A Little About Me
I have been making my own fashion and home accessories using a variety of methods and materials for years and I'm currently in a wave of splatter painting with super fluid dyes and fabric paints, cotton, silk and salt for fashion and home accessories.
I am a founding member of the National Association of Women Artists, SC chapter and show a small collection of jewels at Maye River Gallery in Bluffton, SC. I create for causes, am an active member of the Fiber Artists of Beaufort, and am honored to fill custom orders as time permits.
I'm always eager to share my creative discoveries and passions with young artists and am honored to be teaching process art at May River Montessori, a great school near the banks of the May River in Bluffton, South Carolina.
Starting in November of 2020, I will be running creative retreats after school and on weekends out of my cottage on the Okatie River. This place is heaven on earth and endless creative inspiration and possibilities abound.
Through creative flow we celebrate individuality, lift the spirit and engage pathways for change.
Please contact me if you are interested and read on to learn more about my work!
i P h o n e P h o t o g r a p h y
South Carolina's lowcountry is a uniquely magnificent place. Its vast tidal marsh, access to large waterways, and big, humid-sky vistas lift the spirit and soothe the soul in a way that's practically indescribable.
I shoot and edit with my iPhone, post most of my photos on instagram @DogwoodStudiosOldfield and hope my shared vision improves your feeling state.
F i n e J e w e l r y
If I see fancy gemstone beads with an interesting cut, color or facet, I'm likely going to feel the need to wrap it in fine gold wire.
I source most of my 18k gold and diamond beads from India.
My one-of-a-kinds are delicate conversation pieces.
I do private jewelry commissions and show a small collection at Maye River Gallery in Bluffton, SC.
P a i n t i n g & F a s h i o n a b l e F i b e r A r t s
I have loved knitting, crocheting and sewing for many years and find I'm happiest when my week is filled with at least some form of tooling needle and thread. I have run knitting groups of all ages for years. We all crave stitching's mindful, rhythmic and soothing qualities.
Aside from Pollock painting on silk and cotton, I'm also repurposing lace doilies as stencils/stamps on linen, cotton and silk before constructing them into gorgeous Boho vintage garments that are feminine, chic and unique.
The art of fashion is captivating!
C r e a t i v e R e t r e a t s
I have been working with children and adults in educational, creative and therapeutic fields for over 30 years. Through empathy, differentiation, conversation and exploration, I work to keep artists feeling connected to their creative process and safe to explore new frontiers.
COVID permitting, I will begin conducting creative retreats for children out of Dogwood Studios in Okatie, SC this coming November.
The gallery space that is my home is located inside the gates of an Audubon Sustainable Community, a sanctuary I am compelled and honored to share.
Stay tuned for more information as I build my program, classroom and website!
O n a P e r s o n a l N o t e
Beyond grateful to be 16 years cancer-free after a most torturous battle, I strive to come from a place of surviving and thriving when working with the children I love to serve. Putting my oxygen mask on means that I make sure I make time for my chasing sunsets and letting my creative spirit soar.
By cultivating a strong creative practice, where we honor our own unique flow without comparison to others, we pave the path to self-acceptance and self-love.
I have been creating for fundraisers since 2004.
A portion of any proceeds is donated to SAGE Patient Advocates and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Connect with me on Instagram @dogwoodstudiosoldfield
"When you do things from your soul, you feel a river of joy within you"
Enter the World of Sari Kandel
So many beautiful vistas to capture and share!
Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time
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Bluffton, SC, USA