Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Getting ready for ACC Baltimore

My first big show is coming up next month and I have been working in all the details to show my work the best I can in my booth.

Since I got the news I was going to be able to go to the American Craft Council show, I have been planning how will I do that. I have to travel to Baltimore and my displays will have to be more practical for me to be able to transport all of them to the show.

As some of you may know, doing a show like this is not cheap and I have to be very creative to change my displays with a very conservative budget.

I was able to buy some artist's boards in different sizes and painted them with blackboard paint. I chose blackboard paint because this will give me the opportunity to be able to write the title of the piece (in some pieces) and the price (this will help in not having to use a price tag.)

Presentation is very important for any show and since I do not have a big budget to do all I wish I can, I had to prioritized and focus on displays and marketing material (business cards and postcards.)

I am sure this will be a learning experience because I am still trying to understand all the aspects of doing a show as big as this one,but meanwhile I am having a great time.

For now I am working in what I know best, my jewelry!!

I will keep you informed!


Friday, January 2, 2015

New Year and New Adventures !

Happy New Year 2015 to all !

I have been very quiet in my blog, sorry about that. I promise I will be posting more often to share with you my new adventures with my work and new designs for this year.

As some of you may know, I had a health problem in 2013 that forced me to stop creating jewelry for almost a year. It was a difficult journey because I enjoy creating something almost every day, but I also felt I needed this break to recover and get better.

Before I got sick I had so many plans, one of them was to do a bigger show outside Texas. One of the shows I wanted to be was the prestigious ACC (American Craft Council) in Baltimore. I knew it was not easy to be there but I never lost hope that one day it will happen.

I am more than happy to share with you that I was selected to be one of the invited artists by SNAG to attend ACC Baltimore this year in February. I am thankful to be part of the group of artists selected by SNAG and can not wait to be there next month!

ACC launched a Charm Collection program last year and I decided to participate too. I created 4 charms that I will be selling individually, in a bangle, a brooch and a necklace. You will have lots of options to choose from!

Charm Collection 2015
©Lorena Angulo
ACC Baltimore

I am going to be BUSY this month for sure!! I have to finish putting all the details for my booth display and producing lots of jewelry to bring to the show.

I am also preparing for Fiesta Arts Fair in April at Southwest School of Art in San Antonio, Texas. I was fortunate to be accepted last year for the first time and I will be doing it again this year, hope I will see you there!!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Introducing 12 shapes for mosaics, painting or more

I am happy to announce I designed 12 shapes for Monster Mosaics. You can use these shapes for painting, creating mosaics or decorating them in any way you may like.

If you order any of my shapes you will get 20% OFF Lorena Angulo Art Bases until May 15th! Enter coupon code LAFTWEN during checkout and all of my shapes in your cart will be 20% off.

Mosaic Alternative?

A new concept for our mosaic shapes has arrived...

Why not paint and adorn our beautiful high quality mosaic shapes that are made from 99% recycled material?  They are more substantial and durable than canvas and allow you to paint beyond a rectangle.  We offer over 250 shapes for painting, mosaic and decorating however your imagination sees fit.  We now offer 12 exciting new shapes designed by the amazing mixed media artist Lorena Angulo.  SEE ALL 12 HERE...

Paint, Mosaic & More...

Get Creative with your "Mosaic" Shapes!

As mentioned above, you can use your mosaic shapes in so many ways.  In addition to using acrylic paint, Lorena created fun and funky accent pieces using tin purchased at her local hardware store.  Mix acrylic, mosaics, tin and more!

Who is Lorena Angulo?

We love Lorena and her art - you will too!

Lorena was born in Mexico where she had a firsthand opportunity to experience the diverse cultural and artistic expressions of her country while traveling around Mexico and now residing in San Antonio, TX.  Lorena’s work is full of her culture and traditions from Mexico, every piece has a story to tell.  Maria is an amazing jewelry artist, as well as many other mediums!

All shapes are made from 99.9% recycled materials, are
formaldehyde free (unlike traditional MDF) and are sold unfinished.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Celebrating my journey and recovery: Soulful Reliquary

Tomorrow (April 5) will be a year from the date I was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer. Although it was a little shocking to found this out I also knew this type of cancer had a bigger positive outcome and I was ready for the battle.

The best way I have to express my feelings is through my art and I wanted to make a piece of jewelry that will be a symbol of my journey and recovery during 2013; I am still working on getting my energy better but I am sure I will get there very soon.

The symbols I wanted to have in my pendant have been with me during my whole journey as an artists and I have represented them a lot in my work. Now they have a stronger meaning for me and this makes my work have more soul.

The tree of life on top with the Milagro heart is the representation of the family and friends's support during this journey with the heart symbolizing all the love I have received and also my own love and passion for my family and life. The two birds looking at the tree represent my husband and me; he was and still is my best friend and companion but they also represent my two kids, my great loves in my life!

Thank You to all for your love and positive energy!!!

The big butterfly in the center represents my thyroid but mostly is a representation of my transformation, faith and soul. the butterfly is the bigger element because I am stronger and ready to fly again!

The pearls are the tears I had shared with my love ones but they were not only sad tears they also symbolized the happiness tears we had when I was told after my surgery that they were able to take all the cancer out. The red coral are a strong statement symbolizing my passion, love and courage.

©2014 Lorena Angulo
Bronze, pearls and red coral beads
2.82 by 2.06 inches

Thanks again to all for making me feel loved during this experience in my life!

Monday, March 10, 2014

New "Pajaritos" designs for 2014

I have been making little sculpted birds since I started creating my jewelry and this year I decided to come back again and design new pieces. I can honestly say I enjoy very much sculpting the tiny birds with metal clay. Sometimes it gets a little difficult because they are super tiny but these miniature birds are the ones I enjoy making the most!

This time I created 2 sets of earrings and a necklace with the same bird motif, I managed to add a mini butterfly (one of my new elements in my work) into the necklace design.

I can not wait to show all these pieces in my show in April at SSA, Fiesta Arts Fair.

©2014 Lorena Angulo
Silver and pearls

©2014 Lorena Angulo

©2014 Lorena Angulo
Silver and pearls

Friday, March 7, 2014

Getting ready for Fiesta Arts Fair in April

I have been working on new pieces for my first show of the year. I am very happy to finally be able to show my work at Fiesta Arts Fair in San Antonio, Texas.
Fiesta Arts Fair is located in the beautiful historic Ursuline Campus of The Southwest School of Art .The event takes place during the Fiesta celebration in the city every year during April.
Fiesta Arts Fair showcases the work of more than 100 artists from all over the US and this year I am glad I will part of these wonderful group of artists.

I hope you can come and visit my booth and see all the work from the other artists! The show will take place in April 19 and 20, 2014.

©2014 Lorena Angulo

©2014 Lorena Angulo

©2014 Lorena Angulo

©2014 Lorena Angulo

©2014 Lorena Angulo

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