Sheri’s Art Gallery

Out my Windo I've seen the most amazing creatures; I one day spied a crazy-eyed rabbit, on four wheels, moving fast, cape and ribbons flying. She had no time to talk, but placed in my mind, at no charge, a river of images and stories. A gift she said, but in order to keep the river flowing these visions must be shared.

A Seeker's Boutique & Art Studio
6424 Skyway, Paradise, CA
Art of the Shoe Workshop
Mixed-Media Assemblage
Wed, JULY 25, 10-4PM, $45

In this workshop we will transform an ordinary shoe into an unusual one-of-a-kind work of art.

Learn this unique art form using found and collected objects. The finishing technique, an application of acrylics will finish the assembled piece, creating an "unearthed" effect. 

Bring a special shoe and any other items you wish. A variety of items will be available for your assemblage.

You will receive an instruction sheet and resource list.

We will take a 40 minute lunch break. Bring a sack lunch or plan to grab a bite at any of the neighboring restaurants  

As always…  Snacks, Sips & Fun 

Space reserved on a prepaid basis only. Limited to 8 students. Space reserved on a prepaid basis only. Sign up in-store or online at https://squareup.com/store/a-seekers-boutique/

Cap'n Pete & the Siren

This was so much fun to assemble – Just ordered a bunch more skeletons, bottles of rum and made a sword mold… just in case!

Her Mask

Mary Mary Quite Contrary
Mary knows all the rules by rote. Her intent is to break them at every turn

In this assemblage I used mainly silk and plastic foliage. A porcelain hummingbird with a broken beak was a thrift-store find. A resin climbing frog is camouflaged on the side of the shoe and a butterfly alights on the heel.

Suggested items: old jewelry, gears, keys, buttons, metal pieces, beads, potpourri, seed pods, shells, animal shapes, boats, plastic skeletons, skull, faces, polymer clay molded items, resin molded items, etc.

 

 

Speakeasy - She found her lizard there, or did he find her. She danced her dance, hips swinging to his rhythm. He watched, drinking scotch from an old familiar shoe. It was love at first sight.

Of Earth & Water

There is story in the piece of wood lying twisted and forgotten along the shore. It holds within its layer upon layer an ancient collective memory that lives true in all of us, a memory with which –on some level– we get. It might speak of mother-wisdom, or the old healer, or it might tell a story from a time-out-of-mind place where creatures crawled out of the sea and took their first breath of air. 

I never know what will come to life when first I touch that piece of wood, but in time it speaks to me of the earth and water from whence it came. I try to honor that call from the depths, allowing it –as deftly as I'm able– into expression.

If you have any questions or would like to make a purchase please contact Sheri by clicking on this link.

Quickening - And when she awoke she felt the spark ignite in her core, sending a rhythmic hum coursing up her spine. A great thirst arose and she reached deep to drink from the well of new beginnings.

 

Dance of the Soul - Hard won freedom undulates from earth and wood
Old skin falls away like the golden leaves of seasons turned.
Skin and sinew push through societal constraints
Reflection reveals the colorful expanse of her soul.

23" wall hanging. $95 Available at A Seeker's Boutique 6424 Skyway, Paradise CA

Dance of the Soul 

Kleekorin ~ The trickster of wood sprites. Ask for what you will from him. But never forget the additive for the highest and best good. sold

 

Elspeth ~ Lifetimes spent as the quiet odd one; the one on the fringes. Now is the time, Elspeth, to lift your eyes to world and sea, grip webbed fingers to the rod of power, and know the gift of your own unique soul

Watcher ~Into the woods, into the land of the lost; I watch as your relentless search leads wearily back to the beginning. In the dark clearing, tears flow and the broken spirit surrenders. Rest now, the sun will rise again and find you right where you need to be. 

 


 

Ms Joanie Goes Shopping~

A crazy rabbit flying by on wheels formed in my mind when I spotted that piece of driftwood. I have come to know her as a busy eccentric and she is on a mission. If you see her coming your way, for your own safety, please give her a wide berth. I understand her eyesight is poor. Dedicated to my dear friend, Joan Gast, who flew from this earth many years ago… Oh the stories!

From wheels to ear-tips she stands 15". Her first and favorite shopping stop is A Seeker's Boutique in Paradise, CA $95

Wizardry
The protocal for summoning your wizard for a touch of magic can prove a bit tricky: 1) State clearly your desire. 2) Make the call only when you are absolutely sure.  3) Wait for him to arrive on the wind in his own given time. 4) Serve a spread of fresh bread, seasonal fruit, cheese and good red wine–no cheap stuff. 5) After his long pipe comes out and the first smoke ring encircles the room try hard to remember what is was you wanted.  13" $65

Wizard & Dragon
You drew me in, a magnet to metal, and your quest became my quest. Through our shared energy the divine power of the Third came into being. 18" tall wall hanging $75 at Fallbrook Art Center (Find Magnified Show) http://www.fallbrookartcenter.org

 

 

Flairin - Water Wizard. A wrestless, insatiable thirst arises from a place deep in the body. Flairin sends the seeker on a vision quest; a dive into the long lost Shadow Caves for a sign; a pinpoint of Light. 19" $40 at A Seeker's Boutique in Paradise

Oliward - Power Wizard. The time is now to call in the forces. Clarity of purpose and laser focus of intent opens the portal and moves the seeker forward. 14"h $40. at A Seeker's Boutique in Paradise

Lily - When I grow up I will behave myself… barely

10"h $50

Season of my Discontent
Do I dare peak out from under heavy blankets of winter, only to be assaulted by your flaming globe in the relentless sky. Green sprouts and white skin burn under the intensity of your flare. Once again you remind me, Get up get going time is short and you have a big life to live. 20" wall hanging $65

Wind across my Boneyard
A scent, earthy and pungeant as a new mushroom blows across the land… Turn to face the gust, so familiar, so repelling, and yet, like a cool stream running over cracked soil. Oh beautiful life, given by breath and taken away by a sudden gust. 11" wall hanging $40 at Fallbrook Art Center (Find Magnified Show) http://www.fallbrookartcenter.org

SNAP -Snap Out of It!! (thanks I needed that)
12" wall hanging $40 at Fallbrook Art Center (Find Magnified Show) http://www.fallbrookartcenter.org

 

 

Royal Road - Know thyself and you will know your journey is without flaw. The road you are called to now is beyond your mental manipulations. It is the path you were chosen to serve and the gift you were meant to share. 13" tall $40 at Fallbrook Art Center (Find Magnified Show)  http://www.fallbrookartcenter.org

 

Aztec Elder - Across the winds of time Old Aztec appears now to ask for reparation and healing of ancient wounds. 11" wall hanging $50 at Fallbrook Art Center (Find Magnified Show)
http://www.fallbrookartcenter.org

 

Quickening
And when she awoke she felt the spark ignite in her core, sending a rhythmic hum coursing up her spine. A great thirst arose and she reached deep to drink from the well of new beginnings. 14" tall $65 at Fallbrook Art Center (Find Magnified Show)
http://www.fallbrookartcenter.org

Warrior
They said you were gentle and wanted only peace. They told me you were compassionate and would give your last morsel to one in need. These things I know to be true, but I know more now. I've looked deep into your old soul. 13" wall hanging $40 at Fallbrook Art Center (Find Magnified Show)
http://www.fallbrookartcenter.org

Spirits of Wood & Water - Gathering at the Crossroads

Decisions must be made as we find ourselves at the crossroad; what baggage to leave behind and what to embrace as we pack our small suitcase.  We travel light now, with a bouyancy remembered from childhood. 

In this series feminine faces appear in the wood. Each has a message to impart. each embodies a quality necessary for the new world order. The chosen path shines clear now, full of light sparks and purpose of step. 

The sizes run from 8" to 15" h. The price is $40 each (unless otherwise indicated) plus shipping. If you have any questions or would like to make a purchase please contact Sheri by clicking on this link.

Effrin - You were never lost dear one, you simply forgot the way. You became so caught up in the web of worry you took the alternate path. You will cross your true path at the next fork in the road. Close your eyes and see yourself in the calm of wood and water.
Sold at Fallbrook Art Center Find Magnified Show 

Effrin Effrin - detail

Salena - Rhythm of Life; She is trained to hear the living rhythm of her cells, to close out thought and allow the dark winds to move through without absorption. Her dance is one of graciousness and Light.
Wall hanging 10"h. sold

 Salena 

Ka Maleesi - She called upon her second sight; the old dragon, Ka Maleesi, fierce and protective. An ancient oath of integrity was placed upon her mind, and so it was that the truth was revealed.
Wall hanging 16"h. $60

Dauphinia - Optomism; Breath that sparks the creative fire.
Wall hanging $35. Sold to private party

Optomism; sparking the creative fire 12" h. wall hanging. Dauphinia-Optomism; sparking the creative fire

Journey - Trust. I will go ahead of you, for I have lived in the place of your unknown. Close your eyes and follow me. 
Wall hanging 9.5"h sold

Athene - Mindfulness

Sold and gifted pieces

I like to think that my work (more like play) is infused with the energy that flows through me and into the piece. They come to life for me and seem to have intent and purpose. I send them off with love and when they do find their way into a new home, I like to think of them filling the space with Light. In that way I feel fulfilled.

Stand In My Danger ~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes speaks of the "Dangerous Old Woman" who will stop at nothing to nourish, protect and guide us in the offering of all our creative gifts. sold at Paradise Art Center

Stand In My Danger

Stand In My Danger detail

Courageous From time beyond memory an irresistible desire calls from the depths of a living being. The time is right; Leave the warmth of these familiar waters and with eyes of wonder – seek, explore, evolve.

Courageous Courageous

Why be Normal - Is this what you meant when you said to keep a low profile? Some of us just don't get it.

Why be Normal Why be Normal

Twigmull A bug of distinction A bit of a worry-wort, he is vigilant in his protective duties. Alert, he listens intently, watches for predators and warns of impending missteps.

Twigmull

The Gift Immigrate to my soil. Tell me a story; the world through your eyes. I hunger for the gift of your vision. At the Fallbrook Art Center $38

 The Gift, immigration, polymer clay on wood disk 6" diameter. $40

Streaming Until the day I return to water, I simply close my eyes and find the current. At Fallbrook Art Center $38

alternate reality, polymer clay on found wood

Know Me Take down those borders constructed by fear. Know me as your own heart knows the rich colors I so humbly offer. At the Fallbrook Art Center $38

immigration, polymer clay on found wood

Watching the River Run I speak of two wisdoms that feed the human spirit; the one who waits and watches; and the other who moves, ever so deftly, with the prevailing currents. sold

Watching the River Run 

Knotty Peeps - Little knotted branches, no more than seven inches, tell the story of the twists and turns of life and how to not only adapt, but become little bits of whimsical wonder in a world gone mad. Can be seen hanging out on a tree in Connie's Secret Garden.

Knotty Peeps

The Hermit Into the dark forest I follow, into places of my unspoken terrors. I take comfort in my grip on your cool, bony hand, your footfall, silent and sure on our chosen path.
Sold at Fallbrook Art Center Find Magnified Show $95

The Hermit

Mercy I release you from the thousand threads that have held tight against your throat. You are under the protection of my outstretched wings. Let the tears flow from your burdened soul. I am Mercy and I am with you now. sold
Mercy