|Natural Selection Inez Dunn©2014|
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Friday, November 14, 2014
|My Kachemak Bay Inez Dunn©2014|
|The ebb & flow of things Inez Dunn©2014|
|Alaskan Beach Agates Inez Dunn©2014|
|Alaskan Agate Pendants with 14kt Gold & Copper Inez Dunn©2014|
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
|Clay Mate , circular clay bead. Inez Dunn©2014|
In my part of the world the days are getting shorter, colder, and darker. And that can only mean one thing: its time to start baking! No, I’m not talking cookies and bread; I’m talking about “CLAY”! Clay is ideal for this time of year and for the simplest of reasons, working with clay requires long quite hours. It’s the perfect art project when waiting for the sun to come-up long after 8:30am!
(In the above photo) My inspiration for this necklace design began with the smaller golden (Lucite) bead. As I searched for a matching bead to complete my necklace I came-up dry, and that’s when I decided to stop looking, and make my own! I love this type of challenge and I challenge all of you “lovers of beads” to do just that, make your own!!! Send me photos of your very best and I’ll include them in next months post.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
|Shell Game Inez Dunn ©2014|
There is no cover here, as temperatures dip, the change in the air is undeniable. Winter is that darkened alley, that odd voice that calls out to you to come closer. Most of us always feel that winter sneaks up on us...but how could she? There are so many clues, so many signs, we
like to remain in denial, as if to act surprised. But winter is so awesome, beautiful, she
renews us with the cold hard facts that the sun will be further away but, only further away for a short time. Remember what becomes dormant actually sleeps, rests, only to become more gracious more fantastic for the spring season and that's pretty cool. Somethings in winter do die and that is the spectacular cycle of life as we know it.
So as we move deeper into the quite season let us follow her rules.
1. Give Thanks
2. Be Aware
3. Love each day
4. Be at peace with what is
5. Change what it is you what different
6. A Shell is that which protects you but, a shell also keeps you from what your hiding.
7. Winter is the heavy coat, it is the truth, its what keeps you close to the Earth. It is what keeps you real.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Sunday, June 15, 2014
|Summit Lake, Alaska Inez Dunn©2014|
The city of Palmer will be holding its annual Midsummer Garden & Art Faire on Saturday July 12th all day. I will be there with my handmade jewelry creations, all new and perfect for summer. Look for the Beach House Gallery tent, and stop by to say hello. Last years event was so much fun, a day filled with fabulous food, live music, and amazing artists selling their wares. Look for the signs and posters coming soon and don't miss out on this one day incredible ART fest!!! See you there.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
|The Girls Of Summer Inez Dunn ©2014|
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
|Facebook , Colored pencil & Pastel on paper , 8.5"x11" Inez Dunn©2014|
Friday, March 14, 2014
|Face Book Art Journal Inez Dunn© 2014|
Sunday, February 16, 2014
|Unforgettable Inez Dunn ©2014|
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
|Mental Clay Inez Dunn@2014|
It's time to re-adjust our mental faculties and seek motivation and inspiration from right under our noses. Sometimes all we really need is to look just past our surroundings, stop focusing on the main thing as it were and really "see" the other stuff. This is how my artistic process with clay has evolved...I always begin with an idea to create some type of object and then my focus widens and I see "other" experimental possibilities! Right now, I am attempting to make original polymer clay appear more like its really metal clay. Except, well, minus the expense and the kiln! Its totally a mental thing and a visual morphology, whereas what you see in my clay objects should really amuse you. Except, once you realize what it is, is not what you thought it was... well, that's when the splendid air of surprise goes out the door. Its mental alright and every bit delightful and shameful that the mind has developed such an astute constitution to dismiss its first frivolous impression, only to remain faithful to its unsuspecting left hemisphere. Its true, I began working with clay believing all along it was not "Polymer". After a bit of research and reading Sue Heaser's, The Polymer Clay Techniques Book, www.heaser.demon.co.uk my findings were set straight, thanks Sue. Metal clay and or PMC clay is a prevalent medium for many artists. But, I for one won't be visiting that world anytime soon, cuz right now I'm mentally challenged by polymer clay and by all the glorious gifts in life. (even if I thought what I was working with, isn't what I'm working with). My new outlook this year is to sharpen-up mentally and visually, and to really "see" the greater landscape that makes-up my world.