Recently I learned of Crystal Neubauer from someones blog. I can't for the life of me remember who pointed me to her website but I am glad that I went there and checked her stuff out. I have been purchasing some of her art occasionally now and am so happy that I found her. I LOVE HER ART!
If you get a chance you might want to check her website out at http:www.otherpeoplesflowers.blogspot.com I'm sure you won't be disappointed if you do. Here is a brief description of her work from a flyer that was included in the package I received in the mail this week:
"Crystal Neubauer is a mixed-media artist with a love for finding beauty in the broken and discarded remnants of past lives. These 'flowers' of the past are brought together to tell a story which is hidden deep in her soul. Crystal believes there is a story in each one of us and that we all have the artistic ability to tell it if we just begin to trust that narrator's voice within."
She will be featured in the "Artist to Artist" column in Cloth Paper Scissors early in 2010. Her work has been published in "A Charming Exchange: 25 Jewelry Projects to Create and Share" North Light Books. Her art has been shown in private galleries also. I hope that you all will check her out at her blog. I'm sure that you will be impressed with both her art and her objects sold there.
On another note: my daughters and I are going to Petaluma tomorrow for a small day trip. Petaluma is located north of San Francisco, east of the Pacific Ocean, and also west of the Napa Valley, known for the wines that they produce. It is a great place to visit because it is a good combination of old, historic buildings that are now being utilized to house art galleries, restaurants, antique stores, and also some great consignment stores. I can't wait to see how beautiful it looks down there tomorrow. There are many apple orchards there and I'm sure that the trees will be adorned in wonderful colors for the Fall season. I'll be sure to take my camera so that I can show you when I return. These days, it's crazy not to have your camera with you at all times. There are just too many beautiful trees and scenes available to photograph at this time of the year.
Enjoy your weekend. I'm sure that I will be!