So much has happened since I last updated the blog! Where to begin... First off, I've moved with my husband and two fur babies to small town Texas, and officially have a room for my studio! Hurray! No more garage, no more Texas heat, and most importantly less humidity on my tools and metal work.… Continue reading Update! Still Alive and Creating New Work
With many things in this life sometimes the process or journey to the end result has just as much, sometimes more, beauty than the end result. This week while creating I've taken notice of the beautiful points of my process, and I'd love to share them with you! All of this is a pile of… Continue reading Appreciating the Journey
Ever get a new, pretty, or really nice notebook? Did you feel hesitant to write your random scribbles, and to do lists, for fear you are wasting such a lovely little book? Well, that's how I am with new sketchbooks. There's just something about all the vast, clean, white pages that makes me hesitate in… Continue reading Clean Sketchbook
Hanging out in my studio today! With Valentines Day coming up this weekend roses seemed appropriate. So what about roses? It's amazing the symbolism and hidden meanings in just a flower! Specific to roses, the type of rose can mean: Austrian Rose (Rosa foetida): Thou art all that is lovely Cabbage Rose: Ambassador of love… Continue reading Feeling Rosey!
Happy New Year (and a month or so)! Lately I find my eyes wandering to all the different stones I have to play with in my work. They are so beautiful, these natural shimmers of organic art. They draw my attention away from the beautiful floral textures I have been dwelling with and have been… Continue reading Whole New Interests!
Soon holidays like Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Years will be here and this time of year seems to bring out my most vibrant work. This recently finished centerpiece is just the beginning! These table top poinsettias are available for sale at Multiplicity on Katy, TX, though I'm sure they are not the last of the… Continue reading The holidays are coming!
So I am so stoked! I received word that the Lewton-Brain Foldforming Competition for 2014 included two pieces of my work in their Juror's choice category! Check out my work and the official Awards video presented by Sue Lacy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0qlNSjYsaY Special congratulations to all the winners! And a thank you to the competition hosts, jurors… Continue reading Lewton-Brain Foldform Competition 2014
Hello out there in internet land! So it's been a while since I've posted anything new up here, have you missed me? Well, no worries I have certainly been keeping busy. Since my last post I entered another competition - Jewelspan "Cool Jewels" Competition. While I did not place, the winners had excellent work! Keep… Continue reading Keeping busy
Hey bloggers! Long time no see... Been kinda crazy here, between relatives visiting, moving my best friends, and working at the bench I disappeared from here for a while. Lately I've been working towards making work fit for the Lewton-Brain Foldform Competition. The annual Lewton-Brain Foldform Competition is a juried competition for metal work using foldforming… Continue reading June Update
As of late I have been working rather small, enjoying the challenge of manipulating tiny pieces of metal. This pair of earrings in particular is four layers of copper cut outs, hammered for texture and to give it a much more organic look. Each layer is then pierced, threaded on to a silver plated head… Continue reading Tiny works