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About sharonpassmore

Hi. I am an artist living in Greenville, South Carolina. I am the Art moderator at Eratosphere, a forum of Ablemuse Review. I play with all sorts of art-forms, including digital design and fabric design, but nearest to my heart, at the moment, is collage. I like it best if the collage materials are not recognized from a distance and reveal themselves at close up, the way a painting can look realistic from a distance but on closer inspection, the freedom of brushstrokes becomes apparent. My materials are my brushstrokes. ​ I use anything I find in my collage that suits the purpose, beads, broken jewelry, wallpaper scraps etc... I always try to incorporate recycled packaging too. This is important to me, partly because of the environment, and partly because I get a little thrill out of recognizing the value of materials most people would discard as trash. Think of this next time you peel that wonderful foil seal off a new can of coffee. ​ I am inspired by many kinds of traditional arts and crafts. The cultural history of the world is just loaded with fabulous treasure, isn't it? I view the world of art and art history as a giant buffet and I want to sample a taste of everything. "Mmmmm that Wabi Sabi looks delicious! Gimme a little of that Horror Vacui! Check out those fantastic Molas!" I completely reject the idea that one artform is superior to another due to what is in fashion at the moment. Art is timeless. ​ If there's something I don't like too much, I try to keep in mind that I probably don't understand it, and that's a signal to me that I have something more to learn. There is always something more to learn. Thanks for visitng <3 Sharon Passmore

I fell for an ad on FaceBook…

So, I usually pass these things by. You know how it goes, The ad sounds wonderful but then you listen to 30 minutes of sales pitch with possibly 3% actual information. Or else you get your email spammed forever, 15 … Continue reading

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Updates

Hi folks. I was aghast when I saw that I haven’t blogged since June – sorry about that. (don’t you just love that word “aghast”?) Well, a lot’s going on and I am running as fast as I can but … Continue reading

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Newest Fabric Designs

Here are my latest Fabric Designs: https://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/chinaberries_studio?sort=new

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The GeoBulb is lightening up Spartanburg now!

Hi Y’all 🙂 I know it’s been awhile. I have been completely engrossed in working on the bulb. Yesterday I got an email from Ashleigh at SAM that my bulb was installed!! Yaaay! So of course, Mom and I RAN … Continue reading

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A GLOWing review and straight talk on the level.

As you know, I have been working on the giant light-bulb. Part of my idea incorporates glow-in-the-dark paint to create lava flowing down the screw part of the bulb!! Well, I shopped around and researched online for a bit. I … Continue reading

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And Yet Another Three New Fabrics!

These three new ones are all derived from photos of my collages. Borrego Dots at Play   Synapse Blossoms    Borrego Lapis Dots

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Three MORE New Fabrics!

Here are the new releases today! Woo hoo! ROSE FRACTAL   CURRENTS   WINTER TREE LACE -lavender   Three more tomorrow! Relating to the “Building Chinaberries” theme…. Ya know…when there is a new design to post, or a new site … Continue reading

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