Welcome back to the Thursday Sweet Treat! These gorgeous, imaginative, fun, professional works created by these incredible artists are proof that 2010 is going to be a fabulous year.
Please join me as art breaks forth from these amazing creators......
Amanda, creator of Persistent Green, created this stunning untitled work in progress, acrylic and modeling paste on canvas board.
"This theme came at the perfect time," said Amanda, "helping me dive back in after a creative dry spell. Ever since I began this piece, I've been overflowing with ideas for other projects--it's like an art avalanche! It's so good to have TST back, isn't it?"
Janie, creator of Lifeartdesigns and Mypolymerclaycanes, created this phenomenal "Reaching for the Stars Together" necklace.
"I'm so excited to play this time," said Janie. "I made a really special necklace for this one in PMC (precious metal clay). There are two hands on top of a textured heart with fingertips touching a 4mm Amethyst Cubic Zirconia in the center (the star)."
Please note: Janie still has her Etsy shop where she will sell beads, canes, and pendants, but she moved all her jewelry over to 1000 Markets where she also has a blog. She's still in the process of stocking both shops back up.
Teri, creator of Giraffelabel, created this fabulous Burst of Color Tie Apron (? maybe).
“When I read the theme "art breaks forth", my first thought was of a bright fabric coming out from behind a darker fabric...breaking through,” said Teri. “So, I went with it....and this is where I landed.”
Felicia Kramer, creator of Another Bright Idea, created these two magnificent pieces, Cupid's Arrow and Pale Roses.
"These two pieces may not be very bright and cheery, but they definitely represent an “art breaks forth” for me, since I have been in a creative drought and doubt lately," said Felicia. "I tried working with both 20-word poems and pictures together and I’m happy to have completed something."
No Cupid’s arrow for me,
My heart beats cold and weary.
This loneliness embraces me
I hold it tightly within.
Pale pink roses arrive,
Crisp white envelope tucked among the thorns.
Letter unread, she arranges the vase
And sits alone.
Trina, creator of Woven Chains Jewelry, created these dazzling "Joy Bubbles" Earrings.
"This week, I had a beautiful necklace planned (and got it about 1/3 done) for this great theme," said Trina. "Then my father in law ended up in the hospital, and it didn't get done -- I hope you will all get to see it in an upcoming mini-monthly. Luckily, he is home and on the mend, but my plans for the treat changed a bit! So... I made these really cute, fun, gravity-defying earrings instead. Not only did art "break forth", it morphed and adapted on the way."
Bird, creator of Crow Tarot Tours, created these wonderful pieces.
"Kept thinking it was "Art Bursts Forth", but it still works, :-P" said Bird. "Will be serving these up Cafe-Press style just as soon as I can figure out how.
In the meantime... Enjoy! :-D"
Natasha, creator of Doodlestar, created this new Color journal.
"I will be re-opening my shop very shortly. In the meantime, I'm making new ones. This is a work in progress - still needs to be put together. The idea of "ultra-violet light struck me and this was born. Last year I made a VERY special journal for a special someone and used colored pages. This will have it as well along with color exercises and activites."
Maureen, a talented artist, created this awesome piece.
"Maureen painted a 9x9 self-portrait for Art Breaks Forth. For her, art comes from her heart, and also from her heart breaking forth--sometimes into little pieces, and sometimes in songs of great joy. And yes, she realizes her hair is actually short and white, but artistic license allows her to give herself the wild and curly tangle of black hair she used to have when she was little!"
After viewing this imaginative TST are you feeling like art wants to break forth from you?? Are you ready to dive in and start creating for the next theme??
Well, the next theme is theme is.........."Artful Mischief". Remember Eloise?? We are going to tap into our mischievious inner child and PLAY!
Eloise is written by Kay Thompson and illustrated by Hilary Knight.