EBSQ Spotlight on Seasonal Art: Be My Valentine – Misty Benson

This month’s featured gallery is Seasonal Art: Be My Valentine.  St. Valentine’s Day is February 14th. It’s popularity means that February has become the season of everything love – hearts, flowers, candy and things done up in pink and red. Throughout the month of February, we have taken some time to catch up with some of the EBSQ artists that celebrate this holiday by creating art. On this last day of February, we send you into the rest of the year with a wink and a smile.

Misty Benson

Queen's Tart #2 - Misty Benson

In the Morbidly Adorable Creations’ studio, we LOVE (yes love!) anything that celebrates love, infatuation, adoration, worship, and hearts! Whether you are mending a broken heart or feeling the flutter of new love, we try to put a sweetly spooky spin on the emotion any chance we get! When February rolls around, the big eye cuties and their skelly counterparts like to spread equal parts love with equal parts mischief. If it can be shaped into a heart, they’ll attempt it! As the artist and creator of the Morbidly Adorables, it is important for me to allow even my darker children the opportunity to celebrate all things precious. There is something that just melts the heart when you see a skeleton get excited about receiving a Valentine! – Misty Benson

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EBSQ Spotlight on Seasonal Art: Be My Valentine – Christina A. Kapono

This month’s featured gallery is Seasonal Art: Be My Valentine.  St. Valentine’s Day is February 14th. It’s popularity means that February has become the season of everything love – hearts, flowers, candy and things done up in pink and red. Throughout the month of February, we are going to take a few moments to catch up with some of the EBSQ artists that celebrate this holiday by creating art.

Christina A. Kapono

Valentine Romantic Blank Book Journal - Christina A. Kapono

I love creating sentimental little works that will hold memories of the day it was received. It will be loved not simply for its own beauty, but for the spirit in which it was given… Love. How beautiful is that!? – Christina A. Kapono

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EBSQ Spotlight on Seasonal Art: Be My Valentine – Christina M. Givens

This month’s featured gallery is Seasonal Art: Be My Valentine.  St. Valentine’s Day is February 14th. It’s popularity means that February has become the season of everything love – hearts, flowers, candy and things done up in pink and red. Throughout the month of February, we are going to take a few moments to catch up with some of the EBSQ artists that celebrate this holiday by creating art.

Christina M. Givens

The Siren's Key... Temptation - Christina M. Givens

The month of February for some symbolizes love and for others it can symbolize the opposite. A lot of people have mixed feelings about the valentines holiday. With my work I try to capture the one thing that is constant year-round. It is the one emotion that can not be faked, that can not be put into a greeting card. And that emotion is passion. With out passion we would not strive to create works of art from our soul. This is my driving force of creating. With every piece of jewelry I make or every brush stroke my hand creates, there is a piece of my passion flowing into the finished piece. Valentine’s Day is a day for use to celebrate the love, passion & devotion we have for our loved one’s and our creative pursuits. There is a passion, obsession & devotion most artists feel when creating. This month just amplifies those emotions and the end result is very moving and heartfelt pieces. – Christina M. Givens

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Wordless Wednesday-Bring the Bling

 
Dichroic Moon and Fine Silver Pendant by Carmen Trueheart

 

The Autumn Necklace by Terah Lyn Ware

 
Pendant with Spider Web Agate by Christina A Kap0no

 
The Horsehoe and the Bismuth Necklace by Sholeh Mesbah

Tidal Wave Pool by Stephanie D’Aigle

[View more Bling in the EBSQ Artist-Made Jewelry Gallery]

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Holiday Jewelery Challenge -Exteneded

The Holiday Jewelery Challenge has been extended! That means you still have time to gather your holiday detritus and get creative.  In fact, you have until the Sunday after Valentines day – Feb. 15th! In case you need a refresher of what you are supposed to do, just follow the instructions below.

Donna Gill Colestock
Donna Gill Colestock

The challenge host, Joe Callahan, says this about challenge:  “Make a piece of jewelry out of “Holiday Junk”, something that would normally get tossed out!Wrapping paper, tinsel, bows/ribbons, a broken ornament, a burnt out holiday light, that stale candy cane that’s been in your wrapping paper tub for 15 years, holiday cards, pieces of your broken Menorah that you just can’t bear to toss, wood from the dying Yule Tree, well, you get the idea.

The jewelry has to be made from at least 70% Repurposed Holiday “Junk”. This gives room for you to use jewelry wire/clasps if you like, but the more of it that is repurposed, the better! The Challenge includes a prize!”

The Holiday Jewelery Challenge is open to everyone and is running in the Artist Made Jewelry topic in the Art Specific Topics section of the EBSQ Forum.

You can find all the information current EBSQ Challenges as well as the weekly Simon Sez by checking the Challenge Central topic on the forum. It’s where everything that’s going on can be found.

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