Sunday, May 24, 2009

A Wink of things to come...

Now that Spring is nearly over and Summer just on the horizon many of you have been waiting patiently for my newest colors to show up as well as some of the new designs I've been up to. I want to let you all know that I have been working diligently (in between fighting off bronchitis and a series of migraines) on new designs (and some old ones too) showcasing these newest colors. I'm very excited about what I've developed and I hope you are too. It's amazing what you can do with some simple materials and tools: heavy gauge wire, liver-of-sulfer, hole punch, hammer, disc cutter and dapping block. Here's a preview of what I am currently creating.

- Pink

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

TQB Designs at JMKAC - Midsummer Festival

I am happy to say that I was accepted into the Midsummer Festival of the Arts put on my the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. So, if any of you are in the Sheboygan, Milwaukee, Chicago area and would like to see me and my work it looks to be a fabulous show and I would of course love to meet you! Come on over to the JMKAC and check out the show. It runs Saturday and Sunday, July 18th and 19th 2009.

I will have a number of my bigger pieces as well as a new line of Circle jewelry - very much in the same vain as my bead caps - with necklaces and earrings using these textured rounds either in bead cap form or donut shape - can't wait to get started on this...

- Pink

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Lisa Kaser : Inspired Art, Incredible Talent

I consider myself to be a big art collector and when I find an artist's work that I love I become extremely enthusiastic about acquiring some... and boy, have I. I have quite a collection now of one of my very favorite artists ever, Lisa Kaser. My goal one day is to acquire one of her originals!

It doesn't matter how many times I look at one of the many prints I have purchased, I always see something new or become inspired all over again with a project that I am working on (I have my collection hanging in my own studio). Lisa's illustrations are inspired and beautifully crafted right down to the clever titles of each: Image No.1 - Cornmeal Pancakes & Mexican Chocolate, Image No.2 - He Flies Purely for Pleasure, and Image No.3 - Tuesdays Were Reserved for Sharing Recipes.

Lisa Kaser just opened her first Etsy store a few weeks ago and I highly recommend that you head on over to make a purchase! I have posted a few of my favorites here that she currently has in her store and I'm sure over time you will find that you just have to have "that one" and pretty soon your collection will be as large as mine!

- Pink