Debi Johnson, from Sherrard, IL., has been creating all her life. She is a self-taught artist in whatever art that inspires her to learn.
When I spotted Debi's artwork in the photo gallery at Roses On My Table, I was enchanted by the beautiful boxes that she had created. It instantly reminded me of little dollhouse rooms on the one hand, and then on the other, a cabinet of curiosities and wonder.
"My Tiny Treasure Box was inspired by Tim Holtz's boxes and tutorials," she says.
"I would go to garage sales and Goodwill stores and see a lot of the country shelves and thought they would be good to use for the assemblages. I started collecting little items and when I was ready to start putting it together I put a back on it, adding paper for each space. It evolved as I was creating it to what it is today."
You can visit Debi Johnson at her Blog:
Zinnia's Art Spotlight picks are chosen from the Roses and Artful Gathering photo galleries.
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| The Nestie with Diane Cook
Join Diane Cook in this brand new Art Lab called, The Nestie. “The Nestie” is one of Diane’s favorite jewelry components, as it often seems to show up in many of her jewelry designs and art projects.
You’ll see just how easy it will be, as you take flight and slowly spread your own artistic wings, quickly learning how to make this delicate, yet simple, nest. Carefully woven, to hold one to three tiny pearls or beads. You’ll be ready to attach your nest to your next favorite piece of jewelry or mixed media art project.
Video Duration: 20 Min.
| Simply Charming: basic techniques in metal work
Join artist Riki Schumacher in Simply Charming: basic techniques in Metal Work.
If you are brand new to the world of metal work, then you'll be so excited to begin this creative, hands-on adventure with metal smith and jewelry artist, Riki Schumacher.In this 30 minute lab you will learn the basic tools and equipment needed to embark on your journey into to learning metal work. By having the proper basic starter equipment you will have what you will need for an array of everyday skills. In this class, you will learn how to use these tools and supplies in action making sweet charms, while applying different techniques that Riki will show you how to do.
A big thank you to Lyn Belisle for offering this amazing art lab, Making Faces!
Lyn's soulful art work invites the viewer to linger on the beautiful details of her faces and collages which are often blended together in her canvas and shrine work. Lyn also creates unique spirit dolls of all shapes and forms using the faces she makes from her very own molds.
We look forward to seeing Lyn soon, where she will be teaching two incredible, brand new workshops, at Artful Gathering 2014.