Archive for the ‘Delphine’s Picks’ Category

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 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 17, 2011  |   Blog,Delphine's Picks   |   3 Comments
DelphineFrench.com LIVE!!

I have to take a quick minute to express the great feeling I am blessed with on this day.  As many of you know, I struggle with a pretty debilitating health condition that seems to strike randomly and often.  Today is a rough day for me.  And though I am used to encountering severe ups and downs with my body, I strive on a daily basis to remain hopeful, positive, and strong.  A warrior of life.  When I say today is rough, I say that with no exaggeration or embellishment.  It is the type of day that would make me fight not to get choked up and teary-eyed because defeat is too close for comfort. HOWEVER.  Today is different.  Because I am ALIVE.  As an extension of this, DelphineFrench.com is LIVE.  Having my website turn live today gives me something wholly positive to hold on to.  It gives me something to look forward to, and a smile that lingers knowing that if I can touch just one person today from the launch of my website....then in the end, it is all worth it.  Every aspect of every detail, including what I have to go through in order to be here...to be ...

January 17, 2011  |   Blog,Delphine's Picks,Poetry   |   1 Comment
WARRIOR AM I…

I might have a small voice, a small frame At first glance I’d be the last selected to play in your game.. But there is a wall of steel between your eyes and mine. a journey unfathomable, the test of all time.. I can self label as “Warrior”, i know how to fight It’s a life I was born to, the darkness of night. Lacings of tortures sewn into my arms, Neurons reformatted, twisted into prison bars.. Ready to impale the nail biting, stomach tightening lacerating hatred of pain.. Concreting the secret and letting torment reign. I know how to fight.. Warrior am I. Climbing an uphill battle, till the day I choose to die. Trapped in the wrath of a lifetime of challenge, battling the blackness phantom.. a shadow of who I used to be, mocking, stalking, slowly trying to suffocate me. It takes a Warrior to live life past.. Past the glance of soulful blasphemy, past the last abusive disaster.. Past the blast of sickness, secrets, holocaust-like aftermath ..I fight, I survive…I am therefore… A  ...

January 17, 2011  |   Blog,Delphine's Picks,Poetry   |   0 Comment
Sterilized Isolation

Confined to the limits of starch white linens Where railings are the assailants of my innocent restraint. Drawing lines of metal confines While tracing the wires and tubes of my physical sanctity And my immobility is propped on only one pillow.. I am in the position to watch a runway of underpaid zombies Fulfilling their duties by Filling my belly With miniscule gems glazed in all the colors of the rainbow.. And I know That this bedroom I’m forced to share Stare in while I imagine what’s going on behind the snow Of our outdated television spitting dialogue in a foreign language Channel seven is the Spanish station While I imagine what goes on in the minds of the orderlies Performing duties on my roommate while she screams In pain with unintelligible obscenities.. And the days go by in solitude a prisoner left defenseless My visiting hours are cut short because I have another analyzation Just another bodily examination perhaps an unspoken mental isolation– Like me in this room, ...