Thursday, February 15, 2018

chasing, repousse Honey Bees and one Fish


Bee Bracelet #1
was completed the day I had to send it out to the buyer
so there really isn't a good photo of it.
Bee Bracelet #2
is done.

Both are of Aluminum, 
sealed with a unique laquer brought to my attention by Golden Paints
The earlier fish bracelet, also aluminum,
 has been worn nearly daily 
by a coffee shop owner for the past nearly 5 years.  

There is no trace, or sign of sealer failure, 
or any kind of discoloring, or marking on skin. 
It's pretty remarkable stuff.
More metal found HERE.

KELEN woodprint, "Early Man" wins Purchase Award

On December 9th,
I was able to post:
So, I'm happy to announce,
my print, 
“Early Man,” 
has been accepted for inclusion in the Minot University 
Northwest Arts Center’s Americas 2018: Paperworks exhibition. 
 The juror was Linda Whitney.
 
 
 
And then, on February 14th, 2018
I posted:
 
"I'm REALLY HAPPY to announce 
that this print has won their purchase award!! 
I just found out!!!"

Sunday, February 04, 2018

New MetalHeads

These are the latest two:

 

The first two metal heads were made crudely and quickly.
I made them out of desperation. 
I needed to find something that worked
as Personal Protectors.

  An experiment.
They would reside close to my ears.
They will listen and hear 
whatever comes off the radio,
out of speakers, out of mouths,
hearing everything within earshot
in all my surroundings.
They will hear it all.
Absorbing all,
 before any of it has a chance to reach MY ears.
They will filter out all bad, 
all lies, 

and all disturbing noise.
 
I suppose that's why they have already disturbed expressions.
Knowing these first two would need to be relieved,
I began to make more.
I'm not sure what I'm going to do with them yet.
I make them as needed. 
There will be more.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Driftless Area Landscape paintings

I told them I would paint two for their Spring Green Area Artist Coalition fund raiser.
It's a lottery.
$30.00 gives you a certificate, 
which when picked, allows you to have your pick of ALL the 8"x8" canvases 
created by local area artists. 
I keep reminding myself that offering these is a good thing, for me.  
It does get the babies out and visible, 
since they are seen by no one on my walls, 
except during the Fall Art Tour. 
I don't have a gallery.
SO, this is a good thing.....
I do wish I would be able to make the frames for them....
which might make this giving them away easier. 
I do make good frames.


Thursday, January 04, 2018

County Fair Paintings...pigs

I'm just starting to revisit county fairs for paintings.

 It's only a cell phone picture, but you can sort of get the idea. 
Below you can see the frame I'm making for it.
That's "Iowa" in the top frame.
Below is "The Pigs".
I don't have a photo of it in it's frame yet.
I do have prints of "The Pigs"..

Monday, December 18, 2017

Metal Heads in Progress...and a honey bee bracelet!

 
Really not all that sure what to do with these, yet.
I feel there are more needing to appear.
One by one, their population will grow.

I will enjoy having a pocket full of them!
AND! 
I just finished this Bee Bracelet...
It's someones Christmas present...
I'm so happy with it...I had to post it!!
 
I'm hoping for better photos...well, the best I can do.
Yes...the heads...all my chasing is done freehand...
it's the only way!


Thursday, December 07, 2017

Holiday Tick Cards!

I'm making holiday cards. 
They will travel in French Paper Company Envelopes.
I'm making a lot of them.
I put these three up on Ebay just to see what happens.
 

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

WoodHeads

Here are the remaining finials....
the WoodHeads.
I will post better photos of them when I get a chance.
These were shot quickly for someone
wanting to see what was left after the Fall Art Tour.
Some of them are not yet finished.




Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Hurricane damaged islands

Here are a handful of the "island pictures"
I showed during the 2017 Fall Art Tour in Southwest Wisconsin.
 I was artist #22, with an open studio. 
I never expected to be showing these to anyone.  
I did them just for me,
but after the Hurricanes, I didn't see how I could NOT share with people
what I saw and felt in these islands and in the people.
I wanted to remember what was lost,
and show those who never have visited what they missed.
 Yes, this is all through my eyes.
I'm better with paper and colors than a camera.
The pictures generated stories and memories 
hushed voices, some tears, 
but mostly people were amazed by what I feel 
to be very real colors and a unique rhythm.

Friday, November 03, 2017

2017 Fall Art Tour


I'm still reorganizing, rearranging and reclaiming my work space


which has to happen first 
before I get around to downloading the photos 
that I'll post here so you can see either where you were and what you saw, 
or what you missed.

I have posted the remaining 18 TICK cards on EBAY...

 Thank-you everyone who stopped by!
It was a good Fall Art Tour.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Two more Kelen woodblock prints

Finally printed in editions of 10, 
and can be seen
at the Fall Art Tour 
October 20, 21, and 22.

Get more Fall Art Tour Information HERE!
who....where...when...
what's to eat...where to sleep

So, scroll down some more to a couple other posts 
of what might be on display.
I'm also going to display many of the 100+ oil pastels
I did while in the Carribean on the islands before they suffered the Hurricanes. 
I did them only for me, 
but now seems to be a time to share them.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Fall Art Tour Artist #22 realizes a sensible working order

 (yes, this mornings realization:
Avoid printing the woodblocks NOW
and airborne sawdust
will not become fastened to wet ink! )

I'm Artist #22 this year! 


Get more Fall Art Tour Information HERE!
who....where...when...
what's to eat...where to sleep
and a great map!
Two more to go, 
a serious vacuuming,
and I can start printing the woodblocks!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Some new paintings for the Fall Art Tour Artist #22

 I'm Artist #22 this year! 

Get more Fall Art Tour Information HERE!
who....where...when...
what's to eat...where to sleep
and a great map!

 



AND, 
this next week, I will be printing TWO NEW WOODBLOCKS!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Jewelers Guild is up and running.

It was a great opening. 
Amazing numbers of people.
I wish I had a counter on my mouth to know how many words I spoke.
I'll keep posting here for a while as I catch up to photos and short videos.
 2408 E. St. Francis Ave St. Francis, WI 53235 
Short videos were made throughout the event giving you a sense of the place.
I'll post them when I find them.
Yes, it was a good event.
I'll post more as it comes to me.
The Jewelers Guild will have a good set up in the class room,
 where I and others will be able to teach
whatever it is that each of us do. 
I will teach my way of chasing and repousse. 
Others will teach their ways. 
There will be enameling, and torch firing,
and stone setting, 
and pretty much anything you can think of.

Friday, April 28, 2017

An all day show and tell in Milwaukee.

I'll be showing and telling from noon until 7PM
on May 13th at the opening of the new unique, JewelersGuild.
 Scroll down to the bottom of this post to find the Press Release.

 Yes, these are light switch covers.
 I decided to doctor them up.




 The above is a portrait of my shop, 
with a couple of the nighttime visitors.
 Boxes.


 Bracelets.


 Copper, sterling, cold connection
 Personal protectors, in progress.
The BurgerGuy was just completed.

The trout is just nice.


I'll be showing and telling from noon until 7PM in Milwaukee
on May 13th at the opening of the new unique, JewelersGuild,

Please come on by to see what we have been doing for the last 9 MONTHS  !
Robert Devoe Peter
414-305-3898
2408 E. St. Francis Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53235
Office 414-488-2727

Jewelry Lovers Paradise opens in St. Francis! 

For immediate release:
April 20, 2017
St. Francis ,WI
 
Jewelry Lovers Paradise opens in St. Francis! On the south end of Bay View, lies the Jewelers Guild LLC.
 
The Jewelers Guild is the most unique jewelry business of its kind anywhere!
For the jewelry obsessed, imagine an enterprise that features a retail jewelry store, a state of the art jeweler’s workshop, and a jewelry classroom with classes available for all skill levels and ages. The Jewelers Guild provides the ability for people to learn, create and sell - all under one roof.
 
The Jewelers Guild offers the community all the typical services of a traditional jewelry store: appraisals, repairs, stringing, creating unique one of a kind and custom jewelry and of course, custom designs. Look through the glass to see the fascinating view of a jewelers’ workshop, where you can see the pieces created and made. Open yourself to the world of gems and jewelry at the Jewelers Guild.
 
The Jewelers Guild is a studio style workshop that encompasses all types and styles of metalsmithing, including goldsmiths and silversmiths. Made and designed by jewelers for jewelers, Jewelers Guild LLC has been created for access and success. Not only do we offer state of the art tools and equipment, but access and opportunities for selling and teaching, surpassing your expectations. A jeweler’s growth can be held up by lack of access; faced with a needed tool that was out of their grasp, the tool that would make their next step, a device to make their next jewelry creation come alive. We like to think we have left nothing out in terms of offering tools and equipment which are far beyond the basics. More than user friendly, as any jeweler knows, “You can’t create great jewelry without the right equipment!” Working together with likeminded artists and craftsmen, the Jewelers Guild studio and workshop provides a cooperative dynamic that is both unique and exciting.
 
Explore the Jewelers Guild’s unique shop. By carving a retail space in the same building as our studio, our goal is to personally connect to our customers. Our retail space gives you access to a myriad of jewelry designs created under the same roof. Stop in and see an exciting array of styles reflective of each of our makers.
Join in our exciting workshops and classes. Fuel your passion for wearing and making jewelry. We offer a myriad of classes for all ages and abilities. Create a pair of earrings, forge a bracelet, or make your own wedding ring! Learn from Jewelers Guild & other innovative makers from across the country.
 
Opening early May
Contact: Robert Devoe
www.jewelersguild.biz
414-488-2727