Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Introducing Artist Jacqueline Kott-Wolle


My dear friend Jacqueline is a talented and prolific Artist....her work will be on full display this coming weekend (Sunday and Monday...Labor Day) at the Lake Forest Art Fair in downtown Lake Forest, Illinois...


I stopped by her house the other day and accidentally... but happily... captured Jacqueline in action in her garden....


Like me, Jacqueline loves the water and it is often the backround of many of her oil paintings...






 I love both her choice of subjects and time periods...


Sometimes there is a dream-like quality to her work...I find a peacefulness and yet a subtle forcefulness in her Art. I also love her use of both a strong and soft palette...







This serene and adorable portrait of her daughter when she was a toddler sleeping is one of my all-time favorite paintings! I cannot really express how much I love it! I visit it often when I am in her home...it just makes me happy when I look at it....





Jacqueline has been featured in other shows on the North Shore as well...








 When the weather permits she paints outside but in the colder months she can be found in her cozy studio that fills with light...

 





She also keeps the walls of local establishments cheery and bright with her gallery....her work is constantly evolving...I can't wait to see what she does next!


Right now she is packing up many of her canvases...I hope if you live in the area you make the trip to lovely Lake Forest this weekend to visit Jacqueline and other talented exhibitors....if you don't...please visit Jacqueline's website...click here....where more of her work is displayed and is also for sale.


XO Emily
                              









Sunday, August 21, 2016

ruedeemily & the style shack...featuring ruedeemily bijoux!

I have been making my own jewelry for awhile now...I go through "waves" of inspiration... and this Summer the "tide has been riding high"... and as a result ruedeemily bijoux...is overflowing....maybe it is nervous energy as my eldest child leaves for college...lol...




I love color! There is not enough color in the world for my liking! Color is cool...color inspires me...so do textures and exotic colorful cultures around the world...hence the ingredients that make up ruedeemily bijoux...


Since I love vintage brass, leather, antique velvets, wooden beads, poms, and shells, as well as different elements from Africa, Afghanistan, India, Nepal, Greece...etc. my pieces are a mix of all my loves... for women of all ages that like a sophisticated boho vibe..with a fresh twist!


One of my favorite resources "for all things fab" on the North Shore is the Style Shack. Those lovely ladies have graciously invited me to have a trunk show this coming this Friday and Saturday August 26th and 27th...during the annual Port Clinton Art Fair. I am bringing 70 necklaces on this visit....



I thought I would give you a preview...I did a fun photo shoot at the beach...because life always looks and feels better at the beach... with a few girls who got into the groove...merci' ladies!



 ruedeemily bijoux  is made to layer and mix and match with things you already own...chokers, your favorite everyday necklace...or with multiple pieces from this collection.








I wear these pieces all year long...they look great with black and white and jeans and even with patterned flannels and sweaters...they are an instant "statement"...that brighten up your day as well as your outfit! Each piece is one of a kind...just like the women who wear them!


 
I love chokers and a few of my choker creations are featured here and will be coming soon in the next collection....many of these necklaces can be worn as chokers...they are easily adjustable....I often wear them that way!















 
I had fun playing stylist and fashion photographer with these great girls!










Here I am...the camera turned on me during the shoot...I layered up as well.....with all three pieces from my collection...




The copywriter in me coined the following tag line ....."be you....in ruedeemily bijoux"...what do you think? Still marinating...oh the possibilities!


' Girls just wanna have fun'...and like usual we made our own...and then we went to breakfast!

XO Emily
  

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