NineLivesStudio

Nine Lives Studio

Olympia, Washington · 9 Sales

NineLivesStudio

Nine Lives Studio

Olympia, Washington 9 Sales On Etsy since 2009

0 out of 5 stars
(7)

Announcement   Welcome to Nine Lives Studio - aka Ellen Miffitt's art studio.

My Etsy shop features Precious Metal Clay jewelry, mini collages and block print images.

Precious Metal Clay:
My PMC designs feature faces – green man and representations of Japanese deities such as autumn, winter, and love to name a few; and a more organic series inspired by nature. Both take advantage of different features of metal clay.

Developed by Mitsubishi Corporation from the silver reclaimed from developing photography and x ray film, the fine silver residue is combined with a binder which burns off when the PMC is fired. The resulting product is 99.9% pure silver.

Miniature Collage/Mixed Media:
Diminutive in size, this series of collages layer several ideas and concepts into a small physical space. The cornerstones and catalysts for each of these collages are found objects, handmade and hand stained paper. The reoccurring themes [sun, moon, goddesses, seasons, meditation] are prevalent in them – offering a glimpse of the Universe as I feel it which is influenced by Zen concepts: harmony, balance, and mindfulness. I incorporate the Enso – Japanese for circle – in most of my collages; as a spiritual symbol it represents the absolute, the true nature of existence and enlightenment.

Block Prints:
Linoleum block printing is similar to woodblock printing, which originated in second-century China. Any parts of the design not to be printed must first be cut away using special lino-cutting tools used for creating the marks and lines. The part of the block that is cut away surrounds the part that will read as the image.
My subject matter varies from whimsical depictions of cats to serious flora & fauna studies. I use a material called Soft-Kut as it is much easier to carve… the prints are either traditional black ink or a blending of color brushed onto the block. I print on various papers to give added interest to the finished print. They are available on blank note cards [5"X7" or 7"X5" or matted in an 8"X10" or 10"X8" mat.

For my resume, current physical exhibits, and other information please visit Nine Lives Studio website: http://www.nine-lives-studio.com

I also encourage you to visit my blog where I discuss my media techniques, art submissions, classes, inspirations and general Nine Lives Studio news:
http://ninelivesstudio.wordpress.com

I hold an MS (Art/Art Education) from Central Connecticut State University. Experienced in preparation and presentation of age appropriate activities, my lessons are designed to promote growth, develop new skills and build positive reinforcement in a safe and supportive environment. Art Instruction Class Schedule:
http://sites.google.com/site/EllenMiffittArtist

See visual art and my images on products on these sites:
http://www.zazzle.com/Nine_Lives_Studio
http://www.zazzle.com/zen_ink
http://www.zazzle.com/christmas_studio*
http://www.zazzle.com/photos_9lives_studio*
http://www.zazzle.com/emiffitt_studio
http://ellen-miffitt.fineartamerica.com

Thank you for stopping by!
"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."
Pablo Picasso

All copyright and reproduction rights are retained by the artist. Artwork may not be reproduced by any process.

Copyright ©2015 Nine Lives Studio All rights reserved. No reproductions in whole or part, real or virtual, without permission. (But you do get to own the art work!)

Announcement

Welcome to Nine Lives Studio - aka Ellen Miffitt's art studio.

My Etsy shop features Precious Metal Clay jewelry, mini collages and block print images.

Precious Metal Clay:
My PMC designs feature faces – green man and representations of Japanese deities such as autumn, winter, and love to name a few; and a more organic series inspired by nature. Both take advantage of different features of metal clay.

Developed by Mitsubishi Corporation from the silver reclaimed from developing photography and x ray film, the fine silver residue is combined with a binder which burns off when the PMC is fired. The resulting product is 99.9% pure silver.

Miniature Collage/Mixed Media:
Diminutive in size, this series of collages layer several ideas and concepts into a small physical space. The cornerstones and catalysts for each of these collages are found objects, handmade and hand stained paper. The reoccurring themes [sun, moon, goddesses, seasons, meditation] are prevalent in them – offering a glimpse of the Universe as I feel it which is influenced by Zen concepts: harmony, balance, and mindfulness. I incorporate the Enso – Japanese for circle – in most of my collages; as a spiritual symbol it represents the absolute, the true nature of existence and enlightenment.

Block Prints:
Linoleum block printing is similar to woodblock printing, which originated in second-century China. Any parts of the design not to be printed must first be cut away using special lino-cutting tools used for creating the marks and lines. The part of the block that is cut away surrounds the part that will read as the image.
My subject matter varies from whimsical depictions of cats to serious flora & fauna studies. I use a material called Soft-Kut as it is much easier to carve… the prints are either traditional black ink or a blending of color brushed onto the block. I print on various papers to give added interest to the finished print. They are available on blank note cards [5"X7" or 7"X5" or matted in an 8"X10" or 10"X8" mat.

For my resume, current physical exhibits, and other information please visit Nine Lives Studio website: http://www.nine-lives-studio.com

I also encourage you to visit my blog where I discuss my media techniques, art submissions, classes, inspirations and general Nine Lives Studio news:
http://ninelivesstudio.wordpress.com

I hold an MS (Art/Art Education) from Central Connecticut State University. Experienced in preparation and presentation of age appropriate activities, my lessons are designed to promote growth, develop new skills and build positive reinforcement in a safe and supportive environment. Art Instruction Class Schedule:
http://sites.google.com/site/EllenMiffittArtist

See visual art and my images on products on these sites:
http://www.zazzle.com/Nine_Lives_Studio
http://www.zazzle.com/zen_ink
http://www.zazzle.com/christmas_studio*
http://www.zazzle.com/photos_9lives_studio*
http://www.zazzle.com/emiffitt_studio
http://ellen-miffitt.fineartamerica.com

Thank you for stopping by!
"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."
Pablo Picasso

All copyright and reproduction rights are retained by the artist. Artwork may not be reproduced by any process.

Copyright ©2015 Nine Lives Studio All rights reserved. No reproductions in whole or part, real or virtual, without permission. (But you do get to own the art work!)

Ellen Miffitt

Contact shop owner

Ellen Miffitt

Reviews

No reviews in the last year
Gabriele Schwidder

Gabriele Schwidder on Aug 5, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful artwork, quick delivery, gracious artist, beautiful hand-made cards as gifts. Zen Balance: The diamond of the 4 true precious stones.

Gabriele Schwidder

Gabriele Schwidder on Aug 5, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful artwork, quick delivery, gracious artist, beautiful hand-made cards as gifts. Breathe: The sapphire of the 4 true precious stones.

Gabriele Schwidder

Gabriele Schwidder on Aug 5, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful artwork, quick delivery, gracious artist, beautiful hand-made cards as gifts. Sun and Moon: The ruby of the 4 true precious stones.

Gabriele Schwidder

Gabriele Schwidder on Aug 5, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful artwork, quick delivery, gracious artist, beautiful hand-made cards as gifts. Jade Heart: The emerald of the 4 true precious stones.

Anonymous on Jun 28, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Double sided beauty of a pendant. Nice and sturdy as well as appealing. Easy transaction and fast shipment. Highly recommended.

Anonymous on Jul 19, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Such an adorable magical little goddess! Thank you for coming into my home--crafted with love and attention to detail, it's a lovely piece of jewelry. Thank you!

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About

Since moving to the Pacific NW, my creativity has blossomed.

I began painting sumi-e in January of 2002 with Fumiko Kimura and registered “Nine Lives Studio” in Oct of 2002. “As an artist I am constantly involved with that process of transformation: spirit to image on paper, mixing papers to create new textures, combining a variety of papers to create collage. The idea of mixing and blending different materials is exciting and a natural extension of sumi for me. Embossing metal to create texture, modeling Precious Metal Clay to make jewelry and exploring other media are an outlet for my creativity.”

Of course, all this creativity makes lots of products to sell. My work is found at The Gallery, Bainbridge Arts and Crafts on Bainbridge Island WA, The White Dove Gallery in Lakewood WA, Gallery Boom in Tumwater WA, The Nearsighted Narwhal in Tacoma WA and exhibits regionally and nationally.

Shop members

  • Ellen Miffit

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Artist, Art Instructor

    Growing up in rural Connecticut kept me close to the earth and nature. My art career started with a “paint by number” kit - a 1957 Christmas gift. Teaching art is an important part of my artistic growth. May you find beauty and harmony in your life.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 27, 2014
Welcome to Nine Lives Studio...

Vision: Connecting with the Universal spiritual nature, my creativity will flourish and inspire others (patrons and students of all ages).

Mission: Nine Lives Studio produces art and provides art instruction imbued with the Zen attributes of simplicity and mindfulness.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
All work at Nine Lives Studio is unconditionally guaranteed. If you don't like your jewelry, collage or block print -- for any reason -- ship it back to me within seven days of arrival at your address for a full refund, less shipping. Purchase must be returned in original condition.
Payment
• I accept Paypal.
• All prices are in U.S. dollars
Shipping
US and Canada - United States Postal Service Express Mail shipping.
Within the U.S. it is shipped with Delivery Confirmation which provides tracking.

Email us your zip code and we'll send you a quote.
International Buyers: Please contact me for an accurate shipping quote.
All shipments are insured and shipped in a sturdy protective package.
Depending on the shipper confirmation # for traching emailed after shipped.
Additional policies and FAQs
All copyright and reproduction rights are retained by the artist. Artwork may not be reproduced by any process.

Copyright ©2014 NineLivesStudio All rights reserved. No reproductions in whole or part, real or virtual, without permission.