touch. Amazing.....One thing is for certain...NOTHING STAYS THE SAME! Change is inevitable and what is ugly or dirty or discarded as trash can be saved, can be rescued and can be made shinier than new!
Taking discarded forgotten pieces and giving them their self-esteem back is a passion for me. Living in a world where we discard things so easily I’d like to think I am making an itty bitty difference.
Green & Blue Dot Dot Dotting  wooden bowl by Pearles

I am 37 years old  self taught artist.
I was born and raised in Fairfield county Connecticut but now live in Natick, Massachusetts 15 miles outside of Boston.
I am a single mother of a 10 (soon to be 11) year old. We live near Boston in a small 2 bedroom apartment with our cats Free and Groovy. Free and REALLY fat so we affectionately call him "Fat Free"!
I grew up in a tough household and to escape it I would doodle on anything. I got into the habit of doodling on Styrofoam coffee cups...
Green & Blue Dot Dot Dotting  wooden bowl by Pearle
I would just fill the entire outside of the cup w/ obsessive pattern doodling! People started noticing these cups and would ask me if they could have them. So I gave a lot away. They are just out there in the world...I have no idea where.
One day a man told me I should get some paint and a good brush and paint my "doodle" on something else....So, I did. I bought my first paint brush when I was 21-ish.

Blue Dot dot dotting bowl
I started painting small terracotta pots and then a chair somebody found and then a table....and the next thing I know...I am painting anything I can get my hands on! I love finding new and interesting pieces. I like saving discarded objects and making them fabulous.
I am a single mother and life isn't easy. I rarely have any spare time...I am really trying to get out of the deep hole I am in. My child and I struggle financially but we are do not struggle w/ love. We are a small family of two but man...what a great little family are we! All of my time is devoted to my child and my work.

I asked Pearle to indicate me two of her favorite artist on Etsy here is what she told me:
Easter bunny art doll by LoopyBoopy
LOOPY BOOPY is one of the first shops my daughter and I found. We love the dolls. My daughter is saving up for one! She just simply has to own one! I agree...the workmanship on the dolls are fantastic! We also love the photographs that tell a story all depending on how you interpret them. Reagan and I long to learn so much more about the artist because her work blows our minds........
Focal  glass bead  by   Lilianabead
LILIANA BEAD Liliana is an inspiration to me! She is such a kind and warmhearted woman! Her work is amazing and every time she creates something new I am blown away. I see her from time to time being that we live in the same town and attend some of the same events. She always makes me feel good about myself and my art. So not only is she an amazing Lamp work artist but she is an amazing human being as well! Makes for beautiful art!

Hope you spend wonderful time learning about this talented painter. Fell free lo leave her some comments and give her support. You can follow links under to enter her etsy shop and other pages where you can find more pictures and info about Pearle and her art.

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Faux leather Polymer clay necklace and earrings

Today I just want to write a few word about this piece. I enjoyed so much designing it. It is absolutely one of my favorite works. It took me a lot of time but in the end it came out perfect. 
Faux leather Polymer clay Necklace and earrings set by JP with Love
This technique of making faux leather out of polymer clay is one that I enjoy the most because when is finished, you can really exchange it for leather. It is all hand textured with diferent tipes of vintage lace and flower motives. I used copper chain, ear wire I made from copper wire previously hammered.
Back side

I kind of adore to put different texture on the back side of my pieces because I think that is more interesting that leaving it blank.  
Back side of this piece is snake skin textured and at mine opinion it matches perfectly. 
Necklace is 17’’ long.
Pendant: 3 3/4” Tall x 3 1/4” Wide 
Earrings: Total: 3 1/4” Tall x 1 1/2” Wide. Ear wire is 1 1/2” long handmade and hammered copper wire. 
Color is also gorgeous, brown like burnt Sienna, Terra cotta. Color might slightly vary due to your screen color. 
This piece is very light weight.  

I will  be happy to answer any  of your question and to give you some additional info. I will  be very glad to  read your comments so  please  write me :)

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Featured Artist Love Jewelry by J

I am so happy to present you my fellow Etsian Janelle from LOVE JEWELRY BY J. Please take a moment to meet this Hawaiian girl who makes beautiful so feminine and softly delicate jewelry.
Enjoy her story...

Fancy Freshwater Pearl Necklace by Love JewelryByJ
I am originally from the beautiful state of Hawaii (from the island of Oahu) and went to school in Southern California, which is where I am currently.  I married my husband, who's from Southern California and that kind of sealed the deal that I wasn't going back.  My family is still there, so I still return to visit and Hawaii will always be home.
I have always been very crafty (scrap-booking, card-making, stamping, you name it!) and I can remember from a very young age drawing, painting, trying to sculpt stuff.
I even remember making jewelry out of found items and paper.  
My parents told me I couldn't count on art for income (my dream was to be a painter), They told me if I was a doctor, I could hang my paintings in my waiting room.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Hearts full of LOOOOVE

My last week was inspired with hearts. All kind of hearts... I just could not stop making them :)  I wanted to try all colors and textures so result is this... small hearts full of Love. 

Handmade polymer clay Heart earrings by JP with Love
These polymer clay heart earrings really dress up every summer dress and will make your outfit look special. Simple but so girly and feminine at very affordable price. Pick up your color :)

All hearts have back side snake skin textured and some of them are double sided (back side has different color).

Measurement earrings: 
Total with ear wire: 2 1/4 ” Tall x 3/4” Wide (the widest part)
Ear wire is 1 1/2 ” long handmade and hammered copper wire. 

For more pictures and info enter my online shop.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Mokume gane Purple, emerald green and silver drops

Handmade drop shield polymer clay earrings
What to say? Every time when I want to say something about pieces I make, I do not know from where to start :) 
This is something absolute new still need to be listed in my etsy store. I just can't wait and I need to share it right away. 
Let say that this sunny days gave me a bit of spring freshness and colored my last few day. 
I really like this three color combination it is so sparkling and glittering, feminine and modern.

As I just can not stay away from texture the back side of this pieces is snake skin textured.
The color is shiny metallic purple, emerald green and silver.  

Handmade tie shape polymer clay ear stud earrings
And for the first time in my life I make a ear stud earrings, the result is at mine opinion great for the "beginner" what do you think?   
I used copper wire to make all findings. Ear wire is handmade and hammered..

For more images from this series you can visit my shop and my facebook page

I will  be happy to answer any  of your question and to give you some additional info. I will  be very glad to  read your comments so  please  write me :)

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                  Copyright 2011 JPwithlove

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