I’m going to Arrowmont Craft Center in Gatlinburgh, TN!

ttp://www.arrowmont.org/

To attend a 5 day workshop.

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BREAKING BOUNDARIES: CONTEMPORARY APPROACHES TO CLOISONNÉ ENAMELING

AUGUST 14, 2016 – AUGUST 20, 2016

RICKY FRANK

The purpose of this class is to discover the art of Cloisonné enameling. The technique refers to the use of a wire within the enamel.

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http://www.rickyfrank.com/

 

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corsages for my dead mother; a series of found assemblage brooches

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corsages for my dead mother

This new series combines a variety of found objects I have gathered over the past year or so.  Crab claws, stems and peelings from fruits and vegetables, combine with altered cutlery to create a series of assemblage brooches I have titled Corsages For My Dead Mother.

Each piece is approximately 3” wide x 4” tall. 2014. 

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4 Brooches

3” x 4”

Crab claws, stems and peelings from fruits and vegetables, paper, copper, thread, silver plated cutlery

The Geode Grotto

amy rich geodde grottoAmy took so many good pictures of the amazing geode grotto. Here is her post of them…

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While Jane and I were in Jasper for our art show, we took the opportunity to appreciate a wonderfully odd but beautiful outsider art environment there. It was like old times on our epic Grand Canyon Project, but closer to home. I’d read about it in travel guides describing Indiana’s odder sights, but hadn’t anticipated how large and really cool it would be. You can read a pretty in-depth history of the Geode Grotto here.

If you want to find it, it’s in Jasper, Indiana back behind St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

St. Joseph's Church

Go past the cemetery and around the corner and you’ll be greeted by saints. The scale was impressive and difficult to capture with a camera.

the saints

After the saints, you walked a path lined with smaller shrines. Each was on its own intricate geode pillar decorated with seashells and Indiana geodes of impressive size.

Station of the cross

The geodes were impressive…

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Bundles of Art

Bundles of Art.

Click on above link to see Amy Rich’s experiment with the idea. “I found a fragment of brick in my garden and wrapped it in fabric scraps and paper, some with a brief reflection about the brick written on them. The brick is a reminder of structures that were part of my backyard when the house was built more than 100 years ago. I tied the bundle to the magnolia tree in my yard. ” Amy Rich

Amy often inspires me to think of adeas in a new way.