Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Enrique Enriquez.

Amazing image reader, poet, tarot reader and an inspiration to any artist interested in image making.

I've been a Tarot reader for years and I was delighted to come across this film that just spells it out so simply helping us to understand what reading images is all about.
Enrique is fascinating to watch, and I have bought several of his books that are just as fascinating to read.

In fact I've been inspired to open a new page on this blog where I will be putting some of Enrique's ideas into action, in my tarot readings and in my own image making and observations.

So please if you find this interesting take a look at my new page  - This Unfolding, it's just been updated with my first reading.
And......look up Enrique's books on amazon.

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Poetics - a new necklace design.

This is a new design that I have called 'Poetics'
"True love all in a flowing mortal sea"

The words are captured under glass.
My aim is to capture a moment, a mood or suggest an atmosphere that is meaningful.

Set under glass the text looks as though it is captured under a single drop of water or morning dew, quite romantic. In this necklace the two little 'baubles' either side of the central one had words on both sides and as you wear them they turn, revealing the whole of the found verse..

The photo of me came about as a young lady emailed me to ask how the necklace looks when worn.
In the absence of a modal I had to resort to using a 'selfie' 
Not as easy as I thought!
Trying to balance a camera and get the right angel for the shot was quite a challenge.

I have been juggling two Etsy shops for a while now, as I thought it would be best to keep certain things separate, paintings v textiles, jewellery v collage etc. As I'm told this helps a customer identify your 'style' etc.
Well it's no good, now I've decided to combine it all under one shop The7thMagpie.

I just can't put myself into boxes, I'm a creatrix, a creative butterfly, I love working in many different materials and I just can't confine myself to one or even two!
So I'm saying take me as I am as I can't be any other way.

It's the Bath Fringe arts fest, here for the next few weeks so expect some photos of art and street theater here over the next few posts.
I hope you're having a lovely weekend, It's a Bank Holiday here so we get an extra day added to our weekend :)

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Unisex Urban Jewellery

 I wanted to create a series of unisex jewellery with a touch of urban chic.
Something with a bit of mystery, that could be worn by a guy or a girl.
 Some pieces will appeal more to girls than guys, but I'm just getting into my stride with these, and I hope they will become a series.
I decided I'd like to give them names, so say 'Hello' to the Dark Angel series.
Galen, The Dark Queen and Clarice.