I O Bette

Bette Bashwinger is my mother who was a great inspiration to me. She was the driving force behind my creativity and ultimately my career. She encouraged me to push the limits of my visions and artistic ability. She was a wonderful artist who had an incredible passion for fashion, art, and photography. She was hip and stylish and always danced to the beat of her own drum. I look back and often wonder what my mother saw in me that she didn't with my siblings. Why did she steer me to this path? I often think about her when I design. I guess part of her lives in every design I create. I will always cherish the private art lessons, the photo shoots, and the wonderful business advice she gave me.

Posts tagged art

Hand drawn art on white tumble rocks.
Clothesline features cami, socks, bra and undies. Wire has an assortment of darling little birds. Telephone pole, transformers and all features sitting birds.
Art and Photo by Val Mcnichols, IOBette

Wood designed stones
These white tumble rocks have hand drawn wood designs. The largest oval rock has a series of white birch trunks, smallest features a wood grain design and the medium rock has an intricate tree ring.
Art and Photo by Val McNichols, IOBette

Hand-stamped and drawn art on white tumble rocks using archival dye ink, pigmented India ink, permchrome ink and chalk ink.  
Art and Photo by Val McNichols, IOBette

Hand-stamped and drawn art on white tumble rocks using archival dye ink, pigmented India ink, permchrome ink and chalk ink.
Art and Photo by Val McNichols, IOBette

Hand-stamped and drawn art on white tumble rocks using black India ink. 
Art and Photo by Valerie McNichols, IOBette

Hand-stamped and drawn art on white tumble rocks using black India ink.
Art and Photo by Valerie McNichols, IOBette

Hand-drawn designs on white tumble rocks using black India ink
Art and photographed by Valerie McNichols, IOBette

Painted Stones
Because ever painted stone man should have facial hair. #ilovebeardedmen
Valerie McNichols, IOBette

HELLO BEAUTIFUL!
Lunchtime art on white tumble rocks.
Hand-drawn and Photographed by Valerie McNichols, IOBette

Call the Po Po
That’s what I’d do.
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Call the Po Po

That’s what I’d do.

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Repurposed Plastic Animal Toys into Chic one of kind pieces.

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(Source: iobette.blogspot.com)

Ceramic tile art/coasters
Puppy PRIDE!
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Ceramic tile art/coasters
Puppy PRIDE!
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Ceramic tile art/coasters
Vintage cartoons - Felix, Mr Magoo, Little Lulu, Capt. Caveman
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Ceramic tile art/coasters
Vintage cartoons - Felix, Mr Magoo, Little Lulu, Capt. Caveman
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Ceramic tile art/coaster
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. 80’s flashback
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Ceramic tile art/coaster
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. 80’s flashback
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