Unique & Original Art By Keri Joy Colestock

Unique & Original Art By Keri Joy Colestock

Six pieces of mine were published in Contemporary Sculptor table book.

Six pieces of mine were published in Contemporary Sculptor table book.
My 1st time being published Hugs Nela & Charlie

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About Me:

I am a Contemporary Artist specializing in a wide-range of art and styles. My works are described as colorful, thought provoking, unique and original. I currently have artwork online through my website http://www.kerijoy.net/. My artwork is also available in galleries throughout Illinois. My wish is to continue to create beautiful but also fun works of art fueled by passion and imagination. necessary pieces I need for my work. At times I incorporate polymer clay into my piece. My style has been referred to as whimsical, unique and on the funky side like me! In addition to my website to can stay up to date on Facebook. l recycle found objects in my pieces so one man's garbage is a Keri 'treasure!' The flea markets provide me with the https://www.facebook.com/keri.colestock


​16 of my pieces are on display and for sale at The Room Of Fox Valley Batavia 2016-

​"In God We Trust" & "Home Of The Free Because Of The Brave" were on exhibit at Water Street Studios June 2016

​"With A Banjo On My Knee" was on exhibit at 4th Fridays At The Starline Gallery April 2016

"Howdy Partner" was on exhibit at the Old Courthouse In Woodstock February 2016

"I'm Horny" & Stop In The Name Of Love" were in the Side Street Gallery Exhibit February 2016

I ressurected my "Wall Dancer" art dolls October 2015

"Strung Out is on exhibit at the Freepoty Art Museum- October-present

"With Love & Respect", I Have A Monkey On My Back," "Aye Carumba" & "Celebrate...Rejoice & Remember" are on exhibit at the Old

Courthouse In Woodstock-present October 2015

"Fez Who???" was on exhibit at Fez Fest- September 2015

"With Love & Respect" is on exhibit at the Old Courthouse In Woodstock-September-present 2015

"Strung Out" & "Weave Me Be" were finalists in the "Noting But a dream Competition September 2015

"Strung Out" won 2nd place in the Off The Grid Competition August 2015

"Strung Out" was in the Williow Creek Exhibit August 2015

Featured Artist At The Martini Room April-May 2015

Published in Healing Power Of Art April 2015

Published In Manhattan Arts International One of the 35 artists out of 1070 selected for April 2015

"Strung Out" was on exhibit for the "Womens Works" March-April 2015

"Stop All The Violince" won Honorary Mention at the Starline Gallery In Harvard January 2015

"I Have A Monkey On My Back" won Honorary Mention at the Starline Gallery In Harvard January 2015

I was the solo Featured Artist at the Starline Gallery in Harvard August 22

My artwork was selected for a Portfolio Feature in the West vs Midwest Issue of Artist Portfolio Magazine.​ June 2014

"Stop All The Violince" won Honorary Mention at the Starline Gallery AND "Leapin' Lizards Makes My Hair Stand Up" won the Peoples

Choice Award May 23rd 2014

"Chinese GNU Year won Honorary Mention at the Starline Gallery April 18th 2014

"Eggsistential: Do I Eggsist" The 4Art Inc Gallery Unique group exhibition of handcrafted Ostrich Egg Art March 2014

Art & Beyond Studio I won one of the The Publisher Choice Awards to be published and promoted in their March/April issue 2014

I was published in San Francisco vs Chicago issue of Artist Portfolio Magazine March 2014

"Who We Aren't" at Union Street Gallery

"With Love & Respect"was on exhibit February 2014

"OMG! Oh Party Gras" A group exhibit at the 4Art inc gallery. My pieces for this exhibit were"Party Gras", Surely You Jest!" & I'm Horny"

February 2014

My artwork has been selected for a Portfolio Feature in Issue 17 of Artist Portfolio Magazine. San Francisco vs ChicagoJanuary 2014

I was published in Hidden Treasure Art Magazine November 2013

My "Makin' Purty Music" won 1st Place Award in the Harvard Gala Masquerade Ball Exhibit I will have a solo exhibit in August 22nd 2014

Centerline Exhibit at the Zhou B Art Center My "With Love & Respect" was included in this exhibit September 2013

"Shattered Mirror Exhibit at 4Art Gallery A group exhibit September 2013

Martha Stewarts American Made People's Choice Award Winner August 2013

Art & Beyond Studio I won one of the The Publisher Choice Awards to be published and promoted in their July/August issue 2013

I was published in International Contemporary Artists May 2013

I was contacted by Carolyn Graham Edlund & Carolyn published my artist profile on the Arts Business Institute blog 2013

Art & Beyond I won one of the The Publisher Choice Awards to be published and promoted in their May/June issue 2013

I was on the front cover of Doll Maker's Magazine In Russia April 2013

My work was at 4Art Inc Gallery in the well known Zhou Bros. Art Center January 2013-May 2014

Art & Beyond Studio Won one of the The Publisher Choice Awards to be published and promoted in their January/February issue2013

Beverly Art Center Exhibit "I Have A Monkey On My Back" was on exhibit January 2013

Martha Stewart American Made Audience Choice Award I was chosen as the American Made Artist Audience Choice Award Winner November 2012

"Wanna Play? exhibit at The Union Street Gallery "The Apple Doesn't Fall Far..." was on exhibit October 2012

I was chosen to be an Emerging Artist On Art Jury. October 2012

Six pieces of mine were published in the Contemporary Sculptor table book September 2012

My hubcap was one of the featured hubcaps in an article with Ken Marquis of Landfill Art with E-Junkie.Info September 2011

2011: The "KeRicTures" were born. They are 28" whimsical greeters. A collaboration I do with my husband.

I was asked to be a part of the Landfill Art Project. Ken Marquis asked me to be one of his 1041 artists to do my work on a hubcap. Showing

trash can be turned into masterpieces. It will be a traveling exhibit and table book. May 2010

I create with bright beautiful rainbows

I create with bright beautiful rainbows

Monday, December 29, 2008

Reflections - Fabric Collage (ACEO)

Reflections is an original mixed media collage inspired by sunlight on ocean waves. Acrylics on watercolor paper sewn to fabric. The whole thing is adhered and sewn to more watercolor paper. ACEO (Art Cards, Editions and Originals). 2.5 inches wide by 3.5 inches long (or 6.4 centimeters by 8.9 centimeters).

More ACEOs and other fabric art may be found in my shop.

Cheers and Happy New Year!--Janyce
Sojourn Quilts
"A Resting Place Along Life's Journey"

Monday, December 22, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Nothing Like Having A Little Fun! Kotex Holiday Slippers

When these show up in stockings, doctors offices and parties they ARE great for a good laugh. Especially after a few cocktails! Of course I attach this sweet lil note:

My dear friends and family,
Somewhat embarrassing to admit, Ric is not getting his annual bonus so Christmas is going to be tight this year. So I decided to make you bedroom slippers as your gift. I hope that you will enjoy them as much as I enjoy mine. You'll most likely agree that it's a splendid idea, and should you wish to do the same, I've included the instructions below:

How to make bedroom slippers out of maxi pads:
You need four maxi pads to make a pair.
Two of them get laid out flat, for the foot part.
The other two wrap around the toe area to form the top.
Tape or glue each side of the top pieces to the bottom of the foot part.
Decorate the tops with whatever you desire, silk flowers (this is most aesthetically appealing), etc.

These slippers are:
* Soft and Hygienic
* Non-slip grip strips on the soles
* Built in deodorant feature keeps feet smelling fresh
* No more bending over to mop up spills
* Disposable and biodegradable
* Environmentally safe
* Three convenient sizes: Regular, Light and Get out the Sand Bags.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Triangle girls?

here is something new I have been working on. fresh off the sewing machine. so I am not sure what to call them yet, but I do know that they are totally goofy looking and make me smile so I like them.

The Holidays Are Coming Up FAST!!!!!

It was time to put up our tree. I will be very surprised if when you see our upside-down Christmas Tree if your reaction is not "Only Keri would be that crazy!" But it truly is fun. Wishing you all the happiest & the healthiest of holidays from my family to yours. Tons of hugs & smooches,

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The Spreader of Love Award

I logged on this morning to find that Sharon from Mana Moon Studios has bestowed upon me the The Spreader Of Love Award. Thank you sweetie. So once again we are to pass it on to the blogs or friends that we adore! I gave awards out last week for the Marie Antoinette Award & this award I would like to pass on to artists & friends that were not on that list. For The Spreader of Love Award the rules are:

1. Post a copy on your blog
2. Mention who gave you the award
3. Pass the award on to 6 others
4. Leave a message on their blog letting them know the honor has been bestowed upon them.

Doraclay Dora

Ruth Tarragano
Blue Sea Art
Green Phoenix
Old World Primitives
Artsy Clay
Tracey Ann Finley

I hope had a beautiful Turkey Day! Hugs to you all!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

New Drawings!

Hello! Angie of artangel here - just wanted to show off these two new coloured pencil drawings that I have added to my Etsy shop this week. I haven't done any proper, pure drawing for ages (though I often use some touches of coloured pencil in my mixed media work) but then this last week I've got the coloured pencil bug again! Hope you like them!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Santa Quilts Collage

I made this collage of Santa quilts in Photoshop. The collage isn't available for sale, but each individual Santa quilt is. I tried to take a multicultural approach with this project and represent a variety of characters from different countries. More information may be found in my shop.

Sojourn Quilts
"A Resting Place Along Life's Journey"

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Marie Antoinette Award!

I woke up this morning to find that Nicole from Mealy Monster Land has bestowed upon me the Marie Antoinette Award. Thank you sweetie but anyone that knows me KNOWS that I am not technically inclined. Sharon where are you when I need you honey????? ~cracking up~ Hey my little bus is leaving!

This award is to be passed on to 8 blogs of my choice so I have nominated the following blogs: My nominations are (drum roll)

All Wired Up Linda Allegro

Cyndie Smith Designs
Laurie Beth Beggin
Mosaic Whimsy Ingrid
Mana Moon Studios Sharon
Ragtree Renee
Sojourn Quilts Jan

Monday, November 24, 2008

Let The Fun Begin!!!!!!!!

Well my dear buds it is hard to believe that this year has flown by. Besides a tad of snow we got last night it sure does not seem that the holidays are almost here. So Mrs-I-Am-Always-Stuck-In-A-Brain-fog' best get it together as I do all of the cooking & Thursday sounds mighty close! And I cook enough for an army! I did however get my Christmas shopping done. (you are probably thinking "ass!!!")

My lil squirrel has not learned his lesson as he figured that because I just turned 54 (yikes!) that he could drink Tequila with Ol Ker on her birthday but once again..........he messed with the wrong 'Babe!' He is like a kid-they just do not learn from their mistakes!

I want to wish you all the HAPPIEST & HEALTHIEST of holidays to you & yours. May all your wishes come true in the New Year. A million hugs to you talented ladies & friends. Hugs & smooches,

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Sal and Ruby

This is what happens at my house when I am gone.
I go the store, I come home to find the monsters taking the mealy kids toys! I can't believe it, I thought I raised my monsters with more manners.

Zharee the Chef Lobster (Soft Sculptured Art Doll)

"Delightful!" Zharee the Chef Lobster exclaims upon tasting a sip of homemade wild blueberry wine. Effervescent, slightly sweet...guaranteed to make your taste buds dance with delight. Zharee pairs it with a dark chocolate torte. So rich! So yummy for the tummy!

More information about Zharee and other fabric items handmade by me may be found in my shop.

Sojourn Quilts
"A Resting Place Along Life's Journey"

Saturday, November 22, 2008


The last couple of weeks, I have been motivated to create "Angels". Along with that, I have started a new "ANGEL STORIES" feature out on my DZFANTASY blog. Click on the link below to learn how you can receive one of my FREE custom designed angels. The angels pictured in this post are already flying to their new homes, but more will be on their way to my DZFANTASY shop on Etsy!

The tiny angel above is 6.5' tall, with a silk face, which I individually hand-draw, needle-sculpt and hand-paint. Her accents are Swarovski crystals. It is this size angel that will be made for the lucky winner of my monthly "ANGEL STORIES" drawing.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

three little monsters sitting in a row..

Lately I have been working on monsters, monsters, and more monsters. Here a few of my little guys. I really like making monsters, because I can just go with it, and it always works, I mean it is a monsters, how can you mess up. lol
they are waiting in my etsy shop for your viewing pleasure.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Mountain Escape Soft Sculptured Art Lobster Doll

The design for this soft sculptured art lobster doll was inspired by walks Baxter State Park in Maine. One side features the mountain during the day, the other at night. Made from recycled/repurposed cotton, leather and denim fabrics. Machine stitched with hand-embroidered embellishments.

More information about this and other lobsters, quilted wall-hangings, fabric collages, fabric art pins and more may be found in my shop.

For interviews with Etsy members, articles about lobsters and more, please check out my blog.

Sojourn Quilts
"A Resting Place Along Life's Journey"

Friday, November 14, 2008

Jingle Bells, Batman Smells....oops wrong song.

Spreading Holiday cheer, mealy monster style. They are ready to come to y0ur house to sing you some lovely Christmas carols. You may want to find some ear plugs.
Sukey, Candice, & Don

The Holidays Will Be Here Fast!

It is amazing how fast this year went! And to think the holidays are just around the corner and catching up on us fast. So it was time for me to get working on some holiday dolls. With the economy I am not holding my breath-worst case scenario they will be nice presents. ~smiling~ Have a WONDERFUL weekend my talented dear friends. Sending tons of hugs!

Monday, November 3, 2008


originally Lily was going to be paired up with the Hag.
but as we all know plans change!

I have been working on two dolls at the same time. My original intent with Lily was to incorporate her in with my other gal. But, they seemed to not get along. So Lily is on her own.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

You know it's not too soon...

You will be getting a tree in no time. But these cute ornies are neutral enough they can hang around all year long, as well.

In my Etsy shop.

Ornament with Mountain Scene

Along with some Christmas ornaments I'm making this year, I've decided to try a few with scenes on them...inspired by Maine's mountain and ocean vistas. Here's my first one:

Detail of Front:

Detail of Back:

This piece is machine quilted and appliqued with hand-embroidered embellishments.

I'd love to have your feedback.

Sojourn Quilts
"A Resting Place Along Life's Journey"

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone!
well, when I woke up this morning I felt something slimy on my neck. It seems one of my mini monster has decided to hang out on my shirt today. I guess it is ok for today, being that it is Halloween and all. But she leaves slime trails everywhere so I think I will lock her up later.

my new mini monster brooches

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Good Morning All!

Good morning! I just finished my first Christmas elf of the season. I feel it is too early for Christmas and I always got aggravated at retail stores for starting Christmas too early, but I was just inspired to create this elf so here she is!

She started off life as an Ichabod Crane looking figure but very quickly the idea formed in my mind of the disapproving elf.

She is a mixed media piece made from my son's old wooden dump-truck, polymer clay, apoxie sculpt clay, and paper.

Hope everyone has a WONDERFUL day :)

Friday, October 24, 2008


Medusa is just misunderstood, really. I have no idea what I am talking about. So for my newest project I have created a Medusa. She is polymer clay, hand painted, and her dress is handmade paper (not made by me). I really enjoyed creating her and hope that you don't turn to stone when you look into her eyes.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Gotta Have Some Windows & Bright Things!!!!!!

Well dear friends we are from all over the world but here in Illinois it is getting cold & dreary. The trees of course are changing & are magnificent. My beautiful garden (I was never a gardener before this townhouse) is going to sleep for the year & it makes me 'weepy.' I must say it was quite beautiful this year & we have only lived here almost 2 years. I have been spoiled!

In the 2 years we have lived here we have planted probably close to 100 perennials. Hubby would come home from work & find 8 new plants sitting in the garage & he would say...."Hon I thought we said we were not buying anymore plants." And I would respond with "Hon-I thought I only bought 1! I don't remember buying 8!!!!!

So when art shows up mysteriously here (on a regular basis) or a zillion plants is when you use the Lyme Disease to your advantage & you blame it on brain-fogs!
Now you all know what a rat I am! ~cracking up~ But hubby is one-in-n-a-million & Ol Ker was won-in-a-raffle!
Hugs & love my dear friends.