Sarah Shines Art

Sarah Shines Art

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Seriously! Its March People!...

So overdue to post on this blog! so neglected... so its March! Lot's moving and shaking...
going to back track to January..brief recap~
I posted a few terrible pics of my "new" table...still need to finish the drop leaf's..jerry-rigged(spelling?)them for now..It works like a dream!

So MUCH nicer on the Back!!

Loaded up my two rolling carts I got for my birthday... from World Market!
slides right under my table :)

I was commissioned to paint this great photo... of the Oregon Coast..
first time painting something like this.. a little nervous. 
Painting the grasses were a little tough.. but I got thru it.

Customers were extremely happy with the finally results!

 If you'll remember, earlier last year...I was commissioned to paint a large canvas for a local Resale Clothing Shop... the Defiant Diva!

I recieved a sweet share from the Shop Owner Michelle! <3

Last year during Archery Hunting Season.. I was commissioned to make to special belt bracelets for a Sweet Friend and her Brother. They hunt every year together... and they have a special quote
"Hunt Happy".  
She presented the bracelets, one for her and one for him, to wear.. and then wore them during the
HUGE ATA archery convention! my bracelets traveled to Nashville!

Thanks Krissy and Ryan!!!!

I tried something new in February..I challenged myself to make something from nothing..
I got a cool box from MECCA in Eugene, OR
It had a bunch of funky stuff.. record album, book of sheet music, junk..odds and ends of wire.. etc.
The challenge: Using EVERYTHING in the Box: make a Music themed piece from Trash...
I went with a 3-D piece.. 

I only used my own paint - 3 colors, hot glue sticks, a metal necklace/jewelry holder -as the base, 
blue painters tape, and a blinking heart necklace. 
BEATS REMIX was the program... 
after turning in my art piece it was auctioned off to raise funds for the U of O Art department. :)

getting ready to paper mache the head and torso/top of dress. taped off the 
bottom to protect the wire form

I melted (safely) the record album to form the dress. Using the album cover.. I decorated the dress.
the head and torso are strips of sheet music, onion bag made into a layer for the skirt,
and a birdcage hat for her head.

paper crinkles were used to make her hair... spray painted red, from paper bag brown.

Album cover was also used for the hat.

 I used scrap piece of paper from the box to wrap a heart shaped cookie cutter
to make it the microphone.. then covered it with some rhinestones..
used a paper punch to make the butterflies..
the ballerina and the boy scout in the next photo are from the record album..
its a sweet love story :)

I hung the heart necklace that lighted up inside the
wire dress form.. used more of the sheet music to decorate the microphone stand.
"Beat Shines from Within"

At the regular job.. I was sent to South Carolina for 8 days, to train 2 other 
PTS -Product Training Specialists 
~ to help train  160+ outfitters at the new Cabelas in Fort Mill, SC.
I had never flown that far before.. it was a long day! left Oregon at 8am..
didn't arrive to Charlotte, NC until 1am...
I got to stay at a very nice Hyatt Hotel.. the bed was devine!
I got to eat a TON of Southern Food!! 
and I got to visit my Dad's only Sister
"Aunt Tweet"

Beautiful Audrey - Aunt Tweet!

I had 4 very short hours to spend with her... I got to make her 
lunch and coffee just the way she likes it.
I didn't want to leave.. I could have stayed for a week.. just to
catch up and to get to know her better.
I hadn't seen her since 1993 ( I was 17 years old), 
shortly before my grandma Bloom passed away.
I saw my dad in her eyes.. in her smile.. 
her mannerism's when she talked.
She has the cutest giggle!!! :)

I found a treasured photo of my Grandma Bloom and my Grandpa Bloom
the photo had been taken when Idella and John were still in high school.
So surreal.. I have my grandpa Bloom's smile - his teeth... down to the canines!!
sounds weird.. but I always wondered where I got them from.. 
none of my siblings had them.

These two had loved each other since middle school!
they broke up when they graduated.. then they got back together..
married and had 7 children! 

Lastly... I was finally able to complete a long past due commission bracelet..
I made a second bracelet.. and turned it into 2 sets of earrings and a pendant.
to say thank you for being so patient! 
First time make leather earrings!
Customer requested a custom quote from the bible: Song of Solomon 8:6
and Cerulean blue.

I do have more to post.. but its late.. need to rest up.. 
Thank you for taking time out of your day to read my blog!

Next post.... my hubby and I celebrated 21 years of marriage in March! a sweet gift we will get to celebrate in April.. stay tuned!!!