Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Summery Artist: CBJudith

East Coaster Judith of CBJudith allows the ocean to inspire her work. Check out her interview below, and don't forget to visit her shop!

Tell us a little bit about you, your shop and how you got started:
As per my Etsy bio, I have degrees in education and graphic design. The graphic design led to my working with photography and art on the computer. I began my jewelry making with Photoshop and glass tiles, I couldn't stop. Etsy is providing an outlet for my ideas.

My Etsy shop was opened in Nov 2010, as an answer to a driving force to create. I absolutely love crafts and art of many different media. I have worked with ceramics, painting, sewing, and have spent much of my life in these endeavors. Heaven help me, because I have chosen to put in with a vast "ocean" of crafters making jewelry! I like to believe that each of us has an artistic sense which makes our own wares unique.

How does the ocean/beach inspire you?
I have always loved anything to do with ocean lore and lure!
The products given up by nature, are always inimitable and perfect in form, color and shape. Capturing it in any art form is a difficult but luring quest for me.

What is your favorite beach destination? Why?My favorite beach destination is Duck, North Carolina. I love the peaceful beauty of the beaches, the lovely homes to rent on the beach, the feeling of exhilaration and well being after a day spent
on the ocean's playground. Shopping for "ocean inspired" art and jewelry afterwards.

*Judith's shop features free shipping to US and Canada. In addition to this, for all those interested in her products via this blog, use coupon code: CBJ10BG for a 10% discount on any purchase from Judith's shop!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Summery Artists

Every Wednesday, you'll see a featured Etsy artist who is inspired by the beach or ocean. Can you tell how excited I am about summer? Summer exhibitions, summer artists, summer photo contests.......

Here's a sneak peak. Check back every Wednesday this summer!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Exhibition- Calder's Portraits: A New Language

Anyone in the DC area knows how lucky we are to have free entry into the Smithsonian museums. I plan to take advantage of this by checking out the Calder exhibit at the Portrait Gallery.

Ugo Mulas' gelatin silver print 1963

As a lover of the blind contour, I love love love these three-dimensional portraits!

Photographic reproduction 1934 Copyright akg-images, London/Walter Limot

The exhibit will be on display until August 14, 2011. Get a glimpse of the exhibition here!

Summer 2011 Exhibitions

Summer has always been the perfect time for me to visit art museums (being a teacher probably has something to do with that). This summer I want to help you find the perfect exhibition! Check back every Monday for a new featured exhibition.

Here's a sneak peak at today's featured exhibition:

Calder's Fernand Leger Copyright 2010 Calder Foundation. Photographic reproduction 1934 Copyright akg-images, London/Walter Limot. ARS, New York

Whether you are traveling or having a "stay-cation" this summer, don't forget to find your inspiration by checking out some special exhibitions!