Strive for Perfection . . .

In August I shared my sculptural jewelry with hundreds of Rolls-Royce owners and collectors at their annual meet in Lake Tahoe. I had been invited by St. James’s House, the London publisher of the Rolls-Royce commemorative book, to be featured in the book and exhibit at the event. It was fantastic!! Gorgeous automobiles, some 100 years old, were paraded out and parked on the greens at The Resort at Squaw Creek for all to see and wander among. For those of us who love cars, it was breathtaking! I have discovered a new favorite: the Bentley Continental GT. Red.

The annual commemorative publication is given to RROC members and Rolls-Royce dealerships worldwide. It’s not sold in bookstores, tough to see one unless you know a Rolls-Royce owner who has one. They are special.

However, St. James’s House has made an eBook available that we as partners with Rolls-Royce for the book and the event can share with others. Lavishly filled with Rolls-Royce past-to-present history in photos and prose, and presentations about this year’s event partners, it is a beautiful book indeed!

Here’s the link for you to enjoy it as well! Rolls-Royce 2018 Strive for Perfection

I’m on page 47!

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Much love . . .

My deepest gratitude for those who supported me in myriad ways in my business development fundraising campaign.
xoxoVO

I am designing two new neckpieces to be revealed at the Rolls-Royce event in Lake Tahoe this August. A display is also being designed specifically for the event, one that will make the visual connection between industrial and natural organic flow . . . just as my sculptural jewelry does. I’m very excited for all the possibilities!

My website is also undergoing design changes and will be revealed within the next few weeks!

Individual portfolio galleries of the jewelry collections and the painting series’ will show the latest works. I’ve had a lot of requests for available artworks for purchase so direct connections for available pieces are also in the planning. As always, I welcome your queries and conversations about my art . . . As an artist who works alone in her studios, I relish the personal connections made with people all over the world! Keep it coming!

Here are a couple images from a jewelry photoshoot in the forest in Flagstaff AZ . . . wonderful women who were sooooo much fun to work with! Enjoy!

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The Value of Art

Art enhances, enriches, and visually stimulates our senses. It awakens us to emotional response with the curve of a smile or the rush of our breath. It makes statements on the value we place in ourselves and the spaces in which we live. Art is the luxurious tangible object in our lives that feeds our hearts and souls, reminding us that we are in the presence of grace.

I have had women who wear my one of a kind neckpieces state that they feel a transformation happen, that they become More. Each one has a different definition of what More is to her, but in each case, they are extremely happy, content, and vibrant. It makes me smile to hear their joy!

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I have had people viewing my paintings who tell me my work brings them to a heightened sense of awareness, of connection. They feel a calm come over them, a feeling of knowing that all is possible. Some of my paintings are vast in their cosmic feeling, some are intimate in their atmospheric coloring, but all are accessible to that part of us that longs for reassuring quiet and love. I’ve been told my paintings are healing agents. And that makes me smile too.

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To make a positive difference in the world, to create joy and healing in each person who wears and views it . . . this is what I want for my art.

It is the gift I was given to work with. 

THIS. IS. IT.

A rare opportunity to be presented among my exceptional peers . . . a serious next level for my art business!

An international luxury auto maker has invited me to co-brand with them for a biennial event and be featured in their collectors’ corporate publication.

How did they find me? They searched for high profile awards given for jewelry design, specifically contemporary fine art jewelry that would be new and exciting for their collectors. Enter the 2017 Saul Bell Design Awards . . . I was the 2017 Saul Bell Design Award Finalist in Alternative Metals. They loved my winning piece, and from there conducted further research on my art jewelry . . . and voilá! I received a phone call!

Co-branding at this level is about sharing use of name, images, and references for PR and exposure. I will have a responsibility to them as they do to me, I cannot stress the importance of the word responsibility enough. This is about integrity and trust. Main tenets at the core of me and my brand, my art.

To participate in the co-branding, requires signing a contract. As with most co-branding contracts, it has a financial sharing component to it. To sign on the dotted line requires $20,000. A standard number at this exclusive level of participation. I have developed a campaign to raise the capital needed to participate. I’ve set up a pre-launch page on indiegogo.com titled “Driven to Excellence . . . The Time is NOW!”

I invite you to click on the link above to learn a bit more about my campaign! When you sign up to receive a “first-to-learn” email from me about it, I will send you lots of delicious gratitude and a pretty card! The card image is on the pre-launch page. It’s a recent painting of mine from the Conversations with the Stillness series titled, Hope.

I’ll be launching the full campaign in 3 days! I have lots of perks! Being an artist they are all about my art, both paintings and jewelry for you. Custom pieces with personal experiences too!

Join me as co-driver for this incredible opportunity to take my business to the next level!

Floor Jewelry

Last week, we delved into some of Valerie’s wall sculptures, her penchant for water and it’s undulating ebbs and flows.

This week brings you to my favorite of her floor pieces: Making of a Tidepool, 32” x 36” x 18”, forged steel with a crystal center vase suitable for large votive candle or floating flowers.

To me, this resembles an avant-garde water ballerina moving to music not yet composed – unrestrained, free-flowing and feminine.
Simply enchanting.

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What do you see in this sculpture?

For more information on purchasing this one-of-a-kind piece, please contact Valerie