I like this time quote by Will Rogers: "Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save."
A digital piece of art called "Gathering Of Friends." Those trees took ages as you can imagine. ( Ahh I think I have just found out where my time is going.)
Another digital drawing "By The Light Of The Silvery Moon"
The beautiful paintings below are by UK artist Simon Hart. He has a background of textile design and that shows in the detail and patterning of his work. He has great colour sense. He has published his work in many areas including greetings cards, wallpaper, childrens' books etc. There is an interesting biography of him on his website here and lots of gorgeous images of work, past and present.
Morning, Dittisham Quay
Djemma el Fna, Marrakesh
We have had some incredibly cold and frosty weather since the snow departed so here are a few frosty pictures for you.
While I was perusing the books and magazines in the Contemporary Craft Gallery in Percy Street, London the other week, I spotted a booklet by the wonderfully talented mosaic artist Cleo Mussi. It is by Mussimosaics Publications and I couldn't resist getting a copy. I find her mosaics quite fascinating and the booklet, although small, has some great photos of her work. There is a lovely rhythm and pattern to her creations and she uses a lot of recycled bits of domestic china with interesting decorations. Her designs are immensely popular and I would love to own a piece. If you want to read more about her you can view the article in a past copy of BBC Homes and Antiques magazine here. Cleo's own website is here.
When I was buying my lovely bracelet (see previous post) I also saw some other wonderful jewellery by a designer called Anne Farag. Anne has some very enticing designs on her website here. She enjoys producing jewellery with distinctive patterns derived from other cultures and I think her work has a definite ethnic and almost tribal quality.
The beautiful ceramic work below is by sculptor Debra Fritts. She is a storyteller in clay. Her method of working is quite complex and she imprints marks and textures into her work. You can find a description of how she achieves this on her website. She has lots of work in galleries including here at BlueSpiral, Pacinilubel here and GalleryOne here. Her own website here has lots more of her work on show.
Saving The Earth
Jennie Ashmore is an English artist and craftswoman who produces the most amazingly beautiful collages of natural found leaves and petals. She finds the raw materials in gardens and woods etc and presses and arranges them. Her images are very redolent of old textiles and quilts. and her sense of colour, design and pattern is excellent. Quite gorgeous. You can find lots more of her work on her website here.