Mar 5, 2016

Lots have been done ...

since my last post. I am glad I haven't been procrastinating when it comes to my craft. The last few months were mostly dedicated to filming and editing my new workshop for the coming Artful Gathering 2016. Session 1&2 line-up are up and I am happy to see my workshop in Session 1 YAY!! This year I think I have outdone myself with regards to the length of the workshop. Last I counted, I have 11 hours of footages! Dang ... it didn't even feel like 11 hours when I filmed it. I am having so much fun with this project. For those of you who are curious to know what I'll be teaching ... we have been given the green light to divulge hahaha!!


This ... ladies and gentlemen, is The Looking Glass, a true mixed media journal making project which includes both these designs and a total of 11 hours of workshop! I have been asked frequently to create a workshop on my larger books. So here it is :) I hope I will see you all this summer at the Artful Gathering Online Art Retreats 2016!

Besides prepping for AG2016, in between rest I have been able to create several other books and jewelry pieces. So prepare yourself for a deluge of photos ... *drumrolls* please!!

First, the books!

The Seafarer's Sword & Book of Earendil

Memoir & Homecoming

A Witch's Handbook

Flower in the Attic & Between Two Worlds

The Lover's Handbook

And then, I also made this ...
This is Treasured {A Box & A Book}
The Box
The Book
The Pages
 These were experiments. I stained the papers with coffee then stamped designs on them with thicker coffee and even added liquid chlorophyll for the green. All from the kitchen, except the paper of course! Really liked the results.


So much for the books. Now lemme show you the obscene amount of earrings I made. By "obscene" I meant more than 3 pieces LOL!! I think I am getting better at working faster and more. I have never been able to make more than 3 pairs at one go.



I did even manage to learn a new skill. I've always wanted to try stamping on solder but never could find the apparatus and tools here to do that. I finally got tired of looking, I simply imported them in ... just like most of the other components I use in my work. The shipping as always, was as expensive as the items themselves. SIGH!! But now ... I can play :)

Live & Play

Petals & Steel
Totally worth it, shipping the leadfree solder and flux in!
So ... that's about it. That's what I've been up to since my last post. The new workspace is a dream! I am so loving it ... I think you already know :) Before I go, I will leave you with the latest piece from my bench.

Northern Route II


45 comments:

  1. Beautiful, beautiful pieces! All of them!

    Greetings from Vienna,
    Claudia x

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    1. Very beautiful! I love your work and I will be following your workshop this summer. Francine

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    2. Francine :) Looking forward to seeing you in class then!!

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  2. ALL Beautiful !!! but Petals & Steel is mind-blowing... thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. thank you Kisa :) I love that piece too!!

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    1. thank you very much for your kind words!

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  4. So happy to see all these stunning art pieces. Last year we were under Capital controls in Greece and I missed your classes. This year we are still under capital controls ( no PayPal or other way to send money abroad) but I will find a way for sure. This project you did is amazing! I missed you laughter at the videos!

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    1. awww Myrto ... I didn't know! I am so sorry ... I know last year must be tough for Greece :( I hope the country's finances is returning to stability. And of course I would love to have you in class this year!! Keep in touch no matter what :)

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  5. Stunning work! Your books and jewelry are simply gorgeous!
    Hugs
    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  6. Just found your blog througha lovely friend. All of your books and boxes speak to me, loudly! Hehe! Gorgeous creations and designs! I am hoping your workshop is online and I can participate! I am off to have a closer look. Thank you for sharing and inspiring! ~Niki

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    1. Hello Niki! Welcome and thank you for your lovely comment!
      Yes, the workshop is online :) Please do come for the workshop if time permits. Would love to have you :)

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  7. All fabulous pieces!
    I am So very excited about AG2016

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    1. Thank you very much!! I am really excited this year too :) Can't wait!

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  8. What a wonderful collection of new work. Your books are breathtaking. Love your jewelry as always. Absolutely gorgeous one and all!

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  9. Well no wonder , you have been incredibly busy making all this gorgeous stuff!! It all just takes my breath away!! Oh my, I want to do it allπŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

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  10. Each and every piece is unique.
    Love them all.

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  11. OMG - what an amazing project, what an amount of time and work - absolutely stunning! I have to try this ... thanks for this wonderful inspiration!
    best wishes, Irmgard

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    1. hi Irmgard, Thank you for your kind words!

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  12. I am always in complete awe of your work, all I can say is WOW!!!

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  13. I love the new "Treasured" box & book. I think my favorite is "Fallen Angel", if you ever make any more of that one, I would gladly buy it!

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  14. It's just magnificent, wonderful, amazing...no words to say all the feelings I have to see this. BRAVO !

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  15. Outstanding Luthien!! Your work of art are reminiscent of museum quality in my opinion(for what it is worth!)
    Thank you for sharing!
    Jackie

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    1. wow ... thank you so much Jackie! You are so very kind :) Made my day :)

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  16. Hi L - well an amazing amount of work there - my eyeballs spun by the time I reached the end of the post - but good to catch up on the mammoth amount you have been doing. Go well. B

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    1. hi B :) thank you! those are an accumulation of many months work. Unlike you, you are prolific!!

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  17. WOW, what an amazing post! Do you ever sleep? I just LOVE all the beautiful things you create, especially your books!

    Happy Easter!
    Gaby

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    1. awww thank you Gaby :) I did this over a long period of time, just that I haven't posted for some time here :)

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  18. Have you ever thought of opening up your own store and selling the beautiful one of a kind pieces because I for one would buy them...

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    1. THank you very much for your kind words! I do have an online shop on etsy :) http://alteredalchemy.etsy.com

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xoxoxo
Luthien :)