Waxed Lined cord with hand knotted bead embellishment was the perfect combo for my 2 sided, natural hole, meditation rock. It was a perfect gift because I know she did not already have one! :)
My meditation rocks are a passion project that allow me to play, experiment as well as meditate for just the love of creation.
I am always happy to answer all the e-mails I receive from artists around the world asking me how I am creating my effects. I thought a little blog comment might answer questions.
I am using traditional materials in an nontraditional way. I am able to create effects with patience and curiosity. This is not a mass production process even though the volume of my work gives that impression.
The designs are a random free flow with no direction intended..I am letting the entire process be a flow.
I am not using paint pens because they would not help me with the direction I am trying to go. Their look is too commercial and flat. I am achieving the heights of my strokes with layer after layer of paints.
I use random tools I buy as well as make. I am mixing materials that are not traditionally mixed. It is all one big experiment. I use teeny tiny brushes, chalk wires, tooth picks, bamboo skewers, pins, paint straight out of the bottle as well as paint mixed with random fluids to create effects. I even use a copper wire the cable man left behind! It is perfect for some effects.
Right now I am trying to create a light reflective effect using layers of transparent paints..
I hope this helps enlighten anyone interested how I am creating my effects.
Make art a playground! Feel free to just create!
I am posting a section or two of their press release.
Julie Ann Stricklin of San Diego Receives
Best Of Houzz 2014 Award
Annual Survey and Analysis of 16 Million Monthly Users
Reveals Top-Rated Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals
San Diego, February 4, 2014 – Julie Ann Stricklin of San Diego, CA. has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. Julie Ann Stricklin has been a creative on demand since 1985. Julie Ann is a fine artist, illustrator and graphic designer. Julie Ann was chosen by the more than 16 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community.
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I am so excited to add First Street Gallery in Encinitas, CA as a new place to find my Meditation Rocks!I have known Linda and Jim for many years. Their shop is in the heart of Encinitas! Drop by and take a peek
820 S Coast Hwy 101
Encinitas, CA 92024
Hours:Tue-Fri 10 am - 5 pm
Sat 10 am - 3 pm
Julie Ann Stricklin
I am an artist, illustrator, graphic designer as well as author. I paint meditation rocks as a passion.