Cyd Toups- Official 2018 Poster Artist
I was born an artist! I’ve never lost that wonder and awe of creating something from a blank canvas. I graduated from Nicholls State as a Graphic Artist in 1999. I enjoy the freedom of painting with a palette knife verses brushes. I’m inspired by the bright colors and heavy textures that can be achieved in impasto style (heavy texture) of painting. This 3 dimensional painting style is a sculptural form of painting. Every angle you view the painting from you will see something differently. The way the light cast shadows off of the peaks and valleys of the textured paint are something you can not achieve in a traditional painting style. Before I discovered a passion for painting I already had a passion for pencil drawing. I love drawing the details of the hair and textures in the clothes, but above all I find that connection with the eyes. My goal in a drawing is to engage the viewer with the eyes of the subject. I hope you enjoy viewing my works as much as I have enjoyed creating them. If you are interested in having me create something for you send me an e-mail at email@example.com more
Amanda Wells is the wife of a wonderful musician whose three daughters grew up to be musicians as well. Being the only person in the family to not actually play music, she decided to direct her creative efforts toward something music-related that could also put her own talents and interests to work. She began toying with a set of her husband’s guitar strings one April morning, turned it into a gorgeous bracelet, and a buzz began circulating all over Facebook once she posted photos of her new hobby. Needless to say, that hobby very quickly turned into a business venture that has grown tremendously ever since.
By August of 2013, business had grown so much that Amanda could no longer do it alone. Her middle daughter, Hillary Wells, left her job at an advertising firm to pursue the entrepreneurial dream alongside her mom. Hillary now designs, creates, and markets full time for String Theory Jewelry.
Together, Amanda and Hillary have created a stunning line of embellished bracelets and rings that combine musical flavor with feminine boutique style.
Hand crafted bracelets, necklaces & earrings by Becky Ford Jewelry Designs located in Thibodaux, LA. You will find everything from beaded jewelry, tassel designs, religious pieces, tribal designs, leather pieces, pearl creations, charm jewelry, pave’ pieces and dainty layered pieces.