Hi Blog Followers! Thanks for hanging out with us. I've been thinking a lot about art and why having it in our lives is so wonderful and amazing. So... This Blog Posting Thursday I want to share with you what I think are:
7 Benefits to Owning Original Art!
1. The feeling it gives you when you purchase an original piece of work. There can be a sense of well being, happiness. For some people the pleasure of searching and owning artwork might even become an addiction! (sometimes I feel that way!)
2. Art can enhance your room, your home aesthetically. Paintings and sculpture can ground your interior and exterior space by providing a focal point.
3. The love of the particular piece and the joy it gives you just by looking at it day to day.
4. You are supporting an artist, financially and psychologically, giving them the opportunity to continue creating by your purchase. Of course the money is very important, but the knowledge that someone loved their work enough to want to own it can help them get up the next morning and continue to produce their perceptions two dimensionally and/or three dimensionally.
5. Orignal artwork is one-of-a-kind - no one else will ever own that particular piece that you have chosen to display in your home. You get to enjoy something everyday and share something with your family and friends that no one else ever can.
Sta-C Peterson, founder of StormFlight Designs creates Artisan Jewelry for women and men who are looking for uniquely designed, quality, handcrafted jewelry. Sta-C’s formal training began in the mountains of Northern Georgia at William Holland Lapidary School. She has studied gemstone faceting, silver metalsmithing, fold forming, enameling, lost wax casting, stone cutting, stone setting, box making and inlay. Education is an ongoing process she hopes to continue for a long time to come. Stacey is a member of the Tuscarora Lapidary Society of Brookhaven, PA. Inspiration for the creation of her art comes from the love of natural objects like stones and metal. She adds elements from Celtic designs and knots, ancient weaving techniques, and classic influences. Sta-C often scours the internet, catalogs and gem shows looking for striking shapes, colors and unique stones. As she holds a focal stone in her hands, she begins to visualize a completed piece of jewelry. She often admits that each piece has a will of its own and almost seems to create itself.
Something you may not know about Sta-C...
What is on your desk right now?
Besides a lot of paperwork, I have several silver etched tree-of-life pendants half done and ready to put on some patina. I have been enjoying creating tree of life motif jewelry and etching is one of my favorite ways to create the design.