If not a little bit tired . I guess it was a bad idea to drink so much espresso everyday .cause now I feel like i've been run over !
I had a beyond amazing time . This experience has given me so many new ideas and really shown me that I want to focus more on the art aspects of jewelry . As much fun as it is to make steampunk ,Victorian jewelry I miss the challenge finer jewelry presents . I adore this necklace ! I really look forward to experimenting with shapes and tin in the future .
So I think once i get my head back on straight thats what I will focus more on . Don't worry I'll still make my fun stuff but it just won't be the center of what i do .
I don't think there are words that could really express just how amazing this year is . So have some pictures with a few explanations. The necklace was part of the first day challenge. We had to take two objects from a bundle we were given and create something with them . I chose the poker chips and plastic silverware . I don't really feel like I took the challenge as seriously as I should have but I had fun. The button and rose piece were the second assignment . We had to trap a found object using sheet metal and prongs we cut out of the sheet metal . It was fun ! The bug is a piece of tin and two pieces of copper riveted together . I had to remake this piece as I didn't fully think through it .
this piece you make recognize from my sketchbook
And this piece is my big project . a bug shrine ! I am so happy with how this is coming along.
and luckily this year my lap top isn't broken . so if all goes according to plan I'll update with at least pictures everyday ! I'll be taking a two week long course on jewelry with the amazing Robert Ebendorf . I am so so excited .
This morning was one of those nice lazy moments . Where the cats are in bed with you and everything is just right .Of course I had to eventually get up but I couldn't resist snapping a quick picture of one of our cats . This is Ganesh ,he looks so happy . Lately I've had so many ideas running though my head that I've come to realize just how important my moleskin is. I think every artist should carry around a notebook or something. I use mine for everthing from jewelry design ,addresses,shopping lists ,small journal entries and pictures of things that catch my eye in magazines. I don't know what I would do without mine .