Thursday, February 27, 2014

When Life & Your Art Collides!

When Life & Your Art Collides!


     Well, I see that Life doesn't always goes the way you want. I had to leave for my home town to handle important family matters. It is amazing how things work out. I'm working on getting ready for shows and the world has other things planned for me . You have to learn to roll with the punches. Plus "Family Comes First" and I have a "Great One". I'm Truly Blessed

     The funny thing about it is that I then raced back here to get ready for an exhibition opening, weekend show and a gallery move. All I can say is Wow!  Well I did get some new designs ready for these events. I thought I would share my marketing image with you all so you could see some of my new creation.

     I just want to share with you one thought . Hug Your Family and Count Your Blessings. 

Take care & stay creative! 
Allison B. 


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

First Design for the Year

I love when things come 
together! 


Encircled Blooms in the Aqua Sky
     Well February started of on a great note. I finished my first piece. It is my entry for the Chesterfield Arts "ArtFeast" event that will be held in late February - early March. They are setting up the show a different way this year. I'm hope will hear about my entry soon. I really like this piece and hope it will make it in. This design is called "Encircled Blooms in the Aqua Sky". 

     I also have received the accepted letters for two shows. I will be in the Spring Artist Boutique in Kirkwood, MO on March 1st and 2nd and the Queeny Park Spring Art Fair in Balwin, MO April 4th, 5th, and 6th. I will have to get to work on inventory asap. I've  been working on my base sketches sense late last year. Now it is time the work to begin. I'm also working on new lines. It is very interesting when you feel your mind is going so many directions. "So much to do, So little time". 
    
      Well I have began a new chapter in my artistic journey. I'm now a resident artist at Stone Soup Galleries in Chesterfield, MO. I'm excited about this new additions. You can check out the gallery at  http://stonesoupgalleries.com.   I will be showing my work along with a variety of other wonderful award wining artists that rock! Many of these artist are my mentors and I feel like I'm surrounded with good people who care about their art and each other.

     Well keep in touch and I look forward to sharing with you next week.
 
Take care and Stay Creative!
Allison B
My Display at Stone Soup Galleries

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Fresh Beginning for Allison L Norfleet Bruenger Collections

Fresh Beginning...

      Well, I'm starting 2014 with new looks across the board. I thought I would start with my website and then my blog. Re-vamping my look gives me a fresh perspective on things.
What should I keep and what should I let go? That can be a little difficult, but when you want to make room for new things and new experiences some  things must be put on the shelf. Re-vamping my site was a big project and will forever be evolving. My official  launch of my new website look will be this Sunday, January 26th, on my Dad's Birthday. I thought it would be a good day to share in his memory


     This year I will be learning new techniques that I will introduce along the way as well. I'll clue you in on my progress so you can come along with me on this journey of creativity. I would like to start selling more via the internet, so I will be launching my Etsy shop where I will be featuring my "Ready Made" collections. "I love new concepts" My wonderful husband is designing a separate site for these designs. Can't wait to see how it all comes together.

     Hey everyone, it is good to be back and I look forward to sharing and hearing from all as well

Take Care and Stay Creative!
Allison B.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Weekly Challenge for April 15th 2012 - Allison L Norfleet Bruenger Collections

Weekly Creative Challenge for April 15, 2012

Apply for Shows and Looking for Opportunities!!

Well this year has started off with a bang. The "Queeny Park Spring Art Fair" was great. I redesign part of my booth with new banners and a couple of new fixtures and it went over well. I also introduced some new look for 2012. I have added more Sterling Silver to some of my designs and I also introduce within my "Art within Art" line some new drawing with a more abstract appeal. Next week I will show the two designs that new look. This week I'm featuring two of my designs with that natural worn through and distress feel.

With all of these new additions it makes it hard to decide which look to enter into the fun world of jurying for shows. Many of the shows for the fall season already want you to throw your hat in the ring. That means jury fees and booth fees being sent out daily and then the waiting begins. Well that is the nature of the business. I hope this will be a great year with lots of opportunities. Well here is this week's entries for my weekly challenge. One of these as well have already found a home but I hope they give a little beauty to the week. Enjoy!

Take Care and Stay Creative.
Allison B.
www.alnbcollections.com

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Weekly Challenge for April 8th 2012 - Allison L Norfleet Bruenger Collections

Well I'm Back and Creating with a Vengeance !!!!!!!!!!

I can truly say the end of 2011 was Great and
Very Very Very Busy. It has taken me 3 months to regroup after the holiday season and I have worked on developing a new look and a couple of new lines. As this year progresses, I will be introducing new lines such as the "Mini Art within Art" line and "Metal Textured" Earrings just to name a few. It has been a challenge but I'm working on creating one of a kind pieces that can knock one's socks off.

This year has started off well. I have already been in 2 Spring Shows and the totals were higher than the same time last year. I feel truly blessed at the growth but I know there is still a lot of work and designing to be done. I have been signing up for workshops that will help me to add a new dimension to my work. I have also purchased new equipment such as a riveting tool and specially designed saw to aid me in my creative process.

Well, even though one of these pieces has already found a great home, I wanted to show you these 2 new pieces. For this past show I created 16 new pieces and I will be showing them to all of you over the next few weeks. Well I hope you enjoy these new pieces as much as I have.

Take Care and Stay Creative!
Allison B
www.alnbcollections.com
http://alnbcollections.blobspot.com

Monday, September 26, 2011

Weekly Creative Challenge for October 2, 2011

Busy ! Busy! Busy!

Well this past September has been a very busy time for me. So many show, so little time. This is the time of year when many of the art fairs, festivals, and shows all take place. There seems to be some type of event every weekend. During this past month I have participated in 6 shows and It has been a whirl wind of travel, setup and sales. It has been hectic and fun at the same time. For example, I have been in a different show from Thursday to Sunday this past week - I had a trunk show on Thursday, an art walk on Friday, a jewelry show at my job on Saturday during the day, a Mall art show during Saturday evening, and a art fair on Sunday. By Sunday evening my whole body felt it and on Monday morning my voice was going just in time to do an eight hour shift at my job. This was a pretty intense week but through the grace of God (and Lots of Coffee) I got through it and It Was Good!

I have sold many of my design which has made me very pleased. I will be showing you all these designs in the next couple of weeks. Many people like my new lines such as my "Textured Block" series and my free form wire earrings. My "Art within Art" and "Fretwork" lines have been doing very well also. I truly feel blessed.

Well here is a sample of one of those pieces that already has a Home. It is called "Visions on a Cloudy Day." I love the Labradorite faceted rounds and the eyes. I will be continuing this series and update you all on my progress.

Well I have to get back to work.
Take care and stay creative!

Allison B
www. alnbcollections.com
http://alnbcollections.blogspot.com

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Weekly Creative Challenge for September 11, 2011


The Season Has Begun !


Well, I have started the "
Season of Shows". I have
participated in my first fall show and it was Great! I showed and sold many of my metal pieces. Also I sold many earrings of both styles. I received a lot of feedback and I'm working on new pieces to be ready for the next upcoming show the weekend of September 16th through the 18th (Mosaics art Fair in St Charles, MO).

I will be working on many new concepts as well. This past show I introduced my "
Textured Block" series of smaller metal and gemstone pendants and they were very well received. I made 8 pendants for the show and I sold all 8 of them. I will be working on having at least 12 for this next show and will be featuring them in an upcoming blog in the near future. Then you can see what I came up with.

I'm still waiting to hear the outcome of the jurying process on 2 other shows. I hope it will be good news. If it all goes well I will have 11 shows for the September to December time period.
WOOOOOOO ! Yes ! 11 Shows. Keep me in your thoughts. "Tis the Season to be Busy"!

Well, for this week I will feature one of my newer pieces that debuted at the
Queeny Fall Art Fair here in Ballwin, MO. This piece is called "Beautiful Flight." I hope you all enjoy my new design. I will have to get back to work now so take care and stay creative!

Allison B
www.alnbcollections.com
http://alnbcollections.blogspot.com