I've added some new jewelry styles to my shop, such as rings, cuff bracelets, pins and chokers, so please hop over to my shop and take a look! I also have a 30% sale going on right now... so if there is something you like, it's the perfect time to shop! Sale ends Sat night, March 21.
I've recently made miniature hand-cut silhouette papercut locket necklaces and they are now available in my shop. The necklaces are all limited edition of 6.
About the necklace:
The Necklace was created using my original hand-cut silhouette papercut placed inside a antiqued brass hand made glass pendant locket. The pendant is 2 inches long and 1.5 inches wide. The length of the chain (including the clasp) is 30 inches. The necklace comes with a certificate of authenticity in a beautiful draw-string satin pouch and a jewelry box.
This is an original artwork, not a print! Each piece is entirely handmade, both the papercut and the locket. Due to the handcrafted nature of this artwork, each piece may have subtle differences.
These are the designs available at the moment (click on images or links to enter my shop):
I have a new papercut to share with you today, The Equestrienne. I've always been enamoured by the Brittish countryside, castles, literature... I tried with this papercut to encapture in a small way this world...
I'm having an art show at Focus Gallery, 1534 Grant Ave., San Francisco, CA 94133 from May 3 - May 15. If you're in the Bay Area, I'd love to see you at the reception on Sunday, May 5, from 3-7 pm. My husband, Terry Tarnoff, will be reading from his new book at 5pm.
I made some new work for the show, here is a piece I finished just a few days ago...
"A Love Letter to Frida", acrylic on canvas, 16" x 20"
I can't believe it's been more than a year since my last post! Every day I keep reminding myself to blog tomorrow. All of my "to do" lists start with "start blogging again... tomorrow." And then, day after day, all of sudden, it's not simply just another tomorrow, it's a year and a half later!
How did this happen?
So, here I am again.
I feel like I'm blogging for the first time, ineloquent and awkward and technologically inept. (Hey, people, I'm still not tweeting!) It seems somehow appropriate to quote myself from my first ever post (from June 2008!)....
"I have no idea if anybody will ever read my blog, if anybody will ever be a witness to me disentangling all sorts of things and meanings, if anybody will ever acknowledge my presence here...but that's all right, I will make an attempt. I feel a bit like a certain Reginald Fessenden, from Brant Rock, Massachusetts, who in 1906 made the first radio voice broadcast...he played his violin, sang a song, read a bible verse or two (worry not, I will not attempt to convert you to my ir-religion or make you read my poetry or listen to me play harmonica)...and the rest is history. I will babble with unflagging resolve and stray along the wrong roads and make numerous mistakes, but eventually I hope I will find my voice that will speak a truth or two to you and to me..."
Ha ha... such a long time ago... it almost feels like it was 1908 and not 2008.
A good thing about not blogging for a year is that I will probably not be lacking themes and subjects for a while. Lots of things happened. Lots of pictures got taken. Lots of art got made. Lots and lots to share.
So, here I go... I'd like to share my newest papercut piece, Jane Eyre...
Sorry for the lack of posts! I've been busy busy with my shop, some custom orders, and preparing for the upcoming holiday season. The regular posting will probably resume after the Holidays. Till then I'll try and post when I can!
And, just a quick note to say that the bracelets are back in the shop! The frst batch sold out really quickly. These are the designs I have now in stock (although, if you'd like to have a bracelet with any of my other designs, no problem, I can custom make it for you. Just ask!)...