Announcement original artworks inspired by nature, myth, and the quest of the heart
original artworks inspired by nature, myth, and the quest of the heart
Sherry Black on Jul 9, 2016
Thrilled with this gorgeous shrine! Love it! Great artist and seller! Always right on top of things and I get my orders super fast! It is always a pleasure,Thank You!!!
Stephanie Granger on Dec 19, 2015
This piece of art is absolutely amazing! You can see how much time was put into creating it and the detail is magnificent. This was purchased as a gift for a friend and I know she is going to love it. Thank you!
Dancing Bear Arts
I have always been a maker of things that whispered and beckoned to me, beginning with painted and cut out paper horses in girlhood. In a lifetime of branching out, what delighted as a child became a way of seeking a place in the universe. I see this impulse as a priceless gift, a wonderful ancient many limbed tree leafing and budding into paintings and mosaics, mixed media art and jewelry, ceramics and sculptures.
I love to surround myself with bits and pieces, pods and feathers, shells, paints and powders, beads, ribbons and jewelry bits and then puzzle out a composition using colors of earth, sea, and sky. I studied Art at Scripps College, where I became besotted with ceramics, Raku especially. Since then, I have been a visual presentation artist for numerous retailers throughout my long career. Now I am able to devote myself completely to artistic exploration and research. I love doing local art shows and festivals, and decided to see if I could present my work well enough online for people to really sense what it is like.. I hope you can, and I hope you experience a taste of the joy it brings me to create these pieces for you. It is rather like nurturing children and then releasing them to fly... exhilarating, but with a pang of sadness when they go.
My current fascination is with polymer clay, and I use it for most of the focal pieces in my mixed media work. From there, the piece evolves and grows out from the center like a mandala. My ceramic animal sculptures are something a bit different. There is a strong feeling of reverence I can feel when forming them in my hands, like a very personal form of meditation or prayer, almost as if they are coming to life in my hands. I keep discovering new elements and concepts to incorporate into my work..and the beauty of being a dabbler in everything is that it is is limitless.
My work is generally fairly small, and find that I see the sacred infinite in the intimate detail. As I live in small space, a cozy yellow two story garage with studio below and living space, I think it lovely to make small sacred objects for the personal altar or sacred spaces so many of us cherish. My space is high on a hill and the wild canyon country all around me is my inspiration always. Surrounded by wildlife, cliffs, trees, creeks, foothills, everything a soul could ever wish for, i feel so very grateful. I have a dear french bulldog named Tonka who is my constant companion, along with a visiting neighbor cat and all sorts of birds feeding at my window...muses all.
I perceive my pieces as little songs of homage to the beauty all around me. The ocean is also something i find respite in. I lived in Laguna Canyon in the 70's, and still go there to visit and refill my well. So ocean dwellers often show up in my work too. Overall, I love the magic of mythology and the sacred imagery of many cultures, primitive and contemporary.
There is a great fondness for the Zen Buddhist, Native American, Latin American, and Hindu traditions. These all seem to blend into a balanced outlook which has room enough for both wonder and laughter.
julie maria williams
i have always loved animals and nature, and i have always loved to draw and to make things with my hands that evoke what is in my heart..i'm somewhat of a mystic and have found that as i grow older, life and its mystery becomes more precious.
I'm willing to discuss any question you may have...please note that I work part time, but I'll answer you as promptly as possible.
I'm happy to do a special commission piece for you, whatever your theme or occasion.
Just ask and we can discuss. I usually make up a prototype composition and email a picture for approval before the final piece is completed.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Etsy gift cards
Direct checkout with your credit card
Please contact me through Etsy convo or email if you have any questions or requests.
My items can be delicate, so they are wrapped very carefully with lots of bubble and tissue.
Priority mail is fastest usually about 3 business days for delivery.
I ship within 2 days of purchase.
If you need something with expedited shipping..overnight or second day, we can arrange it before purchase. Please contact me with your needs, and I'll do my best to accommodate you.
Refunds and Exchanges
Returned items must be received in unused, resaleable condition. Under these conditions, I will give a full refund of the purchase price only; shipping costs are the responsibility of the buyer.
please do contact me if there is any question or problem.
Additional policies and FAQs
Depending on complexity, it can take about 7 to 10 days. Sorry, but I cannot duplicate any piece of my artwork exactly because each piece is unique. I can make a similar piece if you like a particular idea you have seen that is not quite what you want, or one that is sold. Just ask!