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.
I joined the local art league and have been participating in their various activities. This past summer was full of children’s art classes and art shows. Not only have I been helping to teach watercolor to kids, but I’ve been preparing to offer classes of my own. The community response to classes has been good so far, hopefully that is true for my classes too.
The art league has provided a great deal of opportunities for me. This past August I was given the space to have a solo exhibition! The space was generous and my work looked very nice.
Along with the solo opportunity, I had the chance to fill a role the League unexpectedly needed filled. I am the acting Gallery Director! Pretty fancy title, and my goal is to keep work rotating in the gallery and to keep the space clean and professional.
Meanwhile, I have been working on new pieces of my own! Check out pictures below!
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 putting my doodles and midnight inspirations into. To others my sketches may or may not make any sense, but those pages of ink and pencil are important. The hours spent in an artist’ sketch pad is a window to their creative process.
What I find to be the most fun is going back through old sketches and finding new ways to create the piece, and most of the time the piece comes out even better. Take this bracelet for example for example:
The original sketch for said bracelet was a quick doodle in the corner. However once I stumbled across the sketch again, my quick doodle became another more advanced doodle:
Which then translated to a better more intricate, and advanced rendition which I liked even more than the first.
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 a look out for the winner’s work here!
Meanwhile check out some of my latest works and works in progress!