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Special THANK YOU!

Special THANK YOU!

SPECIAL THANK YOU! SOLO SHOW AT ADELMAN FINE ART GALLERY   A while back a solo show was offered to me from the Adelman family at Adelman Fine Art. I of course was besides myself excited. Graciously excepted and began to plan and prepare with such passion and enthusiasm.  Yet, like most things I set a high bar for myself and do ALL I can to hit that bar with the highest quality that I am able to produce. Yet, I am only ONE person and I needed help. I was told a saying a while back, “It takes...
My Solo Show at Adelman Fine Art

My Solo Show at Adelman Fine Art

Semi Precious Stones Artist Tesa Michaels Solo Show at Adelman Fine Art Gallery “You’ve Never Seen Anything Like it”   September 1-17th Show Reception September 9th 7-9pm   A MUST SEE Show for Gem Lovers, Collectors and those who love to see new, original and innovative art here in San Diego   Come see 90 Original pieces of Fine Art and Home Décor featuring Semi Precious Stones in Tesa’s Elements Series, Shellscapes and Landscapes, plus special guest artist Clifford Bailey, Tesa’s Mentor.  Her mom Kathy Kaberline’s One of a Kind Semi Precious Stones jewelry will also be on display during...
My Main Sources and Locations of Semi Precious Stones

My Main Sources and Locations of Semi Precious Stones

My Main Sources and Locations of Semi Precious Stones I get asked all the time from collectors that come to my galleries where I source the semi precious stones that I use for my fine art paintings for my ELEMENTS Series.   The answer is all around the world.     I have been very fortunate to meet so many amazing collectors of fine gems and minerals, geologists, lapidary specialist, prospectors and miners that deal in a multitude of gems and minerals I use for my semi precious stones paintings. What I do: I (well my mom and I,...
My Solo Show at Adelman Fine Art

My Solo Show at Adelman Fine Art

Tesa Michaels Solo Show September 1-17, 2017     The Gallery is pleased to present a solo show featuring semi-precious stone artist Tesa Michaels!   MEET TESA at the Opening Artist Reception: Saturday, September 9th, 2017, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm   Complimentary refreshments, small bites, and good tunes!                      ...
Special Gift: The Crystal Immersion Virtual Retreat

Special Gift: The Crystal Immersion Virtual Retreat

  Special Offer: 10% OFF Custom Painting “ELEMENTS” Series with Semi Precious Stones   As another way to say “Thank You” I’d love to offer you:  10% OFF a “Custom Commission” painting! Plus if you’re in the San Diego area you can come to my studio and pick out the stones you would like to use for your custom painting. Work directly with artist Tesa Michaels to create a custom piece of fine art using semi precious stones. Customize your size, colors, and style to complement your décor. Chose from the thousands of stones in Tesa’s private collection. Enhancing...
The Making of “Red Sea” – Semi Precious Stones Painting

The Making of “Red Sea” – Semi Precious Stones Painting

Behind the Scenes: Here is the process or steps in the making of “Red Sea” the commission of Parting of the Red Sea of Reeds Click here for other information on painting and the FINISHED PIECE: http://artoftesa.com/product/red-sea/ Red Sea Oil on Panel 36×60 Mixed Media 2.5 Museum Wrap Panel Semi-Precious Stones   Stones Used:  Red; Carnelian  Peridot Emerald (rough) and agate, or onyx black Second row Malachite Lapis lazuli Onyx and Citrine Third row Amber Agate Amethyst Fourth row  Pyrite to represent gold-stone, lapis lazuli,  amber, Jasper  Beryl or rock crystal) Jasper (red)   Symbolic Stones and Items:  The large...
Creative Daily Inspiration

Creative Daily Inspiration

Creative Daily Inspiration:   True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist. Albert Einstein Today I ask you: What have had a creative urge to do lately? Today is the day>>>>>>DO IT> Do what you have been wanting to do and have been putting off, afraid of, said you have not had time for or every other excuses under the sun. There is not a better time than now to begin to do what it is you have wanted to do. As an artist this picture inspires me. If an elephant can do it, so can I. This picture amazes...
Adelman Fine Art Gallery; Art SD; Contemporary Show 2015

Adelman Fine Art Gallery; Art SD; Contemporary Show 2015

Adelman Fine Art Gallery Art SD; Contemporary Show 2015 November 5-8th 2015 Join us for the best art event of the year in San Diego in Balboa Park for this spectacular show. I will have some of my “ELEMENTS” Series of work where I incorporate Semi Precious Stones. Excited to see you there....
Semi Precious Stones 101

Semi Precious Stones 101

Semi Precious Stones For such a long time now, I have been fascinated with Semi Precious Stones. My mom has really been the one to get me started actually collecting them and she was the inspiration in me using them in my art work….it has then been taken from there. Where now, I am not only a collector of Semi Precious Stones for my art, I have been more and more intrigued with them. The more I learn the more I love them. Though long ago gemstones might have been found glistening on a beach or along the base of a mountain,...
Tips to spark your creativity

Tips to spark your creativity

As an Artist here are some tips to spark your creativity! Get inspired; look at pictures what have you seen that you love that you want to do, paint, make, create, and duplicate what you see. Let them motivate and inspire you. Look on the internet, magazines etc…. Loosen up! Don’t be hard on yourself, step outside of the box and do not have tunnel vision or narrow minded thinking. Get a large newsprint pad, large paper or poster board and some good ol’ crayons and let loose, draw whatever you like, think freedom and just letting go.  This...
Art Therapy; combining my illness with art as a professional artist; PART TWO

Art Therapy; combining my illness with art as a professional artist; PART TWO

Art Therapy; combining my illness with art as a professional artist; PART TWO CLICK HERE to read Part One What if I were to take away the end game? To stop trying to attempt the perfect piece that I must sell and have every one love and has to be added into my portfolio or painted with an agenda. Has my painting become too serious? Do I paint for fun? Do I paint to experience the joy of creating? Do I allow ALL of my creativity to come out while expressing myself through each piece I create? If I...
Art Therapy; combining my illness with art as a professional artist; PART ONE

Art Therapy; combining my illness with art as a professional artist; PART ONE

Art Therapy; combining my illness with art as a professional artist I have never really thought of art as therapy before. I’ve always been an artist, it just who I am, but to then combine the two; my complex illness and my art? I am not sure about that? Isn’t that a conflict as a professional artist? As a professional you hide your vulnerabilities and weaknesses, those things that cause you not to produce a mass amount of work that galleries want in order to show constancy and reliability. Hide the negative, show your strengths and grand drive; with...
Adelman Fine Art Gallery; Grand Opening Pictures

Adelman Fine Art Gallery; Grand Opening Pictures

Adelman Fine Art Gallery; Grand Opening Pictures It was such a great night, another clear and brilliant evening in San Diego. A perfect night to celebrate the opening of Adelman Fine Art Gallery. This was the first time seeing the gallery, we all have been waiting so long for this day to come with such excitement and anticipation. I didnt know what to expect visually, I tried to imagine in my mind what creative things they would do, how the art would be arranged and  I was blown away when I first walked in. IT WAS SO BEAUTIFUL. They...
Adelman Fine Art Gallery Grand Opening

Adelman Fine Art Gallery Grand Opening

Adelman Fine Art Gallery JOIN US FOR: GALLERY GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION! May 7 – 9, 2015 – Thursday, Friday & Saturday Enjoy painting demonstrations, jewelry trunk show, auctions/raffles, & bites from The Cheese Store of San Diego and Cookbook Tavola Calda. All events are complimentary to gallery visitors. Join us as we celebrate #artyouenjoy! THURSDAY – 4:00 p.m. – 8 p.m. Jewelry trunk show & raffle Randi Solin art glass auction FRIDAY – 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Ellen Dieter & Zigaloe artist reception Auction for new works SATURDAY – 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Sarah Stieber painting demonstration; Tesa Michaels 6-9 pm...
Rising Tide; The making; Behind the Scenes

Rising Tide; The making; Behind the Scenes

Rising Tide The making; Behind the Scenes Acrylic on Panel 16X36 Mixed Media 2.5 Museum Wrap Panel Semi-Precious Stones ORIGINAL – this is the original, there are no reproductions done or going to be done of this piece Stones Used:  The large more 3 dimensional pieces are quartz, the slices are agate, the smaller rocks in the middle are marble and the smaller rocks by the quartz are Labradorite. Quartz: Wonderful multi use stone. Enhances energy of all other stones and metals. Harmonious and powerful. Aids communication. Sign of Entire Zodiac. Agate: Protection, Strength, Harmony. Agate’s most noticeable properties  overall are balancing...
New Scenery as an Artist; Estes Park Colorado

New Scenery as an Artist; Estes Park Colorado

New Scenery as an Artist; Estes Park Colorado Being in the Mountains As an artist I am inspired by many things. I can literally think of more than 10 things I want to paint all at once (if I could, heck find me a large enough studio and I’d try). I am always full of ideas and images that I have seen that I want to paint. My biggest inspiration is NATURE. Landscapes in particular, for me it is a combination of the mountains and the sea. Growing up in Colorado my grandparents have owned a cabin in Estes...
Anything but Ordinary

Anything but Ordinary

Anything but Ordinary Bland is not a word that is in an artist vocabulary. Ordinary, same, boring….nope we do not like those words either. As an artist; and I may speak for other artist out there, but for myself we as artist are full of passion, creativity, life, love, zest, we are bold and love to be free and colorful ( not just as color its self but in life in general). As artists we just see thing differently. If you’re an artist you’ll understand what I am saying, if you are not, then please understand that does not...
Underneath; In the making; Behind the Scenes

Underneath; In the making; Behind the Scenes

Underneath; In the making Behind the Scenes Oil on Panel 36X60 Mixed Media Semi-Precious Stones 2.5 Museum Panel   Coral: Provides protection. Calms emotions. Helps with asthma and digestive problems. Guards against violence, accidents and theft. Associated with the element of water. Brings peace within the self. Facilitates intuition, imagination and visualization. Sign of Pisces. Used for this painting: Red Coral; In the upper right is natural red coral while the rest of the coral is enhanced or died coral. The gold stick like pieces on the left of the painting are coral as well. Pearl: Promotes sincerity, truth, loyalty,...
10 things to Develop YOUR Creativity

10 things to Develop YOUR Creativity

10 things to Develop YOUR Creativity To help you begin to create the life you want: 1. Make time for it! – Set time aside for creative time; to think, write, paint, research, plan, concept generate – Have a Creative HOUR; designate a hour of your day that you have to be creative, make this a time where you feel the best and you think the best, where it is quite, you are alone and have complete freedom for this time. Where you are nurturing to yourself, doing what you want and love in a creative manor. – Plan...
Creativity for PASSION

Creativity for PASSION

Creativity for PASSION Get Visual and Passionate through Creativity Step 1. Get out a piece of paper and list everything that excites you. Ask Yourself: What excites you? What turns you on? What are you passionate about? What do you love? If you could do anything every day what would that be?   (remember we do this without limitations, pessimism, negativity, or any other BS your mind comes up with- get rid of it)     NOW Bring in Your Creativity; combining you passion with your creativity Draw a line to the right of these things listed, where this line...
My Detour as an Artist

My Detour as an Artist

Before the Professional Artist came out to the Art World: In the past: Looking back I have struggled with fully devoting myself to being a professional artist for many years. Quite interesting to reflect, but it is helping me embrace who I am now. I fought who I was as an artist for a long time.   One reason was location the other was my own emotions and opinions that played a factor. Location: It did play a roll Being from Greeley Colorado as small town in Northeastern Colorado, we had very little art influence in the town. We...
Nature as my Inspiration

Nature as my Inspiration

Inspired by Natures Elements: Mountains:  Being from Colorado we would always go up to my grandparents cabin in the mountains. I loved it there. I do feel that I will always feel at home there. It is apart of me, I will begin to miss them and crave the mountain air, the sound of the pine trees and aspens blowing in the wind and the how the mountains make me feel. I think it is because of this I love to paint landscapes so much. Landscapes are probably my favorite subject to view with art and I have always been...
Embracing being an Artist

Embracing being an Artist

My Journey as an Artist Art is who I am. Creativity is ingrained in me, it is interwoven into my soul. It is what excites me, fulfills me, and comes naturally to me. It is just “ME”. It has always come naturally to me, which was and is something that I didnt quite realize until I look back into my past.   Further Embracing Who I am as an Artist I knew I was an third generation artist. Yet a few months ago mom told me that Great Grandpa also dabbled with art (pen and ink). Then Grandma went...