Friday, March 27, 2009

Wood Strip Canoes by Randy Pfeifer

These canoes are custom made of cedar wood strips bent around a form. The artist glues each strip on individually, using no staples or ties, resulting in a perfect flawless exterior. The wood is covered inside and out with fiberglass and epoxy to render it water-tight and lake- and river-worthy. Gunwale design, seat design, deck design and other details can be individualized, and a number of shapes and sizes are available. Custom inlay work can decorate the sides of the boats, and dark and light strips allow design elements to grace the hull of the canoe. These boats will turn heads, whether on the car roof-top carrier, in the water, or hanging from the ceiling of your home. They are beautiful.

Felted Flower Pins - Karma Grotelueschen

The parts of these pins are hand felted from wool fleede using traditional wet felting. Then the parts are assembled using contemporary needle felting. This is the process used by the artist to construct her felted landscape and floral paintings.

Tied In Knots Earring - Karma Grotelueschen

Waxed linen cords ties these beads into swingy earrings.

Karma Grotelueschen's Yellow Flower Paintings

Painted with water-soluable oils, these paintings are 12" square and designed to be hung vertically as a set.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Notecards from Carrie Auwerter Watercolors

Carrie Auwerter's Watercolor Paintings

Carrie paints nature scenes from her garden and beyond, with meticulous realistic detail in clear rich colors, and lets the white of the paper glow through for rich contrasts.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Colors of Scarves

Scarves are available in Yellows and oranges, oranges and reds, pinks and purples, purples and blues, blues and greens, greens and yellows. Tones can be bright and vibrant or more muted and dusky.
Each scarf is painted with several tones in the range of colors and has a white resist line that features a leave or flower along it.

Karma Grotelueschen's Dance Veil Scarves

These new larger scarves come in two lengths, 84" and 108", and can be worn wrapped around the neck, over the shoulders, or just loose in front, or they can be used in dance to float and flow with the music. 100% silk scarves are painted with a resist process that leaves a white line in a leaf or lily design to separate colors.