Teresa's Art Studio Blog... mostly art pics with other stuff now and then

This is a blog about artist Teresa M. Turner and her work. Teresa works in a variety of media and styles.

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Friday, May 18, 2007

Giverny Garden Hat

I love hats. Maybe I've just grown to love them because (owing partly to my Scottish & Irish heritage) I do not ever tan, and must wear a hat all summer. Or maybe it's because hats are such a fun way to accessorize. But I love them.

One problem with hats, though, is that it can be hard to find fun, unique hats which also have some level of practicality to them. Some of the niftiest ones I've seen don't travel well, or are only suited to getting dressed up and going out on the town. What about those times when a hat is needed for walking to the market or going to an outdoor barbecue? What about stuffing it into a travel bag to take on a plane, or in the car? It was this that led me to start making my own hats. (That, and being unable to find what I was looking for.) Sewing is another (more practical) creative outlet for me, but I don't do it as often as I'd like.

Here is one of my latest hats. This one is made from a summery cotton with a pattern which reminds me of Monet's paintings from the gardens at Giverny. It can be folded flat for travel or storage, and can be customized by changing the scarf. This hat is currently available in my Etsy shop.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Tuscan Sunflowers Miniature Painting

Here is a mini painting I did this week, inspired by the fields of sunflowers found in Tuscany. This tiny painting measures just 1 inch high, and would be a wonderful addition to a collection of miniature art, or a unique accent in a classically furnished 1/12 scale dollhouse. This painting is currently available for purchase on ebay.

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Egyptian Scarab Sculpted Pendant

Although I've done wearable sculpture pieces for years, it wasn't until last year that I started listing some of them online, and playing around with different techniques and materials. Here is a pendant I created using a couple of different colors of polymer clay, with faux gold leaf inclusions.

This pendant is currently available in my etsy store.

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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

New wearable art pendant

This is my latest pendant, which has cheeful handpainted daisies using a wooden domino as the base. I created it to have a stained glass feel, using India ink for the lines. This pendant is now available in my Etsy shop.