Saturday, January 8, 2011

the language of color & weekly designer

mary jane dodd

'i found i could say things with color and shapes
 that i couldn't say any other way -
things i had no words for.'
~ georgia o'keeffe


first, our weekly designer - 

kristi bowman... i love how she balanced the colors in these earrings... to see more of her work you can visit here and here... oh, and no pressure kristi - but i want to see some of your bronze clay pieces entered soon!





barbara came up with a call theme that at first almost shocked me in its vibrancy... i tend to feel more comfortable with the neutral, worn and subdued ... but in her choice i saw the enamels i have in my home - i saw the fiestaware we eat off of each day... i saw richness - and fun... 


i would like to offer 2 mini giveaways with a quick turnaround time and winner announcement next saturday... 


keith o'connor purple raku bead, marsha neal studio porcelain charm in brown, swirled apricot lampwork glass by linden avenue designs and a couple of my own deep red trade beads... 


more colorful marsha neal studio charms, keith o'connor orange raku and trade beads... 

truly one of the gifts of a group blog is working with other members to create something interesting for those who visit... and it can take you out of your comfort zone which is an excellent thing... 

just leave me a comment - 

and congratulations kristi!

22 comments:

MaCarroll Beads said...

Kristi...those are the BOMB! I think that is still the up-to-date lingo :O) You're a tough act to follow!

Erin S said...

very cool! I'd love to win one of the mini giveaways.
Erin S

For My Sweet Daughter said...

I love the colors in those earrings! The hearts are beautiful! Congrats.
Shannon C
Pick me!!!

Boot ~C said...

those earrings are the ultimate in perfect simplicity. that tomato salad looks delicious. I love the swirly orange bead/disc

mywifesstudio said...

loving those bright summery colors!

frommylefthand said...

These earrings make me smile. They are simple yet stunning. I absolutely love them. Thank you for the opportunity to enter your giveaway.

LesleyAnn

Doreen said...

Oh boy! Please enter me in you mini giveaways!

MoonRae said...

The earrings are lovely,the beads are gorgeous AND a giveaway!!! doesn't get any better
Thanks
~Sharon~

Mellisa said...

Very cute earrings...love the yummy summery colors of the giveaway beads :)

Copper Diem said...

very cool!

Kristi Bowman said...

Oh how cool, thanks everybody!!! I have a package of Bronze I've been planning to work on, soon I'll open it and fire up the kiln!!

Kristi Bowman said...

Oh and BTW, these earrings are listed in my Artfire Studio. http://www.artfire.com/users/KristiBowmanDesign

steufel said...

Cool earrings. And your giveaway is great!

Palimpa Lim said...

The earrings and the giveaways remind me on what I need the most now: summer! Congrats, Kristi!

Lois Moon said...

The colors make me dream of spring!

Jen V. said...

My comfort zone is so cozy...I could use some drama! Thanks for the generous giveaway!

Cindy said...

Beautiful earrings by Kristi!
I'd love to be entered in the drawing...I can sure use some vibrant color in my designs... I tend to work with neutrals. Thanks for the opportunity!

TesoriTrovati said...

Those colors rock the house! I love them all. Thanks for being so generous and a super place to come to be inspired by some of my very favorite people!
Enjoy the day.
Erin

KayzKreationz said...

These are both great. Love the look in both sets. So glad I found your blog and giveaway.

http://KayzKreationz.blogspot.com
kaythomerson(at)hotmail.com

Alice said...

I gravitate toward using neutrals in my designs, but this year I want to incorporate more color. I'd love to win one of these sweet prizes!

Michelle Mach said...

Wow! Beautiful color combo and not one I would normally pick out for myself to use.

KARNA said...

Love these beads!!! karna

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