Artful Mother’s Day Gifts Will Abound

This Saturday!!! April 30 10am-5pm Please Come to A SHOW OF FRIENDS

at J. West Studio 2103 Commonwealth @ Indiana in Houston

Nancy Denmark jewelry, wall crosses & more
Jean West art glass & jewelry
Margaret Bailey handcrafted wood
Marilyn Cameron pottery

What a timely shopping opportunity for an artful Mother’s Day gift.

Art Show of Jean West, Nancy Denmark, Margaret Bailey, Marilyn Cameron

A Show Of Friends

I am intentionally transitioning from a heavy show schedule to a stronger web presence and online sales. But I do expect to continue getting out there from time to time to sell my stuff, just less often is the plan. So don’t miss this opportunity to come see some beautiful handmade wares in person. That person to person contact between artist and customer is invaluable and I do still enjoy the face to face opportunities as I know the art lover enjoys the hands on buying experience. I also enjoy the camaraderie of being with other artists at shows, so it seemed apropos that if I was going to do only one spring show it should be A Show Of Friends! We have been showing together for some years now but this is the first time we are trying this Show Of Friends at J. West Studio in the spring. Please help us make it a success and come on out to see the show this Saturday. We’ll also have some refreshments to welcome our guests. The show is in a lovely historic Victorian courtyard at J. West Glass Studio, where the setting complements the art of four talented women friends.

Click any photo below to view a preview album of our art offerings. Directions and map to the show below.

Looking Down To Shady Courtyard

Come By For A Shady Visit In The Courtyard

Stunning Spiral Staircase

Visit Nancy & Jean's Displays Upstairs

Margaret Bailey's beautiful wood display

Margaret Bailey's Beautiful Wood Display

directions to find J. West Studio

Directions and a Map To A Show Of Friends

Color Makes My Heart Sing

“Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing? Can one really explain this? no. Just as one can never learn how to paint.” ~Pablo Picasso

I am committed to working on the photography of my sterling jewelry and updating my web galleries featuring it, but after spending a week photographing sterling silver on gray I was in need of a color injection. Over the weekend I squeezed in a little bead stringing. Working with polymer clay and beads adds color to my life literally and figuratively. It is hard to verbally explain how much color feeds my spirit. Color has the power to lift me in indescribable ways. How does color speak to you?

I state on my website in many different ways how therapeutic these varied art forms are for me as I playfully experiment with a continuum of color and texture combinations. The trails of inspiration that lead to the colors I combine are rather endless. This color combination was inspired by one glass bead I worked with many months ago. The solid color polymer clay beads lend opportunity for me to feature some fun textures. My random assortment of beads I string with them just add to the play of texture and color.

Click the photograph below for more info on my website.

textured polymer clay beaded necklace

PURPLE, GREEN, TURQUOISE, BLUE, & GOLD SHORT BEAD SET