Wednesday, September 30, 2009

New collaborative book project!

Here is the cover of a soon-to-be collaborative book I just sent to Joan Phillips (who also posts here)! She's sending me a book that I'll add to, and then we'll switch back and forth a few times, adding to each other's work.

You can see the rest of the pages from round 1 of the book I made on my site. I'll be documenting the process throughout to see how the pages evolve over time!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I've donated this sparkly dragon fly sun catcher to a raffle to raise money for breast cancer. Visit my blog to find out how you can enter the raffle to win a basket containing my dragon fly, plus lots of other cool prizes -- like restaurant gift certificates, etc.


I have been drawing in my sketchbook lately. It relaxes me and helps me to focus.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Crocheted floret hat

A few times a year, I join some other moms from an online discussion board in an anonymous, international craft swap. This round, I was matched up with a Canadian mama who has a pink-loving four-year-old girl. Ontario winters may be cold, but wool can be pretty.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

New Art Website - Rebecca Michelle Lee

Hello everyone!

I missed some posts because I have been creating a new art website... my very own domain! It is hosted on GoDaddy, and has a great "Gallery" feature that allows me to have a dynamic art portfolio on-line.

Check it out at:

Enjoy! Feedback is much appreciated... Thanks!
- Rebecca Michelle Lee

Big White Elephant

I've been thinking about this piece I made almost a year ago for my MFA Thesis Exhibit for the University of the Arts last December. Since I haven't had time to make much else this past month, I decided to share it with you. The inflatable elephant portion of the installation is called Don't Know What to Do With Love, and the wall view on the other side is called The Other Mouth (Give Them What they Want). The room was about 10ft x 10ft, the elephant was about 11ft long, by 9ft high, and about 4.5 ft wide with his ears.
Hope you like him. If you know of any good tiny rooms in galleries in town where he would look good, let me know!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Hair Comb + Necklace

Made these little lovelies at the Handmade Philly Meet n Greet this past weekend...I never work w/ beads or jewelry so it was great trying something new.


I created these encaustic pieces all separate from one another. I sat them on the table and then realized what I did. I love when things come together.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Vintage Button Bracelets

1st post in a while from me. Between going to Moore College and working, both full-time, it has been hard to find time to update anything online! But, I still have time to work on my new jewelry collection.


Thursday, September 17, 2009

new lenses

Some new lens pendants in progress. I'm almost out of the kind of vintage optician lenses with the metal bails, so I'm experimenting with some regular eyeglass lenses.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Embroidery + Etymology

Breakfast [late Middle English]: break + fast

Break [Old English]: The Old English form of break was brecan, which has a Germanic source and is related to Dutch breken and German brechen. It has an Indo-European root shared by Latin frangere 'to break', which gave English words such as fracture.

Fast [Old English]: Old English faestan 'abstain from or go without food' has a Germanic origin; it is related to Dutch vasten and German fasten, as well as to Old Norse fasta, the source of the noun.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

This is the laptop bag I have been wanting to make for a long time now. It has a window cut out in the front of it to let the apple show threw (That is, if you're a Mac user :) The inspiration came from a notebook holder I have. I used a dense closed-cell foam which is heat resistant. These bags also got me to make the effort and take a trip up to the garment district in NYC (which I have also been wanting to do for a while now). I was searching for men's suiting materials. Originally I wanted to recycle old clothing, however I could not get the right amount/cut of fabric and it became more hassle than help. I'm super excited that I have finally gotten around to making these.
~Christina ~ Momotrees

Sprucing up my space!

Good morning all! This is my first post (thanks for having me!) so bear with me. Over the weekend I did some sewing and painting and finished a sweet set of curtains for my sewing room. The space badly needed some new curtains after rearranging, and this fabric struck me as perfect. So I whipped up the easiest ones ever (I LOVE those little curtain clippy hooks - they make life so much easier). And in less than an hour - voila!

New curtains!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

I almost forgot!

When one is busy on many things at once, it's a little too easy to forget about one thing such as this cool blog. I've just been scrolling through all the latest additions to our collective creativity. We are certainly a diverse bunch of artists and it's great to be part of the group.

This piece is a very new design, not even on my etsy site yet. I think I'd like to keep it for myself!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

This is a custom tiara and necklace set that I created for a bride to wear for her masquerade wedding on Halloween. It was handcrafted from non-tarnish artistic wire and embellished with pearls and swarovski crystals.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Rainy Days

The past few days have been great for staying indoors and painting. I created these encaustic paintings while hibernating. I love working with the encaustic medium. There is so much you can do with it and the clean up is easy.

Monday, September 7, 2009

New Feather Angel Wings

This is Gabriel, the first of my new small feather wing designs. He measures 29" across and 12.5" wide.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Big Big Trees

Here's the reason why I've been neglected about posting for the last few weeks. I was away on vacation/band tour with my husband out West and just returned earlier this week. While out there, we camped in the Redwoods in California. Here are some pics from that wonderful experience and you can check out more on my blog -


I have totally re-discovered my sketchbook over the summer. In fact I have re-discovered my own creative self. Since being laid off from my full time job, I have had time to really concentrate on my art. I wasn't sure if I was still an artist or not. That part of me had disappeared for awhile. I knew it was always there, I just needed to let it out. Now that it is out, I don't plan on letting it disappear again. When I find a full time job again, I will work harder on balancing my art and my job.

Accordion Book

This is an accordion book made for an upcoming collaborative project. The paper is the watercolor paper I picked up at the supply swap at Handmade Philly's Artbeat event last month. I keep meaning to get back into doing sewn bindings, but I keep making accordions since they are so perfect for collaborations. It's cool that images can continue from one page to another, and that you can continue onto the back side. It also holds up well to lots of collaged layers being added, since there is no binding it expands well.

I already started drawing in this book. It's an imaginary map drawing. I recently saw the Galileo exhibit at the Franklin Institute, which was so inspirational- all those fantastic old maps and navigation equipment!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Pointillism Face - Yellow Nose in Acrylic

Here's a work in progress... I hope to have this completed in time for my 2nd Saturday in Media, PA Art Show at Starbuck's on Baltimore Pike & Providence Roads. This pointillism painting is one-of-a-kind, and is acrylic paint on a 10" x 10" canvas. The base color is pink and purple, where I do the basic shape, and shading, then I start dotting away. I am also working on a "Green Face" too.

Click this image for a larger view!

Pointilism Face - "Yellow Nose"


- Rebecca Michelle Lee

Embroidered Words

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Like a Moth to a Flame

This sterling silver chainmaille bracelet was constructed using the butterfly weave, but the shape of the "wings" looks more like a moth to me. The clasp didn't photograph well but it's gorgeous - bright sterling inlaid with a fiery labradorite cabochon.

I made the bracelet for my husband - I gave it to him yesterday as one of his gifts to celebrate our ninth wedding anniversary.

I have a brand new line of handmade chainmaille jewelry coming out for Spring 2010; you can see a preview by checking out my blog.

Good Witch

This is my "Good Witch" Glass. I decided on purple metallic paint for the bottom. You can see the word "Good" through the glass on the other side. The lettering is swarovski crystal and the large bead on the front is a half moon art glass bead. You'll have to come to the event on Sept. 9 to see my other 5 glasses I'll have up for sale. =) Click here for event info: