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Do you think that knowing about art history and different art styles makes you a better artist? 

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Petra Kožar
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Croatia
Hi there!


I'm just another someone trying to become a professional illustrator. I'm also prone to daydreaming and cuteness overloads.

Likes :
stories, penguins, DIY crafts, maps, walking, coffee, black ink trails on white paper, cute fluffy animals, reading, color of late afternoon sunlight, imagining things, people.

Dislikes :
health issues, malice and discrimination, close-up images of insects, doing housework, being rushed.

Penguins ~ Divider by OtomeNishiki


What can you expect to see in my gallery?
Well, I mostly draw cute animals and imaginary creatures or illustrate stories, but from time to time you can expect more serious and thoughtful subjects, as well as a few of my own stories, poems and comics.

If you'd like to ask anything about anything, or just say hi, please feel free to send me a note! :D
This month, I'm presenting you super creative and talented SerenityWireDesignsClap She makes wonderful and imaginative wire pendants and other jewelry, and her gallery is simply a feast for the eyes!

I asked her about her work...

Anivia by SerenityWireDesigns  The Dragon Tree by SerenityWireDesigns  The Peacock's Moon by SerenityWireDesigns  Fire Phoenix by SerenityWireDesigns  

How and why did you start making wire pendants?

"Well, I always admired wired jewelry, but I never thought I'd be able to do them until I felt really motivated by my friend. She started doing wire wrapped pendants a year or two before I did.
Her pendants really moved me and sometimes I'd help her formulate ideas here and there. She didn't use all of the ideas I'd throw at her. Some I really wanted her to do. So then I thought to myself, instead of making her do them, I should do my own! That way I don't need to wait for her to possibly do them or pressure her to make them. So I started doing my own!
Once I decided I wanted to make my own pendants, I was so eager to start I couldn't wait (literally)! I didn't have the proper tools or materials to make them but I was determined to make one with whatever I could find around the house. I had some hard wire (that I bought at a hardware store) I had left over from an art class and used that as the frame for the pendants, paper clips as the tree, and some regular pliers (not meant for jewelry AT ALL) to help me shape the 'tree.' The first 'tree' didn't even reach the bottom - LOL! All this happened around December, so I luckily had an awesome boyfriend who gave me all the starter materials and tools to make my pendants earlier than I anticipated. "

Merry Tree by SerenityWireDesigns  Yin Yang by SerenityWireDesigns  Forest Spirit by SerenityWireDesigns  Lunar Howling Tree of Life Pendant by SerenityWireDesigns

Where do you get ideas from? How does your work process look like; what’s the most difficult, and the most fun part of it?

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My ideas come from anything and everything.
Just like artists get their inspirations from what they see and experience, I too feel inspired from what I encounter. I'm a nature/animal and anime/manga lover so I try to incorporate that into my pendants the most.
 I'm pretty obsessed with birds, though. I always have, since I was little, so I tend to make more bird-themed pendants.

The Baltimore Ravens *SOLD* by SerenityWireDesigns  A Pair of Cardinals *SOLD* by SerenityWireDesigns  As High as Honor *SOLD* by SerenityWireDesigns  Food? by SerenityWireDesigns

The way I start a pendant is really almost the same as a traditional/digital artist. I usually create a sketch of what I want it to look like and then I gather all the materials. Though sometimes I have to order materials I don't have, which prolongs the process (it is actually one of the most difficult parts for me). When I'm really inspired to make something, I like doing it NOW. I can loose inspiration after a while, which can then prolong the process. Though once I have all the materials and inspiration going, I usually start creating the pendant, which is one of my favorite parts. I like seeing something that came out of my head in a more tangible form."

Golden Braid by SerenityWireDesigns  A Dark Phoenix and A Yellow Spotted Jelly by SerenityWireDesigns  The Earth Kingdom by SerenityWireDesigns  The Whomping Willow by SerenityWireDesigns

How do you choose materials for your pendants?

"If I want something to have a gloomy theme, I will use darker, bulkier, and/or more solid materials. If I want it to have a positive setting, I'll try to use more brighter and/or transparent materials. However, I use the same kind of wire (copper-which can be plated with a variety of things) for my pendants.
I've thought of using finer wires, but I haven't tried because of costs and the price of the pendant (but if people are ok with it, I would most definitely try using more expensive materials)."

What are your favorite works of yours? :)

"It's kind of hard to say which one is one of my favorites. As I progress, I start liking my newer pendants more than the older ones that I thought were my favorites. But I guess I'd say all of my phoenix trees are my favorites.

Dark Phoenix Tree of Life by SerenityWireDesigns  Odette by SerenityWireDesigns  Phoenix Tree of Life *SOLD* by SerenityWireDesigns  Anivia the Cryophoenix version 2 by SerenityWireDesigns

And this particular pendant that I never thought I'd actually be attached to.

Celtic Tree of Life V2 *SOLD* by SerenityWireDesigns

I was really sad when it sold, so before I sent it away to it's new owner, I used it as a reference to make my very own! I've never done that with my other pendants I've sold and got attached to."

Many thanks to Serenity for sharing her thoughts and works with us! ^^
I hope you enjoyed this feature as much as I did; hugs to everyone!
Huggle! 






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:icondominikscherrer:
DominikScherrer Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many thanks for the fav Petra!
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Penguinity Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015   General Artist
You're very welcome! :D
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DoisPontoseMeio Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Student
ty so much for the fave and watch! :D
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Penguinity Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015   General Artist
No problem! :)
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the favorite :)
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Penguinity Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015   General Artist
No prob! :)
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duanedibbly Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015
Thankyou for adding my tiger eyes to the collection!
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Penguinity Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015   General Artist
You're welcome!
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Loadrien Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Your gallery is beautiful :la:  :la:
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Penguinity Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015   General Artist
Thank you so much! :heart:
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