Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Two Coats of Paint

Editor: Sharon Butler
Description: "I created Two Coats of Paint to share reviews, commentary, news, and background information about painting and related subjects."
Current posts:
. Michelle Forsyth at Auxiliary Projects in Bushwick
. Mario Naves and Brett Baker at Elizabeth Harris Gallery
" Where Naves paints thin and elegantly hard edge, keeping his lively images on the surface, Baker goes thick and clotty, creating small-scale blocks of abstraction, seemingly squeezed directly from the tube. Baker's paintings are darker and more obsessive than Naves, and they suggest that he is entertaining a philosophical question, trying to convince himself that, despite all practical evidence to the contrary, meaning resides in the process. And so he continues--we all do." 
Image: Brett Baker, Sisyphus (after Camus), 2008-2011, oil on canvas, 6 x 6 inches

Last Chance to Join Creative Courage

On Monday, January 28th, my next session of Creative Courage begins - and I wanted to let you know that this will be your last opportunity to join Creative Courage for quite a while.
We have 12 all new interview guests joining us this session, including Grace Bonney from design*sponge, artists Lisa Congdon and Kelly Rae Roberts, Faythe Levine, author of Handmade Nation - come check out our wonderful line up of talented artists and writers here. 

As a special bonus, I'll be sending each participant a handwritten postcard from my new hometown of Berlin.

I've been revising, adding materials, and working hard to make this the best session of Creative Courage - ever!
Would your friends, sisters, mom, or someone else you know enjoy the course? If so, please feel free to help me spread the word.
There are still a few spots left, but they have been filling quickly today.

If you are interested in taking part in Creative Courage, the time is now. I hope you'll hurry over to grab your space here. 

I'm looking forward to making 2013 a more colorful, creative, and courageous year together!
Thanks for everything and I'm sending you hugs today from snowy Berlin,

10 Smiles - Handmade Jewelry from Around the World

Today I'm sharing with you some of my latest discoveries in handmade jewelry from around the world that made me smile!
Unique Organic Black Pendant with Chain - Giardinoblu - Milan

Red Silk Twists - af jewellery - Athens
Marine Texture Silver Ring - Emilie Bliguet - Barcelona
Geometric Silver Hoop Earrings - Splurge - Calgary
Scarlet Red Resin and Silver Drop Earrings - Quercus Silver - Bath

Elderflower Neon Gray Crochet Necklace - PomPom Design - Budapest
Lush Green Grass Round Silver Ring - Seahag and Walrus - Portland
Black Crochet Okapi Necklace - Okapiknits - Paris
Dangling Silk Earrings in Turquoise - Vadjutka - Budapest

Uh Oh Necklace - Foundling - Asheville
More on my Pinterest board here.
This week has been busy, busy, busy with my Creative Courage e-course beginning, but wonderful too! We have another very international group of lovely, kind women with many new and many familiar faces, and it's such a treat to begin another session together. 
I will be closing registration once and for all on Friday, so if you are interested in joining us at Creative Courage, I hope you will grab the opportunity to sign up here.
I wish you a happy Thursday with lots of creativity and inspiration!