Sunday, October 27, 2013

Conscious Art Studios Virtual Tour and Online Art Show

Welcome to all of our Friends near and far. We wanted to take the opportunity to give those of you that haven't had the chance to see us at an art show, a better idea of what we do on our weekends at we set up...our we interact....and a chance to view some of our newest artworks that I have not been seen by anyone yet.

I will be logged into my blogger account at 8pm Eastern Standard Time. Should you like to comment, say hello, or ask any questions about our art and its symbolism... I will be here to answer your questions. (Just use the comment feature at the bottom of this blog posting)

Have a little tour and see what our Conscious Art Studios art booth is like.

Our friends and collectors are always asking us what inspires us.....
Simply, it is Nature
Labryinth Classical 7 Circuit Design
The Beauty of our Landscapes
And Animal Totems...
We enjoy bringing the elements of our world and the beauty that surrounds us into our artwork. Color and Symbolism play a big part in this. The majority of our art seems to revolve around animal totems, I suppose because we can learn so much from them.
Within our art booth we bring a blanket of color, nature, and peaceful music to the senses.

This week I was inspired by not only nature, but the upcoming holidays as well. 
Having found several different types of feathers on my walks through our woods, I decided to create a few small paintings paying an honor to some of my favorite bird totems and bringing a gratefulness to them for their wisdom.
Feather Paintings by Jeanne Fry
Bald Eagle Feather Original Painting by Jeanne Fry

Bluejay Feather Original Painting by Jeanne Fry

Cardinal Feather Original Painting by Jeanne Fry

Night Hawk Feather Original Painting by Jeanne Fry
Night Hawk Feather Painting in Artfire Shop

As is it getting close to 8pm...I will be continuing to add more work as we chat :)

Owl Feather Original Painting by Jeanne Fry

The upcoming Day of the Dead holiday, Dia de Muertos, inspires me every year to create some pieces. I love ritual and symbolism, and the honoring of those that came before us. This holiday speaks to all of those things for me.
Day of the Dead ...Honoring


Now this next piece is not associated with the Day of the Dead, but does resonate with the time of year when we all become enchanted with tales of Edgar Allan Poe. This is a mixed media piece inspired by one of his stories titled "The System of Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether". If you haven't read the story, I urge you to do so. It's one of my favorites. The painting is my rendition of some of the characters i the story. 

Thanks everyone for stopping in. I have a bunch more new pieces to add, and will keep adding them over the next few days. You can always check into the our Artfire Shop and browse around. 

Goodnight my friends :)

Friday, October 25, 2013

Honeybee Totem Meaning

The Honeybee has been gaining a tremendous amount of attention recently, due to their high importance in nature and the large loss in their population. Our human existence relies heavily on them, so I wanted to take some time to share their symbolic meaning.
The Honeybee and Daydreams of Honeycomb, a Contemporary Folk Art Painting by Jeanne Fry

The Honeybee is quite complex in its design, living skills, and social community. 
Life as we know it depends on the skills of the Honeybee. Their productive lives pollinate plants and flowers, many of which would not have another source of pollinating without the bee. They have the ability to "taste" through their legs, so when they land on plants they are able to sense if there is nectar available. They can store pollen in special sacks on their hind legs to take back to their hives that can be combined with nectar to make "bee bread", a special food source for the bees.The pollen also can attached itself to hairs on the bee's legs that is then transferred from flower to flower as they are foraging....thus pollinating. While it may seem that they are simply creating their hive and honeycomb for their own benefit, in the "bigger picture" other species of life (including humans) depend on their work. They are symbolic of Fertility.
Each bee has its own place in their colony, be it the Queen Bee, Worker Bees, or Drones. All of them have a vital place in their community, with each one depending on another.  This dependence on one another is just like in our own human society, with each person contributing. We can not accomplish our goals alone, no matter how much we think that we can. We all rely on others to formulate our "world". 
The Honeybee is symbolic for being able to accomplish things that others thought we could not. For a long time people were perplexed at the fact that the honeybee could even fly. His body is much larger than his wings, and it was with wonderment that this creature could accomplish flight. Although simply, the bee is able to fly because of the high rate in speed that his wings flutter. This lets us know that no matter what challenges we have in our path, there is always a way to overcome. Persistence and hard work will help us succeed. 

Their winter survival again urges us in helping one another. They huddle together in their hive, with the Queen Bee in the center. All the other bees surround her to keep her warm, knowing that she is the source of life. The bees will rotate around her through the winter, so that no honeybee gets too cold.
The Honeycomb has its own special symbolism, with each section being in the shape of the 6 sided hexagon. The hexagon represents the Heart and the Sun, reminding us of the importance of Balance. We must work hard towards our dreams and goals, together and individually...but we must also "taste of the honey". In other words, we should reap the benefits of our hard work, enjoying what we have created. It is the balance of work and play, give and take.It is the cycle of life, and enjoying each moment as it is given to us.

The Original of this Painting as sold.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Conscious Art Studios Special Offer Free Gift of Custom Animal Totem Stone

Receive a free gift with orders above US $40.00
Use Coupon Code:
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Hello to all of our Happy Friends ! I wanted to share with you today a Special Offer that we have going on in our Artfire Shop. From Wednesday October 23rd - Wednesday November 13th, all orders in our Artfire Shop that total over $40 will receive a Free Custom Animal Totem Stone. You will have the opportunity to choose your own Animal Totem that will be hand painted on a beautiful river stone. To receive your free gift, use coupon code ANIMALTOTEMGIFT at checkout. In the "notes/messages" section of your order, tell me your animal totem choice.
The totem stone will be packaged in a plastic sleeve with one of our special printed animal totem meaning description sheets.

You can visit our Conscious Art Studios Artfire Shop here
Conscious Art Studios

Wearable Art - Glass Art Jewelry with Contemporary Folk Paintings

This year I explored  various ways to use my painting collective in other forms of art. The medium that I am resonating with the most is using prints of my paintings in glass art jewelry. I am able to create pendants, rings, and earrings that feature my artwork and at the same to do at an affordable cost to my collectors. In the process I am finding "favorites" that collectors are purchasing, which is helping me get in touch with what people are most attracted to at different points throughout the year.
Glass Art Jewelry Featuring Contemporary Folk Paintings from Jeanne Fry
I have been creating many styles of pendants either Glass Pendants or Glass and Metal Pendants of various shapes. This has given me an opportunity to recreate more of the painting itself and they have resulted in stunning pieces of art on their own.
Eyes of the Elephant Glass Art Pendant by Jeanne Fry
Owl Butterfly Glass and Metal Art Pendant by Jeanne Fry
Spiral Raven Glass Art Pendant by Jeanne Fry
Once I was doing the pendants consistently, I began to explore with other jewelry pieces. Earrings were next. The excitement of seeing my artwork in such a small medium, the challenge was worthy.
Manifesting Crow Glass and Metal Art Earrings
Serenity Blue Glass Teardrop Art Earrings
Ancient Healing Garden Glass Teardrop Earrings
Now my newest exploration of the art jewelry is in metal and glass adjustable rings. These have been fun and are truly for the art lover who indulges in wearable art.
Crow and Flower Adjustable Filigree Glass and Metal Ring
Crow with Spiral Sun Glass and Metal Art Ring
Back View of Metal and Glass Art Ring
I'm sure that I will continue to be adventurous and explore more and more styles of jewelry for my artwork. 
You can see my current collection of art jewelry here in our Artfire Shop 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Finding a Direction..a Bear and his Compass

The Black Bear sits attentively in the foreground, contemplating which direction to proceed in. Seems he has been in this space before. The roads all seem familiar. Sometimes familiar can be comforting, but sometimes we need to remember that if it didn't take you towards your dream the first time it's probably not the right way to go now.  Careful thought is being given to the choices that lie before him. He knows not to proceed without using his balanced wisdom, so he chooses to wait and watch.
Finding a Direction, a Mixed Media Painting by Jeanne Fry
 When his heart feels the "knowing" and his feet feel firm and steady, he will make the right choice...and his dream will become his reality.

The Original Painting has sold.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Sacred Geometry and the Goddess Within Fine Art Print by Jeanne Fry

The Goddess sees the intricate make-up of that which surrounds her, the symbolic meaning of each detail, and the Sacred Geometry that weaves them all together. When closing her eyes her spirit feels the richness of the fabric that constructs her own temple.
"Sacred Geometry" an original Contemporary Folk Art Painting by Jeanne Fry

 It is here that Healing comes forth for herself and those that she touches. She is the Divine Feminine, bringing the Healing Light of protection and peace to those she watches over.

The Portrayal of the Painting:
The colors of indigo and blues are used in the painting to bring forward a Soothing Serenity. The representation of the Moon and her Eyes being closed portray her intuitive sense. The Face that appears on the bodice of her dress stand for her Peace and Knowing. The Honey Amber Clouds in the sky are symbolic for her Creativity and Ability to bring things to Life - the Womb of Life of the Feminine. Her dress is created with Geometric Shapes to represent the Divine in Sacred Geometry. 
The painting was done with acrylics on a 12x16 Canvas Panel.

The Original of this painting has sold. It is available as an Art Print in my Fine Art America online shop here
Goddess of Sacred Geometry Art Print on Fine Art America

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