Saturday, December 22, 2012

Hand # 11 ... Peace

"Ring out the thousand wars of old, Ring in the thousand years of Peace" 
  from  In Memoriam A.H.H.   ... Alfred "Lord" Tennyson, 1809-1892 ...  British Poet Laureate during Queen Victoria's reign.
For more of his Poem

 Peace to All.

5" x 7" on colored card stock... pen, ink, Daler Rowney acrylic artists ink, brush
inspired by same drawing by Leonardo Da Vinci as Hand # 10    
at Desideratum Art and Jewelry studio

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Animal Sketches - Celtic Inspired

 It is usually at this time of year... most every year... that we treat ourselves with new sketchbooks... doesn't mean that our old sketchbooks are full...

or that we are not going to fill them up ... 

 au contraire...

... we just want to be ready if the urge strikes... or ideas pounce...  to indulge ourselves by scrawling across the page

 .. just imagine if you got in the zone and couldn't stop...  it would be terrible to run out of paper, especially heading into the depths of winter.

Oh yes, I know, there are tons of other surfaces to draw on... walls... desktops... arms...  clothing... each other...

but Fresh Paper  ... ahhhhh...   it's almost as enticing as wafts of fresh bread straight from the oven.

 approx. 9" x 11", India Ink, dip pen, 
at Desideratum Art and Jewelry Studio,  St. Martins, New Brunswick

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

3 Earrings and a Seagull

Antiqued Copper and Crystal Bracelet and Earrings
A set of these were sent off to a customer a week or two ago.
I have a pair of these earrings on as I write this... come to think of it, I wear this design a lot.
... approx. 2 3/4" long, top of earwire to bottom of stone, $35.
Bracelet $50.

Sterling Silver Spiral with wire wrapped Labradorite.
Very light and airy with a subtle glow
...overall length about 2", $25.

Steel and Crystal.. The steel is inspired by the treble clef.
approx. 2" long from top of earwire to bottom of crystal, $25.

All jewelry designs are available, if interested my contact info is on my sidebar.

Had to post this Herring Gull. 
 He sat so long and so still, watching the boats come in... he was waiting and he knew what he was waiting for.
I like these birds.. yes I know they are scavengers...  that's why... I relate.


Friday, December 07, 2012

We'll be at the Christmas Art and Craft Market

Our son Max will have his original  III Thinker  hand painted t-shirts... It will be their first time at a show.
This is Max's blog

John will have many new Oil Paintings

and Desideratum Art Jewelry will have Lots of new earrings, as well as our popular whimsical and beaded designs..
 new funky bracelets, necklaces and pendants too.

Come and see us at Booth #1
The 38th Annual Christmas Arts and Craft Market
in Fredericton, New Brunswick

At the Exhibition Grounds on Smythe St.
 December 7, 12:00 - 9:00
December 8, 10:00 - 6:00
 December 9, 12:00 - 5:00


 Thank you Everyone for visiting our Booth at the Show.. 
It was great to see you all again!!!!
A Very Happy and Merry Christmas to you All!!!