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

 

Seven fast figure drawings

10 to 20 minute poses with Short-haired Anne

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Psychic abilities to painted 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 debated whether or not I should share this one here. Russell Targ has some fascinating stories but how relevant it is to my art? Plus it’s long. How closely should I keep blog things focused?

I do have that Intuition is my Superpower shirt. This ties closely to that, but the shirts are commercial art, and only distantly related to what I’m doing.

Well, 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

 

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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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Celestially Inspired Moon Phase Drop Earrings

Moon Phase Drop Earrings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

moon phase drop earrings 

Honestly, I’d rather be painting but there are service people in my workspace. Staying productive, I’m working on some projects that require a different type of attention and can be started and stopped more easily.

A couple weeks ago, water came out of the light fixtures and vents in the ceiling. The air conditioning drain backed up — what a mess. Since then, workers have been here every day ripping carpet, cutting out walls, and all sorts of other demolition and construction. Oh, and don’t forget the industrial fans, dehumidifiers, air scrubbers… yeah, apparently they’re a thing. Those loud little beasts are running everywhere around the clock. They take white noise to a whole new level. 

Ok, enough about that, let’s talk about some jewelry I made and just got listed in my etsy shop, www.luckystardreams.com 🙂 

Inspired by the full moon, complete with shore vibes. These earrings were born from a combination of nostalgia and the night sky at the Jersey shore in the summertime. 

The hand picked saltwater tumbled quartz stones in these earrings remind me of my grandparents. As a kid, sometimes my they’d  watch me while my mom was at work. Since I was a kid before technology, they’d keep me occupied by sending me outside to look for cool stones in the driveway… true story. 

Moon Phase Drop Earrings, luckystardreams.com
Moon Phase Drop Earrings, luckystardreams.com

If you follow this blog, you may know I make constellation jewelry . One day I was making constellation necklaces and the creative process took over. I started experimenting next thing I knew, I had made a pair of these. The process took tweaking but with trial and error, they’ve turned into a pretty cool and unique piece of jewelry.

I wear them all the time and the number of compliments I get wearing them is wild. 

https://www.etsy.com/listing/637153501/moon-phase-drop-earrings-celestially

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Shimmy Shimmy for SwingSwagShop.com

Swing Swag Shimmy Shimmy

Graphic Design. Dance, T-shirt

Swing Swag’s ever popular Shimmy Shimmy racerback tank and baby bodysuit is now available for the guys (and girls) in a super-soft cotton tee too. Get em here >> https://etsy.me/2LnTlvT 


SwingSwagShop.com is a shop where I display and sell my dance inspired designs on clothes. I have fun with the shop… and it keeps my graphic design and marketing skills from getting too rusty as I freelance through this #artlife.