Today is the day I started to believe I am an artist. Lisa Kelleher (that's me) Jewellery (my business) is happy to be celebrating this landmark by becoming a member of DeviantArt.com.
Sometimes a trip inside my brain would be like a trip inside a recipe card indexer - index card upon index card flying at you with bold, bright, beautiful images - in full colour! Sometimes they are spinning into view so fast, I can't stop on any one, until inspiration strikes! Then I find the index card with the recipe for a whole new line of jewellery.
For over 20 years, I have been designing jewellery, but always from a scientific point of view. I would dissect a design into its components of balance - dimension and colour.
Dimension - the weight of the design had to be balanced if not symmetrical, the length had to be in proportion to the focus, certain geometrical measurements determined the placement of parts...
Colour - although definitely influenced by my part time passion of Floral Designer (the colours of flowers are unashamedly, to a one, perfect), mixtures of colours were all chosen for their ability to replace x's and y's in an earthy biological theory (my own hypothesis of what shades go together), textures had to fall within certain parameters to be used in the same piece...
But recently, I have developed a strange and wondrous ability to draw with wire - in miniature and macro. Don't ask me to put pencil to paper, all you get are misshapen stick men. Put a spool of wire in my hands though, and I can draw, I can draw! People who 'can't' draw will understand my excitement
My Wire Sculpture Jewellery is a little mystical, a little magical and a lot marvelous! I'll be showcasing its uniqueness on my Deviant Art profile (until my next gnarly new line!) I'll also be featuring it exclusively in my Artfire shop: www.artfire.com/ext/shop/studi…
I'm going to start a "Top 10 Pendant Icons" list. I'll name the top one, and you fill in the blanks! Write your list in the comments below, or share this article on your Facebook page with your list. ('Like' me so you can tag me and I can find your list! www.facebook.com/LisaKelleherJ…
Check back to see your lists in action, as pendants that I create!
Do you have an illustration, icon, animal totem etc. you would like me to make into a pendant or bracelet? I can do it! Visit my website today: www.lisakelleher.com
. Today is the day I started to believe I am an artist. Today is a beautiful day.