Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Jet of the Day 9/20/11: Art Made by Tammy

Art Made by Tammy -Quotable Quotes

"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see."
-Edgar Degas

Edgar Degas (1834-1917) was a French artist typically considered to be an Impressionist, but was a self-proclaimed realist. Over half of his works include dancers, which display his mastery of depicting movement.

Now I'm no Degas, but I like to think that this hand painted wearable art pendant does a good job of depicting a freely flowing stream, with aromatic flowers waving gently in the breeze.

"Great art picks up where nature ends."
-Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall (1887-1985) was a Belorussian-French artist who many consider to be one of the most successful artists of the 20th century. He created works using a wide variety of medium, including painting, stained glass, ceramic and tapestries.

These three pieces show the diversity that I bring to my creations, a painted wood pendant, a hand-engraved locket, and a hand-painted, crystal-adorned antique brass pendant.

"One must from time to time attempt things that are beyond one's capacity."
-Auguste Renoir

Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) was a French artist who was a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style. His early works show the influence of colorism, luminosity and realism. In his later works he attempted to return to classicism.

When I saw how small these little bottles were, I didn't think I could possibly fill them with anything, but with inspiration comes innovation, and I love the way the tree branches turned out on this piece.

"Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life."
-Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) was a Spanish artist who spent most of his life in France. Picasso's early works are generally categorized into two different "color" periods - the Blue Period in which he painted using mostly blue and blue-green colors, and the Rose Period in which he painted using mostly orange and pink colors.

I'm no Picasso either, but I do like blues, greens and pinks as demonstrated in these Blue Flower Earrings and Pink Flower Locket.

"If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint."
-Edward Hopper

Edward Hopper (1882-1967) was an American Realist artist. While most frequently associated with oil paintings, Edward Hopper was equally well versed in printmaking and etching. In his early struggling years while stuck in a dry spell, he produced a multitude of etchings including scenes of both New York and Paris.

My rendition below of the Eiffel Tower was inspired by a trip I took to Paris with my
husband a few years ago. An incredibly beautiful, welcoming place to visit.

"Have a Happy and Creative Day!"


TheSilverBear said...

Brilliant blog Tammy !

Beadsme said...

Great post and you chose great designs for each quote.

Your Daily Jewels said...

An excellent little art lesson, beautifully illustrated by your jewelry pieces. Thank you for putting this together, Tammy!

emeraldpixie08 said...

Great article! Beautiful creations,Tammy!

capitalcitycrafts said...

Very inspiring, lovely handmade jewelry!

Tracy said...

Fantastic post! We all need a little art in our lives each day. Thank you. Gorgeous pieces!

DG Jewelry Designs said...

Great blog post and lovely creations by Tammy.

Michele said...

Great post, I like how you associated each from an artist!!, Lovely work!!!

Shazzabeth Creations said...

I love the way you manage to combine your artwork with your jewelry - makes it all so original and delightful!

Lisa @thebeadgirl said...

tammy this was beautiful. thank you for sharing!

Dashery Jewelry said...

Fabulous post! Great quotes and beautiful creations!

Ida @ Adroit Jewelers and The Road to My Goals said...

Great post, Tammy! You do beautiful work!

Wendy said...

I love your Picasso selection. Beautiful beads & charm- colours I love too.

Made By Tammy said...

I feel so special today!
Thanks for all your sweet Comments, Love and Support. I really appreciate it! :)

Erin said...

What a lovely entry and such gorgeous pieces!I am in awe of people who can hand-paint such gorgeous things on small , wearable items. It's amazing!

SendingLoveGallery said...

enjoyed your post, Tammy! love your art jewelry!

Brooke said...

I enjoyed reading the quotes by the artists and seeing your artistic reinterpretation. Very well done!

jemsbyjb said...

What a great post. Love your passion and care in designing your jewelry.