Artizan Made is holding regular photo contests as a way to engage our community and having some fun. Winners for the 2015 contests were honored on this page.
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Photo Contest Winners
November 2015: Celestial
October 2015: Leaves
“Leaves that are Green”, inspiration:
Photo had to have flowers and something handmade. The flowers could be art.
“I’m a French jewelry artist living closed to Paris. I make polymer clay beads using several millefiori technics and mix them with various elements like minerals, wood, glass beads, fabric, metal etc… to create unique and original colorful jewelry! Hope you will enjoy my handmade work made with lots of love and passion !”
-Duthilleul Helene Visit me on Facebook!
I’m Helen and I love to paint. I don’t really have a style. I paint what is in my head and what makes me happy. I always use explosive bright colours and manage to just go somewhere else while digging my tunes and creating my unique, quirky pieces! I love the challenge of commission pieces! Interpreting what has been requested into a personalised ‘Helzy’ creation! My paintings are all reasonably priced, so that everyone can afford to own a painting from my colourful, naive and original collection. Please take a look and join my group on Facebook.
-Helen Dodds, Australia
Photo had to have a creature and something handmade. The creature could be art.
Roxanne Lasky is an artist who is inspired by the magic in ordinary things. She works in paint, fabric, photos and words with an affinity for earth-friendly dyeing methods and repurposed objects. This quilt was assembled using scraps of fabric that became color block backgrounds for each playfully-9-patched pug. Her dog, Nellie, is a Puggle. To see more of her work, visit www.roxannelasky.com.
Bryan Tyler Nelson enjoys finding the beauty that lies hidden within the grains and textures of the wood he transforms into bowls and other objects. Learn more about his techniques and process on his website.
Theme: Window to the World
Photo had to have a window and something handmade. The window could be art.
I enjoy making all kinds of sewn toys from Creepy Art Dolls and Monsters to cute Sock Monkeys and Memorial Bears. I started a few years ago making them for my daughter, then some people asked me to make them something and I enjoyed it so much that I kept going! I take customer orders and I make new designs often! I make all my own patterns and I use all kinds of supplies including (but not limited to) up-cycled clothes, antique nick-knacks and buttons, found things, new fiber fill, felt, yarn, fabrics, etc!
My etsy shop is www.etsy.com/shop/wherewithalart.
I graduated from Bath Spa University in 2009 with a BA in Creative Arts and use a variety of embroidery techniques in my work incorporating found fabrics and trinkets. I live near the Cotswolds in the UK and in my spare time I have been creating small unique decorative birds. I have recently ventured into making quirky mice, typically adorned with ornate headpieces and jewels. The Owl is one of a kind, made from an old jumper and skirt, appliquéd and stitched. She will never be re-created, although I envisage that another type of larger bird will be fashioned in the very near future!
Theme: Made by Hand
Photo had to have a hand and something handmade. The hand could be art.
MarNella talks about her photo:
I am blessed with a quiet simple life in upstate New York in a small house on a country cul-de-sac dirt road. There is not one day that passes without the compulsion to crochet as a respite for body and mind. I recently started specializing in tapestry crochet and I feel I’ve found my niche in crocheting handbags and totes. It makes me so happy when others enjoy my work and I can say “I made that”! I do sell some of my bags and they can be found here:
Myckey Jones on her photo:
I am 43 years old with stage 4 lung cancer with mets to the brain, stomach, and adrenal gland. I chose this picture because since being diagnosed I realize how many hands have to pull together to give you the strength to get through it.
Iskra Petrova tells us a bit about her
When I am not shooting a video project as producer, I spend my evenings to create accessories or jewellery and my days – raising our three-year old son. My life is very colourful – we live in a rural fairytale house made from stone, cob and straw bales with clay sculptures and vitrage windows. The colours I use in my craft projects are the ones I see around me or in my dreams and meditations. I use only natural materials, as human-, animal- and nature-friendly as they can be – I am not using silk for this reason and I experiment in creating natural dyes myself.
You can see some of my works (they can be custom made and sold) on my Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/MamaFiber