Julie Gross Paintings
Themes in my art are the idea of place and the exploration of color in those landscapes. The interplay of color relationships is an interesting dynamic that I explore frequently. Recently I have been focused on the healing properties of color combinations. When painting I intuitively connect with healing energy, and place that intention in the work through color interactions, especially in the natural landscape. “Place,” is about communicating the essence of a place, not a photo-representation of a place, but through the use of linear qualities and color. I have recently experimented with having a variety of ways to display my work. Clothes, ornaments, and cards have been a fun way to experience the work.
Zana Wood Art Z
Taylor Rosa Designs
Back to Basiks, LLC
Carolyn K Designs
From the moment I touched glass to make my first piece of fused glass art, I knew I had found a medium that truly spoke to me. The controlled process of constructing a piece combined with the surprising effect that the firing produced just felt right to me. Glass is like a child…at times unpredictable, but always delightful. Because of the way that glass heats, expands, and melts, each firing can produce unique and unexpected results.
I also love the variety of colors in the glass. I see the joy that people feel when they see the array of colors in front of them.
That love of color then drove me to create chainmail jewelry that could coordinate with my fused glass jewelry. I enjoy seeing how the different colors work together in those pieces.
I feel very lucky to have found an artistic outlet that gives me such pleasure. I hope that you will share that pleasure each time you wear or use one of my creations.
Turned Wood by Don Jones
Glenville, PA 17329
Walking Olive exclusively creates needle felted dogs! A lifelong dog lover, I create small versions of our furry friends by wrapping wool around a wire frame and securing it with a special barbed needle. Layers build shape until the final layers of color are added. It’s a long process, but the end result is a beloved treasure serving as a reminder of a dog’s infinite unconditional love! The perfect gift for dog lovers – a new dog owner, a long time dog enthusiast, a gift for dog loss or for any dog lover (including yourself). I offer small adult dogs, puppies and ornaments as well as dog vignettes. At the end of the year Walking Olive donates a portion of its revenue to organizations doing good work for animals. Look for us at Mistletoe Mart and take a sneak peek at walkingolive.com and check out our Instagram page @walking_olive
Patty Koontz, Author