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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Gift Guide........

I wanted to share some of my favorite products for this season. Many of my fav's are of course from fellow Kansas City-ians.
Take a gander.

Tarot Deck Candle from Catbird in Brooklyn, NYC
This is an excellent unisex gift for a special friend who is not into "fruity/Floral" notes. I am hooked on this earthy pencil shaving and turkish rose blend. At first I felt it was a bit pricey but my instant love  won out. Long lasting and well worth the  $32.00


http://www.etsy.com/listing/59138074/tree-resin-bath-salts
Forstrangewomen based in kansas city, mo-Specializes in all natural oils, balms, bath salts and more.
This enchanting local gal has many an item i didn't realize i couldn't live without. I have purchased multiple items and have loved every one of them. 
If you don't purchase for someone else, try something for yourself.


http://hammerpress.net/collections/gift-tags/products/gt036

Kansas City's Hammerpress offers one of a kind letterpress to make your gifts and holiday wishes stand out from the crowd.
You can shop in-store and online.

 http://www.etsy.com/listing/87177472/retro-style-handmade-art-print-subtle

If you are looking for a piece of very affordable art for a gal pal check out filthedesign on etsy.
emily's mixed media handmade work will delight the sister or gal pal this year.


Above all-remember all the local handmade items available. Many are one of a kind unique and extremely affordable. Not all art hangs in a gallery ;)


I have provided the following links for your convenience:

www.etsy.com

http://www.artfire.com/


In addition to online shopping, check local papers for craft fairs and handmade holiday events

xo-Lady Recrudescence





Saturday, October 15, 2011

Interesting article.

I just finished reading this article.
I found it frightening but true.
It made me realize what I should be looking at to grow as an artist/business.....
http://www.craftmba.com/2011/09/16/you%e2%80%99ve-got-to-spend-big-money-to-make-big-money/#comment-45656

Friday, October 7, 2011

Shows Update!

Recrudescence will be available at two Kansas City Crossroads locations Friday October 7 from 6-9pm!!!
The Honeytree gallery  504 E. 18th St, Unit 102
Spyn/Grey Matter Boutique 2011 Baltimore Avenue, KCMO 64018
816.437.9975


Sunday only 12-4pm Cowtown Mallroom 
Band at 3pm American Catastrophe!!!
3101 Gillham Plaza Hours: Sun 11:00am–4:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Vintage Antiqued Silver Tone Exotic Bird Cabochon and Wood Earring and Necklace Set

 Sorry for the delay of a new post! Today I am sharing a new listing with you.
I welcome feedback about the photography itself. What do you prefer as a consumer? I am always attracted to the creation of a feel or style of a piece. For example, using period objects in the photograph as props. For all new listings I will be going basic black.
Let me know your thoughts.......


This nouveau bohemian trio features antiqued silver tone vintage exotic bird cabochons, impressive vintage filigree beads, vintage refashioned vintage stained wood and unusual chain and "holed" barrel shaped drops.

Each piece features the exotic bird cabochon which measures 5/8" x 7/8" (17x22mm).
The settings are also an aged silver tone achieved by a secret recipe hand patina.

Large vintage filigree beads (3/8"x5/8" or 10x18mm) add visual contrast and interest to each piece.

The earrings offer secure closure through silver tone lever back hooks and scallop detail.

I have yet to find similar hollow holed barrel beads used for the graduated dangles that hang from the vintage stained wood necklace pendant. Each bead measures 3/16"x3/4" or 5x18mm.
Each bead has varying patina and should be recognized as character rather than flaw.

The overall length of the earrings are 2" or 50mm.

The chain length is 22" (280mm) the pendant lays at 11" (140mm).
Pendant size including bead dangles is 4 1/2" (115mm)

Saturday, September 3, 2011

WHERE HAS THE TIME GONE!

HELLO OUT THERE-
I HAVE BEEN JUMPING THROUGH MY OWN A-HOLE, SO TO SPEAK!
FROM 5AM TO 3:30 + I TEACH NEARLY 200 URBAN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS THE IMPORTANCE OF ART AND LIFE. THE PAST THREE WEEKS HAVE BEEN INSANE AS I JUGGLE THE BEGINNING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR WITH MY DO-IT -ALL JEWELRY BUSINESS.
I AM INCREDIBLY HAPPY WITH THE AMOUNT OF INVITES AND ATTENTION I HAVE RECEIVED-INEVITABLY-ALL AT THE SAME TIME! 
MY APOLOGIES TO THOSE WHO DO BROWSE MY ETSY SHOP, RECRUDESCENCE, ON A REGULAR BASIS. I HAVE NOT GIVEN IT THE ATTENTION I SHOULD BE.
SOOOOOOOO WITH THAT BEING SAID IF YOU ARE IN THE KANSAS CITY AREA AND WOULD  LIKE TO SWING BY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING EVENTS/VENUES AND SAY HELLO, I WOULD LOVE TO MEET YOU!


GREY MATTER BOUTIQUE-http://greymatterboutique.com/

COWTOWN MALLROOM-A COLLABORATIVE ART/VINTAGE VENTURE-31ST AND GILLIAM 12-5PM SUNDAYS

GREENFEST-ECO VENDORS AND MUSIC-http://www.uptowntheater.com/UptownTheater/GREENFEST.html

HONEYTREE GALLERY-OCTOBER FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK-http://www.honeytreegallery.com/About.html
I HOPE TO SEE YOU OUT AND ABOUT AT ONE OF THESE EVENTS. DON'T FORGET TO SAY HELLO........-LADY RECRUDESCENCE (AKA ANDREA)


Thursday, July 14, 2011

New listing, The Face of Time....

The concept of time. I always wonder what time it is? Really. What time is it? My iPhone has the time, the microwave in the kitchen has the time, my alarm clock has the time, my car even tells me what time it is?!?!?!?!

so what time is it really? The time I see isn't, most likely what you see.
Who gets to decide what time it is?
I get obsessed with this because unless i arrive 15 minutes early.. i will most definitely be 15 mins late.
I heard somewhere those of us who are habitually late, think we are more important than everyone else. No-I don't believe this. I have come to believe i just live in a different time zone than everyone else.......

Time does fly when you are having fun. It does not fly during a pap smear.

So lets ask the great oracle shall we?

I created this gal to remind me that time time is relative.
 
When you look into this pendant, the vintage glass dome amplifies and distorts the female resin face on the interior.
Thank you oh great one.
Oh-I am late for that pap smear. ;)

http://www.etsy.com/listing/77795138/resin-face-vintage-watch-casing-pendant

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

1940's fashion - Keeping Well Dressed

1940's fashion

Anything with a past.....

Well, those of you who frequent my shop, know I strive to use materials from the past. Items long since forgotten in a warehouse somewhere in eastern europe, dug from the earth buried since wwII, washed up on a mediterRanean beach or found in my own lush green backyard. I am inspired by items with age. I daydream about the time period, how the piece survived so long, who might of owned and even cherished it  and if it could speak, what stories might we heAR OF ITS ADVENTURES....

Today i want to introduce you to this romantic damsel. A west German Resin Cameo in high relief. Circa 1940's.



A little more inspiration? German film star Anneliese Uhlig. Va-Va-Voom. I would be more than happy to walk around each day through a diffusing filter!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Come by and say hello to the new kids!

I have been a busy little bee!
I am doing my best to catch up on photographing and listing new items. As the school year has ended....2 weeks ago, I am just now feeling the sense of freedom that comes along with summer vacation. Hallelujah!






Sunday, June 12, 2011

Hipstamatic trend........


Please bare with me as I am coming in late to the "Hipstamatic" trend. I have been collecting all sorts of novelty cameras for years. Alas...I am in love....

Dreaming of all things Parisian.....

I have been daydreaming about our upcoming trip to paris......Check out my new treasury.....
http://www.etsy.com/treasury/NzczODE1OXwzMjI0NjAyOTc/la-maison-de-paris-de-boheme

Friday, June 10, 2011

The Amazing Jane the Treasuress from Etsy shop-HeartFullOfBreak....

f you have not been looking at Etsy treasuries from the Amazing jane of heart full of break on etsy, you should do so.


 Jane has some of the most well thought out treasuries i have seen of late. The biggest thing is she is unstoppable! She delivers one delicious treasury after another.
look below for her most recent curating creation.....
Mint Julip Treasury by HeartFullOfBreak

New Listing......Vintage Bellini Demitasse Spoon Necklace!

I recently made a trip to our river market antiques. I selected several vintage spoons to use as pendants. First up are vintage bellini demitasse spoon necklaces. These are so adorable i had to keep one for my own collection.
Many of my designs are more "statement" pieces so I would like to offer a few more Demure designs for those out there who adore vintage/antique objects but looking for something a bit more on the simple side.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Wish me LUCK!!!

Ladies and Gentlemen-
I just applied for the Brooklyn renegade craft fair.
lots of stiff competition but staying positive.


Check out past vendors on the renegade craft fair link. the link will also give information on other renegade craft cities.

Next up......save for chicago!
http://www.renegadecraft.com/

Google Search...........

I am very excited this morning! I occasionally like to see where I am placed in a google search.
Today I am #1 on page 2. not too shabby!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Sneak Peak.....

This piece features a vintage West German Resin cameo.....yummy.

*Coming soon to my Etsy shop.*

If you want to peruse my shop, just click on my shop widget.

The State of Kansas Arts.........

I am astounded by the conversations of cutting arts funding in kansas.
i am a urban high school art teacher. i can safely say many of my students come to school solely for art class. i have watched many a student pass through my classroom showing their creative potential to me... other teachers may not see or be aware of. I have seen students with behavioral problems and various learning disabilities shine when given the opportunity to draw, paint, design and sculpt. I have taken students, who have been written off by society, to museums and galleries only to see their intelligence through observation and critique of the masters and contemporary artists. Human beings need culture and expression. It is the basis of all civilizations. Why is it being taken away from our young people?
http://www.ksn.com/news/local/story/Art-lovers-angry-over-proposed-budget-cuts/YxE7qhePqk-sacJFBbadxQ.cspx

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Cyberlove.........

I want to thank the Etsians who have included me in their treasuries. I was excited to find out, when curiosity got the best of me, I have been in 18 thus far...... See the most recent below.

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4d4de14ed9778eef3eebebd9/woodland-valentine

Friday, January 21, 2011

Love Birds, just in time for Valentine's Day.........


Stop motion animation.........

I was attending a stop motion animation workshop with my students. I had found this short a couple of months ago and was excited to share it with them. go ahead and take a look.....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD7eagLl5c4

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Cute.

I found this photo on wikipedia under Japanese fashion. Never having been to Tokyo, it seems a fashion dream to an outsider.
I adore this goth outfit. It is so sweet....in a darkly romantic way. If I see her in a dim alley way she may come out the other side butt naked.....

Sneak Peak.....

Here is a a detail from one of my new pieces. This sexy lil' number will be listed soon..........

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Buzzzzy as a bee.........

I feel like I have not taken a moment to breathe! I have been revamping my studio (spare room I call my studio ;) and it is still in slight disarray. I did manage to put up a few new listings on Etsy. More will be posted in the near future. I am focusing on creating more men's accessories. I mostly see these items as unisex. Below is an image of a pair of cuff links I recently listed.
I recently gave my grandfather a pair of cuff links I made. It was very endearing when he looked away and mentioned how my grandmother used to take his cuff links to use on her nursing uniform. I miss my G-ma.    ;(