Browsing Archive: December, 2010

Living by the Brook: The Angels Wanna Wear my Red Boots!*

Posted by Julie Brown on Wednesday, December 15, 2010, In : Living by the Brook 
And why wouldn't they?  They are a thing of beauty.  I love wellington boots the way some women love their Jimmy Choo's or Ferragamo's. 


And these Hunter wellies are so red.  And shiny.  And sexy.


My old wellies (wellie wanna be's) are pink plaid.  I loved them, too.  We had some good, down and dirty times together, but after only two years, they are worn out.  Faded and full of holes, they are finished.  I've been wearing them anyway, because I could not find replacements in my small town, a...

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Living by the Brook - Let it Snow!

Posted by Julie Brown on Tuesday, December 14, 2010, In : Living by the Brook 
We had our first great winter kick-off blizzard over the past three days.  Snow, howling winds and -30 Celsius windchill.  We will have worse storms throughout the winter, but this first one of the season always seems to hit hard.

The view from my front door in a brief moment when I could actually see beyond the porch!


The chickadees were hanging on for dear life!  I am amazed that they could even fly in the face of the gale. 


My wreath looks lovely with a bit of snow on top, don't you think?
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Creating by the Brook - Inspired by Cranberries

Posted by Julie Brown on Monday, December 13, 2010, In : Creating by the Brook 
High bush cranberries grow thick along the creek (brook) and road.  The  tart, deep red berries provide nourishment through the autumn and winter to the  birds and animals that live nearby.


The berries are particularly striking against the white snow, and that vision inspired the creation of a series of pieces I call "Winter Berries".


"Winter Berry" Synthetic Red Jade and Sterling Silver Earrings


"Winter Berries" Synthetic Red Jade, White Freshwater Pearl and Sterling Silver Necklace


See these,...

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Skills - Learn Something New or Perfect the Old?

Posted by Julie Brown on Saturday, December 11, 2010, In : Metalsmithing 
The Aspiring Metalsmiths team I belong to has a monthly blogroll challenge.  I missed the one last month (I managed to take photos and start my post and then my computer crashed and I lost it), and I'm late with this one, but better late than never, right?

The topic this month is "What skill do you want to learn next?"  I found it incredibly difficult to choose just one thing.  I love learning new skills and, still being very much an "aspiring" metalsmith, I feel that I haven't really solidifi...
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A Bit About Julie


Julie A. Brown, Wabi Brook Studio I'm a full-time artist and metalsmith following my own path. I live a creative life inspired by nature, and fueled by tea and dark chocolate. When I'm not in my studio slapping paint around or pounding metal, or collaborating with my Spirit of the Arts partners, you will find me in my garden under my favourite tree, lost in a good book.

                                                                     

2014  Winter Workshop Schedule:


Wednesday, January 26: 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. -  Ring Making
Friday, January 31: PD Day Art Adventure Camp: 9:00 a.m to noon - Exploring Texture and Colour
Tuesday, February 4: 10:00 to Noon -  Earring Making
Thursday, February 13: 10:00 to Noon -  Chain Making
Tuesday, February 18: 10:00 to Noon - Introduction to Metal Stamped Jewellery
Tuesday, February 25: 10:00 to Noon - Metal Stamped Jewellery Part 2
Tuesday, March 4: 10:00 to Noon - Metal Stamped Jewellery Part 3

I am also available for art and jewellery lessons by appointment. Contact me for more information about the workshops or classes.

All workshops and classes are held in the studio at Spirit of the Arts on Lakeshore Road in New Liskeard, ON
                                                                                                                   

 
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