Friday, May 24, 2013
FRENCH AND FAIRY CLOAK HANGERS
Blooming Spirit Fairy Cloak Hanger
The idea for my cloak hangers came from an article in one of the craft books I purchased years ago. I would give credit to the artist and magazine but I can’t remember which one it was. I changed the hangers drastically by adding my own faces-ones that I painted in oils or acrylic-and added my legends that go with each piece of my artwork, as well as lots of embellishments.
Full Picture of Fairy Hanger
I used a heavy wooden hanger to begin with and then covered it with canvas. I then modge-podged my paintings onto it and covered again with a modge podge finish. “Cloak” hangers seemed like an appropriate name for them since they act as a piece of art while unadorned or become functional when lingerie, scarves, cafetans or even jewelry are draped from them.
Close-Up of Fairy Hanger
My friend, Dian, is always so generous. She gives me beautiful gifts. I love the fact that they are all of a French nature, which I guess is because she knows I love France almost as much as she does. I was invited to a dinner party she and her husband, Tom, had this evening. I decided to gift Dian with a very feminine French lingerie hanger I made. She seemed to like it and it definitely goes with her unique French cottage.
Close-Up of French Cloak Hanger
Full Picture of French Cloak Hanger
My Fairy hanger is for sale. She boasts a leather rose flower and one of my fairy paintings. She is a fairy-just look at the pointy ear. Her saying reads:
The seed pod opened-a woman child emerged. She was not yet complete…still in the process of becoming finished. She was innocent, having the quality of one who has not yet been injured by life. No soul searching, no vision quest, she was just content to be here and to be a living part of the great mother earth.
Dian with French lingerie Cloak Hanger
Tom and Dian in Their Charming French Cottage
Perfect Table Setting for a Lovely Dinner
I have priced Blooming Spirit at $38. If you ever decide to create one of your own, you will realize what a great bargain this is! If you’d like to purchase, please e-mail me and we can go from there.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
GYPSY WOMAN NAPKIN RINGS
Imagine having a luncheon with a few of your Goddess friends. Imagine the look on their faces when they take their seats at the table and see my new fanciful series-“Gypsy Woman Napkin Rings” I’ve adorned each one with all sorts of bangles and artsy embellishments. Of course, each one also features one of my original hand sculpted faces. No two are ever alike. They are chunky (about 3” wide x 2” high. I didn’t give them names this time-thought whoever receives them might have fun naming each one.
My friend, Dian, posted this quote of an unknown source on Facebook. It seems to fit the way I look at things through my gypsy eyes and fits right in with my new series.
" She crossed borders recklessly, refusing to recognize limits, saying bonjour and buon giorno...as though she owned both Italy and France...and the day itself. ♥"
I’ve decided not to list on etsy just yet so if you are interested, you can e-mail me and we can go from there on shipping. I’ve priced them at $25. each. I have just 6 available for now. These are the first in the series and I am not sure how pricing will go in the future if they take off, which I am pretty sure they will. What do you think?
Thanks so much for looking!
Sold. Thank you Dee!
Double Click to See Each Goddess Napkin Ring a Little Clearer
Posted by Healing Woman at 7:23 AM
Monday, April 29, 2013
ALCHEMIST AL-KIMIA BURNING BOWL
Al-Kimia Alchemist Burning Bowl
Sold. Thank you Gloria!
A few months ago, I created a Burning bowl for one of my customers. I chose not to name the Goddess bowl because this customer in particular, Arlene Bailey, who is a Shamanic Priestess, is a powerful woman and I somehow knew she’d come up with just the right name. Here is the e-mail I received from Arlene a few days ago. The address for her website, where she has herbal and other classes listed is, http://www.stonewyldeherbs.com/
“She is Al-Kimia from the Arabic for Alchemy, meaning the Art of Transformation... Alchemy is a word/concept that has been up for me for quite some time and fire, to me, is the ultimate alchemical transformation. Other names presented themselves, but each time I knew that she was Al-Kimia, the Alchemist.”
View of Back with Textured Cloak
I've used the name alchemist for various pieces I’ve created over the years and most recently one of my necklaces. After reading what Arlene said, I decided it was time to name one of my Burning Bowls Al-Kimia-The Alchemist. It certainly fits the one I have chosen.
The story of the burning bowl:
Unity Church has a special ceremony each New Year’s Eve. A large bowl is placed at the altar and each member of the church is asked to write down problems or vices they wish to annihilate from their lives.. It could be a wish to quit smoking or drinking. It might be a desire to loose weight or to quit any of a number of addictions. Each person places their list into the bowl and at midnight, the bowl is lit. Everyone watches as the fire burns away all the troubles. I decided years ago that it would be a good idea to create personal burning bowls and they have been very popular.
Al-Kimia is 10” h x 6” w x 6”deep and priced at $68.00 When you are not using her for ceremony, you can place incense or candle in the stained glass basin.
Thanks so much.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
"Huyana" Means 'Falling Rain' in the Miwok Native American Tribe 10"h x 7"w x 4" deep Features Turquoise $68.00
Sold. Thank you Marion!
It’s very hard for me to believe that it is that time of the year once again. Each year in April, I take all the Goddess planters I have worked on all winter, down to my local Farmer’s/Artist’s market to sell. Prior to that, I create a post for all of you to see, and hopefully purchase. The time has come!
The first pictures are of the current new planters for sale. I have then shown the larger planters still available from last year, which I have placed on sale. The only reason they are still available , I think, is the price. The larger ones are also a bit expensive to ship. I still wanted you to have a chance to see them.
Hope you like them! Just send me an e-mail if you are interested and we can go from there. I am not placing them on Etsy. So, here we go!
"Huyana" Back View
"Morgana" Means 'from the sea' in Welsh 8"w x 8" deep x 16" high Features A Beautiful Anemonite Fossil $125.00
"Diamanta" Means 'Diamond' in French 7"w x 7"deep x 13" high-Features Antique Jewelery $138.00
"Diamanta" Back View
"Madora" Greek for ruler or leader 8"w x 5" deep x 11" high Features Interesting Jangly Jewlery $89.00
"Ancient Herbalist" 7"w x 7" deep x 11" high $78.00
"Ancient Herbalist" Back View
"Kimama" Shoshone Native American Tribe Means "Butterfly" 6" round Features Turquoise $54.00
"Zigana" Means 'Gypsy' in Hungarian 7"w x 13" High x 6" wide Antique Jangles $110.00
"Brigantia" Yorkshire Goddess 5" w x 5"deep x 13" h $125.00
Sold. Thank you Beth!
"Brigana" Back View
"Stormy" Meaning of Name is Tempestuous-The Expression on Stormy's Face Tells You That She Will Always Stand Up for What She Thinks is Right-No Matter What! 8"w x 6" deep x 12" High $165.00
"Stormy" Back View
Healing Woman $265.00 Sale $215. 9" w x 5" deep x 14" high
"Healing Woman" Close-Up
"Healing Woman" Back View
"Adorabella" 8" w x 15" h x 8" deep Features expensive gem for necklace $300. Sale $260.00
"Adorabella" Back View
"Guinevere" 16"h x 10"w x 7"deep $250.00 Sale $225.00
"Guinevere" Side View
"Shaylee" 17" h x 9"w x 11" deep $275..Sale $230.
"Shaylee" Side View
"Shaylee" Back View
"Lady of Astolot" 18"h x 10" w x 7" deep $275.00 Sale $225.00
"Lady of Astolot" Close-Up
"Lady of Astolot" Back View
"Isadora" 15"h x 11"w x 7" d $285.00 Sale $235.00
Posted by Healing Woman at 7:38 AM