Saturday, March 15, 2014

This is how it all started,  so many years ago.  Every once in a while I make them again.   I enjoy the hunt for the special word that is going to be encased, it depends on my mood and what it is I want to say at that moment.
I spent a glorious week in my art studio, creating, allowing my mind to get lost in the zen of creating.  I'm down to one day of rest and it is back to work and away from my studio.  I won't dwell on that, I will enjoy my last day of spring break!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Metal and Resin Necklaces

I've been enjoying working with metal and resin.  It had been since my college days that I last worked with these materials. 
Pictured on the bottom is one of my favorite artists, Friday Khalo.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Rio Grande Winter Workshop

I took Rio Grande's Winter Workshop this past week in Albuquerque, NM.  I took the PMC+ pendant class and it was an amazing experience.  I learned so many new techniques, met some wonderful artists and I am more inspired than ever.
We worked for two days on creating frame pendants for our images and created a "branch" to hang them from.  We used a kiln to fire our pieces, but did get a demo on how to torch fire the material.
I am pleased of my results and I can't wait to experiment on some new designs.
I believe I can incorporate this material with materials I work with now, hopefully, this will take me into new territory.
I also managed to buy a few things from their warehouse; such an amazing place.  I was lucky enough to take a tour of their business, it is such a modern facility with modern technology in place.  Now I know how my order and materials are processed.
I can't wait to get into my studio, I'm so excited of the new possibilities.
Till next time...