Sunday, January 30, 2011

It's One World One Heart Blog Hopping Event Time Again...I'm a Hopping!

Welcome bloggers from all over the world to the
One World One Heart 2011 Blogging Event!
And especially Welcome to my blog...This event was so much fun last first to participate. So many blogs to read and blogger artists to get to know. So very many kindred spirits!

My name is Dorcas and I'm an artist who dabbles in many mediums:) But my real passions include a ceramic process called Raku, Photography and Digital Alterations! I love making mistakes...mistakes you say? Yes, next to a good old fashioned workshop...a mistake is my best learning tool:) I am experimenting and learning all the time...such fun to play with the tools of my passions!

I thought I would offer three in each medium. So do you want to know how you can go about winning a prize from me? Easy as pie! No hoops to jump through....
Simply leave a comment on this post.
You have until February 17th to comment and then perhaps you will be one of three names to be picked by a number generator.
Please make sure I can contact you by having a current email.

First name picked will receive a Raku two hole pendant in vibrant colors similar to this one.
It will measure approx.
1 1/2 inches out of square. Slightly primitive in nature.

Second name drawn will receive a 4x6 of this photo. Taken in September of 2002 in rural Rockingham County, NC...this is one of my favorite photos. I have used it frequently by carving the image into clay to fashion platters or plates.

Third name drawn will receive this ACEO. This is an art card that uses digital collage elements from Haeckel images, DaVinci and Galileo drawings and background from one of my own personal photographs.
Size is 2.5 x 3.5 inches.

Original hand done embellishments of micro glitter will be added as the muse demands:)

Good luck to you all!! Have fun on your blogging adventure...I know I certainly will!!
Click on the link above to go to the participants page!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Treasures from My Bead Soup Partner... Tracy Bell

Got this wonderful set of goodies from my Bead Soup Partner Tracy Bell. So delighted with each and every piece. I have all kinds of design ideas swirling around in my head. Can't wait to find some quiet time to get started!

Look for the great reveal on February 26th when all the lovelies from all the participants will be shared with the blogging world:)

Click on the title above to go to Tracy's Etsy Shop for beautiful designs!

Studiolabue and the Secrets of Love and the Sea...

Emily has created a couple of real treasures using her fine eye for detail and color and a couple of my raku locks.
Both are for sale in her the title above to see these and other marvelous creations:)

Friday, January 14, 2011

My Five and Dime Design Hero....Oscar Crow

Another of Harry's creations ..this one using one of my focal beads....

And this amazing little rabbit in it's cage is one of my favorite creations from his shop...perfection:)

Clicking on title...takes you there!! Enjoy!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Let Me Introduce You To...StudioLaBue

One of my raku circle pendants is used here....

One of my primitive hearts for this lovely piece and....
My little raku wings are part of the focal piece for this necklace.

Etsy newcomer, Emily, of says in her profile:
"My jewelry design is the result of a combination of artistic energy, long Wisconsin winters, and a studio that has to fit on a table top and pack into a few laundry baskets!
As a kid all I wanted to do was be an artist. I went to school for woodworking and functional art in the hopes of designing things that could function and be used.

I love to make jewelry because it is both personal and creative. I started selling my jewelry in a local flower shop and my designs are inspired by the colorful blooms...and people that would filter in and out of the shop. Everyone has a story to tell-and flower shops attract people with stories! I hope you will feel a little of that flower shop feel at my shop. You are welcome to send me a message anytime!

My goal is to be able to hand-make pieces of jewelry that feel custom-made, with small-town flower shop personality!"

Lovely work, lovely on title to go to Emily's shop...Enjoy!!

OscarCrow Amazes Again:)

Harry has framed one of my raku spiral tube beads with an acid etched brass frame and suspended it on a brass chain 18 inches in length.
Clever guy:) If course I am taken with this creation...but look below!

Bird Skull Talisman Box Necklace

Iconic image of a silver plated bird skull in a copper framed bocote wood box is backed by a brass etching. The pendant is 2.25 inches tall by 1.5 inches wide by 5/8 inch thick. It is suspended on a double ring chain 18 inches long.

I love the back of this piece as much as the front!!
As always, click on the title to go to Harry's shop...Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

I Love Creating With Raku....See My New Treasures:)

Could not be happier with this firing:)

Monday, January 3, 2011

Eclectic Artistry....Perfumery, Soap and Jewelry by Galahad40

Update....This photo just came in from Ross...isn't it organic yet native looking!!

New Zealand native Ross is proprietor of He has incorporated one of my angel cabochons in this wonderful beaded work filled with soft colors and movement. He creates beautiful and intricate chain maille work and to round out his shop...soaps and perfumery.

With intriguing names like Caine, Vetchling and Tin Star...Ross's Perfumery promises to be unique and earthy.

He describes Tin Star as "Denim and cotton, the dust of the road, the dry grasses of the plains and cactus flower. The scent of a good and righteous keeper of the peace ."

Medusa is brought to life as a "Once a beautiful maiden cursed by Athena who changed her beautiful ringlets into hissing serpents and made her so frightening that no living thing could behold her without being turned into stone."

Loam, slithery greenery, dry and dark patchouli, nutmeg and gardenia."

A visit to his shop will be a treat! Click on the title above to go to his Etsy shop and read the description of "Caine"...and see the rest of his collection!