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An Interview With The Youth Museum

This Week At Emily Lupita Studio – An Interview With The Youth Museum:

I had the wonderful experience of being invited to The Youth Museum here in Marietta. This non-profit museum is located near Marietta High School in a beautiful and serene forest park full of lovely trees. Ms. Anita Vannice, the 2014 Auction Co-Chair, was a wonderful host and showed me around the museum.

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I donated one of my original Lupita watercolor paintings for the silent auction at the museum’s annual fundraising event this coming weekend. I chose the “Lupita with Pink Dragonfly Wings” painting because children love bright colors and this is a very bright & joyful Lupita.

flying pink girl with wings by artist Emily Lupita

 

The Youth Museum, Marietta, GA – Interview

Thank you to Ms. Anita Vannice for this great interview!

What is the mission of The Youth Museum? 

The Youth Museum is a non-profit educational resource center offering children the opportunity to learn about significant historical, social, and cultural events through instructional activities which integrate arts and education while emphasizing personal involvement and participation.

What age groups does it serve and how can tours be arranged?
Our current exhibit, “America’s Pathways to Independence” is based on the Georgia Performance Standards for 4th grade, and our tours are primarily made up of 4th grade classes.  However, some schools choose to send 3rd graders or even 5th graders if they are covering this time period in their social studies class that year.

To arrange a tour for your class, please call the Youth Museum at 770-427-2563.  We do 2 tours a day (weekdays only), 9:30am and 11:30am.

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What are some activities visitors experience when they come to the museum?

Students who come to the Youth Museum will see and participate in historical events that led to the eventual winning of our independence.  This is done through skits that are integrated into the story being told by the costumed docent.  Students will see and participate in historical events such as protest meetings, the Boston Tea Party, Paul Revere’s ride, the writing of the Declaration of Independence, the Battle of Yorktown, and the writing of the Constitution, just to name a few.

When I took the tour, you described how you integrate performance art into the history lessons. I thought this was so wonderful! Can you talk more about this and how performance art can add value to learning?

The performance comes in when students get to put on costumes and portray actual people from this time period in our history in the format of a small skit that is acting out an actual historical event.  When we train the students for their skit, we also get an opportunity to talk about their particular person and also fill in some details regarding the event.  This one-on-one interaction along with the performance and watching of the skits gives texture to the material students learn in the classroom.  It gives the history more context and shape so that it is no longer just facts read from a book.

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The Youth Museum also puts on a puppet show about historical events.

 

The annual fundraiser for the museum is coming up soon. How can people get involved with the fundraiser to support the museum?

Please come out and enjoy our 12th annual Barbecue in the Woods and Silent Auction on September 6, 5-8pm at the museum. (Located at 649 Cheatham Hill Drive, Marietta, GA.)  Eat some great barbecue provided by BBQ-1, listen to music by the Old Mill Road Band, and even bid on our silent auction items.  Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for kids (6-12). We have great silent auction items such as tickets to various events around Marietta, an overnight at the Lodge & Spa at Callaway Gardens, a hot air balloon ride, some great wine (individual bottles and baskets) and, of course, some great art by local artists… including Emily Lupita!
You can call the museum to reserve your tickets at 770-427-2563 or you may pay at the door.  Please park at the Marietta High School parking lot (1171 Whitlock Ave.) or in the Kennesaw Mountain NBP Cheatham Hill Drive lot.  Shuttle transportation will be provided.  This is a rain or shine event.

 

 

Sending wishes for a beautiful week ahead,

~Emily Lupita

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New Art Jewelry Collection

This Week At Emily Lupita Studio – New Art Jewelry Collection:

I’ve been a busy bee these last few weeks working to finish my new art jewelry collection.

Artist Emily Lupita of Emily Lupita Studio creating handcrafted artwork jewelry wearable art It’s been fun to see the individual pieces emerge from the rather intensive hands-on process of creating each pendant and set of earrings. These pictures show the jewelry in several different stages such as a waxed print, a print transfixed to the glass, and the final glass design being set into the metal bases.

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Here’s a view of my studio table as I packaged up all the finished pieces for sale.

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This batch has a ton of variety – Turkish art, Lupita art, and Japanese paper art all included.

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This new collection of art jewelry is now available exclusively at The Local Exchange boutique on the Marietta Square. If you are in the area, please stop by for a look inside this marvelous and magical place.

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~Emily Lupita

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My “Writers Write” Series Interview

This Week At Emily Lupita Studio – My “Writers Write” Series Interview:

I’m delighted to have been interviewed by AndiLit.com about my creative process and new book as part of the “Writers Write” interview series hosted by AndiLit founder, Andi Cumbo-Floyd. I answer 10 questions ranging from thoughts on building a platform for writing to how books influenced my childhood.

I’m re-posting the first section of the interview here and it appears in full at this link.

Treasure This Sacred Space – A Writers Write Interview with Emily Lupita

 

I absolutely love creative people who throw their creative energy into the work of other artists, and Emily Lupita is one of those people.  Please take a few minutes and enjoy her words and wisdom today.

1. Tell me about your latest project.  The Artist's Alphabet by Emily Lupita

The Artist’s Alphabet: 26 Words to Encourage Creativity is a hybrid project that brought my love of painting and words together. It combines a collection of my “Lupita on a Journey” paintings with a painting I made of each letter of the alphabet. All the letters are connected to a word that I felt encourages creativity or represents an important aspect of the creative lifestyle. On the facing page of each painting / letter / word combo is the word’s definition, which I edited to better fit my idea of what each word means to me as an artist and writer. I designed it as a tool for children learning to read, but I also hope it can serve as a sort of colorful sanctuary for adults, a place where they can go to embrace the powerful versatility of a joyful child’s creative mindset.

The book is dedicated to my mother, artist Juana Maria Plum, and starts with a design I made of a favorite quote, “All the arts we practice are apprenticeship. The big art is our life” by M.C. Richards.

Signed copies are available in my art shop at http://www.EmilyLupitaStudio.com and unsigned copies on Amazon.

 

2. What role, if any, did books, writing, and reading play in your childhood?

Books, reading, and writing were central elements of my childhood. My parents, two brothers and I lived on a self-sustaining homestead in the countryside of rural Iowa. We didn’t have running water until I was seventeen and had almost no modern electronic conveniences, so our collective imaginations were the most exciting thing around and that’s were we spent most of our time. We read books, put on plays in the living room, and went on narrated walks into the wild landscape that surrounded us. My mother is an artist and we had a special long, rectangular table dedicated to painting and to all sorts of craft projects from making our own fishing lures to chiseling animal figurines out of wood. My father is a bardic poet who recites long stretches of oral poetry from memory, and some of my earliest childhood memories are of him teaching me to memorize lines from his poems by repeating them in rhythmic patterns while waving my hands like a conductor before an orchestra. When the two of them got together on a creative roll, it was a true wonder for their three children to behold and, still, I go back to those moments of wonder when I’m on the verge of creating something new.

W is for Wonder

 

3. What is your writing practice, your writing routine?

In the mornings I wake up early and sort of stumble downstairs to my art studio. I like this because it feels like I actually wake up painting. Once I’m through the mist and fully awake, I spend time working on my memoir manuscript, The Poet’s Daughter, for about an hour. It is a slow process that I’ve come to enjoy – etching away at it line by line for years. Each night I do a writing exercise where I open my Artist’s Alphabet book to a random page and write about how I want to manifest more of that particular word in my life. Some of my favorite words that keep appearing to me are gratitude, imagination, perseverance, and wonder.G is for Gratitude

 

4. Who are you reading now?

Right now I’m reading The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert. Love, love, love. I’m also reading her Facebook page posts, which are excellent and seem to arrive just when I need the bursts of encouragement and words of wisdom.

 

5. What are three of your all-time favorite books? Why do you love those?

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

This book was one my parents used to read to my brothers and me as children. I love the illustrations and how the timeless story speaks to readers of all ages. The Spanish version, El Principito, was the first book I ever read in Spanish, my mother’s native tongue, and opened up her world of language to me in a whole new way.

Dubious Angels: Poems After Paul Klee by Keith Ratzlaff (Anhinga Press, 2005)

In this beautiful book of poems, Ratzlaff writes stunning lines as a reflection of the angel artwork Paul Klee drew during the 18 months leading up to his death. Ratzlaff gives a voice to these angels and the combination of art and poetry together on the page is inspiring. I come back to this book over and over when I want to contemplate the larger questions, as Ratzlaff writes after Paul Klee’s drawing “Last Earthly Step,”

For we are a dream of instability

For we are a drama of horizontals

How we last and are last

How our hair goes disguised as a shroud in the little wind

Relics: Deep Mythic Image Poetry by Joseph S. Plum (Dreaming Deer Press, 2013)

As a child, I listened to my father recite his bardic poetry from memory and as I grew older, I would try to remember the lines myself and then run to my room to write them down so they were not lost forever in the forest of his mind. After decades of trying to convince him of the value of his art and how important it was (to me and many others) that his poems be preserved in the written form, my father finally agreed to let me type them out. This process took years and consisted of him saying the poems aloud in a trance-like state as I recorded him during different visits to my home studio. I then transcribed the recordings and went about editing the hours of transcriptions into lines of poetry. The final result is a manuscript of many hundreds of pages, with more added each year as my father continues his annual visits and recordings.

Relics: Deep Mythic Image Poetry is the first book created from this massive manuscript. Because his genre exists so far outside the modern arch of poetry, I created my own press, Dreaming Deer Press, in order to publish it. I have since published three books and have four more of his books in different stages of the editing process on my desk. These poetry books are the culmination of a lifetime of effort to record and document my father’s gift, and symbolize to me the power of perseverance and the mysterious bonds of love between a daughter and her father.

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Read the rest of the interview (10 questions in total) on AndiLit.com at this link.

Sending wishes for a beautiful week ahead,

~Emily Lupita

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"Marietta Fountain" by Emily Lupita.  Sold at the MSAA Gallery - July Art Walk.
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“Lupita World” Art Series

This Week At Emily Lupita Studio – The View From my Art Desk:

I have a new set of watercolor paintings rolling out…I’m calling it the “Lupita World” Art Series.

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Lupita Hugs the World

The series is made up of 15 paintings – all featuring my Lupita world & made with extra bright Irodori antique palette watercolors.

 

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Lupita Gives the Gift of Peace

My idea with this series was to create a group of paintings that all have a similar feeling and energy about them, focusing in on one design aspect (the globe), while still maintaining a sense of individual uniqueness.

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Lupita Hugs the World

As I progressed, somewhere around my 7th or 8th painting, the process became more like meditation for me.

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Lupita Hugs the World – Stars

 

By repeating the design, I gained confidence that I knew how to draw it – really knew it (especially around my 11th & 12th painting) and that freed me to think more creatively about the designs inside the kimonos.

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Lupita Hugs the World – Moon

 

And I started experimenting more with color, resulting in my very first “golden” Lupita. The combination of gold, browns, and a pale antique blue…I had never tried it before & I ended up just falling in love with it.

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Lupita Golden Globes

 

The original paintings in this series will be showing at the MSAA Gallery until the end of August. Stop by to see them displayed in matching white gallery frames – they look so wonderful all together on the wall.

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You can shop for an original custom made painting from this collection, plus many more art prints and cards in my online Art Shop.

Sending wishes for a beautiful week ahead,

~Emily Lupita

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“Lady with Fruit in Her Hair” – sold at the gallery to a wonderful lady for her office
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MSAA Gallery Grand Opening – June 22

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Next Sunday, June 22,  the new gallery where I have my watercolor paintings on display, the MSAA Gallery, will be having its Grand Opening event. If you are in the Atlanta area, please stop on by anytime between 1-7 pm to meet the artists and check out the wonderful art that our talented group of local artists has to offer.

The artists with work in the grand opening event include Ann Miltiades, Dell Ard, Emily Lupita, Frank Buckner, Gwen Waters, Jill Sinclair, Kathy McCullen, Kristi Fleming Poole, Sarah Mantel, and more.

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I was excited to see the press releases I wrote for the Grand Opening now up online in the Marietta Daily Journal,  The BrightSide Newspaper (page 5), and Marietta News Events . Thank you to these publications for featuring our event!

Also coming up later this summer:

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Summertime at the Studio

This Week at Emily Lupita Studio

Summer has arrived here in Georgia and it is off to a wonderful, busy start. I’ve been enjoying the process of getting my paintings all up on display at the MSAA Gallery – adding to the collection, meeting & learning more about my fellow artists, and spending time at the gallery.

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I am delighted to have sold two original paintings so far from my collection at the gallery.  The first was this “Teach Love” quote surrounded by a flower of hearts. Thank you to the beautiful couple who bought this painting – your kindness and encouragement this summer have meant the world to me!

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The second painting that sold was “Lupita Travels the World” where my Lupita character flies over the globe in a blue dress. I don’t know who purchased it, but if you happen to read this blog one day…thank you! 🙂

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My busy and wonderful start of summertime also included my first book signing event for The Artist’s Alphabet. It was part of the Awakened Spirit Expo that took place at the Cobb Galleria last weekend. I want to send out a special thank you to Sherry at  Forever and A Day for inviting me to be a part of this amazing event and encouraging me to embrace the quote, “Live the Life You’ve Imagined.”

Book Signing at Awakened Spirit Expo May 31 2014

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A Family Day of Art, Music & Culture

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I had a wonderful surprise this week – my family came to visit! My Uncle Gabe, Tía Maria, and cousins Zach & Jacob Gutierrez came to town. We went to see my artwork on display at the MSAA Gallery and I was so happy to share this special space with them.

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We also had a nice time looking at all the beautiful things in The Local Exchange boutique downstairs from the MSAA Gallery. Here we’re checking out some of my art prints &  jewelry for sale in the store. I had fun explaining the process for how I create my artwork jewelry from my paintings & also how I make my handmade glass beads in the flame.

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It was a joy having them in town and being able to show them my artwork. Afterwards we went to my cousins’ percussion competition in Atlanta, attended an Atlanta Symphony Orchestra concert, and had fabulous Thai food. It was a wonderful family day full of art, music & culture.

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Zach, Alper, Emily Lupita, Tía Maria, Jacob, Uncle Gabe

 

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Evolution of an Owl

The View From My Art Desk

I’m working on a new series of owl paintings. I wanted to share the evolution of how I develop a painting. First I sketch out the basic ink drawing several times to get the design I’m envisioning in my mind. I use sketch paper and go through piles & piles!

Sweet Owl 1Then I add in special aspects like crowns, bubbles, stripes and flowers to give the design the light-hearted character I try to have in all my Lupita paintings.

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Once the design is all set, I draw it on watercolor paper and start the color selection.

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I love to combine unexpected colors and I try to always use a touch of bright pink.

3 OWLS 5_Ink DrawingAnd here she is – my first owl painting. I’m calling it “Sweet Owl” and hope to make a few more Lupita Owls over the next couple of days. 3 Sweet Owl_ETSY 1

 

This painting is now up in my online Art Shop ~ here  and I hope to take it in to the MSAA Gallery later on this week.

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Art Gallery!

I’m honored and so very excited (!!) to have a collection of my artwork showing at The MSAA Gallery.

Emily Lupita Studio at The Marietta Square Artist's Attic Gallery

 

The MSAA [Marietta Square Artist’s Attic] Gallery is located right on the beautiful Historic Marietta Square  above the amazing store The Local Exchange [120 South Park Square Ste. 207, Marietta GA 30060]. It’s open Monday – Thursday from 11-6pm / Friday & Saturday from 11-8pm / and Sunday from 1-5pm .

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My collection opened at The First Friday Art Walk event on Friday night. Alper and I attended and met so many great people and fellow artists. The collection will be up for the next 3 months so if you are in the area please stop by the gallery to have a look.

Emily Lupita Studio at The Marietta Square Artist's Attic Gallery

The next First Friday Art Walk at the gallery will be June 6th from 5 – 9pm. It’s a wonderful event for the whole family…hope to see you there!

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~Emily Lupita

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"Believe in Miracles" Art Print by Emily Lupita Studio
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Free Art Giveaway: Enter Today

Win My Artwork Contest:

My wonderful cousin, Amanda Marie Smoot, is hosting a “Giveaway Contest” for my artwork on her fabulous blog, Making Sure to Laugh. 

Enter ~ here ~ to win a FREE item (or items) of your choice from my Emily Lupita Studio Artwork Shop (up to $20 value!).  The winner will be announced on Monday, April 21, so be sure to enter by this Sunday evening. 

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This is the direct link to the contest blog page where you can enter for your chance to win:

http://makingsuretolaugh.blogspot.com/2014/04/emily-lupita-studio-giveaway.html 

Many thanks to Amanda for hosting this contest!

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~Emily Lupita

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Book Signing: The Awakened Spirit Expo

Book Signing Coming Up:

I’m happy to share that I will be doing a book signing for my new book, The Artist’s Alphabet, coming up soon. It will be at the Awakened Spirit Expo at the Cobb Galleria here in Atlanta.

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Emily Lupita with her new book, The Artist’s Alphabet

This is an exciting two-day event with a variety of excellent speakers and exhibits. My book signing will be at the Forever and a Day Bookstore booth at 2pm on Saturday, May 31st.

If you are in the Atlanta area, I hope you’ll be able to stop by!

Tickets available here.

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Creative Inspiration: The Flowers of Spring

Looking to Nature for Inspiration:

Peace Blossoms Spring in Atlanta

This week’s inspiration came in the form of these beautiful peach blossoms growing outside my studio window. Spring has at last arrived here in Georgia and we are thrilled. I realize now looking at these flowers that my artwork for the past month has been centered around Spring colors – soft greens, subtle pinks, lilac purple hues. It’s so nice to see these colors coming back to us again around the neighborhood.

Lampwork glass beads by Emily Lupita Studio

These blossoms inspired me to get back into the glass studio and make some lilac colored beads. Here they are fresh out of the cooling blanket – still on the mandrel rods. I was going for an abstract look of the peach blossoms, but in glass form. It was a fun project…I’ll post a picture of the beads again once I have them all cleaned out and fancy.

Your Inspiration:

Do you get inspired by nature? I’d love to know what inspires you in the great outdoors.

Sending wishes for a beautiful day,

~Emily Lupita

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View From My Art Desk: Creating An Online Artwork Gallery

The Design Process:

I’m embarking on the first part of a long-term goal to archive all of my paintings and present them in a new online gallery. I currently have a gallery with Fine Art America, but I’m thinking I would like to have one that I curate myself on my own website as well. I wanted to share my process for creating it – a sort of behind the scenes look as it comes together. It will be a long process but I think it’s time to get started on it.

The first step is to create a template for the images. I decided to use my watercolor portrait of my mother, Juana Maria, as my test image. This is how the template design started:

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This process has taken some time and is challenging because I’m looking to create the best balance between the information I need to display and the artwork itself. There needs to be a title, my name, my studio name & website, plus a copyright mark in addition to the image.

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I decided the first design was too colorful, so I took out all the color (except for the Lupita), but still too many distractions from the painting itself. I then went to full black and white for the info, playing around with the shades of gray in each area.

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Still too many distractions for the eye…so I took out the flowers and immediately loved the change.

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A few final touches – took out the ”  ” around the title, resized everything to one inch distances, took out the butterfly…then put it back again.

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Then I tried it out with several different pieces of art to make sure it will translate across projects.

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And there I have my template. Whew…it took a lot longer than I expected, but I’m glad I experimented and found a design that works best for my artwork overall. Next up – scanning all my paintings (there’s still a drawer full not yet scanned), digitally archiving them, and placing each image into the template to upload into my gallery.

Sending wishes for a beautiful day,

~Emily Lupita

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Elephant and Dachshund Earrings

This Week @ Emily Lupita Studio:

This week I’ve been trying out a few new styles of jewelry for my animal artwork. I love animals and it gives me so much joy to draw animals in all sorts of bright colors & wonderful forms.

Winged Elephants

My favorite thing is to add wings and let them fly.

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Recently I came across another style of jewelry to add to my collection – the glass teardrop. I made two prototypes of this new style to see how they look & feel.

I think they turned out really nice. The winged elephants feel light and bright in this new style. And the dachshunds seem to love them, too.

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Design Decision:

I’m trying to decided if I should also try color designs with this new earring style or stick to the minimalist black and white ink drawings. What do you think? I’d love to hear your ideas.

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~Emily Lupita

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View From My Art Desk

Projects In Progress:

Sharing here a few photos of my current art projects in progress.

New teardrop style glass earrings with my dog and elephant ink drawings, plus Turkish eye design pendants in progress.

Lots of new pendants in the works…round, oval & square.

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I’m experimenting with my different ink drawing / illustration designs and setting them into jewelry bezels. Also beginning to map out matching greeting card designs to create gift sets.

And a few new ink drawings / quotes on deck ready to be colored.

Sending wishes for a beautiful day,

~Emily Lupita

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Art Under Glass

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It has been an exciting week here in the studio with the launch of my new Art Under Glass jewelry line. The collection is off to a great start with 30 colorful pieces of art encased under glass and set in pendants of different shapes & sizes.

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My sister-in-law and niece were amazing and helped me to get started on this big project when they came to visit several months ago. I’ve been working on finishing this first batch of the collection since then and each finished piece is so special to me. I feel like I’m just getting started with this new miniature art form.

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How It’s Made:

The process for making these little wonders begins with creating a digital image of my original watercolor painting that fits the size of the pendant. Then I print the image, cut it to the proper shape, wax it and bind the glass to the top with a transparent fixing agent, making sure the glass doesn’t slide around by holding it in place until it sets. After this dries for a day, I wax the back of the image, coat it with fixing agent and set it in the metal pendant base coated with a thin layer of metal glue. After the finished pendant dries for 2 days…Voilà!the art jewelry is ready to wear.

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Coming Soon:

I was so happy to be asked to make a custom pair of earrings using this same Art Under Glass technique to match a friend’s favorite painting in my Artist’s Alphabet book. Such a wonderful idea! After several tries I found the best design to fit the space and just loved seeing the book pages transform into earrings. It was a fun project and I was inspired to keep on making a series of alphabet earrings…coming soon.

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Sending wishes for a beautiful day,

-Emily Lupita

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Lots of New Designs in Emily Lupita’s Etsy Shop:   

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Where You Go I Will Go

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The Follow Your Dreams Project is going strong with several new designs coming to life. One of my favorites is this new art print featuring two winged elephants, first in ink then in color, framing the quote, “Where you go I will go. Where you stay I will stay.”

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I made this design after finding a second elephant ink drawing in a random folder. For some reason these winged elephants I drew years ago really speak to me now. I wonder how many more are out there hiding in my studio, just waiting to be re-discovered?

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I know this is how creativity works sometimes, in large loops, but it still surprises and delights me how (and when) inspiration shows up. The elephants gave me that spark I needed to start creating more freely in this new medium of ink and illustration.

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I made a few trees, this being the one I ended up illustrating. The trees led to flowers, which became more & more detailed and eventually resulted in this tulip design, looking very Turkish.

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I got excited about the new designs pouring out and ended up re-designing my blog & website with the new images. I’m not exactly sure where all of this creativity will lead, but that’s part of the adventure and right now I’m just enjoying being along for the ride.

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On Creativity:

This week I’m wondering about inspiration…how it works, why it works, where does it come from? I’m interested to know how inspiration appears/works in your life. Have you ever created or been inspired by something and then forgotten it, only to have it re-appear at the most opportune time, like my winged elephants? If so, I’d love for you to share in the comments section below.

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Sending wishes for a beautiful (and inspirational) weekend,

-Emily Lupita

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New in Emily Lupita’s Etsy Shop

* “Where you go I will go. Where you stay I will stay.” winged elephant art print ~ here  ~

* Original ink drawing “Winged Elephant #1” ~ here ~

* The Artist’s Alphabet book now available  ~ here ~  

Now on Amazon!

* Amazon.com Artist’s Alphabet book page  ~ here ~

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New Design: Winged Elephant #1

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“I Believe I Can Fly” art print & original elephant ink drawing now available ~ click here  ~

The Artist’s Alphabet book now available  ~ click here ~  

Now on Amazon!

Amazon.com Artist’s Alphabet book page  ~ click here ~

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New Design: Butterfly #1

“Butterfly #1” ink drawing and color illustration by Emily Lupita.

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Sending happiness,

-Emily Lupita

 

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Follow Your Dreams Project

This Week @ Emily Lupita Studio:

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted here on my studio blog and I have several exciting things to share. Returning readers will notice the new look to the website featuring designs from my newest art project.

The path is still taking shape, but I wanted to share some of my first designs for what I’m calling my “Follow Your Dreams” project. I chose this name because this was the very first design I made. It was inspired by my wonderful niece and her love of archery.

My last big art project, The Artist’s Alphabet book, took me more than a decade to finish. I’m hoping this new project won’t take me soo soo long…but I know it will be an extended journey so I wanted to be sure it is filled with things I love.

That’s why I took some time to really focus on developing my ideas for what I want this new art adventure to look like. Of course, when I think of loveliness…my two mini dogs immediately come to mind and I made a design featuring them next.

 The designs are made from my original ink drawings. This one below of the mountains came together all at once while listening to Deepak Chopra’s meditations. When I felt the peaceful flow of this design I somehow knew I was headed in the right direction.

Reflect. I framed this one and put it on my desk to remind me about my desire to reflect my inner artist as I develop this new project.

I’m excited to start this new journey and grateful to have you as my companion. Starting something new gives me butterflies…

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my butterfly ink drawing – colored version coming soon!

Sending happiness,

-Emily Lupita

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