Friday, February 22, 2008

Featured Artist of the Day: Jasper

Children are Artists: it is in their nature

My son, Jasper, loves to set up his storytelling scenes with his dragons and dinosaurs. He put his castle in a pile of snow and went to work. He is almost three years old and I think he is trying to communicate some sort of snowy battle outside the castle. It appears as though one of the dinosaurs, (in the background), may be wounded. The artistic and creative mind of a child always fills me with inspiration. I had to take pictures of this scene, because it tells such an adventurous story.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Hello and Welcome to Dream

I am trying out the blogging thing. I have some friends that are pretty good at it and I would love to give it a try.

So, I guess I will start by saying that I dream big and bold, which is why I chose "dreaming in color" to be my site name. Actually, I do dream in color. I know it has been a debate as to whether some can only dream in black and white or whether anyone actually dreams in color at all and that our brains merely lead us to believe we have dreamt in color. I will choose to believe the claimed impossible on this one.

I am at home full time these days with two small children. My son, Jasper, and my daughter, Alice. We live in Barrington, New Hampshire and enjoy the quiet privacy of living in the woods. My husband is a scientist and does loads of traveling around the world. So, I stay home and raise the children and create jewelry and art.

My favorite mediums of inspiration are sea glass, beach stones, sea urchins, vintage buttons, costume jewelry, stickers and glitter. I absolutely love creating wearable art from recycled objects, vintage treasures and things from nature. If anyone out there is reading this and has a collection of something really unique and unsuspecting, I would love to hear about it.