November 25, 2014

Art Charm Exchange Reveal and Auction

Welcome to the reveal of the Art Charms I've made for this year's swap and auction for Beads of Courage. The hostess of this event is Jennifer Stout Cameron at Glassaddiction blog.


  The theme for this year was: soar.
  Searching for ideas online I've found a mantra of a fiction character that sounded just perfect:
"I am a leaf on the wind. Watch how I soar!"
   Can you guess who that character was? Hoban "Wash" Washburne, the pilot of Serenity, a smuggling ship of the Firefly series.
As my favorite part of Autumn are the colors of a changing nature, I've decided to make leaves ... in three colors: reddish, yellow and green.

photo by Jen Cameron
 
photo by Jen Cameron

 The charms are made of polymer clay, textured with real leaves and formed by hands (no molds were used), then colored with chalks and acrylics and varnished to a high shine.

  



 The charms are available at a Charity Auction for Beads of Courage on eBay. All the money raised will go to Beads of Courage: the program is a resilience-based intervention designed to support and strengthen children and families coping with serious illness.
  Buying a charm at the auction you can get a double satisfaction: you receive a piece of art and you help seriously ill children at the same time. Isn't that great??!! 

Please visit also the blogs of the others participants, you won't regret!!


2014 Art Charm Exchange Participants

Jenny Davies-Reazor: http://www.jdaviesreazor.com/blog
Lennis Carrier: http://www.windbent.net


Be happy,
Alenka

November 18, 2014

November 16, 2014

Art Charm Exchange 2014 - Sneak Peek

 Oh my ... So many months passed without any news from me!!! Well, it was a difficult and busy period at work (it still is) and I've had almost no time for creating. However, there are some events I won't miss for amy reason. On of them is the Jen Cameron's Art Charm Exchange. If you want to know more about it, just follow this link.


  This is my third time participating in this Beads of Courage Charm Swap and Auction and I really like both parts of the event - swapping art charms with other artists and donating a charm for the charity auction of the event.
  The auction will begin on November 24th and the reveal blog hop of the charms will be on November 25th. 

 Here's the sneak peek of my charms:



  Stay tuned and come back then for the reveal and more important - for the auction! 

  These are my reveal posts from the previous years:
- Art Charm Exchange 2013
- Art Charm Exchange 2012

    Be happy,
Alenka