“A great artist is but a conduit for an expression that resonates with something that is greater than him or herself” Imaginary Foundation
This, this two minute video. All of this. Each word, each thought, each idea expressed. Studio time is where my magic happens, here the relationship with Beauty is tended on bended knee. Here I find a flow, a sense of the eternal qualities of Creation herself. Staggering paralysis, humiliating at once, a leveling sense of awe…gifts me with the tangible result of creativity created, … Read More “A great artist is but a conduit for an expression that resonates with something that is greater than him or herself” Imaginary Foundation
I enjoy reading other artist’s blogs. As I read I imagine their voice telling their story. Sometimes I know what they look like sometimes not, it surprises me how little matters save for the in common sound. There is a spirit in their storytelling that resonates. A common heart. Beauty’s song. There she is again, my muse. Meet Cyle Thomas. Cyle reached out recently … Read More Thank you Spring.
Here in Washington, DC, spring is arriving. The feeling of new life is pushing forward through all. Collectively we are celebrating. A link to see just how we do. DC Cherry Blossom Festval Even more locally I find it fitting that the beginnings of custom work should commence. One client has design ideas for a diamond bangle. An upcycle of her unused … Read More Spring buds and custom new beginnings
This is the week, I call a place between a place. Like a secret grotto, where laying low between holidays affords me time to reflect on the year past and the one to come. Goals, achievements, hopes and misses dance by my eyes. The struggle is real folks. For all of us. Following dreams and passions is not for the faint of heart. I’ve … Read More Ahhhh the truth of it…
This is a sweet and easy read. I’m grateful she wrote it and I chance found it. https://silverspiralcreations.wordpress.com/2015/10/18/why-is-handmade-jewelry-so-expensive/ I loved the simple explanation. It’s a question I’m beginning to appreciate. Learning how to price my work is an evolving experience. Much like the skills, time, and practice that goes into creation. There is a mason jar on my bench nearly full of seeming mistakes. Yet, … Read More Why is Handmade Jewelry So Expensive?
I choose to be one of those artists that aspires to make everything. Even the tiniest parts such as these 3mm links. My attempt at mastering flame control! When I say handmade, each of my creations are entirely handmade. Save for the lapidary and metallurgy work; after all, there are only so many hours in a lifetime. Obviously my goal here is not mass production yet … Read More Even the tiniest…
Quick progress shots. Progress in skills and in this particular custom job! Great days having the windows open and a southern exposure warming the studio. Finished pics to come, after more sapphires and a clean up!
As I work my way, literally through this book, I am ever surprised by the fluidity of metal. I never imagined the possibilities of creation with an appearing solid material. Simple maneuvers yield beautiful simple and repeating forms and patterns. I started playing with fold-forming the other day after plowing halfway though the book first. This simple ring was such a surprise at the … Read More Beauty in Fold-Forming
This 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 … Read More A journey continues: a blog develops, a line “insight”