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Since I closed my etsy store some time ago, you can buy pieces directly by sending me an email or commenting on my blog. Just tell me what the caption was or describe to me what you liked and I can give you price and availability. Many have figured this out but for those who have asked there it is.  Art and Commerce are like a horse and carriage?

For more, click the link to Flickr photo stream to the left.

Copper and Pearls

Copper and Pearls

Spring necklace 2013

Spring necklace 2013

Spring 2013Spring 2013

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Ted's entry into the Easter 2013 Peep Diorama Contest.

Ted’s entry into the Easter 2013 Peep Diorama Contest. Poops.

Joy's entry. Pop art Peeps.
Joy’s entry. Pop art Peeps.

Jackie's entry Angry Peeps
Jackie’s entry Angry Peeps.

So a couple years ago I put an end to The Traditional Easter Basket and decided that entry to the family Easter meal (buona Pasqua!) would be a home made Peep’s Diorama.  I had heard someone mention that the Washington Post or someone had done a story on these kookie dioramas, it sounded like fun. I wish I had taken more photos last year but I did snap a few this year.  I think this new tradition has caught on!  The entries were hilarious.  They are truly an insight into the eyes of the makers… Who do you vote for? Please do not penalize contestants for the lack of photography skills on my part.

And yes, I do realize Easter is long gone…I am a little behind and out of sequence.  Perhaps an insight into me.

Peepcaso Museum by Talley diorama entry

Peepcaso Museum by Talley.

Izzy's Peep Show

Izzy’s Peep Show.

Peeps Diorama by Mark and Jean. Peeps Wide Shut.

Peeps Diorama by Mark and Jean. Peeps Wide Shut.

Peep Corn diorama by EmTuck

Peep Corn diorama by EmTuck

il Peep-a. My entry to this years peep diorama contest in honor of the new kid on the Papal block.

il Peep-a. My entry to this years peep diorama contest in honor of the new kid on the Papal block. Bless our heathen souls.


When the warm weather rolls in, I am thinking, I should say daydreaming about a long walk on a deserted beach…  But not this week.  Hopefully that can become a reality again one of these days.  For now, how  about some beach-y ear rings?


So we (OK, I) decided we would start a new tradition in lieu of the old Easter Basket.  When I heard about Peep Dioramas from a woman I work with I thought it would be just the thing for this twisted group of family and friends.  Not sure where I have been that I hadn’t heard about them before but you might enjoy the entries from our first annual foray.  Next year I am hoping for more entries too.  Those not in attendance this year were missed!

Ted's entry with door closed


I am slowly learning to use my digital camera, part of it might be my eyesight.  Anyhow, I have been back at it this week and am documenting some of my own jewelry, meaning stuff I wear and is not for sale like the rest of the stuff you usually see.  Most of the pieces I make for myself have some element that has sentimental value.  I’m not so into fine jewelry, not that I don’t have an appreciation for it, it’s just not my style.  Here are a few of my things…

Momento bracelet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Talley's Braces and yes, they were properly sterilized!


Sunday, Sunday, Sunday for one day only from 11am to 4pm.  My first sale of the season is tomorrow November 27th at Regla De Oro Gallery in Uptown.  I am one of three artists showing and it is a beautiful shop with a great variety of gifts, please stop over.  Address as well as info on the other artists can be found on the website under EVENTS. Hope to see you there!

Regla De Oro is at 3007 Lyndale Ave. S. in Minneapolis, MN 55408.  612-886-1247

The shop is on Lyndale, just south of Lake Street on the East side of the street, there is a small lot just south of the store or metered street parking on both sides of Lyndale. Look for the green awning.

Below are photos of a few of the things from my bag of tricks!

Owl Ornament

Vintage Button Earrings

Wooden Leaf Ornament with Hand Forged Hook


I am having an attack of SAD (seasonal affective disorder) due to the fact that I am not truly a hearty mid-westerner, though I have played one on TV for the past 24 years.  This cold is really getting to me and I need to snap out of it!  I was looking through photos from warmer days so I thought I would share this one from Labor day weekend 2010.  We usually go up to a friend’s cabin and there is lots of time to take walks in the woods, sit down by the lake on the dock etc…  and this year I did a series of these little nature portraits.  There was an abundance of great textures and I came back from a stroll with my pockets FULL.  The first time I made stuff like this was about 10 years ago when I was doing a “portrait a day”  inspired by an artist and teacher named Mimi Holmes.  We were selling work in a local shop and this (project a day or week) was an idea she used with her students.  About a year later I decided to do a self portrait a day for a year and when I was on vacation in Jamaica, I made some portraits from things I found on the beach and photographed them.  Ever since then I have been doing them with stuff I find in the yard or wherever.  My friend Elsa Mora did a book of amazing flower people a couple years ago, check it out, all of her work is spectacular.    It may be time for me to do another project a day to re-focus and get my mind off this weather induced slump because we still have a few more months of winter!  Anyhow, stay warm and keep working, I will do the same.


I am hunkered downstairs in my studio which thankfully has lot’s of windows getting organized to photograph and start listing my new owls (see previous posts) and such on etsy and another site called bonanza.com which was mentioned by another artist I know.  Anyone out there know anything about it or used it?  These photos of my studio were taken at night, but during the day I am often startled by the deer and bunnies going by out there.  They are all fluffed out because it is so COLD!


Owl 2

Thanks everyone for all the wonderful feedback this week!  Here is another Owl.  I will list a few on my etsy site as soon as I can!  There were 16  of them total, down to 14 already!


Owl 1

I have had my head down in my studio making things for Holiday shows.  Just finished this little batch of Owlets made from old wool and vintage buttons.  I made nice hammered steel wire hooks for them too.  Each are perched upon a twig from my local park.  Pretty groovy huh?  When I finished this morning I realized that Turkey day is almost here…I’m on it!  Have a Happy one!

Will put up more new stuff soon!

Contact me at anniesingerart@gmail.com

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