ARTIST OF THE MONTH
september: Christie Karow Jewelry
Jewelry is for sale in store and online at www.etsy.com/shop/natureofart
- Nature of Art -
"I am a little bit of a beach-lover and forest dweller. I am inspired by nature and like to incorporate it into my art utilizing pine cones, beach finds, vintage nautical charts, metal, bark, lichen and wood pieces. I have always loved the outdoors, but living here has made me appreciate it even more. I was born in Wisconsin and raised in North Carolina. I lived in Alaska for seven years. I am happy to be back to my roots in Wisconsin.
I think the metalworking jewelry has become my favorite to make. I remember when I was younger, my sisters and I found a bunch of metal brooches in my dad's workshop. I couldn't believe that he had made them. Every time I make my metal jewelry, I tend to think of him!
I have recently started making electroformed jewelry. Electroforming is a process where I can use organic objects from nature as my base, and coat them with copper. The end result is a very organic look, which is very much my personality!
I have always been a firm believer in stopping to smell the roses. Travel often and appreciate all the little things that are in your life...especially your loved ones.
My inspiration comes from nature. John Muir says it best, "When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world." I love the outdoors and just thinking about how it is all put together is truly amazing.
Well, that’s a little bit about me. Thanks for getting to know me!"