Quality of Style: Claudia Kussano

The words “magic, sophistication, and modern” describe the jewelry designs of Claudia Kussano. When the elements of the Earth, an artist’s eye, and a maker’s mastery are combined, the quality of style is evident.  Aligning with the values of Swankety Swank, Claudia  seeks to evoke a symbiotic awareness of the world and our spiritual surroundings. See her work in the following images by Mercedes Abraham on Tiffany, our Brand Ambassador and my photos on the visit to Claudia’s beautiful shop in the Mission.

Tiffany wears the Fairy Labyrinth Necklace by Claudia Kussano and Swankety Swank hemp LBD.
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Claudia in her Jewelry Atelier at 591 Guerro St. in The Mission District of San Francisco.
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Earth and art with a modern flair showcase the retail windows of Claudia Kussano Jewelry Atelier.
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Earrings by Claudia Kussano on Swankety Swank Brand Ambassador Tiffany Marie.

Shop Swankety Swank and Claudia Kussano online. Visit her bricks ‘n mortar at 591 Guerrero St in San Francisco. XXOO Yabette

The Sunday Spawn

Yes, I said spawn. Create. Engender. Yield. Beget. I am feeling the effects of the push as 5 new paintings in oils were born this week in preparation for the June 22nd event that celebrates the arrival of Jubilieu in the Castro. They have been miraculously drying faster than I think they should in the chilly, wet fog of San Francisco June.

As I paint, their stories have been swirling around in my head. They will be available to be heard online as recordings read by voice over talent, producer, and lit artist, judy-b.  I am going to produce a coffee table book as well. A Hard back, full color rendition of the Jubilieu characters and stories will be available along with the original oil works.

This is a new stretch for me. I’ve had thoughts in my head that come from fear trying to hold me back. They are banished in the name of new growth.

So every Sunday leading to the show, I have been painting live out front of this bright establishment (with the perfect afternoon delights for high tea or a caffeine fix.)

Here are a few of the works in progress from the sunny sidewalk of Sweet Inspiration.

live from Market Street sidewalk in the Castro!
Live, from Market St. sidewalk in the Castro!
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Lighting up the Castro for Sunday #3 is this strange bird whose large size (18x24") needs detail work.
Lighting up the Castro for Sunday #3 is this strange bird whose large size (18×24″) needs detail work.

Feel free to come over and sit in the window next to me. I love to chat while I work and you will surely love the delectable dining and the lively, creative atmosphere. I have a curated mix of some new works and some from the last show currently in the viewing gallery for your pleasure and purchasing perusal. -xxooYabette

Jubilieu web

Customized Sea Creatures Prints and Gear

"Sea Horses" as custom I Phone 5 case. Also available for the Galaxy and I Phone 4.
“Sea Horses” IPhone 5 case. Also available for the Galaxy and IPhone 4.

Now your IPhone can have any of my most popular images on its custom case. Many have expressed wanting an art piece at a lower cost, so now I have prints available for $22 or get some of my best images as a $6 greeting card. Go here for this octopus and more.

"Gray Octopus" by Yabette in many forms.
As seen on pinterest: “Gray Octopus” by Yabette

Thank you for your support and may we all live with partnerships to abundance! xxooYabette

Healing Waters Art Show

The deliciousness of having an art show for the culmination of two years of oil painting at a place that features my favorite sumptuous treat is hard to surpass. I am pleased that my work is presented at Sweet Inspiration for this month of April, 2014. Join me for the Artist Reception from 4-7 on Sunday, April 13 at 2239 Market St. in the Castro neighborhood of SF.

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my favorite at Sweet Inspiration: Blueberry White Chocolate Tart- sweet and light!
Yabette favorite at Sweet Inspiration: Blueberry White Chocolate Tart- fresh and light!
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Spanish Dancer Nudibranch oil 20×16″

Whether you are on a journey of healing, or simply need to improve the feng shui of your space, consider buying an original signed piece. Each one comes with an Authenticity Record of the sale and blessings for your support. If you cannot make the reception, the art will be hanging and available for purchase through the month of April, 2014 or browse the online shop here.

xxoo Yabette

High Spirits with Stephanie Mufson

The adorable Stephanie Mufson is a creative force of talent, humor, and enterprising energy. She is another perfect third to the triangle foundation of this week’s Infinite Union:A 3 Woman Art Show. It’s especially wonderful that the Artist Reception on Saturday falls on her birthday and will be quite the celebration!

While she is currently creating constant commercial work as the manager of the Bay Area’s Parade Float and Prop House East West (Aka The Parade Guys) at pier 54 in San Francisco, she is also creating whimsical graphic art pieces. While their sculptural nature adds to the subject, their airy qualities of buoyant joy are quite evident!

"Floating II" mixed media, 32"x 20"
detail from “Floating II” mixed media, 32″x 20″

Here’s her thoughts on this current work: “Dark and Light. Interior and Exterior. Dreaming and awake. Us and Them. known and unknown. Alan Watts pointed out the obvious truism that you can’t have a front with out a back. They are inherently, inseparably connected, like two sides of the same coin.

The space in between, that liminal tunnel that connects one to its opposite, is the place that connects us all to each other and everything that is. And is not. And lost in the interwoven maze of material and metaphor, like a ship on the ocean, or a balloon amongst the stars, we find our selves tangled, alone. Together.”

"Floating" mixed media, 36x16"
detail from “Floating” mixed media, 36×16″

Make sure to catch Stephanie at the pop-up gallery at 66 6th St. in San Francisco this week from Friday December 13th, to Tuesday December 17th. XXOO Yabette