“Caught” by Savvy Dani. An oil painting of leaves tied with string and hung on a door nail
From Savvy Dani. “Caught” original oil on linen.
Savvy Dani is a visual artist based in Seattle, WA. She uses traditional drawing and painting materials to unearth beauty in the world around her.
Seed pearls cuff with nautilus shell.
Seed pearl cuff with anemones.
From Elaine Sawyer, jeweler.
“Each seed pearl is hand sewed onto a firm backing, anchored to a stable form and covered by ultra-suede. I have made pendants and cuff bracelets. I never duplicate a design and each piece takes many, many hours. My husband, Mike, does the lapidary work to cut and polish the stones into cabochons.” –Elaine
Mike and Elaine Sawyer.
And, too, on Sept. 3rd during the opening reception for AGAINST THE CURRENT beaded cuff jeweler Elaine Sawyer spoke about her passion in creating fabulous beaded cuffs!
Elaine Sawyer with her fabulous cuffs!
This cuff is going home with me. Elaine Sawyer and Joan Smith.
“I was educated in the Art of Nursing, working as a registered nurse for 38 years. The fine arts were critical to me to decompress and express my creative side. I found I have a good sense of composition, design, color and texture that gives me energy as I create.
Making jewelry from stringing paled as I learned weaving patterns: peyote, Russian weave, right-angled, and spiral using seed pearls. Then I discovered my true passion, pearl embroidery. I fell in love with the freedom to create totally original designs. I start with a natural stone cabochon, hand blown glass, or even a vintage button to serve as the focal point. That inspires me to choose the seed pearls in various colors, shapes, and textures to complement the piece.” —Elaine Sawyer
New! Book folding art from Mary Boitta, artist.
Michael Muldoon Haystack garden.
Michael Muldoon coastal elk.
Michael Muldoon summer garden.
Michael Muldoon’s latest!
From Susan Curington. Spirit of Summer.
From Christine Trexel. From plants grown in her garden: hand made paper, hand painted, hand made box and hand made journals.
From Neal Maine. Eagle Sunrise. Del Rey Beach, Gearhart.
For more info go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/artists/ blog