It is going to be blue… Check out the video “Seed to Fiber” to see my summer work. saye-willis.com/seed-to-fiber/ I also did a bit of mark making.
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I am a silversmith of 10 years. Nature is my muse and working with raw stones is my passion. I don’t think there is any greater artist than Nature and I work to honor that in all of my work. Each piece of jewelry I create is unique and made with love.
Many decades ago, I saw a quote: Go To Your Studio and Make Stuff. That’s been my motivation ever since. Just play with materials, and make stuff. I have formal education in drawing and printmaking, but my work with paper, ink, and pencil has been evolving over the past couple of years to include working with natural dyes. Always, my inspiration comes from looking around, seeing patterns in nature, focusing on the detailed layering of color and shape. I most enjoy mixed media as in adding pencil sketching to plant pressings, or combining fabric with paper, wood block printing on … Continue reading
Greetings from MODNordicArts featuring mother and daughter Donna Johnson and Lyn Rein. The studio spaces of Lyn’s shown here are looking busy which is a nice way of saying they could use a good cleaning. We are getting ready for your visit to the she-shed showroom that made its debut on last year’s tour. Video
Tami has been making fun, accessible pottery and sculpture for over two decades. “My goal is always to create something that will make the viewer want to know more. Art should be touched, used and enjoyed. I surround myself with art that I love and I hope to provide that same feeling to others.” From functional mugs and lidded containers to purely decorative sculpture, Tami aims to make art that everyone can enjoy.
I love watercolor and it’s been my inspiration into art. I have an area in my home filled with my photos, reference material and lots of supplies! I take photos wherever I go. No pretty flower, rock or scene is safe from me. I’m constantly learning new techniques and mediums. I enjoy taking classes and working with children to share my love of art.
Fall brings us cooler days, colorful(?) leaves and the ArTour! We are all learning to live cautiously with covid, but the desire to return to a ‘somewhat normal’ is growing. Those of us on the ArTour have been working to create items that will excite you, We hope Mother Nature will do her part and share a gorgeous Fall weekend for everyone to enjoy. My clay creations are whimsical and/or functional. Lots of dishware and bowls for everyday use plus my pieces employing leaves in their design. I began my clay-time with a Faribault Art Center pottery class years ago … Continue reading
This year I have continued to concentrate on perfecting my wood cutting skills and am making more Viking Shield earrings and necklaces. I have also started playing with transferring Norwegian knitting patterns into beaded earrings. And I have a new collection of simple earrings that I am calling “earrings for my mom”. I will be a guest at Eureka Pots again this year. We are number one on the tour map. Follow me at: Facebook: Sleepy Bean Studio Instagram: @sleepybeanstudio Website: Sleepy-bean.square.site