Sunday, November 14, 2010

GODDESS SWITCH PLATE COVERS

GODDESS SWITCH PLATE COVERS

GIVERS OF LIGHT

"She Who Knows Her Own Sacred Sound"

When I started making my “Giver of Light” switch plate covers, I knew I was on to a good thing. Each time I would make one, and this is true today, it would sell. Finally, I decided to keep a few for myself. I have placed them on most of the wall switches in my home. It is wonderful to turn on a light and be greeted by a Goddess!

Giver of Light with small lizard

Some of my “Givers” are ornate, others are a bit simpler. I give them names because I believe anything worth owning is worth naming. I have named my car B-dazle, my home, Woodloft and the list goes on.

Giver of Laundry Room Light

This one is a bit masculine

I just finished creating two new “Givers.” The first one is “She Who Knows Her Own Sacred Sound.” I think we all have a sacred sound. It is sometimes a melody that flows through our minds as we go about our daily tasks. It is sacred to us as the tune plays through our very souls, becoming the mantra that brings harmony to our lives.

Sold. Thank you Kyle

Close-up

The second one is She Who Seeks the Path of the Ancients, I am always in pursuit of clues to our civilization’s beginnings. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we knew the answer to life’s mysteries? I sometimes imagine myself finding a special book that solves that mystery or having a dream that would explain it all.




I used stoneware clay that I fired in my kiln and embellished each “Giver” a bit different. They are 4” wide by 8” high. Hope you love them as I do. You can find them at my Etsy Shop by clicking the name.

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35 comments:

  1. Gorgeous- my favorite is "She Who Knows Her Sacred Sound"- I love the Klimt-like shapes and of course, as always; the spiritual qualities of her face! You HAVE got to stop tempting me with so many beautiful things!

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  2. Oh so Fabulous....gorgeous gorgeous!! Magical! Beautiful creations!

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  3. Wow Cheryl these are incredibly creative - really something special. And yes, why not give everything a name!

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  4. I love these creations and I especially love the names you have given them.
    They are really wonderful.
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  5. Wow!! that is the most amazing switch covers I have ever seen!! It just comes to show that you truely can make any thing that is an every day thing in to the most bueatiful thing ever!! I love it!!! :)

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  6. Wow Cheryl, these are all totally AMAZING!!! I love the faces obviously, so beautiful, but the plaques themselves have so much detail and really look like old stone. Fabuluous job, I bet they look wonderful in your home.

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  7. they are all gorgeous but my favorite is with the lizard! LOVE!

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  8. I love these...and the name Givers of Light...just beautiful!

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  9. They are so lovely. My favorite is She Who Seeks the path of the Ancients.

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  10. Cheryl, these are absolutely wonderful. What a fantastic idea. :)

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  11. Dear Cheryl, You continue to amaze me ... I absolutely love the idea of having a Goddess gracing the entry of each room! Givers of Light ... amazing! Goddess of Light with a lizard is my favorite. Having a Goddess in the laundry room is pure genius! These are divine, my friend ... you are one TALENTED lady!! :)))

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  12. Love, Love, LOVE your new Goddesses!!! I can just imagine them sprinkled around your home. Fabulous, Cheryl!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  13. Oh these are stunning- I especially love your new one "She who seeks the path of the Ancients- the colors are so uplifting and attractive. Wow- Cheryl - these are too cool!

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  14. Oh my goodness, I love them and what a wonderful way to brighten up a room. Standing ovation from my corner.

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  15. Very very inventive, not to mention gorgeous to look at. Beautiful work per usual.

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  16. They are all AMAZING!! Shame (or not so for my bank account ;) ) our light switches are different and they wouldn't exactly work in our house...then again we could change them all again.............

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  17. These are incredible, Cheryl. You won't believe it, but I just bought 2 nice, heavy switch covers for .25. My thought was to priti them up with some clay, glass, charms...
    Yours are more exquisite than what I will make, but I love the extra inspiration! Great minds...in the same forest, on different paths. (or something like that)
    XoX

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  18. These are absolutely wonderful and so imagitive.....You did a great job...I especially love the first one but all are awesome....

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  19. I don't even know what to say that hasn't been said Cheryl--you are an amazing talent!

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  20. These are so beautiful! I can't believe you make them as switch plate covers; no wonder they sell right away. Have you thought of making bigger versions of these as wall sculptures?
    By the way, I'm also from Ohio, and I love Virginia. I have an exhibition in Richmond right now. How do you like Roanoke?

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  21. Wow Cheryl these are so creatively made,,so special and unique and absolutely wonderful, I especially like - She Who Knows Her Own Sacred Sound - your art are amazing.
    Anni

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  22. Fantastic! What a wonderful way to incorporate art into the everyday!

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  23. Oh Cheryl - you are a clever lady - I would never have thought of this. One day, when I have a proper house, I'm going to so enjoy having beautiful things like this around me
    (It will come, I know....)x

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  24. Beautiful! I love them so much. You really are inspirational xJ

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  25. These are fantastic!!! How can I buy one!! Seriously I would love one in my new home! This is so funny because I was dreaming about designing switch plates the other night and was telling my husband about it. My new house has so many glass windows (not a lot of wall space)the best place to show off some art would be in switch plates. I would love one of yours. Do you have any for sale at the moment?

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  26. Cheryl, these are amazing!! I'm truly enraptured with all of them. Not only are they beautiful to look at and so decorative, but all of your pieces convey the feeling and insight you put into them. You amaze me.

    Thank you once again for keeping us in your thoughts. I will let you know how everything goes. Thinking of you too.

    Hugs

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  27. These are all amazing and beautiful. what a fab idea.

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  28. thank for sharing this. absolutely fantastic! xx

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  29. Simply incredible! I know I've been busy, but I can't believe I missed this when you first posted it. I now feel I can breathe a bit and catch up on what you are working on, since most of my obligations are out of the way and Bleubeard seems to be on the mend. All of these light switches are gorgeous and adorable, but I LOVE, LOVE the one for the laundry room. It took me awhile to find that they were made of kiln fired stoneware clay. They are all so lovely. I really, really want to come play in your studio one of these days. SERIOUSLY!!

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  30. What stunning and meaningful adornments for light switches. WOW! So unique!

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  31. wow what can I say...you've been posting on my blog and I never have gone to see who you are...your work is amazing i'm in love wohooo
    now I have to check on you to see what you have new....isn't the computer a grand thing

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