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more new work

  © 2010 Lindsay Obermeyer / LBO Studio   

 "Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures." -- Henry Ward Beecher

More new work to share with you, all which pertain to the interior landscape, the human body.  I have yet to title them. 

©2010 Lindsay Obermeyer / LBO Studio 

  ©2010 Lindsay Obermeyer / LBO STUDIO 

I think I'm going to need a flat file to store the work when not on exhibit.  These three are large (for me)  at 24" x 36" and 28" x 40" respectively.

And not to let you think that all I am doing is painting, there is some sculpture going on too. 

  ©2010 Lindsay Obermeyer 2010 

This piece is actually quite small, only 5" in diameter.  I completed it last fall while on residency at Ragdale.

Photo credit: Larry Sanders


new work

  © 2010 Lindsay Obermeyer


"I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.  Imagination is more important than knowledge.  Knowledge is limited.  Imagination encircles the world." -- Albert Einstein

New work!  I spent much of this spring painting in my studio.  The series started several years ago and gained momentum while at Ragdale last fall.  I haven't a clue as to where to show them and rather dread the framing process, but I can't stop making them.

  © 2010 Lindsay Obermeyer 

These are so new that I don't have titles for them.

  © 2010 Lindsay Obermeyer 

The sizes vary from 11" x 14" to 24" x 36".   All are painted with gouache.  

  © 2010 Lindsay Obermeyer

Inspiration - the interior landscape. 

Photo credit: Larry Sanders


new Lark Books needleart blog

  larkbooks.com/needlearts

There's a new needlearts blog on the block.  It's from Lark Books, publishers of some great how-to craft books. It's full of fun interviews and free patterns.  Check out the pattern for a stitched bike bag! Oh, la, la!

   Joyofsox

As a project designer for several Lark titles and in honor of this new blog, I'm giving away a copy of the Joy of Sox which features two of my patterns.  All you have to do is leave a comment.  I will randomly select a winner on July 4th.  Bon chance!


brainguard

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I don't need a lifeguard.  I need a brainguard.  I imagine her as a lethal slip of a lass.  Petite, but an expert in brain judo. Eeeyah!  Take that you dastardly negative thoughts!

When life gets emotionally overwhelming, I turn up the work lever.  Art is where I find my mental release.  I hit that "zone" and worries cease to exist.  I concentrate and exist only in the moment.  But there is that annoying need for sleep and the lack thereof.  This is where my brainguard would come into action.  Worries would fly through the sky, landing with a kerthump on the pavement. Or better yet, with an oh-so-satisfying splat.  There are my worries, laying flattened in the dust.  

Of course, I don't have a brainguard.  I have a me.  And me is learning one of life's more difficult lessons - you can't help those who don't want your help.  They can only help themselves.  

Thank you Kristin.  Once again, your humor and insightfulness  got me thinking.


sweet smelling sachets

    ©2020 Lindsay Obermeyer Cedar Sachet
 

"The wasting moth ne'er spoiled my best array; the cause was this, I wore it every day."

--  Alexander Pope

They're back.  Those evil, wool-munching moths have once again invaded my home.  For a person with a closet full of wool yarn, crates of knitted installations in storage and drawers full of sweaters, this is a problem.  A big problem.

This year I'm being proactive.  I've been making dozens of all-natural, eco-friendly sachets from my stash of old fabric sample books.  I can't let beautiful fabric head to the landfill.  I can't.  So, I've been repurposing them into sachets for my home and for sale at my Etsy shop, Enjolive.  

  ©2010 Lindsay Obermeyer Lavender and Thyme
They smell divine.  Just three perfumes the air of my office.  I'm using 3 combinations - lavender and thyme, cedar shavings, and black pepper, clove and lemon peel.  All three have proven effective moth repellants for centuries.  Unlike moth balls, they are non-toxic.  I swear, I have a yarn storage bin my grandmother used over 10 years ago that still smells like stinky moth balls.  Every time I open it, my eyes water.   

Now if I could just figure out how to get rid of all the flies.  Every time I open the back door, a swarm of them seems to enter.


new at enjolive

  ©2010 Lindsay Obermeyer Lantana Beanie

"Why do you always wear a hat?" " 

'Cause it fits my head." 

-- Robert Redford, in "The Horse Whisperer" 

It's summer in Chicago, which means it's winter at Enjolive.  Yes, the needles are flying as I prepare for the fall and winter markets.  I thought you might like to see a few of my latest additions.  

  ©2010 Lindsay Obermeyer Helga Beret 

The Helga Beret has a decorative scattering of buttons.  The polymer clay buttons are from Steph.  The black with white dot one on the far left has an added surprise, it glows in the dark!  The water buffalo horn and tagua buttons come from Sheila's company One World Button Supply.  Her company supports micro-enterprise development programs of non-profit and non-governmental organizations.  You should check out more of what she sells.  It's all gorgeous.  

Mimi the Mannequin as always obliges with a sweet smile and a flitter of her baby blues. 


polymer jewelry fun

  ©2010 Lindsay Obermeyer Steph Gem

"These gems have life in them: their colors speak, say what words fail of."  --  George Eliot

I've been trading boxes of goodies with Steph for nearly 4 years and each is more amazing than the previous.   Lucky me!  Handmade jewelry, books in French, and even Belgian sweets. Yep, lucky me! This colorful polymer bead arrived last month along with this necklace.  Both fetch compliments each time I wear them.    

  ©2010 Lindsay Obermeyer Steph festive necklace


a bejeweled round robin

  ©2010 Lindsay Obermyer roundrobin1 

"Nobody minds having what is too good for them." --  Jane Austen

What began as a simple wire with a few beads has been magically transformed by Sherry (from Tennessee), Lucie (from France) and Steph (from Belgium) into this gorgeous show stopper.  

©2010 Lindsay Obermeyer roundrobin2

Our round robin began in January.  We each selected a theme for our individual necklaces.  This winter I was reading the entire works of Jane Austen, so naturally I chose "romantic" as my theme. 

 ©2010 Lindsay Obermeyer roundrobin3 

Look at the incredible detailed work involved in the necklace. There are beaded beads, handmade polymer clay beads, vintage beads, and even a portrait of Miss Austen herself.  I sent the large pink glass pendant not knowing how it would be incorporated.  Wow!  I love the wire work and how it was placed dangling from a vintage drawer pull.

Another aspect of the challenge was to make a pouch based on your theme.   I created a little package from a doily crocheted by my great grandmother along with a vintage lace hanky.  Sherry added a colorful silk lining.  Silly me left the pouch at work where I had taken it to show others.  The necklace made it home to be photographed today as I've been wearing it!

The greatest aspect of this round robin was the opportunity to analyze different techniques up close.  I've learned so much.  Lucie's necklace became the inspiration for a workshop I taught.  Sherry showed me that anything is fair game in jewelry - including a drawer pull or paint brush.  Steph has a way with polymer clay that leaves me guessing.  I'm never quite sure what is real and what has been mimicked.  And the wire work, well, let's just say I'm experimenting.....