Saturday, April 19, 2014

T'was the week before ArtBrake!

© Christie Minchew 2014
T'was the week before ArtBrake! and all through the house
Everyone is working, even the mouse!
The "Jellies" are all hung by the woodwork with care
In hopes that art lovers soon will be there.

The "gallery" is almost finished, Chuck is working on four drop-dead gorgeous cutting boards and final touches are being applied all around. The area around Frosty's is reverberating with the sound of creativity (and maybe a little bit of panic)!
We hope to see you next weekend - April 26 and 27.  What a great way to spend a spring day!
For a map and information on the eleven (yes, 11!) Artists, go to

Monday, April 7, 2014

Frilly-Funk necklace - the 1st!

© Christie Minchew 2014
I'm having fun with all of the silk I've dyed plus all of the miscellaneous bits I've been saving for just the right project.  A few beads for a little's coming.
I hope to have a few of these made in different color combinations for ArtBrake!, April 26,27 from 10-5.  Hope you can come.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

All the fun colors and shapes, None of the sting!

Jelly No2 © Christie Minchew 2014
aluminum wire, hand dyed silk and synthetic cloth, mulberry paper, beads, waxed linen and polyester threads
I finished "Jelly" No2 just a while ago.  This one has silk that I dyed (blue) plus some really interesting synthetic cloth I dyed (green).  Those two are layered and stitched with salmon colored waxed linen thread and fuschia colored thread.  Hard to see all of that in the photos.... Guess you'll just have to come by :).

Saturday, March 22, 2014

What's up in the studio

I started getting components ready for Flower Hat Jelly No2.  Sixty four 'stems' of wire... 
and 1,472 beads later!  The blue silk organza in the background was dyed this week, too.  My fingernails are finally looking a little more normal :).

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Just the Beginning

Ta Daaaa....
 Flower Hat Jelly I © Christie Minchew 2014
wire, beads, mulberry paper, joomchi technique
I finished...and I'm on to the next!

And if you're in town, come see it at ArtBrake!, April 26 and 27.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Mobiles and Jelly fish

Working on a new mobile inspired by a photo I have of a "Flower Hat Jelly" fish...
©Christie Minchew 2014
I'm having fun...stay tuned.

By the way, the Third Annual ArtBrake! is coming April 26 and 27 - yippee!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Unforgotten II - ready for prime time!

My latest mobile is now hung and ready for the Chatham Studio Tour
Unforgotten II
©Christie Minchew 2013
approx 36" x 36"x 18"
wire, mulberry and rice papers, beads, Joomchi
The poem that was the inspiration for this piece:
I know a garden where the lilies gleam,
And one who lingers in the sunshine there;
She is than white-stoled lily far more fair,
And oh, her eyes are heaven-lit with dream!

I know a garret, cold and dark and drear,
And one who toils and toils with tireless pen,
Until his brave, sad eyes grow weary – then
He seeks the stars, pale, silent as a seer.

And ah, it’s strange; for, desolate and dim,
Between these two there rolls an ocean wide;
Yet he is in the garden by her side
And she is in the garret there with him.

                                                                                Robert Service (1874-1958)