Thursday, June 16, 2011

Awesome Kitsch Necklace

While searching around on tumblr, I found this awesome necklace on one of my favorite blogger's pages. I definitely want to make a bracelet or necklace similar to this with my own collection of toys, junk, and miscellaneous items.
Check out this necklace and the blog:

Monday, June 6, 2011

Some Definitions & Such

Over the years, we often get a lot of questions about our mediums and techniques, particularly when it comes to my visual artwork. I work a lot of with mixed media and assemblage techniques, inspired by Joseph Cornell and Betye Saar. Thought it would be fun to post a few definitions about what 'mixed media' and 'assemblage' mean to me in art.  Enjoy! :)

mixed media
artistic media, as pen and ink, chalk, and graphite, used in combination: an old master drawing in mixed media.
mixed media
pl.n. (used with a sing. verb)
1. A technique involving the use of two or more artistic media, such as ink and pastel or painting and collage, that are combined in a single composition.
2. The combined use of media, such as television, radio, print, and the Internet, as for advertising or publicity.

as·sem·blage Audio Help [uh-sem-blij; for 3, 4 also Fr. a-sahn-blazh] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
a group of persons or things gathered or collected; an assembly; collection; aggregate.
the act of assembling; state of being assembled.
Fine Arts.
a sculptural technique of organizing or composing into a unified whole a group of unrelated and often fragmentary or discarded objects.
a work of art produced by this technique. Compare collagefound object,ready-made (def. 4).

as·sem·blage Audio Help (?-s?m'bl?j) Pronunciation Key
1. The act of assembling.
2. The state of being assembled.
1. A collection of people or things; a gathering.
2. A collection of items from a single datable component of an archaeological site.
3. A fitting together of parts, as those in a machine.
4. A sculptural composition consisting of an arrangement of miscellaneous objects or found materials.

First Post!


This is the first official post for our first art blog! I'd like to say I'm a bit of a blogger already, but this is going to be very different than what I'm used to, and I'm looking forward to focusing on this for the summer.

I've never had an art blog before, but I want this to be a variety blog with things that inspire us, updates on projects we're working on, and thoughts. 'Jreyesha' is a small independent jewelry and craft online store, named after myself, which originated from a mother/daughter jewelry business in the Pacific Northwest. We participate in local art shows and fairs around our area and work at home in our studio using a variety of mediums to create our different areas of jewelry, art, textiles, crafts, etc.

I felt it was high time we had a bigger online presence and over the past few months I've been making a lot of changes to the website: and thought a blog would be a fun way to connect with buyers, while also joining the DIY blog revolution! I'll be updating this blog frequently with more information about us, our work, and project updates.

With that, I'll just let the blog speak for itself!