It's that time where we get to sit back and enjoy what our Relics & Artifacts® Tribe has to offer! This month, be prepared to be blown away by the magic that is Kim Collister. To say that Kim works some major mojo is an understatement. It's such an understatement, that we had to ask her to be this month's Guest Ambassador. Sit back, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy!
Kim Collister is a published mixed media artist. She is a design team member for Retro Cafe Art Gallery and a regular contributor to Stampington & Company. She enjoys working outside the box and is a seeker of “more”. She believes that art is ever evolving and loves following the path of her imagination. Through the strong support of her husband and children, she feels blessed to be able to live her passion.
"Everything about Relics & Artifacts® excites me, the history, the stories, the feel and anticipation of each finished piece bringing into light another time. When I first saw “Cassiopeia’s Throne”, my mind went crazy. I knew I had to try my hand at this one even though I’ve really had little experience with some of the techniques I used.
When I started putting together my thoughts, I had two ideas and that required two thrones. You see, Cassiopeia was the vain and boastful wife of King Cepheus of Ethiopia. They are the only husband and wife couple among the constellations. I thought that called for two thrones, one for the King and his vainly beautiful Queen.
I have been dying to make use of some of the Bohemian Jewels from Sandra’s line but my mind kept going back to the time when thrones were massive in size and carved with beautiful ornate carvings that showcased the wood and craftsmanship.
They were not intended for comfort but for richness, opulence, and power.
This was only my second time experimenting with ICE Resin®. Not only was it an easy process, it has opened up the doors of my mind to new adventures and new ideas.
I was elated as to how easy this whole process was and if I messed up, then I was only messing up the original idea in my mind. It was easy enough to change direction and sometimes, it’s the better choice.
I have been creating art all my life and the thrill of exploring and venturing into new areas that I have not tried is the truest art of living my passion, always learning and gathering from the hearts of other artists who passionately share their ideas and techniques.
Thank you, Sandra, for your passion and the passion of this Tribe. Next, on to using those jewels!"