Friday, 27 March 2015

The Eye Of Poseidon - Mermaid Amulet

Finally after about a year of rehab and recovery following a torn shoulder tendon, I have been able to wire sculpt again!!

This piece is a Mermaid Amulet called the "Eye Of Poseidon" honouring the all powerful God of the Oceans and Tempests, which seemed particularly fitting as this piece is a veritable maelstrom of crashing waves and turbulent waters, woven loosely into my interpretation of his eye

I feel this piece fits in nicely with the rest of the pieces in the Mermaid Amulet collection - there have always been stand alone pieces such as Ariel's Voice, and Cascade but all in all I think this is one of my favourites. I won't lie it was tricky to make, as I had to take a slowly slowly approach to making it, rather than my usual 16 hour straight approach lol - but I feel she was worth it in the end :)

Ariel's Voice II
                      Cascade Mermaid Amulet
There are a few Mermaid Amulets still available in the shop at present including these two personal favourites of mine....anyway follow the link HERE to see them all

Seafoam Mermaid Amulet, the blog post on this piece can be found HERE

Yellow Aquamarine Gaudi inspired Mermaid Amulet available to purchase HERE
I do love photographing my work against natural textures such as river rocks, pebbles, wood and stone - it adds to the organic nature of the work. I hope my shoulder continues to behave from now on and allows me to create this kind of work again soon :) Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the photos


Thanks for looking ...

Samantha Braund

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Humble Beginnings

It has been a long time since I have been able to do any wire sculpting, due to a Rotator Cuff tear of my you cannot imagine the joy I felt today in creating this little nugget of swirls lol. It is the humble beginnings of a Mermaid Amulet :) So far the shoulder hasn't reacted badly to doing this, but we'll see...if all goes well then wire work can be officially part of my rehab too (yay)
Thanks for looking ...

Samantha Braund

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Brand New Samantha Braund Arts Website

I have been pretty busy lately dealing with a flare up of my shoulder problem - which was so annoying. However it freed me up to do quite a bit of research into moulding and casting ideas for sculptures I intend to make. I also finally got round to creating a website/blog specifically for my Art shop. I have created an Etsy shop for it too, and left it in holiday mode as I am still in an experimental work phase.

The website can be found HERE , and even though I only have a few tester posts on there, it's really starting to take shape. Do have a look and let me know what you think - it's clean and bright, as opposed to artsy which I am not totally sure about, and can always add a custom picture header, or fashion a border of some kind, but I did want the work to be what stands out, so we'll see.
Outside of that I have been rehabbing (of course) and made a "Dreamer" themed illustration this week, which I love. I bought these permamnet ink pens with different nib thicknesses and it's made all the difference to my doodling efforts :) I will be resuming work on my shipwrecked Pirate treasure chests, and once I am sure my shoulder has calmed down, I will try to introduce some jewellery making again...which can't happen soon enough for me lol

Thanks for looking ...

Samantha Braund

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