Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Art Nouveau

I LOVE art nouveau, it's the beauty of a time long ago.

Alphonse Maria Mucha (1860-1939) is most often remembered for the prominent role he played in shaping the aesthetics of French Art Nouveau at the turn of the century.

As a struggling and relatively unknown artist of Czech origin living in Paris, Mucha achieved immediate fame when, in December 1894, he accepted a commission to create a poster for one of the greatest actresses of this time, Sarah Bernhardt. Though the printer was apprehensive about submitting Mucha´s final design because of its new unconventional style, Bernhardt loved it and so did the public. ´Le style Mucha´, as Art Nouveau was known in its earliest days, was born.

Here is some art you can use in your work, first is the poster that made Alphonse Mucha famous.

Reverie, this is the art work I used for the jewelry I listed on Etsy tonight.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Finally listing on Etsy

It has taken a while to get back in the swing. I have spend days finishing pieces and photographing. Today I built up the Hopemore Etsy store and listed one item. Now it is late and I'm off to bed. I will get more listed tomorrow. You can visit my shop at

Monday, September 7, 2009

Hope More

Fear less, hope more;
Whine less, breathe more;
Eat less, chew more;
Hate less, Love more;
And all good things are yours.

~Swedish Proverb