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Artist Bruce Metcalf


Bruce Metclaf is a jewlery maker/metal artist/writer.  The following are some of his works form the 90’s.  Go to his website (below) for more recent work.  I like this style the best.  I think his work is curious, quirky and  maybe a little disturbing.  I like small artwork for some reason, miniatures, or scenes with a lot of different things going on.  I believe all of these are brooches.        website: http://www.brucemetcalf.com/index.htmlblog: blog:  http://www.brucemetcalf.com/blog/index.php Pewter Peanut with box.

Souther Salazar


Do You know the work of Souther Salazar? I love his tiny sculptures the best.  I love his creativity and imaganation.  I imagine him having fun creating these characters with detailed stories to go with each piece.  Enjoy!  FeeFee Slurpy Mixed media 2 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches Lightbulb Balloon (orange) Mixed media 6 x 3 x 2 inches The Day We Escaped Mixed media 3 1/2 x 3 x 6 inches Bartholomew Mixed media 4 x 3 x 3 inches A Retired Cleaner of Attics Mixed media 3 x 5 x 2 inches images from here: http://jonathanlevinegallery.com/?method=Exhibit.OpeningPhotoDetail&ExhibitID=01B23A1C-115B-5562-AAFB8563997BB1AE&idx=16 Memory of a Giant Mixed media and collage on panel 5 x 4 feet Images of Salazar is his studio from here: http://alexnoriegasketchblog.blogspot.com/2007_09_01_archive.html Salazar’s MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/southersalazar Interview with Salazar: http://www.fecalface.com/SF/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=301&Itemid=92 I think this might be my favorite Salazar painting.  Lastly, flickr images- these were done for the magazine Juxtapoz.  T gets this magazine.  It is so cool.   http://www.flickr.com/photos/aliciajrose/sets/72157603991422001/

Andrew


Watch Andrew, a boy bullied by classmates for singing, sing his his heart out in front of a huge crowd on Britain’s Got Talent.  He was not the final winner but continues to let his light shine.  Go Andrew!    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9K2EA8SWhh8&feature=player_embedded   his website: http://www.andrewjohnstonmusic.com/ you can listen to his track list here: http://www.andrewjohnstonmusic.com/music/release/andrew_johnston_one_voice/

Dining Room


You may have noticed that since I’ve taken this pic (above) we moved T’s art to the bedroom.  This pic is nice and clear though.    Buddha He has a purple amethyst on his forehead. Purple is the color that evokes our highest spiritual energy, and that is why in ancient times this color was largely reserved for the cloaks and robes of royalty and clergy.  Purple can be said to be a color of independence, in the sense of having the will to follow our Divine calling instead of the callings of others. And this Divine calling is one that will help manifest God’s will on Earth, in the special ways that our individual Souls desire us to do so Amethyst is also commonly used to facilitate the emotional calmness that must precede prayer, meditation, and attunement to God.  This one is called Lady with Bird of Paradise.  Both were done by the same artist.  Carved from hibiscus wood.  If you like the hibiscus wood carvings, check out this artist’s work http://www.novica.com/artistdetail/index.cfm?faid=4491   This is another carving …

T’s Gift


How is your Saturday going?  It is in the 80’s today!  T and T2 both have to work today.   :(  T has an art show for his students.  He had an inservice yesterday.  His school had an artist by the name of Junya Shao come in to talk and give a demonstration.  She specializes in making tea pots.  She gave each of the teachers a wonderful gift!  This is the teacup made by one of her students that T received.  I love the lid.  Junya Shao is a famous international ceramic artist. She uses the Zisha clay (Purple clay)which is a natural product, traditional tools and slab technique to handmake her teapots. She  transforms a thin paddled slab into a perfectly symmetrical form.  The roots of this ancient technique date back 1000 years to the Song Dynasty. Working from the foundation, her works are contemporary expressions of own ideas about color and form.  She also like to make some teapots that emulate objects of nature, creating a space for contemplation during the drinking of tea, to original purity and simplicity, to rediscover …