Its a phase… the Art Elements moon theme reveal.

Welcome to the first theme challenge of the year! And the first blog post of the year – a habit I plan to revive…

This month Lindsay selected the Moon as our inspiration. The moon is frequently my inspiration! I rifled through my stash and pulled out a few moon and crescent pieces:

1.Diane Hawkey 2. me 3.Nikki Thornburg and Lesley Watt 4.Staci Smith 5.Lesley stash 7-9. me 10. Caroline Dewison. 11. Lisa Peters Russ. 12. Anne Gardanne

I was completely overwhelmed. So I turned to something completely different. Laney Mead gifted me with the most adorable lamp work hare! ( It was Secret Santa a year or so ago.) Since he arrived, he has been living on my beading table in a wee tiny wooden box – waiting for assemblage! SO here he is – my lunar hare !

Now he is sitting on my desk as I write this!

Back in the studio – I have been missing metal. Last year was fraught with challenges, both personal and professional. I made work show by show… This year I am focusing on what really speaks to my heart. SO I plan to incorporate more metal. This piece is still a WIP – the sterling hare needs tumbling. The faux bone needs antiquing maybe?

Faux bone – heated, stamped, painted, sanded. It will tolerate anything!

Linoleum printmaking is also on the 2019 want-to-do list. I plan to have limited edition cards featuring motifs that are showcased in my ceramic pendants and tiles. But as a warm up? Moon phase stamps for my art journal!

So all was gong along rather nicely – until Lindsay there me the BEST curve ball! She surprised me with a few leather pieces and some vintage treasures! ( I sent her something for this month’s give away.) These pieces are drawn/sculpted/painted by her friend  – and I for one think they are fabulous. The moon over the (iridescent) water makes me so happy! 

But you know which one I started with, don’t you? And then I found this mini star cab that Sue made… There may have been a snow squall – but I was happily beading!  I think it will be a lapel pin for my winter coat…

Beaded lunar hare – in progress.

Thank you so much for reading my ramblings. Please take a look at the creation from my team mates at AE and our guests this month! And stay tune here for a resuscitated blog!

Art Elements Crew:

21 thoughts on “Its a phase… the Art Elements moon theme reveal.

  1. Cat says:

    I have learned to love lunar hares, it is something that is waiting in the back of my mind. I’m saying I have learned because here we have the man in the moon, no hare. I like the idea of the hare better …. and I love your lunar hare in progress, the beads you chose already look wonderful with the focal part!


  2. Susan Kennedy says:

    Great moon collection! I love the metal hare you made, can’t wait to see it done! The shadow box is wonderful, and so is the beaded piece you are working on! Can’t wait to see it done, I know it will be fantastic!


  3. Laney says:

    I never even thought about making a lunar hare for this challenge so I was delighted to see you have made yours a proper home 😀 LOVE those cabs, that moon one over the water is gorgeous and I want to see your metal worked hare finished. Hope you have a productive 2019 I look forward to seeing what you do 😀


  4. cathysmendola says:

    Love that beaded luna hare! Love the shimmer of the cab along with your bead choices. Cannot wait to see what you do with the faux bone and silver hare. Very intrigued by that piece. And the carved moon phase stamps…makes me want to go purchase some really nice carving tools like yours.


  5. Hope Smitherman says:

    Fabulous pieces, all of them. Glad you found some time to do a little metal work. I hope it made you feel better to get your hands on it! All of your contributions this month are lovely, but I keep getting drawn to the bunny in the box. The simple assemblage is just too cute!!


  6. Jennifer Cameron says:

    I’m so happy you got to spend some time working on the theme this month. I love everything you did. I’m sure Laney’s hare is super happy to have a proper home. I look forward to seeing the metal hare completed and your limited edition cards! Those leather cabs are really really cool. How lucky you are!


  7. Lindsay Starr says:

    Ok, first of all, your little shadow box is super cute. I really need to get into more shadow boxy things… Second, I am so happy you like the cabs! I can’t wait to see how they all get worked into your creations…maybe another shadow box is in the future? Also, I could not get a photo of that purple cab that adequately captured Mel’s fantastic dye job on it – you totally nailed it!


  8. Anita says:

    Love all of your projects, and the shadowbox hare the most – it’s just so cute! I like the beading that you’re working around your surprise lunar hare, and I look forward to seeing your metal hare finished, as well as your cards.


  9. sarajowentling says:

    Jenny, you have some serious lovelies in your bead hoard! (Not that I’m surprised.) I love seeing your various creations… I’m especially in awe of your stamp carvings of the moon phases. Your little lunar hare shadow box project is adorable!

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  10. blueberribeads says:

    Love your shadow box hare, and the carving and embroidery are fabulous (i’m coveting your flex cut tools… I keep looking at them in our local tool shop!). I most love that you’re going back to what speaks to you… can’t wait to see more of your amazing work this year!


  11. alycat55 says:

    I could probably look it up online, but the 3rd thing that popped into my mind was “what IS a lunar hare?” #1 was “awww, such a cute little bunny .. err … lunar hare.” @2 was “oohh, stamps & in quick succession “moon over iridescence!” I love iridescence! Alysen


  12. Rosantia Petkova says:

    So you have quite a collection of moon themed art pieces and decided to make some more! I love the lunar hare in the shadow box – I hadn’t heard of the moon rabbit before Art Elements. I’m curious to see the metalwork and the beaded WIP when ready, I’m sure they will be fabulous!

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  13. niky sayers says:

    I love your luna hares new home Jenny and I really look forward to seeing more metal in your designs, your sterling hare is adorable! The lapel pin for your winter coat is looking great too!

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