A journey continues: a blog develops, a line “insight”

imageThis picture inspires me toward chandelier earrings. In silver with a modern filigree. A large focal brooch. Curved into a statement bracelet. This is how I see. I walk around looking, one person may see one thing, & I may see another. Most of us do this. The drawing of my attention to a single moment peels back something that caught my eye. Revealing to me another world where the colors and shapes begin to dance and delight me. A shape takes form that pleases me, makes me smile, and then a click, the proverbial light going off in my head, and I just “know”. Designing jewelry becomes a playtime, an experience outside myself.
I’m only now learning to grab the iPhone for a quick photo, a quick voice memo. Id like to find an easy app that allows me to draw on a picture for ideas. More reading. This process I have always called, having a god moment, those perfectly still moments that particularly shine within the single moment.
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My classes are going well I’m excited every week with each project turnout. My teacher and fellow students inspire me to see so much more possibility. I am starting to dream of putting the different aspects of what I’m learning together and creating my own line.

I will note that I started writing this blog many months before I released it. I wanted to have something built up and collected. Waiting to see where my interests develop as an artist and my concepts for how I want to present my line. Part of this blog’s journey is a testament to the development of my hobby turned full-time and to a third, yea, fourth wind career.

Back to today; I am continually considering who do I want to be as an artist, what do I want to stand for, how shall I express myself, what ideas through metalsmith, wire working, soldering, and mixed media forms. My playfully humble attempt continues to try to display a brief glimpse of beauty.

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Aspiring goldsmith pursuing Beauty through playful passion in metal and stone.