EBSQ Friday Five

1. Morning Walk – Artist Jeanne Forsyth shared a scene from her morning walk with her blog readers. Beautiful!

2. Top 10 Ways to Spot a Forgery – We featured this excellent post from EBSQ Artist, Alma Lee, earlier in the week. If you missed it head over to Alma’s blog now!

3. Daffodils and a Trip Down Memory Lane – Patricia Christensen shares a wonderful family memory and a look into her painting process.

4. Some Things to Think about when you Paint – Delilah Smith has a great post on painting, specifically composition and planning.

5. Art Print Pendants – Stacey Zimmerman is now selling beautiful pendants featuring her prints of her paintings. I took a closer look at one on Etsy–beautiful!!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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EBSQ Blogger of the Week: Lauren Abrams

This week’s EBSQ Blogger of the Week creates magic with her polymer clay and if that wasn’t enough, she also is a skilled Trompe L’oeil painter! I feel blessed to have such a talented artist in my midst.

Who and where are you?

I’m Lauren Abrams and I live in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.

Polymer Pendants

How did you get started art blogging?

I started blogging in the last year or so to try to connect with other artists working in polymer clay. In fact, that’s the name of my blog “Find my way with Polymer Clay”….I know of others who work in this medium and I love their blogs. Some of these bloggers post work by other polymer artists, and of course, their own work. I’ve found that people who work with this relatively new medium are very generous with advice and inspiration.

Kimonofly Pendant

Any tips for other EBSQ art bloggers?

I try to post as often as possible, which is usually when I’ve done some work I’m happy with, or have been mentioned in someone else’s blog or an Etsy treasury. My goal is to post every day lol…

Brass and Polymer Bangles

What’s your musical inspiration of choice when you’re working in your studio?

My ipod contains pretty much nothing but classic rock…a guilty pleasure when I’m working.

Levenger

What’s coming next from your easel?

I’m almost finished with a brand new studio space. It’s been in the works for a few months and I’m just now moving supplies in and setting up work space. I’m very excited…in all my years as an artist, this is my first real studio that I’ve been able to design from the floors(literally)on up…and I’m thrilled.

I’ve just recently joined the instructors at CraftEdu.com and I’ll be teaching some polymer classes as well as the trompe l’oeil painting I’ve done for over 25 years.  It’s an unusual teaching platform, with slideshow and text, narration and a forum site where students will be able to interact with the instructors. They’ve just launched a closed Beta and hope to work out any bugs and get it open to the public very soon.

http://laurenabramspolymerclay.blogspot.com

Thank you Lauren for being an EBSQ Blogger of the Week!

If you are an EBSQ Artist and would like to be considered for Blogger of the Week just add us to your blogroll. I’m searching EBSQ profiles weekly for links to artist’s blogs. If you aren’t an EBSQ Artist, what are you waiting for?

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EBSQ Blogger of the Week: Vickie Miller

This week’s EBSQ Blogger of the Week is another amazing jewelry artist, specializing in lampwork beads and pendants. I find her work so bright and refreshing, it’s like an embodiment of Spring!

Who and where are you?

My name is Vickie Miller and I’m a glass beadmaker and jewelry designer from Camano Island in Washington State.

Hearts Delight, Lampwork Glass

How did you get started art blogging?

Over the years as I’ve followed the blogs of some of my favorite artists I’ve found it fascinating that these creative and talented people were people just like me. They made me feel as though they really wanted to share and connect with me personally and allow me a glimse of their day to day existance. By sharing their photos they invited me into their homes, and introduced me to their families and friends, and they also shared other interests they have outside of their art. I came to realize that I wanted to share in this way also. To show people not only what I do, but that I have a life in addition to my art. I love it when people stop by my blog and leave a comment. It makes me feel approachable as a person and not as just the art they see on their computer screen.

Caribbean Rhythm, Lampwork Glass

Any tips for other EBSQ art bloggers?

I would recommend regular updates to your blog. Even if it’s only a few sentences. Show photos of not only your finished art but maybe the process of you creating your art, steps along the way, or photos of your studio or supplies that you use. People like to have a peek inside your life. Treat them as if they
were a visitor to your home.

Hollow Cone Pendant, Lampwork Glass

What’s your musical inspiration of choice when you’re working in your studio?

Ahhhh, what music inspires me? It could be anything from vintage rock…Foreigner, Elton  and Fleetwood Mac, to contemporary jazz…..David Sanborn and Wynton Marsalis……to Christian artists such as Mercy Me, Jars of Clay, and Amy Grant.

Flip Flopped Feet, Lampwork Glass

What’s coming next from your easel?

What’s coming next from my “easel” or “torch” in my case? I would love to try some of the newer silver laden glass that’s been developed in the last couple years. There are so many beautiful choices I just don’t know where to begin.

http://www.rubysshoes.blogspot.com/

Thank you Vickie for being an EBSQ Blogger of the Week!

If you are an EBSQ Artist and would like to be considered for Blogger of the Week just add us to your blogroll. I’m searching EBSQ profiles weekly for links to artist’s blogs. If you aren’t an EBSQ Artist, what are you waiting for?

Join Today!