Friday, February 18, 2011

My Eyes Are Open

For the first time since I started selling my work on EBAY I have put the "Selling" and "Auction" part on hold for a while. I am still creating,but with a new mission and a new goal. I was so inspired after receiving all the treasures in the Giveaway I won from Riki at http://rikijewelry.blogspot.com/ that it gently pushed me in the directions of my dreams..and I finally made the decision,to open my eyes and to at last submit some of my mixed media jewelry pieces to a magazine for possible publications.With this shift of focus,creative time has been full of ideas for possible submissions.I must admit that it feels weird to create something and not list it for sale right away,..It almost feels as though I am keeping a secret of sorts, an exciting,thrilling,cant wait to blab all about it,secret.

Today,I can share some of the ideas that have passed my table and that I later decided not to submit them...I am having a blast with Resin and all I can say is I want to put resin on everything right now..Ooooh what fun!! I just know something wonderful will hatch from all this resin play that I can submit to a magazine..

"Shadow of His Wings"



 "My Hearts Affection"



Resin Butterfly Transparency



 "History" Resin Lace,Gauze and Rusties



'All men dream, but not equally.
Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds,
wake in the day to find that it was vanity;
but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men,
for they may act on their dreams with open eyes,
to make them possible.'

(T. E. Lawrence, 1888-1935)


As always,
thank you so much for stopping by

18 comments:

Susan said...

Hi Cat,
Your resin art is gorgeous - you are really onto something amazing!
Isn't it wonderful to be able to take off in a new direction, feel inspired to try what you hadn't before and fly?! I'm happy to hear you are pursuing your dreams, experimenting and by the sound of it having fun. Wishing you many creative, inspirational moments.
Hugs, Susan

Luthien said...

oh Cat!!
those resined pieces are LOVELY!!! you've made me so miss my resin! isn't it liberating just to let your senses fly? which magazine did you want to submit to? i've also been toying with the idea of submitting some of my work to a mag ... anyhow ... what ever it is, you must keep creating ... your imagination is boundless and your work is beautiful!

Katy Cameron said...

Ooh, love all the resin work, good luck with the publishing dream :o)

Kim said...

Love these! I can see why you are so inspired by resin! My dining table top is thick resin. I think it was an art project. Someone painted it in multiple colors so that it looks copperish and then put about a 1/4 inch or more to seal it...maybe it is polymer or whatever it is but it looks really cool. I found the table at the Goodwill several years ago. So I know it must be fun to work with. The pendants are beautiful!

kj said...

cat, what i like most from what you've shown and said is that you are doing passionate work! what could be better than that? i love those moments (for me it's writing) when i can't wait to get back to doing what i can't wait to do :^)

you mix materials and objects in the most interesting way. nice going, cat. ♥!!

love
kj

Dede said...

The resign pieces are gorgeous! Love the bottle caps! You amaze me Cat with all of the talent that you have. Kudos to you!

(((HUGS)))

sharon said...

You are opening a whole new world Cat, and it is looking great! Love your new pieces, your work is fantastic!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Cat,
your resin pieses are wonderful!!!Love them, makes me want to get out the resin and play. TFS.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs,
Marie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm always drawn to jewelry with a key! I don't have anything with one, but I love them! ♥ I love what you're creating! ♥

yoborobo said...

Hi Cat! Wow! Those new pieces are so wonderful. I know what you mean about taking a new direction (and saving pieces for submissions). I'm thinking along those lines, too, and trying to figure out how I want to spend my time creatively. I love ALL of your work! :) Pam

Lori ann said...

hi cat,
it is so wonderful to see you living your dream and like kj said, your passion.
how beautiful your vision is, all the things you've made here. i am sure you will get these in a magazine. i'm crossing my fingers here for you.
xoxo

Cindy said...

Cat, I am so happy for you and happy to hear you are moving in this direction and following your dreams. From when I first found your blog, I was surprised you were not already published. Your work is amazing and in a class of its own. This is just the beginning for you, I just know it!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Hello Dear Cat
what glorious and gorgeous creations you have shared today! each is a masterpiece. I especially love the heart! I was so happy to visit today - most often my browser boots me off your blog...today it was being a good browser! Hope you are well! :)

Amanda said...

i can only imagine the fun you must be having with resin -- i can totally relate. brings back memories of kindergarten, up to elbows in fingerpaint. you amaze me with the treasures you create -- i know they will find their way to publication.

and love the quote -- keep embracing those dangerous daydreams!!!

xxx

Julie Pishny said...

Cat, All lovely creations and yes, play with the resin it's working wonderfully.

Hugs - Julie

IM GIRL said...

Beautiful work, don't you just love discovering new mediums that you haven't created with before? Keep doing what you love....it shows!

ODD imagination said...

Oh dear lord I Love your art! And this is magnificent blog! How many can I possibly follow????
:-)

Lupe Meter said...

I love your new creations, Cat! I too love playing with resin. Glad to hear you are following your dreams...much success, my friend! Your work is amazing as always!