Elysian Field Originals

Art and Adornment inspired by Nature & Fantasy

A Journey with Leaves

Posted on | September 20, 2011 | No Comments

P1120421Summer is coming to an end and once more we begin to turn inward here at Elysian Field Originals with an eye to nesting for the winter.  Leaves are already beginning to fall and I’ve collected quite a few from the area here in Rhode Island, as well as  Maine.

The recent hurricane, Irene, wreaked havoc with many of us along the Eastern corridor, and now that things are slowly returning to normal I can finish up on some polymer commission pieces I am woefully behind on.  The only good Irene did was to aid me with my leaf collection, lol.P1120115

While out walking the other day I was gathering leaf specimens and began to think of the strange journey that these beautiful organics have taken me on. Who would have thought that a leaf would foster friendships with people worldwide in places such as Belgium, England, Italy, China, Australia, and across the USA…a leaf could do all this?

Leaves are so complex, yet simplistic in their beauty. The colors, textures, sizes, are all unique and none are identical, much like the people I create my wearable art pieces for.  I am so grateful for the opportunities that have come along…mostly for the wonderful people I have met along the way…on my journey with leaves…

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Free Easter Craft Ebooks!

Posted on | March 29, 2011 | No Comments

It’s always fun around the holidays to do some crafting with the kids. My grandsons love glue, glitter and making an all around mess, so grab  a few of these great FREE Easter ebooks to get a jump start on your Easter fun! Must have Adobe Reader to view them. Link is HERE!

Happy Crafting!!

Valerie

 

Tiffany Leaf earrings on Polymer Clay Daily

Posted on | March 18, 2011 | No Comments

Nothing nicer on a sunny Friday morning than sipping a cup of coffee, checking emails, and finding out I am featured for Friday’s artist on Polymer Clay Daily. Many thanks to Cynthia Tinapple for the feature. She’s someone I have followed and admired for years so it was a real honor.

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Happy Friday all!

Valerie

Spirit of the Forest, Drunk Drivers, and Polymer Clay

Posted on | October 6, 2010 | No Comments

Hello all and I’m sorry to have disappeared for a bit. A week ago I was rear-ended by a drunk driver and it left me very sore. How scary was the fact that the lady was a nurse on her way to care for a patient. Yikes!!! All is well now, my car is on it’s way to being repaired, and life goes on once more.

Below is a really pretty treasury curated by AutumnBlaze that I am in (Woodland Frolic Necklace).  You can click on the pictures and it will take you to each shop, I highly recommend checking out the artists here, some amazing hand crafted art.

I’m working on a few new pieces right now and am thinking of putting together some tutorials to post.  My question to you all is what type of tutorial would you like to see?  Leave a comment as it will help me decide which direction to take.  My latest miniature is a dragon or gargoyle. I love to work in miniature but it is hard to detail all at once and so I am series baking it as I progress.  Next comes feet, claws and teeth all in translucent clay, continue on with the spikes on back, add wings, a tail and paint. The gargoyle is only 3” tall!Gargoyle WIP

Gargoyle WIP


Spirit of the Forest curated by AutumnBlaze


Autumn Eyes Leaf Or…

$5.50

Woodland Mask

$49.00

Autumn Goddess Leaf…

$399.00

Leather wedding gue…

$110.00

Deerskin and Suede …

$650.00

The Enchanted Cupbo…

$40.00

HARVEST MOON Faerie…

$550.00

VILA – Neo Victoria…

$157.00

Horned Goddess… H…

$136.66

woodland frolic nat…

$116.80

Fine Art Print – Fo…

$12.95

Wood Shaman

$125.00

greenman castiron d…

$54.00

Spiral dance green …

$55.00

Glorious Golden Dry…

$14.00

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Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!!

One Day When I AM rich!

Posted on | September 27, 2010 | No Comments

Thought I would share a treasury that my Wolf Moon Cuff is in. Check out some of the other gorgeous pieces shown, just click on the photo and it will take you to the items.  Enjoy!

‘One day…. When I am RICH!!!’ by trinitydj


wolf moon ooak bead emb…
$115.00

Midnight Stars TEAPOT S…
$135.00

Giraffe Five-Cameo Stre…
$60.00

TheNakedParrot.com’…
$124.95

Malachite, Moldavite an…
$65.00

Parindra Art Necklace
$390.00

ONE OF A KIND Fairy Vi…
$175.00

Gourd art – Medicine Ma…
$850.00

Bossa Nova Sunset Neckl…
$110.00

Dragonfly Necklace in P…
$95.00

BROWN AND TURQUOISE LIM…
$75.00

LIGHTCUBE ILLUMINATED A…
$185.00

Crystal Feathers- uniqu…
$179.00

Earth Tones – Silver Ce…
$68.00

Leaf Motif/Dark Green
$80.00

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Countdown to Halloween!!

Posted on | September 26, 2010 | No Comments

It’s almost time!

Just wanted to say thank you to everyone who stopped in for the Practical Magic Blog party! It was wonderful meeting many of you and visiting so many gorgeous blogs along the way. I’ve extended the giveaway till Wed. September 29th to give all a chance to visit. I’m still working my way down the list of blogs to visit!!

Again, thank you for visiting and for commenting for my giveaway! If you’ve not left a comment you can do so HERE!


Practical Magic Blog Party and Giveaway!

Posted on | September 25, 2010 | 17 Comments

Better late then never…always late to the party, lol, I thought I’d start off with my favorite song from the movie. I love Sheryl Crowe and Stevie Nicks…

I am also doing a giveaway for a pair of earrings! Not just any earrings will do…how about some “batty” threads for your ears in celebration of my favorite character in the movie, Aunt Francis!! You won’t want to use these Bat Wings in your spells!!

Sculpted bat earrings have a 2″ wingspan and are reversible with hand painted skeletal images. 3 1/2″ sterling silver earring threads allow the bats to swing freely and spin and are accented with fiery polished agate burnt orange rondelles. Optional earring guards are also included to prevent the pesky fiends from escaping!

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Front View

All you need do is leave a comment and I will choose a winner tomorrow evening!!  Hmmm…with over 200 blogs participating I am extending the giveaway and will choose a winner Monday evening. Thanks for commenting!

Practical Magic Blog Party

always remember-
There’s some things I know for certain. Always throw spilled salt over your left shoulder. Keep rosemary by your garden gate. Plant lavender for luck. And fall in love whenever you can.

~Bats in your Belfry~ Hair Fascinator

Posted on | September 20, 2010 | 1 Comment

Crazy? I think not!! Like to stand out in the crowd? Yes you do!!
Totally one of a kind black bead embroidered bat with Skelly face is sure to get a reaction from anyone who sees it!Halloween Bat FascinatorHand beaded with black, iridescent, ivory, and deep purple matte seed beads on black ultra suede with purple ultra suede backing. A hair clasp is attached and can be worn in a variety of ways, up front or in back of your head. The bats wingspan is 7″ so this is not a piece for the faint of heart! It sparkles and the iridescent beads really make it pop from different angles. Nice, weighty, wonderful feel and natural bend to it, piece of wearable art!

Hair accessory Comes in one of my handcrafted gift boxes.

I am also donating 20% of this sale in your name to the Bat Conservation Organization. Take a minute to see how important these little guys are to our environment!

Want to have some real fun? Adopt a Vampire bat for Halloween!! Just click on the picture of the bat to see where you can sponsor one of these furry little fiends!Sponsor a Bat

What do you think about bats?

Fall on Friday

Posted on | September 10, 2010 | 2 Comments

It’s a cool lovely day here in New England.  The leaves are getting ready to turn color once again.  It’s my favorite time of year and as I mix up a new batch of polymer clay for some leaf pendants, I wanted to share this lovely array of leaves shared by David Shane Odom, a truly gifted artist. A leaf is one of the most beautiful gifts of nature, from the time they newly bud in fresh citrus colors, to deep, rich earthy colors as they mature.  Shane says it wonderfully,

   “Leaves are the glowing gems that inspires our art, enraptures out hearts, and enriches our gardens. Once the leaves start falling, they are a wealth of carbon and organic matter to be carefully gathered, and later we take up their nutrients through our vegetables, and make them one with us. You are all Oak Trees, and Maples, and Sycamores, and Poplars.”…David Shane Odom

Click on the photo below to visit Shane’s shop on Etsy and see some of his wonderful masks!

Fall 2010

 

I use leaves as inspiration in my artwork, preferring to spend my time outdoors putting about in the woods looking for treasures like the one’s Shane has collected above. Thank you Shane for the lovely woodland visit today!

Sugar Maple leaf spirit

Have a fantastic Friday all and share with me your inspirations!

Woodland VS Cities

Posted on | September 8, 2010 | 3 Comments

How was everyone’s Wed? I woke to find one of my pieces in this gorgeous Etsy treasury. A beautiful comparison of woodland versus the city! Polymer clay pieces, oil paintings, needle felted pieces and faerie masks! The colors are wonderful. Such talent out in the world. Just lovin it!

‘Woodlands versus Cities !!’ by LaurenceCollection


Male/Female WC decor ba…
$35

City living – A4 citysc…
$13.5

The Bright Forest print…
$18

NEW–LA POMME GREEN Fre…
$54

fuzzy eggplant purple f…
$17

Bunny Kong Gocco Print …
$14

custom ooak nature spir…
$68

Deer Antler Nature Wood…
$12

Neighborhood Print
$10

A midsummer night’s…
$40

SALE 15 OFF – Vintage C…
$13.5

Beautiful Set of 5 need…
$9.5

Mama ‘n Baby Hedgeh…
$40

Squirrel’s Teatime …
$10

TRAFFIC SIGNS SCRAP PAC…
$2.99

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