Among the awesome art booths coming to the Canandaigua Art and Music Festival this year, you will find InSpiraled by Becky Blair. Becky makes leather jewelry by hand and adds sterling silver, semi-precious stones and found objects (like vintage hardware) to create her pieces. They are riveted together and the results are wearable artwork.
Ideas For Studio & Works: Becky has a studio in Corning, NY, as well as Charlotte, NC. Both of the studios have personal belongings that mean a lot to her. As for her artwork, she describes herself as someone who has always been passionate about recycling, upcycling and refurbishing, LONG before it was “popular,” and her interest in her artwork shows.
Mediums: Becky uses all sorts of mediums to make all sorts of artwork: paintings, art dolls, clothing, jewelry and sculpture. She has shelves, cabinets, drawers, and tackle boxes full of beads, fabrics, leather, metals, shells, buttons, and antique finds – nothing is off limits!
Inspirations: The color of the sky at a particular moment, finds from antique stores, beach walks, conversations with friends, obscure quotations, and various stumbled-upon color palettes are just some of the many inspirations Becky recalls.
What to Expect at the Festival: She is never not working on something, so be prepared for anything!
Where to Find Her Creations: You can find InSpiraled artwork at www.inspiraled.com or on Becky’s Etsy site (inSpiraled). You can also make an appointment to visit either of her studios.
What Her Art Taught her: Becky’s art is always changing, but always staying the same because it is from her heart.