It was like Christmas when I discovered a box from UPS on my porch yesterday! I was so excited to get my hats and the whole presentation once I got the outer box open was fabulous! They come in a hat box with her logo and pink tissue and care instructions with the hat, it was beautiful! Of course re best part is my new custom fitted hats that are made with gorgeous fabrics and beautifully lined! I am so hat crazy now! Terry Graziano is the bomb! I LOVE wearing my new sassy hats!
This cuff has been floating around in my head, teasing me a little with the idea of it. Putting things on paper and luring them into the 3D space, in my creative world, usually means they are two totally different things. What I mean is, that sometimes when I set out to make something that I have drawn and can see so clearly in my mind, the piece takes over midstream. Not like a strange sci-fi crazed creature, but more like the something happy infiltrated my body as I was creating on some mindless drug that distracted me. In my minds eye I had originally seen this with an acrylic layer in the middle to give it more height with all the other layers, I visualized gaps between the layers to make it look more like rings from the top and the two bands (that ended up as three) coming together in the back to a point. My muse tends to have a sense of humor and I think she knows she can distract me with a great Pandora station! This was one of those times! Not that I am complaining, as I see it I now have a bonus design I haven't made and I am quite happy with how this one turned out! It is on it's way with the stork to Chicago to go live with Terry Graziano (The AMAZING hat artist I will forever rave about!) with some almost matching earrings and my freeform ring. She is actually getting it sight unseen since she gave me free reign with the words silver, chunky and multiple textures stuck in my head. I sure hope she likes it!
And how about that 11-11-11 11:11:11! What did you do to celebrate?
Teaching in Moab at the MARC was SOO much fun I am just going to let the pictures tell the story! The first day I taught two silversmithing classes and then I taught a three day cold connection class, good stuff! Lots of great jewelry made and lots of awesome ladies! I will be back again in the Spring!
Thanks Moab! I had a blast!
Between finishing up the mural, Halloween and all the festivities, teaching at Urban Scrap Studio and teaching classes at Sundance I have had a lot of fun this week! I love Halloween and getting to be something else, changing colors, and this year I was a mime. Yes, I have gone from black to blue, to red and now white! Next year I will be... hmmmm.
I taught a fun Cold Connection class at Urban Scrap Studio, had a great time and forgot to take photos... looking forward to teaching there again soon!
It's also that time of year again, one of my favorite crazy times, when the Health Sector comes to Sundance and books out lots of classes! I have enjoyed getting to know the ones who come back and see me every year and Connie is one of those. She is a beautiful, creative and talented Interior Designer from Dallas that has made 16? 18? 20? pieces with me, we've lost track somewhere... The day before the crazy day Yvette from Atlanta came back again with Connie and with a new addition, Becky from Arlington, Va, we were laughing up in the studio all day! Forest usually joins us but rumor has it his wife retired so we missed seeing him this year, good luck with your new adventure Forest!
Connies pendants and earrings, she always does a beautiful job!
When I got asked to submit a proposal to do the trauma room in the Infant Med Surg unit at the Primary Childrens Medical Center in Salt Lake I was pretty excited! This is something I have had on my vision board for a while that I wasn't really sure how it was going to happen. I met with the "committee" and they loved my drawings and long story short here it is! The last day as I was finishing up the thought crossed my mind "what did I do before this?" it was such a fun experience, I felt so blessed to have the opportunity, and I had support from some great friends! Here are some progress photos with the finished walls, I am going to miss those monkeys... They did get approved to finish off the rest of the Infant wing so I am crossing my fingers that I get to go back and spread my paint and love down the halls... A BIG thank you to Katy, Alison, Dale, Megan, and my friends Joy, Amy, Debbi, Aleca and Denise!
Silversmith and teacher of refined jewelry arts, basically that means I am obsessed with metal and passionate about teaching!