New Items Available!

Last week, I was able to add two of my favorite pieces of art to my pages on Redbubble and Society6. Please do stop by and check them out. I’m working to add most of my art and photography to the sites but it’s slow work indeed with our wonky internet.

Here are the two pieces of art now available on my pages. You can visit the pages by clicking on the link for each site in the caption under each photo. Thanks for stopping by!

Web of Life

“Web of Life” – mixed media artwork by Melody Kittles – Check it out on Redbubble by clicking here. Check it out on Society6 by clicking here.

The Mechanic

“The Mechanic” – mixed media (drawing in micron pens, colors and textures added in Gimp) by Melody Kittles. Check it out on Redbubble by clicking here. Check it out on Society6 by clicking here.

Wafting Smoke From a Dying Candle

Have you ever just sat and watched the smoke from a candle recently extinguished waft through the air? I never grow tired of it. It’s a lot like watching the flames in a fireplace, firepit, or campfire. The soft lines, so fluid and almost like fine fabric or ribbons… I often wish I could hold those images in my mind long enough to create something truly unique and original in my jewelry. While chainmail fabric is pretty fluid and surprisingly supple for being made of solid rings of metal, you can’t really catch that same fluidity.  Every now and again, I experiment with different styles and weaves but the time it takes to put one substantial piece together really means there’s very little left-over time to try new things, especially considering all the other tasks I feel the need to accomplish during a typical day. Getting back to my original statement, I still look for pictures in the smoke and flames. Do any of you still do that? Or have you ever tried doing that? I highly recommend it. It’s peaceful, at least for me. I try to hang on to little things like that which take me back to a simpler place and time. I find those things keep me grounded and remind me of my purpose and renew my determination to continue moving forward in my life.

“We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter’s evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true.” ~ Woodrow T. Wilson