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

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.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

My Latest Creation

Hi guys! I thought I would share my latest creation... my merge between Halloween and Christmas. Actually, she is the Hansel and Gretel witch. Anyone who knows me knows how much I enjoy creating really ugly, whimsical witches but I wanted to create a more colorful witch so I decided to make this one, all bedecked with pies, donuts, and candy. Not to mention those two little enticing gingerbread cookies!

I love to pop in and visit, Keri!

Renee :)

Sunday, October 19, 2008

JUNE GARDENS turquoise cowl

Thank you Keri for allowing us to be here with you !!
I've been away on holidays for a long while, and each time I come here I feel so inspired, and grateful !

June gardens turquoise cowl is among my latest listings on my Etsy store. I hope you like it and pay a visit to http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5788205 :)

All of my prices have been reviewed according to the recent Euro-Dollar ratings and so I'm offering reductions of around 25%.

Wishing you all a great new week,



Friday, October 17, 2008

Magical Illuminated Mandalas~ Prints and Cards

Here are some examples of the Magical Illuminated Mandalas 
that are for sale  in my etsy store  
that are created with prismacolor pencils on black paper.
Each of these mandalas are available as matted prints and cards.

Open Heart Mandala
print available on my etsy shop

House Sanctuary Mandala
Creating images of sacred space and safety.
(I created this mandala as a house manifestation drawing)
Full Moon- Winter Solstice Mandala
Can be found on my etsy site

Mandalas are drawings that are done with a circle, based on balance and symmetry.  Whatever is placed in the circle draws the energy of your intentions.  They are inspirational and powerful tools for visualization and bringing healing imagery into your unconscious.

Thanks to Kerri Joy for opening her blog to others...
for more about my process, art and workshops see my blog

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Widow Jones with baby Dante

Well, I just finished up my newest piece. She is a little different than my "normal", and I love her. I really like trying new things, and I tend to make little kids all the time, so for this piece I wanted to get back to
my roots, so to speak and do a big curvy lady with lots of character.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Hazel Joy Turns 1!!!!!!!!

And a Yum...Yum...Yum......And A Yum....Yum......Yum

Well it's hard to believe "Hazie" is turning 1 so we had her party on Saturday. My daughter Kelly and Hazie loves ladybugs and my daughters fiance' goes by the name of "B" so a ladybug and a bee themed party. Kelly and "B "VERY creative with the games and so a ladybug pinata and Pin-The-Stinger-On-The-Bee started them off.

Knowing and seeing what Kelly was buying for the party (ladybug and bee everything!) Ol Grandma wanted to see what I could find out there on the internet to have some fun with. I saw this outfit & HAD to have it! And no doubt that Hazel Joy likes cake! ~laughing~

Just one more reason for feeling so blessed. The rest of my 'brood' is my son, daughter, hubby & my other SWEETHEART Granddaughter Lexi.

Sunday, October 12, 2008


Meet my new whimsical feline fairy! I just couldn't pass up this delightful fabric, while shopping in a favorite quilt shop. Usually I have my eye out for colorful, batik fabrics, which I just love to use for most of my creations. This one just jumped out at me saying what a fun, whimsical "kitty" it would make. She is 10" tall and is one of my "wall style" fairies. She also looks fun dangling from a bit of ribbon or clear fishing line.

Thanks Keri Joy, for letting us share our work out here on your blog!

If you'd like to learn more about her, you can visit my DZFANTASY shop out on Etsy by clicking on the link below.


New Work!

This is my newly finished mixed media painting, which I created using acrylic paints, coloured pencil and collaged paper.

The colours are soft, restful teal blues, ochres and white. The canvas is 8” X 8" X 0.6" approx (20 x 20 1.6 cm approx.)

I am in the middle of another "bird in a tree" painting too at the moment - I must be going through a birdie phase!

This painting is now available for sale in my etsy shop.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Steroids = Lotsa Lil Dolls

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I am so glad to see you wonderful people blogging-I thank you dearly as each & every one of you holds a place in my heart! ~smiling~
We are hoping I only have 3 more weeks of infusions so I KNOW I may as well crank these out while I can. I think for my birthday they will pull my pikline & Hi Ho Hi Ho it's to the casino I go!!!!!!!!! Woo-hoo! Oh life IS good! Hugs,

Monday, October 6, 2008

Greetings and Salutations.

Well Hello everyone, I am a new blogger to this group!
just wanted to pop in and say "hello"

thank you Keri for the invite to blog along with all the other wonderful artists!
I am Nicole Johnson of Mealy Monster Land nice to meet you, well in a cyberspace kinda way!