Art bling at the Arts Garage

Cuff links
Some of the cuff links I’ve been making are now available in the Noyes Arts Garage gift shop 🙂

Random shameless self-promotion.

I’m happy to share that the Noyes Arts Garage now has a collection of my handmade art bling jewelry available for purchase.

  • Earrings, necklaces, and cuff links made with paint
  • Celestially inspired Swarovski crystal constellation cuff links
  • Sterling moon phase earrings made with Cape May Diamonds

 

Life boat poetry

Random story

Not long out of college, I did a few oil paintings of these local scenes. Attorneys purchased a few and displayed the collection in their Jersey shore office.

Fast forward a few years, I was doing laundry and the washer broke mid-cycle. I lugged the heavy soapy load to the laundromat. It was June and I was sitting outside on a bench when these guys pulled up in a convertible. Blocking the street, the driver looked over and said hi. I was single and he seemed funny and harmless enough so when he asked, I gave him my number. We ended up dating for a while before becoming friends. Continue reading “Life boat poetry”

Seven fast figure drawings

10 to 20 minute poses with Short-haired Anne

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Psychic, paintings, and Buddhist teachings

Spinning, West Coast Swing Dancers; 36x48" oil/canvas. Jodee Clifford. 2018

That feeling when a random youtube video about psychic abilities connects a Buddhist teaching to your current series of work

Mid-video over coffee, I thought about sharing the video. Russell Targ has some fascinating stories but how relevant it is to my art? Plus it’s long. How closely should I keep blog posts focused?

I did make that Intuition is my Superpower shirt, which ties closely to that, but the shirts are commercial, and only distantly related to what I’m doing.

Then I got to 31:30.

“You have to give up your desire to name things and grasp onto them and guess what they are because in the universe, it’s really empty of names”
-Padmasambhava

I felt a moment of connection!

THAT, in a group of words, is the core idea behind the dance paintings I’ve been working on for the past two years articulated!
(ironically with words)
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Poetically vanishing art dance shirts

Make Art With Dance silk screen

Make Art With Dance tankIn June, I did an art project in Atlantic City and asked a number of people for help.

The idea was to visually capture an element of connection through lead and follow social dancing in paint to create a residual piece of art because dance is so temporary, like an installation. Dance is an installation that only exists in a moment, and the only way to experience it a subsequent time is through memory or another form of art. Continue reading “Poetically vanishing art dance shirts”

Halloween flavored sketches

After a long day of witching
After a long day of witching, Halloween Melody lying on the rrcarts couch

I’m not feeling especially wordy today so here, look at some of the sketches I did a couple weeks ago.

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Artful Giving Third Friday Reception

artful giving
Artful Giving Reception is 6-9 pm Friday, Nov. 16 @RRCARTS

The Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts does this event every year called Artful Giving. It’s this cash and carry gift shop style exhibit of handmade goods by local artists and artisans. Running November 17 through December 30, 2018, there will be everything from pottery to jewelry, textiles, glass, and traditional art.

I have a few pieces of sterling jewelry in this show, which I’m pretty excited about.

Support the arts. Buy handmade stuff. Shop local.

Details:

Third Friday at Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts
Artful Giving Opening Reception
6-9 pm Friday, Nov. 16
22 N. High Street
Millville, NJ 08332

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FYI: Ocean City Life Drawing Group Starting Back Up, Meets Sept. 13

Sold. Morgan Lying, Pastel on Paper
Sold. Morgan Lying, Jodee Clifford. Pastel on Paper. c. 2005 

OCEAN CITY – I’m just passing along some information about the longtime running Ocean City life drawing group formerly run by Meed Barnett, originally founded by Jim Penland at the Ocean City Fine Arts League.

Thursday, September 13, 2018
5 to 8:45 PM
Ocean City Arts Center
17th & Simpson Ave., Ocean City, NJ 08226
live model
$15, RSVP to confirm


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