Showing posts with label wire wrapping. Show all posts
Showing posts with label wire wrapping. Show all posts

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Gone Fishing Wire Wrapping Wall Art

Another beach inspired project that I put together this summer. I used a mix of heavy and light gauge wire to form the framework and filled in with some patterning wirework. It reminds me of doodling, just with wire instead of ink. I used an eye hook to attach it to some hand lettered driftwood. I really like the blend of industrial and natural elements in this mixed media piece.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Beaded Dragonfly on Driftwood

Hi all, Its been a long while since I have been around to chat or share. This past year has thrown us for a loop and we have all had to refocus and re-evaluate life. When I last posted, I was working on a set of tangles, and during this I started noticing that my vision was going a little funny. No big deal I thought as I am reaching that "age' when things start needing a little tune up every once in a while. So Easter weekend I finally made an apt with my optometrist. That is all heck broke loose. The next thing I know is they are shipping me off to the hospital Easter Sunday for more testing.  I have been diagnosed with type 2 central serious retinopathy and a form of age related macular degeneration, where my pigment layers are disintegrating. I'm not 40 yet and the last time I checked I wasn't a man either. As this is primarily a male dominated disease. There is no treatment at this time and it is progressive. :( This in combination with my youngest daughter developing life threatening food allergies to eggs and casein (dairy), it has made us all stop and think and pretty much redesign our universe to deal with the present and the future. 
With that being said, the redesign will also be involving the focus on my blog. I know many of you come here for my paintings and I will continue to keep them up for viewing but moving forward my creative focus has changed a little to include more print making, wire art and whatever else I can come up with to continue creating until I am unable to anymore.
I hope you understand.
Well to lighten it up a little - how depressing.. right? hmmm. I would like to share something I made this summer. I actually made 3 of these wire wrapped dragonfly's in various colors but this one is my favorite.