Monday, April 23, 2007







Hello everyone! Just working away here! I've been experimenting with pens, drawing patterns that could be sea life. Really fun exploring new images, I'm not sure how these drawings will fit with my work,(backgrounds that are hidden by layers of medium,details on clothes, I don't know) but they are interesting to me. I'm trying to loosen up-but that didn't happen! I enjoy doing noodley stuff (is it any wonder that I love carving small and am passionate about egg tempera?) this whole business of making spontaneous and free paintings is tough.
The same follows for jewelry, its in my nature to make semetrical, simple pieces to wear, but I love jumbled, layered necklaces that look like they have an interesting history. It takes a lot of work to make things that look effortless. I've made several pieces to take to our upcoming show in Denver, CO that feature some of our newest pieces. I love this little head bead, it has a pretty swirly pattern on the back of the head, perfect for making these fairy pendants. I used a bit of chain under the loop to hang all the little lucite leaves and stone droplets. So fun. I know, I use this technique a lot, but its a useful design, easy to swap another pendant on cord or chain.
Greg leaves for the Denver Show (check our website for details www.greengirlstudios.com ) on thursday and will be set up next to the talented Bob Burkett (renowned silversmith, martial artist and all around nice guy). If you are in the Denver area I highly recommend attending this show, not only will Bob have loads of amazing goods (some one of a kind), we should have some brand new treasures on the table. That means I need to stop typing and get cracking on some waxes! Let me know what you think of the drawings!

7 comments:

Andrew Thornton said...

I like the new drawings very much. Reminds me of the Art Forms in Nature book by Heckle. Very cool.

The fairy-head pendant is really awesome as well. I love that it has a it's own little beaded body. A leaf that could be a torso or a wing or anything.

Tell Greg to say hello to Lillypilly for me! I love me some Lillypilly.

lisa said...

i love the drawings!and the fairy-head is beautiful.
very zen work......

Andrew Thornton said...

Maybe we can embed some of your drawings in resin as well!

jeremaih said...

oh yes, these little drawings are wondrous specimens. I really enjoy the way these came out. You must make more! I can tell you are opening your creative channels in strong directions. Keep producing those dreams.

lisa said...

i keep telling her andrew, that her paintings would be beautiful in the resin.cynthia, we really want to see that.....

Cynthia Thornton said...

Yes, it will happen! New things are brewing! Im working hard in my own slow, relaxed looking way.

Michelle said...

I am thinking they would make the most amazing tattoos....simply beautiful!