The Halloween one is my favorite and also includes a sterling web and spider from Penny Michelle http://www.pennymichelle.com/. Check that out too! Most of my other findings are from Bead Source in Fort Wayne. Some of my jewelry is for sale at Canal Street Gallery in Winona Lake and Boutique Exchange in Warsaw, both in northern Indiana. I used to also sell at Inspire Me! in South Bend and Park Boutique in Goshen. I probably should get some around on ebay or etsy! I need a business manager!
Melanie at Earthenwood pictured these on her blog, and http://earthenwood-gallery.blogspot.com/2007/08/by-gina-smith.htmlI am quite flattered. I just tried to take some better pictures to send her, so I thought I would go outside. My Kodak Easyshare usually works pretty good on "beach" setting for anything bright, but it was just toooo bright. The camera even fogged up- now that's humid and/or disgusting! Back inside in the cool..... taking a little time to add this to my blog.
Melanie also reminded me about another great artist: Karen Fincannon, who made the ceramic cat on my desk. Check out her beautiful beads, ceramics and paintings at http://www.karenfincannon.com.
There are so many things I want to make I don't know what to do first-plus, so many great magazines to read. I just got Art & Life #8 by Teesha Moore, an art journal zine in full color, and a back issue from 1992 of hers called "Play." She has great stuff for sale on her website.http://www.teeshamoore.com/.
I also got Somerset Home and Somerset Studio Gallery and Somerset Memories. But, no time to read if I am going to make stuff.
AWLA on ebay is having a challenge Aug. 10-17 for the best piece of art made with the theme "rock." I have some ideas so must get busy. I am also in a secret swap there, and would like to find a fat book or ATC fat book swap. If anyone has one, let me know.
Plus I just got some new rubber stamps and need to mount them. Stamp On It in Grand Rapids has nice, inexpensive blocks. Really, who has time to work? Good thing I love my job! Happy Creating. I am going to cook a fabulous birthday dinner now. Certainly food can be art as well.