Triumphant Return! Otha People’s Art (that I Love) 9, and my own Work…

I’m incredibly thankful to be back, and I’d wanted to write sooner. Dear Bloggy got lost in cyberspace and I really didn’t think that it would be able to be recovered. That said, I’m thrilled to be here again!

 

It’s been a busy, eventful and very enjoyable Summer! Here’s a little rundown of what I’ve been up to since my last Post, waaaay back at the beginning of June:

 

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This amazing embroidery was done by Andrea Van Der Kooij. It’s one of my most favourite art pieces in my collection :)

I moved and unpacked and was terribly excited to see and display my collections again in a permanent home. As you know, the vast majority of my things were in long-term storage, so unpacking and sorting thru them was a little bit like a gigantic birthday party and a trip down Memory Lane.

 

This is my new Living Room, which showcases a few of my favourite things, including some art that I've previously shared in this Blog! The large painting at the rigt of the bookshelf is by Canadian Artist Jennifer Febbraro and it dictated our other colour choices in the room. To the left of the bookshelf are works by Richard Cutshell of 3SpiritStudio, Canadian Fabric Artist Magda Trzaski, and the Ellen Clapsdale Valentine.Carolyn Meili made the green "Alien" beside the couch and the painting hanging over the couch is by my Husband and Sweetie Canadian Artist and Director Oli Goldsmith. My Grandma made the very trendy Bear Head pillow on the couch when I was a baby. Admittedly, I was kind of scared of it as a child, but I've found it to be charming since early adulthood and a true treasure!

This is my new Living Room, which showcases a few of my favourite things, including some art that I’ve previously shared in this Blog! The large painting at the right of the bookshelf is by Canadian Artist Jennifer Febbraro and it dictated our other colour choices in the room. To the left of the bookshelf are works by Richard Cutshall of 3SpiritStudio, Canadian Fabric Artist Magda Trzaski, and the Ellen Clapsdale Valentine from my Valentine’s Day post.Carolyn Meili made the green “Alien” beside the couch and the painting hanging over the couch is by my Husband and Sweetie Canadian Artist and Director Oli Goldsmith. My Grandma made the very trendy Bear Head pillow on the couch when I was a baby. Admittedly, I was kind of scared of it as a child, but I’ve found it to be charming since early adulthood and a true treasure! You can see that we also collect editions from acclaimed Pop Surrealist, Mark Ryden.

 

 

Check out Jennifer’s website here: Jennifer Febbraro.  Richard Cutshall and Jennifer Cutshall’s Etsy store: 3SpiritStudio . Andrea Van Der Kooij’s website: Andrea And Magda Trzaski’s BLOG here: Magda. Oli Goldsmith isn’t selling art at this moment…

 

My new Studio space is up and running and I’ve made some really great work over the past few weeks, with more work and photos on their way…Remember my post about Spring Sphene? I’m very pleased with the resulting pair of earrings that I feel really show off those gorgeous stones! Another piece I’m proud to have finished features a gorgeous Welo Opal…I didn’t have this stone at the time, but I do discuss my love of Opals and a lot of their attributes in my previous post, “Oh Paul”.

I'm really pleased with this TIER Occasional Cocktail Ring, which features an amazing 2.4ct 10 x 10 x 7mm hand cut Welo Opal. It's for sale at my Etsy Store...

I’m really pleased with this TIER Occasional Cocktail Ring, which features an amazing 2.4ct 10 x 10 x 7mm hand cut Welo Opal. It’s for sale at my Etsy Store…

These lovely long earrings, which I've named "Athena" feature Black Onyx accents as well as two 7 x 9mm Titanite Sphene gems. They're available for sale at my Etsy Store...

These lovely long earrings, which I’ve named “Athena” feature Black Onyx accents as well as two 7 x 9mm Titanite Sphene gems. They’re available for sale at my Etsy Store…

 

I only have a few more assignments to complete for my Gemstone Identification course at GIA Distance Education. I’ve really been enjoying my new office and am getting prepared for my Final 20 Stone Exam! Admittedly, it’s a little nerve-wracking, but I know attempting it and passing it will be a huge confidence booster and a wonderful asset to my jewellery design work and industry career.

 

I’m very excited to be part of a group exhibit at Gallery Black Lagoon in beautiful Austin, TX. The show officially opened on August 23 and will be running for the next few weeks. The show is called “Pondered States”. Check out the Gallery Black Lagoon Blog and Website here:Gallery Black Lagoon

Of course I’ve also finished a few paintings. They’re available for sale on my Etsy Store.

"Fledermaus" is one of my newest works. It's namesake, "Fledermaus" or bat in German is small, but in the right-hand corner :)

“Fledermaus” is one of my newest works. It’s namesake, “Fledermaus” or bat in German is small, but in the right-hand corner :)

"Slow Growth" is one of my latest completions!

“Slow Growth” is one of my latest completions!

 

And…Drumroll…

My Sweetheart and I have decided to get a puppy: a female Miniature Bull Terrier! We’ve been in contact with the Breeder for the past few months and will be choosing our puppy from an up-coming litter at the end of November. I’m sure that I’ll have a lot to say about her when she arrives and will be writing about all of our adventures and misadventures often. Very exciting times! I’m looking forward to updating you and continuing with my regular posts :)

These Mini Bull Terrier pups aren't the one that we will be getting--we don't know what she'll look like as she won't be born until November! But we're excited to meet her whenever she arrives....

These Mini Bull Terrier pups aren’t the one that we will be getting–we don’t know what she’ll look like as she won’t be born until November! But we’re excited to meet her whenever she arrives….

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I make stuff. I collect stuff. I study stuff. I'm a bit of a technophobe, but I kinda have always enjoyed writing, so here I am, walking contradiction that I am. That's it in a nutshell. For those of you who are interested in the brains behind the operation, I studied Sculpture and Installation at the Ontario College of Art and Design, which lead to an interest (and some might say a career choice) in jewellery and jewellery design, ergo the pursuit of my GG from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). I'm about half way completed my studies and it's amazing! I also paint, draw and do free-lance illustration--check out my stuff at www.flikr.com/photo/carolinebacher. While I'm a big supporter of holistic healing and sustainable and organic farming, I also adore high-end design, fashion, dining out, and even the occasional meat-fest and bottle of vino accompanied by *gasp* a ciggie. See, I told you that I'm a walking contradiction! But in my humble opinion, the most interesting people are! Follow my creative process and inspiration on Pinterest http://pinterest.com/carolinebacher/ Caroline Goldsmith

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