Artwork By Lori Ramotar Sunday, Jan 3 2010 

Retired professional lampwork bead artist, Lori  Ramotar, continues to captivate her audience of art patrons with beautiful pieces of mixed media paintings and quality hand crafted jewelry.

Lori's Jewelry

Lori's Jewelry

Lori's Paintings

Lori's Paintings

When I was a little girl of only 6 yrs. old, I already knew what my calling in life would be. It was at this age, I first declared that I would be an artist when I grew up. Creating gave me an overwhelming feeling of happiness and purpose, and it still does.
I concentrated on painting in high school and continued to develop my skills and particular style as I went on to major in fine art during college. I attended the University of Wisconsin-Marshfield/Wood County, the University of Wisconsin-Stout, and finally the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. As most artists do, I have dabbled in many art forms, and my love of sculpture led me to jewelry design. I have been creating my own jewelry since 2002, and spent 4 yrs. as a professional glass bead maker (lampworker). I had to retire from lampworking when my husband and I moved to Florida. I have since been concentrating on metalwork in my jewelry designs.
I have never stopped painting though, and my love for texture and layers in my jewelry designs led me down a new path to mixed media paintings. First and foremost, I am obsessed with color, texture, and design. I desire all of my artwork to attract second glances and bring visual and emotional enjoyment to the viewer. I use only high quality materials in my creations, and spend a great deal of time researching new products and techniques.
I enjoy using inspiring or amusing quotes in my pieces. I believe we all need daily smiles and uplifting reminders to get us through difficult times. I hope you enjoy my artwork, as I have created it not just for my own enjoyment, but for yours also!

Lori sells her work on Etsy.com. You can view Lori’s paintings and prints by visiting http://www.etsy.com/artworkbylori; her inspirational jewelry can be found at http://www.etsy.com/shop/theroyalbead.

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Beautiful Day in September. . . Tuesday, Sep 1 2009 

September is one of my most favorite months of the year and today, being the first of September, was a great reminder of why I love this month so much. The air was dry, the temperature was mild and I could actually work in my garden this morning without developing sticky haze on my skin.  I’ve promised myself that I would take advantage of each and every beautiful day that September has to offer.

I’m still behind on a lot of things, but I did find time to mop my floors and wash the wee yorkies. They no longer smell like feet, so we are a happy family again. My time is becoming less limited each day, and I do expect to be listing some bead sets and focals in my store within the next few days. (REALLY! I mean it!) I think I might have a small set and a focal to list tomorrow, if they turn out okay.

I’ve had quite a response to the finished pieces that I’ve listed over the past month. A heartfelt thank you goes out to each of you who have purchase or expressed interest in them. Your encouragement has been great for my soul. I’ve really enjoyed putting the pieces together. I don’t know about you gals, but there’s just something about holding those sparkling little components in the palm of your hand that feels soothing and satisfying.  I have a few new pieces, if anyone is interested in pre assembled bling!

September Jewels

September Jewels

Okay, so my next post will be about new loose beads. . . See you all very soon!