Wednesday, June 23, 2010

12 Portland Artists Hit Etsy's Front Page!

Thank you Noemi of imeondesign for including me in your beautiful all-Portland treasury that hit Etsy's front page early this morning!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Featured Artist: Paula McCullough, Found Object Art

I ran into Paula's work on etsy about a year ago and just love what she's doing with found objects, old metal bits and pieces and all kinds of cast off junk. She and I ended up as invited members of the Artisans Gallery Team on etsy which has allowed me to develop a deeper appreciation of both Paula, and her approach to making art! All of her pieces are done using cold connections, no welding involved. And everything is a one of a kind treasure.

Paula's clocks are probably what first drew me to her. I swear she can look at anything and see a clock in it!

you can check out and purchase these clocks at
PaulaArt is currently having a Father's Day sale with a variety of clocks and other very cool and very unique items specially priced for Dad!

Mixed media wall art...

rustic candle holders...

Take a look at Paula's website  for more cool stuff!

...'McCullough assembles photographs, puzzle pieces and metal mesh into cohesive works that bridge contemporary life with its industrial past" '....These works mark a new era of artistic innovation, as discussed by Ric Kasini Kadour, Vermont editor of Art New England. Kadour believes these works are uniquely collectible, as they mark a defining moment - the intersection of the Industrial Age and the Information Age.'

Monday, June 7, 2010

Thanks to Renee at decoratethediva for including me in such a beautiful front page treasury!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Fossilized Coral

Fossilized coral makes a beautiful stone, especially when it's BIG! I've set these 2 in sterling silver.