Monday, September 15, 2014

When you live in the woods....

...you get all the lovely things to see and be inspired by.  You also get the scary things like large carnivores and fires.  The past few days have been a bit nerve wracking and I'm glad that we don't live close to the 36 Pit fire.  We are about three or four ravines away, as the crow flies.  However, as the wind has changed direction in the last hour we are now in the smoke zone.  Here are a couple of pictures I just took.  That small red object in the sky is the sun.  It looks about the size of the moon in real life.




It's these kinds of disasters that keep us all aware that every household should be prepared.  I finally got my old tool box cleaned, painted and filled so we now have a better first aid kit.  I gathered together all the different first aid stuff from around the house and put it all in one specialized kit for us.  I keep this in the basement, as it is cooler the sprays, pills and ointments will last longer. 


 
The toolbox affords more room to add more items for a better first aid kit than you can find at stores.  I even have the American Red Cross First Aid book in the bottom of the box.  It's rugged, it's portable and if we have to evacuate I can grab it quickly.
 
September is National Preparedness month....are you prepared for a disaster?  Don't wait until something happens, start today!
 
On a brighter note....to keep my mind and hands busy yesterday, I played around with some acrylic ink and paints and came up with this lovely Nebula.
 
I had so much fun pouring and dripping the paints and inks and watching how they ran together.  This is a little 5"x 5" canvas board, so I didn't feel pressured if I messed up because there wasn't a great amount of material I would have wasted.  As in all things...it looks much better in person.  I'm off to create another one! If it turns out well, I'll post it here later in the week.
 
 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Drunk with Love Wonky Log Cabin Quilt Block Exchange

Fifteen members participated in a Drunk with Love Wonky Log Cabin Quilt Exchange.  Each person prepared a packet of her selected strips of fabric for her quilt cut in different widths.  Each month we received a packet of fabric strips and made a block for that person's quilt. Everyone received fifteen quilt blocks to put into her quilt.  Last week, we hung our quilts.  Each one is so unique and beautiful. Check out the page above to see each quilt close up.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Please join us for the 24th annual Buckman Art Show & Sell!
A benefit for the Buckman PTA
Jennifer Campbell will have her "Jewelry with a tale to tell" at the show and sale.


     11am to 7pm, Saturday, March, 8,  2014 
     11am to 5pm, Sunday, 
March, 9,  2014
www.jennifercampbelldesign.com


This 23-year tradition features the original artwork of approximately 140+ artists and craftspersons, including paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, textile and other wearable art, toys, and much more, in a fun festival setting. A student gallery showcases the work of Buckman students and alumni. Food, live music and hands-on art activities for kids make the Buckman Art Show & Sell a fantastic event for the whole family. Don't miss it!

Buckman Arts Focus Elementary School
320 SE 16th Avenue
Portland, Oregon

Admission:
 $2-$5 suggested donation per person
              (children 4 and under free) 

Celebration of Creativity Art Exhibit and Sale March 6-9, 2014

 
Jennifer Campbell Design will have "Jewelry with a tale to tell" at the Celebration of Creativity at Southminster Church in Beaverton March 6-9th.
 

Annual juried fine arts exhibit & sale set in a distinctive gallery style, now in its 33rd year.
  • Features original works from 80+ artists in 15+ different media categories.
  • Held first full weekend in March at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Beaverton, Oregon.
  • Produced by the Art Show Committee at Southminster Presbyterian Church.
  • Proceeds used for local arts awards, art education scholarships, art literacy programs, and to support art in the community.
The Celebration of Creativity was started over 35 years ago by a small group at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Beaverton, OR.  Over the years, this showcase of local and regional talent has grown to become one of the premier art shows in the Portland area, and is famous for its beautiful presentation, wide variety of media and ever-changing array of artists.

 

 www.jennifercampbelldesign.com

Saturday, January 18, 2014

A Couple New Valentines

I've been working on Valentines these past 2 months.  Here are a couple new styles.






Monday, December 2, 2013

ARTFUL GIFT SALE - December 7th - by Left Coast Artists Collective


ARTFUL GIFT SALE!  Shop local artists in festive Multnomah Village on Saturday, December 7th from 10am - 5pm!  We are at O'Connor's in the center of the village at 7850 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland.  One day only!!! See you there!
Jennifer Campbell
www.jennifercampbelldesign.com

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Day of the Dead 2013/ Art & Friends


The Opening was a success,  Last Thursday was on Halloween this year, so many people came in costumes See more  HERE on PAC member Dayna Collins' Blog. (Artist Amy Stoner did this piece "Milagros") encaustic , metal on wood

Can you spot some PAC members here?

L-R Tory Brokenshire , Dayna Collins, Stephanie Brockway , Amy Collins and Dan
This is just one of the stunning pieces of art to see, b!y the 34 artists

  


 Artist Becky Busi response to DOTD  was "Techno Morphs" Part animal part technology and environmental statement.


PAC member, Darlene Veltman's husband Steve did a diorama " "Recuerdos De Pedro"for a deceased  Mexican race car driver, it needs to be seen in person!

Eli Mazet from Eugene did a Skull with a Vortex, he teaches glass blowing
 


 Alison O'Donoghue's   is really 5 paintings in one the details are amazing



Carolyn Garcia's Diorama combines wood, pen and ink, paint, tin. Such amazing detail!



 Portland Artist Janet Julian did many whimsical pieces, a painted Poppy anyone, there are several in the window to choose from





The back has the box that contained "mothers hair"
PAC member Dayna Collins did 5 stunning pieces This  piece Mother has a secret

Hurry in, the art has so much heart and soul






One of Jason Berlin's  pieces "Chums", Oil on Panel

The center piece is PAC artist Stephanie Brockway's piece "Dead Bee Girl" solid wood 17" high



                                  Artist and Musician Rachael Rice , Dusky Darka, opening night festivities

Hurry In the last full day to see it is Nov. 23!!!



Thursday, November 7, 2013

Siren Nation Art and Craft Sale

SIREN NATION ART AND CRAFT SALE this Sunday, November 10th!!!
I'll have many new pieces of my "Jewelry with a tale to tell" in my booth.
See you there!
Jennifer Campbell
www.jennifercampbelldesign.com

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Spooky Halloween

Sandy

Darlene

Suzanne

Becky
 
Judi

Sue

 Beth

Tammy

Z'anne

Luanne

Joan

Carrie

Robin

Tory, Dayna, Melissa