My name is Vonna Contino Maslanka my journey into the world of design began in 2001. Without a jewelry design background, I decided after thirty five years to walk away from my day job. I've never looked back.
Simplicity is not in my vocabulary, and I feel I have a distinctive and eclectic style. Desiging what I imagine, my keen eye for color along with asymmetry in my form are my trademarks. I take life as it comes to me; straight on. My good friend lampwork bead artist and jewelry designer Marilyn Peraza has said, "her inspiration comes from within her soul, her surroundings, as well as what ever lies ahead of her in life."
Learning is a process and perfecting techniques can be a challenge, it is this challenge that I find so exciting and fulfilling. Putting my own spin on the design comes from my imagination and my life experiences and you will always see something different in my artistic world.
("Peace is the key to one's heart" The instinct to express peace, compassion and love is the essence of life in its purest form. We must also have great dreams and goals beyond our reach. When we meet a goal, it encourages us to further explore the boundaries and try to go beyond them.
Inspiration can come from the tiniest morsel of human affection. I guess this leaves me with one crucial quest; can you conquer your dreams? Jon McEachern, July 5th 2005)
Thank you for visiting. I hope you stop back again soon.
"my son" Jonathan Daniel McEachern
December 26, 1986 November 30, 2007
Jonathan your spirit will always live on within our hearts forever.
Please feel free to visit JdMacHope a blog I dabbled in expressing the grief of a mother who has lost her child.
My oldest son 2005 graduate KCAI, MO
Final Project Kemper Museum Top Ten graduate Fiber Art
Now he has his own art business!