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Welcome to the Artisan's Nook
By Janet Colvin on March 16, 2010

Whether you are an accomplished artist or a beginner, there is something for everyone here. We want this to be a place to learn new crafts and enjoy the fellowship with other artists. Come see what's happening in the Artisan's Nook.

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Image Coleus Mama for Alice in Sweden ~ Day 5 She's Finished!
By Janet Colvin on June 13, 2010

Today is Alice in Sweden's Birthday and I hope you'll share your birthday wishes for her here! We cut the main stem into 2 pieces so it would be easier to ship to Sweden, added flowers to her hat and made her jewelry. Then we torched the sculpture with color. She's complete now and absolutely gorgeous! I hope you will enjoy watching her creation. She's been so much fun to work on. Thank you Alice and Jan for allowing us to create a special birthday gift for a very special lady.

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Image Featured Artisans ~ UniQue Treasures ~ Janet and Connie
By Janet Colvin on May 10, 2010

In the Featured Artisan Articles, I usually bring you other artists whose work I feel you all will appreciate. This time I'd like to share a little about Connie and I and the copper sculptures we have created. I hope you enjoy seeing how our craft has progressed over the past few years. If you would like to be a Featured Artisan, please let me know. I love to show off our Cubits' Artists.

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Image Featured Artisan ~ Stained Glass Addie ~ AddieSue
By Janet Colvin on April 14, 2010

Greetings! I'd like you to meet AddieSue. She's an incredibly talented Mosaic and Stained Glass Artist I found on Facebook. AddieSue has graciously agreed to share her story with us here and debut one of her latest pieces. You can ask questions and comment on her work below the article. Please give a warm welcome to AddieSue.

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Image Featured Artisan ~ Wild_Rose ~ Karen
By Janet Colvin on April 16, 2010

The Artisan's Nook has been honored to have Karen post some of her photography with us in The Art of Photography. Karen infuses each of her photos with the passion of her soul, allowing us to see this beautiful world through her eyes. Every time I open one of her posts and enlarge the photo, I just sit there with my mouth hanging open and drool. Karen always captures the splendor of the moment to share with whoever is willing to look. If you haven't seen any of Karen's photos, you are in for a real treat with this article because I've captured as many as I could find so you could look at them in one sitting!

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Image Featured Artist ~ PutteringPossum ~ Juanita Floyd
By Janet Colvin on March 21, 2010

The Artisan's Nook is very proud to spotlight one of our favorite artisans. We enjoy the work of several artists in the Nook and hope to bring you more Featured Artisans articles soon. Grab yourself a cup of coffee and come meet the Putteringpossum. She has incredible talent and you're going to love her work!

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Image Featured Artisan ~ Dolcie Crawford ~ DeeCee's Wire Wonders
By Janet Colvin on April 28, 2010

Dolcie wire wraps jewelry. I've never seen anything like the intricate designs and passion that Dolcie puts into her creations. I hope you will enjoy getting to know her and enjoy her beautiful jewelry as much as I do.

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Creating A Mermaid for Cath
By Janet Colvin on March 15, 2010

This mermaid has been one of our most challenging sculptures. We’ve created several insects and garden nymphs thus far, but nothing that even comes close to resembling a human. Come join us as we create a mermaid for Cath.

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The Golfing Couple
By Janet Colvin on March 16, 2010

This couple was created for one of the members of Dave's Garden. I met Linda at the first round up I went to in College Station in 2006. I had taken Penelope and the Elusive Butterfly and Maude, the Lady Golfer with me to show the folks there what they looked like "in person". We'd already posted photos of them in the Artisan's Forum on Dave's Garden. Linda said she wanted a couple because both she and her husband were golfers.

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Image The Creation of Fishes in the Garden
By Janet Colvin on April 28, 2010

Several years ago Connie and I had a request to create a copper garden sculpture with a "Southwest Flavor". The customer's birthday is in January, so we incorporated stones for her birthstone and her zodiac sign into the sculpture. Neither Connie nor I were very familiar with the Southwest, other than the stereotypical thoughts of cactus and baying at the moon dogs, so this was especially challenging to us. There's nothing quite like a challenge to bring out the best in the two of us.

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Image Creating a Coleus Mama for Alice in Sweden ~ DAY 1
By Janet Colvin on March 19, 2010

Alice's husband contacted me about creating a very special Coleus sculpture for her with the only stipulation being that she could watch as we created it. I am going to post the creation of this sculpture in stages. Each day as we work on it, we'll take plenty of photos and some videos. I will compile the photos and put this all into a slide show presentation, adding to it as we go along. But the articles will be only that day's work, with links to the other articles AND to the slide show.

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Image Coleus Mama for Alice in Sweden ~ Day 2
By Janet Colvin on April 8, 2010

It's a learning process for us each time we create a sculpture. If you can learn from our mistakes, then that's all the better!!! Most folks would say that we didn't accomplish doodly squat on Day 2. On the contrary, we feel that we scaled a mountain. So with that in mind, let's get on with the show...

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Image Coleus Mama for Alice in Sweden ~ Day 3
By Janet Colvin on May 25, 2010

Day 3 ~ We created the Square Stem for the Coleus Mama, Cut and Shaped our Leaves, Created her Hands and some Cutting Shears, and Started Assembling the Dress. Over 500 photos and videos were taken on Day 3. She's coming along quite nicely.

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Image Coleus Mama for Alice in Sweden ~ Day 4
By Janet Colvin on May 26, 2010

Creating shoes for the Coleus Mama

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