True art was created when God spoke this world into being. We, as artists in any medium, take what already is, and mold it into an expression of what our soul has to say about it. I have been a member of Blue Morning Gallery since 2007 with my photography. In 2010 I also joined in the creation of Pearl and Leather Jewelry.
As a photographer I cannot limit myself to just one genre. I see beauty in everything I look on and everywhere I look. My desire with photography is to somehow capture that moment, to gaze upon it again, and experience what my soul says about it. Art to me opens the doorway within ourselves that so many people close off due to the ritual of everyday life. It can make us laugh and smile. It can also make us cry and feel sadness. It is all good, because it says, “I am Alive!”
My Jewelry creations are also about nature. Taking the raw and simple pearls and leather and creating beautiful pieces of jewelry. I call it an “Earthy Elegant” look. Just as in photography, jewelry making needs a creative eye of balance and composition. In my jewelry pieces I only use high quality pearls that I drill to fit the 2mm leather. I also have incorporated some Sterling Silver into some of my designs.
Along with being involve as an artist at Blue Morning Gallery, I also participate in numerous Art Festivals throughout the South Eastern United States. Plus I also have a very strong online presence at www.ChristineChandler.com.