Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Valentines Day Count Down 11

I'm in the mood for love... you would be too with these little votive candle holders lite up all over your home. DirtRoadSouth has a variety of mosaic artwork that make a great addition to anyones decor.

Here is a little about DirtRoadSouth:

How long have you been crafting?
I've been crafting for as long as I can remember. It was always considered a bit odd, because I was the only one in my family with any interest in the arts or crafting. Now I do my best to spark an interest in my own kids and give them the inspiration and materials to foster the interests that they do have.

What inspires your art?
I draw inspiration from many things, but a lot of it has to do with the colors of the materials I'm working with and the way sunlight hits them and changes them. I love shiny, pretty things and many times I'm inspired by little more than the way sunlight reflects off of any given object.

What are your favorite methods/ materials to use in your artwork?
I love working with glass... stained glass, vitreous glass, and I even use a lot of reclaimed glass in my work. Sometimes I paint the back of clear glass for a different effect or color combination. I always tumble my glass to remove most of the rough edges for safer handling. I love to create when I have plenty of time and limited interuptions so I can get completely lost in the work. Sometimes with 3 kids it can be difficult, but that just makes me all the more appreciative of the times when it does happen!

What sets you apart from other artist?
I'm a bit of a perfectionist, and pride myself on my unique designs and high quality craftsmanship. I also love what I do, and I think it shows in my work.

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What is Valentines Day without sweets? I love this yummy cupcake necklace by ZYGOMATICS.

Here is a little about ZYGOMATICS:
How long have you been crafting?
I've been crafting for 5 years but i have always been a crafty person. When i was a child, i used to teach younger children how to have fun crafting by making plushies out of socks...

What inspires your art?
Mostly japanese fashion such as Sweet lolita style.

What are your favorite methods/ materials to use in your artwork?
I love polymer clay and felt most. It's so versatile, i can make whatever i want with those materials. I also collect kawaii (=cute in japanese) fabrics which i am afraid to use because they are too cute. I learn everything by myself and experiment a lot with different materials.

What sets you apart from other artist?
I try to make things that nobody makes like customized earmuffs. My aim is to sell things people can't find anywhere else.

my shop


Lori Storrs said...

Thanks so much for the great blog feature!

feltonthefly said...

DirtRoadSouth is so incredibly talented! Thanks for featuring her in your blog. A worthy subject, indeed!