Florida’s Christina Cassidy (Chevre Feuille) gazes out her window and draws what she sees on polymer (fired first, I assume) with India ink.
This Fleabit Grey Horse Pendant is drawn with India ink on glitter-speckled clay. The background was ink-washed.
Christina explains that, “Working with India and many colored inks, colored pencil, watercolors or different colored clays, I sculpt, draw, or etch my ideas on the surface of each piece.” She adds a sealing finish as the last layer.
Christina worked with horses for many years and they remain her muses. Have an inspired weekend.
Christine Damm ,
I love Christina’s method — she produces horse imagery that goes far beyond the usual equine-inspired jewelry. I have a pair of her earrings and they are like modern Lascaux drawings in that she has captured the very essence of the horse. I wear them often. For the non-horse folks out there– “fleabit” has nothing to do with bugs, it’s a color stage a horse goes through on its way from black to white, meaning a gray (white) coat with tiny black dots– very pretty. Thanks for featuring Christina, Cynthia!
Liz Hall ,
Having horses and of course loving jewelry I just adore her work, her style is just lovely. I bought a pendant of hers for a dear horse friend of mine and when it arrived I was tempted to keep it for myself – Thanks for the reminder, now I have to gift myself one of her works!
Anita Brandon ,
I’m captivated by the pen and ink animal drawings, especially the horses. Each is a tiny complete work of art.
Lynn Lunger/UnaOdd ,
I agree with Christine! My first impression was Lascaux. Very evocative and lovely work!
Wow, thank you so much Cynthia! Such great company I have landed in! And thanks all, for the kind and encouraging words. I love drawing small and drawing on polymer clay is wonderful, it’s so forgiving and inspiring. Chris cassidy
Just reminded me of the history of art before the new era. Beautiful works that reflect the warmth of colors. Very nice piece of jewelry!
Awesome! Wow ^_^
As a horse lover I am very impressed by the way Christina captures the essense of the horse in her art. Inspiring!
Shevre Feuille’s drawing over clay are pure art.
absolutely stunning. You’ve captured the movement, the personality. great job.
Lorrene Baum-Davis ,
Cynthia, WOW… Thank you so much for this post. It is so inspiring.
Lynda Moseley ,
What an inspiration! I am so envious of artists who paint and draw. I’d give up a lot to be able to capture fluidity and grace the way Christina does. Thanks so much for featuring Christina’s art today, Cynthia.
Quel mariage réussi , une matière moderne comme la polymère, le dessin d’une artiste de talent et tout cela nous renvoie quelques milliers d’années en arrière , avec beaucoup de bonheur !
Michelle Olson ,
I absolutely love your unique inspiring work! I work with senior citizens and we do many types of visual art…lately some of them have asked to make jewelry. As a photographer and mixed media artist, his is not my forte. I have played with polymer clay but love the idea that they can draw on it as a canvas. Any tips or advice you can give me to help them express themselves in their creative jewelry? Thanks so much! ~Michelle