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November 11, 2011  |   Blog,Poetry   |   0 Comment
10/19/11

It’s like my fingers are the dam that traps the flood of words that rush… The force of which could crush me.  Does me. Thrusts me into an unspeakable disaster, when reality is gnawing at my feet While I chase after it. I can’t scream. I can’t cry.  There’s just too much inside. And now it’s trapped at my mouth.  When in truth, I’m bleeding out.  Of ever pour, every orifice. The death of this is the cause of this. And then I remember “It is what it is.” But it’s not enough.  There’s still a dam.  Damn this….Damn this… It isn’t shifting fast enough, healing fast enough.  The last of love.  Trickling away down a drain flooded by the pouring rain.  To be lost forever amongst all of the drips. Forget the trips.  The laughter.  It was never intended to be “Happily Ever After.” A fairytale I never had, but wanted so deeply fucking bad. It’s past my grip.  My grasp at last has failed.  This love we had has now derailed…. Yet somehow I am no longer a passenger, but the spectator of all things that have crashed.   Standing just beyond the wreckage, a wreck which I have seen several times in the past. And I am too filled with ...

June 19, 2011  |   Blog   |   0 Comment
QUALITY Handmade Jewelry

There are innumerable artists out there that create handmade jewelry so it is imperative to stick to what separates me from the rest.  Aside from my style, which I strive to remain completely unique, it is the quality of my work and the materials I select that help to set me apart from many others.  Of course, I am not one in a million by any means, but I am one amongst a smaller crowd, and I am satisfied by that.  Since the beginning of making jewelry, I have committed to only use Sterling Silver wire and genuine stones, gems, pearls, and other beautiful elements of the earth.  I also only use Swarovski crystals as opposed to the many cheaper opponents that look almost just the same.  Knowing the difference in quality is a great advantage to identifying my work.  Handmade jewelry can range from the category to the style to the components, and it seems many artists that make such creations stick to their own style of work.  Unfortunately though, many others mimic styles and create cheaper versions of very unique pieces by skimping on the quality of materials, producing bargain replicas.  This is acceptable to some, but not ...

June 19, 2011  |   Blog,Delphine's Picks   |   0 Comment
Facing Rejection as an Artist

Facing Rejection as an Artist Trying to get into the great big community of retail is a step I have needed to take for the longest time.  Unfortunately, as an artist, I stand frozen behind the fearful realm of rejection.  Regardless of the bountiful amounts of praise and positive support from my friends and customers; I still become a chicken when it comes to pushing myself past hiding behind the safety of a computer screen and selling online.   I’ve learned that this is something that yields many artists.  It’s the face-to-face confrontation that scares the bejesus out of me.  The reflective response that just may come as too critical or worse, disenchantment that I disrelish so greatly.  After all, I put my heart and soul into every piece of art I create.  And truth be told, if I can expose myself through the raw form of art, laced with threads of my  essence, then I can face the greatest vulnerability of life as an artist; and I believe it needs to be done. Whenever I’ve revealed my reservations of “selling myself as an artist,” I am welcomed with notions of similar feelings and the same fears of rejection and vulnerability from other ...

June 11, 2011  |   Blog,Poetry   |   2 Comments
Dos Idiomas

It’s like the new social acceptance for words to seep into the ears And whisper of years of inequality.  Diabolically dismantling the phantom of the underdog, the latest blog  Delivering expression quite deliberately in dos idiomas, Mixed tongue, double languages derived from broken-down carriages Arrived by way of the very same expressway of identity Uniqueness graded blatantly based on itemized ethnicity…. But I shouldn’t say that because I’m just an uncultured Gringa.  Believing that I’m not really oblivious to the many flavors of the world Just because my skin is sun painted and I was born a Minnesota Girl. I carry with me no familial recipes, no ancient traditional family remedies passed down from generation to generation: like they say: de mi abuela a mi madre y entonces a mi…. No family stories, about coming to the promised land, the struggle of an immigrant man Carrying with him nothing more than conviction… And I have stiff, rigid hips, two left feet, I never got the privilege to grow up underneath the rhythms of hot mambo beats.  Salsa was a sauce for dipping those generic nachos I knew no ...

June 06, 2011  |   Blog   |   3 Comments
Drawing A Spiritual Connection

If you have taken a few moments to browse through my galleries, you may have noticed that I am not into drawing portraits and would rather draw a made up creature than a realistic person.  I have always been the type of artist to tap into my own imagination rather than producing still life artwork.  But a few years ago, I was approached to draw a special young person as a gift for my client’s sister who was the mother of the boy.  Ricky was born with a severely disabling health condition, which I believe was spinal bifida (?).  His mom was a single mother and absolutely in love with her son.  Her life revolved around him; care taking, loving, nurturing, and taking it day by day with Ricky; burying the stresses of his illness with hope, determination, and a motherly instinct to love her son more than life itself.  I can only imagine the changes the course of her life took because of this extreme scenario; both the hardships and the beautiful moments that scream the utter chaos of life. It was during my beginning emergence as an artist that I was approached to draw Ricky, and my first inclination ...

June 03, 2011  |   Blog,Delphine's Picks   |   0 Comment
Tagua Nut Jewelry (in my own way ;)

About 2 years ago I came across a bead store in Jacksonville, FL that had a bowl of fun colored nut slices.  I learned that these were called Tagua (Tah Wah) Nuts and are the same consistency of ivory from elephant tusks.  I purchased four of them because I was too indecisive of which color I wanted.  With a new sense of excitement and inspiration, I quickly created “Caribbean Cool,” “Strawberry Milk, ” and “Coconut Milk.”  That was the beginning of my Tagua Nut Jewelry.  Then I stepped up my design abilities quite a bit and created my very first “Twisted Tagua Nut” style by producing “A Bold Statement.”  It took me two days to figure out how to complete it with the best aesthetics and equal stability.  My “Twisted Tagua Nut” style has become my signature design.  I have learned to speed up my work from two grueling days to a couple to few hours on each creation.  I relish the Tagua Nut background of these jewelry pieces because it becomes the catalyst to my color/stone inspiration.  Every time I look at one of these sliced nuts, I already envision what I want to make with it.  There is ...

June 01, 2011  |   Blog,Delphine's Picks   |   0 Comment
Drawings: From iLid images to Delphine French..

Many people who recognize my art are familiar with the name iLid Images.  iLid Images was born in order to comprehend the catalyst of my drawings.  It was the symbol that connected my mental understanding of intellectual energy to the final pieces of work I so enjoy creating.  A tangible manifestation, perhaps.  But to track the images, it would be best to acknowledge a beginning to my drawings.  It wasn’t until the age of fifteen that I even began to take drawing seriously.  I was always into crafts and coloring, etc. as a child; but I never recognized any natural connection to drawing until I was ignited and inspired by a close friend who drew often.  After seeing the freedom my friend possessed by expressing his own image on paper, I went into reflection and began to find things I wanted to actualize.  My first self-initiated attempts at releasing my mental profundity were experiments of creatures.  Sea life morphed with land animals, aliens arriving on earth, make believe critters, dwarf skeletons…they all began to come to life from behind my eyes.  Based on feedback, I learned of my abilities and apparent natural talent, while inside never felt I had quite ...

May 31, 2011  |   Blog,Delphine's Picks   |   0 Comment
The Birth of My Wire Wrapped Jewelry

My wire wrapped jewelry is the newest addition, bringing allure and variety to my capacity of art.  It originated as a personal fulfillment.  As an artist, I have found I am equipped with a pretty particular type of style.  My fashion sense is absolutely a direct expression of my inner being, resulting in many different dynamics of dress.  Hence, I have always found it a bit difficult to shop for attire that suits me perfectly, let alone coming across just the right accent pieces.  As a result of such an endless challenge, I decided to take matters into my own hands (literally ;).  I ended up collecting a couple of nice stones, getting some sterling silver wire, and going to work.  Voila! Jewelry was no longer out of reach.  After wearing the unique design to work and out with friends, I couldn’t help but to notice an extraordinary amount of compliments.  It was incredible.  Quickly following the birth of my first few wire wrapped pieces, I was approached with desires to purchase.  As I began to adhere to these sweet demands, my skills quickly sharpened and expanded.  My wire wrapping rapidly grew more detailed and articulate.  My jewelry really took ...

May 27, 2011  |   Blog,Delphine's Picks,Testimonials   |   0 Comment
Continuing the Gift…

I was lucky enough to receive one of Delphine's necklaces as a gift and since then I've been hooked! I love that Delphine creates unique necklaces that you can't find anywhere. She uses beautiful, high quality stones and crystals to create amazing designs. They are extremely stylish and beautiful, I get compliments on my necklaces everywhere I go! Now I have become the one who gives out Delphine's necklaces as gifts. I love that I can look on the website and order a necklace that she's already made, or I can tell her about the person and she creates a unique design just for them. I've even just told Delphine what colors I like and she comes up with something gorgeous every single time, without fail! I've given necklaces to my friends and family for birthdays, holidays, and even as hostess gifts. Everybody loves receiving special, one of a kind, custom gifts, and Delphine makes it easy for me to give that to the people I love. Maria Perez Sacramento, CA    

May 27, 2011  |   Blog   |   0 Comment
Handcrafted Jewelry Makes a GREAT Gift!

I always suggest my handcrafted jewelry as a great unique gift idea because it is much more personable to select something that no one else will have (or very few people, if anything).  To give a gift with thought behind it is, in my opinion, much more valuable and memorable than something that can be purchased anywhere and by, typically, hundreds or even thousands of others.  One of the greatest aspects of giving handmade jewelry as a gift instead something mass-produced is the love and intention that is put into each and every piece.  With my jewelry, every piece of wearable art that I make is given a small piece of me, and that imprint stays with the item long after it has left my possession.  I create from my heart, and from a place of deep seeded passion.  I express my soul through the creative design of every necklace, bracelet, and pair of earrings I make; while always striving to pass on or ignite a smile.  Good quality handcrafted jewelry is special, and it offers up the opportunity to request a specific design based on the gift-receiver’s likes and personality.    I love getting custom requests to use particular stones, ...