Friday, March 29, 2013

Change it Up!


What happens when a plain Pottery Barn frame, bought for $2 at a garage sale, meets plumbers tape, a glue gun, matte medium, acrylic paint, polymer clay embellishments, and sparkly things?  Have a look!


 Who says mixed media has to involve canvas or paper?




In other news - I spent all day Thursday hanging paintings and photographs for an upcoming solo show.  When I first started painting, I was possessed by flowers.   I loved to paint single blooms on a large scale.  Also in the show are photographs I've taken in Guatemala, as well as recent work.  I'm so excited - the exhibit opens on Tuesday, and the reception is Sunday, April 14th from 3 - 5.  If you're in the northern New Jersey area, I'd love it if you'd come! Email me for the info at jessicabethsporn (at) gmail (dot) com.


Thursday, I am off to Nashville for the fabulous Art is You retreat.  If you're going, please let me know; I'd love to put faces to comments and posts!  I am looking forward to spending time with dear friends Carolyn Dube (who's gelli plate class starts Monday -- I'm so excited) and Maria McGuire, seeing Mary Beth Shaw of Stencil Girl, and taking classes with Pam Carriker and Cindy Wunsch!  Plus, the Art is You organizers and staff are so wonderful and caring -- if you've never been to an AIY retreat, consider going next time around.  You won't regret it!

My first blog post was April 26, 2012.  I can't believe it's been almost a year since I started this blog.  I have met so many people, both in cyberspace and in person at art retreats, just because of writing here.  I have made friends who are dear to me, started designing for Stencil Girl, and have grown so much as a person and an artist in this space.  THANK YOU to everyone who reads, comments, and encourages me.

In honor of my up and coming one year-aversary, I am putting together a big giveaway.  Stay tuned!

Linking to the blog hops at Inspire Me Monday, Monday Mantras, Make it on Monday, Creative Everyday, and Ronda Palazzari (Something Changed) and to the challenge at Tuesday Taggers (recycle or upcycle).

Thank you for visiting! I read and treasure every comment and will answer any questions as quickly as I can.

23 comments:

  1. I love seeing you in your new videos!!! Beautiful frame. Thank you for the reminder to use the plumbing tape--I always forget! I CANNOT wait to see you!!!!

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  2. The frames are awesome!
    Enjoy the retreat. It sounds incredible!
    I have Pam Carricker's DVD...and I love it! The class should be amazing!

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  3. Look at all that beautiful artwork! Your show will be awesome - wish I could come! Love your frame too! Have fun at ARt is you!

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  4. All beautiful Jessica. I love the revamped pottery barn photo frames

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  5. You are amazing Jessica! Congrats on your art show and have fun at your retreat. It sounds fantastic!

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  6. Fantastic frame redo's. What a wonderful mixed media piece my friend. I will be thinking of you all in Nashville....xox

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  7. Gorgeous makeover! Love the transformation. And how exciting to be hitting your art show and your blogaversary this month... all because you made the decision to try! You GO girl! I'm thrilled for you.

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  8. Fab frames. All the best with your first solo show Jessica. X

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  9. Love this video. It has given me ideas and I certainly need to buy a glue gun...I've wanted one for ages, now it looks as though you have given me the initiative to go ahead and get one. All the best with your Solo Show :)

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  10. You are my hardware store hero! Brilliant ideas.... I think my hubs has plumbers tape, and seam tape... going out to raid his workshop now.... Thanks for sharing, and enjoy your solo show, and have a blast at the retreat... wish I was going!

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  11. Wow! What a great project! I enjoyed your video. Hey! It was YOUR video so you can wear your PJ's if you want!!

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  12. Well, Jessica.. thanks for the shout out. I love all the layers and steps you took ... and the polymer clay pieces...Oy. How I wish I was going to Nashville to see everyone. Stay safe and have fun.

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  13. Congrats on your solo-show! So exciting! Your frame looks amazing!

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  14. oh my gosh! It´s AWESOME..just come from the other You tube vis with the rescuing...


    fabulous....

    have an Jessica Sporn film event this evening..lol!

    Thank you!

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  15. WOW!!!! Texture city! This frame is awesome! Love the squiggles and leaf! I love how you create!

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  16. A beautiful frame! I am so envious of your retreat - it sounds completely wonderful. Also, congrats on the solo show too :)

    Thanks for linking up!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

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  17. fantastic, and I did indeed enjoy your video!

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  18. You have really brought them to life and given them such richness. Beautiful series.
    Thank you for sharing on Mandarin Orange Monday:)

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  19. Wow...Jasica, what a beautiful creation! Love all the gorgeous details and great texture. Thank you so much for sharing at Make It Monday this week. ^_^

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  20. Fabulous project, love all the added details.
    Thanks for sharing with us at TioT
    Avril

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  21. What an amazing transformation, Jessica! I love the depth and texture that you created with hardware store purchases! You have me looking at things with a careful eye as to how I might incorporate them into art projects! Saw some of the videos from Nashville! You all were just beaming with excitement and inspiration! Kay

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