Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Exceptional Artists Gather to Create Work That Will Send You Over the Moon

I am so bummed that I was unable to get my piece done for this week because every single piece here is PHENOMENAL!

These talented, sensational, professional artists will make you long to spend time viewing the night sky, celebrating the colors, magic and imagination that we discover when the sun has slipped below the horizon and the blanket of night is upon us.

After celebrating these works, you will surely view the moon tonight with new eyes...

Maureen, a talented artist, created this stunning piece.

"Help Dorothy and Toto sing: Somewhere over the orange moons/Lilac skies bloom/Pink stars glow and shi-ine/Why, then oh why, can't I?" asks Maureen.

Agathe, creator of Meherio68, created this gorgeous Moon River ring.

"This is my Moon River ring, "my Huckleberry friend", telling of dreams and travelling, of smooth and rough, in gorgeous Japanese ceramics and plain pine wood... Modelled by my lovely niece and goddaughter, Hortense," said Agathe.

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Salvaged Expression created this phenomenal piece.

"For my (dare I say triumphant?) return I decided to try my hand at the ever popular glass magnets. They were a real pleasure to make and I think I'll be making more in the upcoming weeks. This set depicts the moon in all of its phases and a big iridescent magnet with a scientific diagram of the moon circling the earth. Each one glows in the dark which makes my inner geek feel very warm and fuzzy," said Salvaged.

Felicia Kramer, creator of Another Bright Idea, created this stellar piece titled, “Who knows”.

"By my favorite poet, e e cummings:
“who knows if the moon’s a balloon,
coming out of a keen city
in the sky filled with pretty people?”

"You can see the complete delightful poem on my blog today," said Felicia.

Marja, creator of Glass Elements, created these truly fabulous Blue Moons - Fused Glass Earrings.

"These adorable small earring posts remind me of a full shiny blue moon – simple, elegant and sparkling in the night sky. When they came out of the kiln this week, I knew I had the perfect little moons to share with all of you," said Marja.

Amanda, creator of Persistent Green, created this fantastic handmade and painted Journal in progress.

""Over the moon," to me, is all about excitement--in particular, excitement about my new binding machine! I was desperately hoping to get my journal for this theme bound, but between all the house repairs and stress this week, I just wasn't able to finish. Please enjoy my work in progress, and prepare yourself for seeing many bound journals in the future!" said Amanda.

Kelsey, creator of Caffeinated Frenzy, created this sensational cashmere lace scarf titled, "Direction."

"I've been working on a series of recycled lace scarves, in my own reversible lace stitches that I've been developing. This one got me thinking about direction and how sometimes its best to slow down, let life's adventure just happen. The wind gives us a push, or knocks us on the ground, or flies us over the moon," said Kelsey.

Jodi, creator of Jodi Horgan Beaded Art to Wear, created this magnificent piece titled, "Three Quarter Moon".

Kris, creator of Lisianblue, created this awe-inspiring piece.

"I was over the moon getting some great pictures of some wonderful hummingbirds. So, I thought it would be fun to have one fly "Over the Moon" !"

1st picture: "Over The Moon" -is my model for my collaged picture: "Imagine That"

Over the Moon

Imagine That

Trina Gratrix, creator of Woven Chains Jewelry, created these incredibly beautiful Harvest Moon Earrings and Moonlight Pendant.

"The moon has so many moods and so many faces. It was impossible to create just one," said Trina.

Harvest Moon Earrings

Moonlight Pendant

This week, I looked around and found a fabulous new moon item as well as a great moon shop. These folks do not know they are in the TST yet...I am going to write to surprise them. More artists to celebrate and invite to play - YAY!

Harvest Moon Handmade Earrings

Twilight Rose 8x12 Inch Archival Print - Creative Fine Art Photography

After viewing this amazing TST are you feeling creative? Are you ready to just dive in and start creating for next week??

Well, next week's theme is.........."Purple Passion".
Tune in tomorrow for fabulous photos, quotes and inspiration to feed your passion!


Felicia Kramer said...

I have a few minutes so here goes ---
Interesting how a few of us were inspired by "moon" music or poetry.
Maureen - orange moons and pink stars - sweet!
Agathe - a lovely unusual ring after an all-time favorite song and movie (Breakfast at Tiffany's).
Salvaged - cool magnets. Like the irridescent ones.
Marja - I mostly wear post earrings and I am liking these - a lot!
Amanda - Boy do I know the feeling of unfinished work. Looks wonderful so far.
Kelsey - This scarf looks both contemporary and vintage at the same time. Neat idea!
Jodi - Everything you do takes my breath away. Another gorgeous piece!
Kris - Photos of hummingbirds! I can't even get them to come to my garden, much less take a pic! Great job!
Trina - It's a tossup which I like best, but I think I'm leaning towrd the pendant. Beautifully intricate.

Natasha - good job on those
"surprise" artists. They'll be thrilled!

Lorrie Veasey said...

I missed this week because i was away on vacation but LOVE LOVE LOVE that i know what next week's theme is because these beautiful pieces are SO inspiring!! Thank You So Much Tash!!!!

meherio68 said...

I agree, Natasha, this is one the most stunning Treats to date sonce I've been around.
I'm particularly enamoured with the glass pieces. Love the glowing magnets and positively covet the ear studs...
I also have a soft spot for your watercolour, Maureen, I think this is probably my favourite piec by you so far. I couldn't say why precisely, but it makes me smile quietly— gives me a moon-like face— (^-^)
Oh and before I forget: I think this idea of "inviting people over" is one more wonderful idea!

Phoenyx Ravenswing said...


Awesome as ever! :-) Both time & my beads got away from me this week, so it's a Mini-monthly for me, but I must say the viewing adds a much-needed wondrousness to my week. :-)

Hope to be back later w/more detailed thoughts, but in the meantime know that all the pieces were viewed & valued! :-)

Thank you all so much for sharing!!! :-)

BB & GF! :-)

Phoenyx Ravenswing said...


Natasha, thnx so much for the early announcing of the next theme. :-) It does help in the playing, I think, or at least it does for me, this week's absence notwithstanding. :-D

I have an awesome idea for next week's theme if I can get it to be obedient. :-)

And I agree w/Felicia - what a fun way to include more people in the TST! :-) Awesome on you for the thinking of it! :-)

BB & GF! :-)

Kerstin said...

thanks to all of the artists for sharing all of your inspiring works :)
And thanks, Natasha, for including my 'harvest moon' earrings :)


SalvagedExpression said...

Beautiful items everyone! I'm so glad to be back so I can see all of these wonderful creations again!
I think my favorites are the blue moon earrings and the 3/4 moon. Of course I'll probably add to that list everytime I look at the submissions again.

paintingpam said...

I love the moon and totally forgot about the project. Promise I'm going to work on Purple Passion!!
Wrote myself a note!

Natasha said...

I'm having issues with my internet connection so I can't comment the way I want to but I LOVE everything salvaged I'm so glad you are back you have no ides those magnets rock in a major way Marjas earrings blew me away everything blew me away love it all want it all Kerstin so glad you were a part of this will be back later to comment more you are all awesome

aquamaureen said...

Once again, I am SOOO proud to be part of a community of such gifted artists--ones who share their work and their words, and their hearts and souls. Wow.

Amanda Fall - PersistentGreen said...

Okay, this has been a ridiculous day! Don't even ask. ;) I'm just delighted to be able to come here and feel at peace--such beautiful, inspiring works. Thank you ALL for being a part of this amazing project.

Hugs to all. I really needed this.

Trina said...

"Wow!", That was just about all she could say, "Wow!" (from "Lily's Purple Plastic Purse" by Kevin Henkes). I really don't know what else to say after looking at all of this amazing work.


Susan said...

WOW! Awesome creations. LOVE them all.