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.

 

Art Dance Mashup Project: Make Art With Dance

West Coast Swing dancers dancing in paint

Art / dance mashup installation

West coast swing dancers captured residual art from elements of connection and movement through improvisational lead/follow connection, common ground on June 23, 2018 during 48 Blocks.

Two 40″x96″ latex and acrylic on wood paintings
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Dancing in the Dark at the Dance Exhibit

Dancing in the Dark, Watercolor on paper, 2017 (Jodee Clifford)

This news caught me by surprise this afternoon. It feels really good to know someone connected with this piece. Thank you so much, Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts.


Dancing in the Dark, 14×20″
Watercolor / Ink on paper, Jodee Clifford. 2017

Witt Gallery
Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts
22 N. High Street
Millville, New Jersey 08332
(856) 327 – 4500

The Bluesberry Brothers & other berryliciousness

Bluesberry Brothers
The Bluesberry Brothers

Custom t-shirt illustration and design for Wildwood Berry Farm.

Wildwood Berry Farm is a cool u-pick blueberry farm outside of Manchester, Vt in a small town called East Dorset. It’s one of my favorite places to visit. Up this winding country road set in the green mountains, there’s a magical little farm complete with giant wooden bear sculptures. Birds, berries, and fresh air, sometime’s you’ll see Mr. Blueberry out in the fields “tractoring”. In the country store, you can find Mrs. Blueberry, tons of cool t-shirts, homemade popsicles, handmade soaps, jams, honeys and maple syrups, and mini blueberry monster buckets for the kids… (I might have designed those :).

Also, you’ll see a giant version of  a map I did for them.

The Bluesberry Brothers is the latest t-shirt. Over the years I’ve designed a number of shirts for them, among all sorts of projects.


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