Sunday, May 3, 2009

Ode: Nina Bagley

Nina Bagley is a wonderful mixed media artist who has inspired me non-stop since I discovered her about 2 years ago. Her mix of natural components mixed with found objects has made me look at my own jewelry and art in a whole new way. I have never met Nina but spent an absurd amount of time hovering at her booth at an Art and Soul retreat, feeling a little star stuck that I was actually holding her art in my hands. As the cool stones slid between my fingertips and as I looked at each connection and image, I realized her jewelry & art were everything I had ever imagined and so much more. I had seen many arcticles featuring her work, seen pieces here and there, but it was such a wonderful experience to actually be able to hold her work in my hands.
There are many more beautiful pieces on her website at and her blog is always a joy to read.....very inspiring!

So here is my piece I made as an ode to Nina - for all her inspiration. I tried to capture the emotion and appretiation I feel when I see her jewelry. Her art always evokes a sense of peace, tranquility and beauty for me, and makes me long for a little cabin in the Carolina mountains.