Friday, April 27, 2007

Wind Dancer Design at the Tucson Folk Festival

My jewelry and artwork will be at the Tucson Folk Festival this year. I will be showing new jewelry designs, handcrafted with beads from Africa, China, India, Afganastan, and the US. I also have several new stoneware goddess faces and new mosaic wall hangings and shrines.

In "Suenos de Amor" (Dreams of Love), two lovers float through the night sky, surrounded by hearts, flowers, and other whimsical shapes (above).

In "Mi Corazon, Mi Vida" (My heart or lover, my life), waves of color flow from a large flying heart.

"Espirito Santo" (Holy Spirit) is a colorful depiction of the hand of the holy spirit.

"What Would Jesus Do?" is a political commentary on war and modern life.

In the "Moon Over Tucson" series, tiny historic houses sit peacefully under a stary night sky.

The Tucson Folk Festival (May 5-6) is an acoustic music extravaganza organized by the Tucson Kitchen Musicians Associations (TKMA). There are 200 groups performing a wide variety of acoustic music--blue grass, country and western, blues, traditional, and folk--on five stages in downtown Tucson. Unlike some other large music events downtown, admission to the Folk Festival is FREE! The food and crafts are near the main stage in El Presidio Park. If you've never been to the Folk Festival, you should stop by this year. It's a fun, eclectic event hosted by TKMA, a hard-working group of old hippies.