Monday, October 26, 2009

Featured Designer of the Week: Barbara Lewis

Each Monday we feature the Designer of the Week. One of our editors pick their favorite from the Monthly Challenge entries. This week's pick comes from ABS editor, Cindy Gimbrone:

I've chosen Barbara Lewis's piece entitled "This n That."



Barbara's lovely torch fired enameled beads and jewelry have a voice all their own, very different and unique - outside of the mainstream. Since Outsider Art is about listening and expressing one's own voice, Barbara's "This n That" is one we all want to hear more from. See more of Barbara's torch fired enamel art beads and jewelry in her etsy shop. (Psst! This week she's having a sale!)

13 comments:

mairedodd said...

congratulations barbara! so well deserved... your expression of the world is so wonderful and unique... being an outsider is where i want to be!

Alice said...

This beautiful piece really tells a story! I love the enameled beads!

Julie said...

Lovely necklace and great photography work - equals great eye fodder! Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.

Leslie @ Bei Mondi said...

Very talented artist and great person! We love you, Barbara! :)

lisa peters ART said...

I LOVE BARBARA LEWIS' WORK! Thank you for sharing!

Connie said...

Oooo! I love it! Love the different textures!

SharonP said...

Barbara, your work is unmistakeably unique. I love this new voice of yours!

Barbara Lewis said...

Thank you, friends. You are too generous!

Christine Damm said...

What a great, quirky necklace-- it has all that wonderful color of the outsider art but with your special stamp! Congrats, Barbara! and on your new Etsy shop as well-- sigh! another great place to spend money!

Kate said...

I loved this the minute I saw it in the photostream! So Unique and inspiring. It reminds me of little treasure boxes (boxes of jewelry or buttons you find in antique stores) and you just want to look at all the neat treasures for hours! Well done Barbara!

Jeannie said...

Congratulations Barbara. Your etsy shop is fantasic! It certainly is "outside the mainstream."
Best Wishes to you.

Barbara Lewis said...

Thanks, Jeannie, Kate, and Christine!

Pretty Things said...

I love this style of jewelry and am totally lousy at it -- kudos to having such wonderful creativity!