By Jill Soens A gentleman called our gallery to ask where he might purchase the roserita stone that jewelry artist Gloria Sawin so beautifully sets in her earrings, pendants and rings. The sage advice “always ask an expert” is absolutely true and a telephone call to Gloria was revealing. Gloria and her husband, John, were … Continue reading Luscious Roserita – Forged in Fire
By Jill Soens Do you feel like visiting Africa or bringing a little bit of Africa into your life? Wear a necklace of round turquoise with some pink rock crystals and green African glass beads. Carol combines her passion for jewelry making, bead collecting and traveling the world with her husband and the results are … Continue reading Travel the World with Beads
By Muriel Tissonnier A Tewa Indian born in the Santa Clara Pueblo in northern New Mexico, Michael Naranjo dreamt of becoming a sculptor. His mother Rosa, was a well known potter within the pueblo which allowed Michael to grow up around clay. While his siblings were creating pinch and coil pots Michael was shaping small … Continue reading Darkness, Hope and Beauty: Michael Naranjo
By Shanan Campbell Wells Jewelry artist Doug Magnus lived in Silverton, Colorado as a young boy. His uncle worked the silver mines that gave the town its name, and although he didn’t know it at the time, Doug’s soul was beginning to root deep into the earth’s crust in search of hidden treasure. Doug currently … Continue reading Doug Magnus and the Next Generation of Cerrillos Turquoise
By Jill Soens “What drives me to paint is light flowing through the painting, making a pattern with the light, even exaggerating the light to bring out the brilliance of color so both the light and the color “dance” and “sing” across the canvas.” In the above painting “Waitin’ On the Kids” we see Bonnie’s … Continue reading Bonnie Conrad: Making Light and Color Sing
By Linda Perala-Hunt When you are in a gloomy or depressed mood, a bright or uplifting piece of art can trigger energy and positive thinking as our brain and art connect with our humanism. Henri Matisse and several others called the experience joie de vivre, or joy of life, love of life, and the feeling … Continue reading Joie de Vivre – How Art Affects the Brain
By Jill Soens Oversize ravens, small ravens, life-size ravens, ravens on our balcony! Thanks to our Lubbock, Texas sculptor, Jim Eppler, Sorrel Sky Gallery has ravens everywhere and we are frequently asked, Why? What is the difference between a raven and a crow? What do ravens mean? Ravens are larger and are, on average, 25” … Continue reading What Is It About Ravens?