Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Leather Accessories

Just in to the store...Luscious leather wrap bracelets, 
fun headbands in great colors and prices ~ $26-$33.  
This leather is so soft.  It's fall and time to accessorize!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Scarves by Karen Ford

We are excited to have a new artist, Karen Ford, from Westport, CT. 
Karen took her first felting workshop in Quebec with a woman who 
does costumes for Cirque du Soleil.  
Karen finds her wool by traveling to Sheep festivals.  
Here she is displaying her new scarves!  
Beautiful colors in silk and merino wool.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Middlesex County Community Foundation

A magical evening on the CT River aboard the Becky Thatcher...click here for more info here
I am always happy to donate to local events.  This sounds like a great one!  If you are there, here is a peek at the beautiful sterling silver necklace I donated.  Good luck bidding and have a great night!

Monday, September 13, 2010

The Sketchbook Project

So, I just stumbled onto this great project!   I am going to do it.  I love sketchbooks and the idea of an exhibition gallery full of them.  The same moleskine sketchbook filled by different people from around the world.  Cool!  Fill it with words, poems, drawings, collages, works of art, ideas, doodles, thoughts, worries, lists, goals, something sacred, memories, keepsakes, photos, something you'd like to share or not!!

Thousands of sketchbooks will be exhibited at galleries and museums as they make their way on tour across the country. After the tour, all sketchbooks will enter into the permanent collection of The Brooklyn Art Library, where they will be bar coded and available for the public to view. Anyone - from anywhere in the world - can be a part of the project.

Friday, September 10, 2010

For the month of September at DeCordova

 Here are a few photos from my show at the Store at DeCordova.  
They did a great display.  People really liked seeing the drawings. 
I hope to have more shows showing my process.  Thank you to DeCordova!

We packed the whole family to check it out.  The Sculpture Park is amazing!  
I highly recommend it.  The kids ran around all day.  
There are 35 acres on a beautiful landscape. The list of artists is impressive. 
Here is a shot of one of my favorites, Jim Dine.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Featured Artist: Dina Varano at The Store at the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Musuem in Lincoln MA for the month of September

Just sent off a package of jewels to the Store at the DeCordova Sculpture Park
and Museum in Lincoln MA. I was lucky to be asked to be their
featured artist of the month! If you can, come to the opening
this Sunday, September 5 from 2-4.
Here is a sampling of what they will showcase.
I also sent some of my inspirations. Here is the shell
that inspired my Shell series of earrings and pendants.
I begin my process by studying nature and exploring with ink and charcoal making gestural drawings. Some of these will be on display too. Hope you get to see it! Visit http://decordova.org/store/ and http://decordova.org/visit/