Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Etsy Metal

I just found out that I have been juried into the Etsy Metal Street team!! I am so excited to be a part of this group of incredibly talented metalsmiths! If you want to check them out, here is their blog, here is their website, and here are their members.
These are some of my favorite pieces (for sale in their etsy shops) by etsy metal members...

Floating Rock Cuff by Ashley Akers of Ashleyjewelry.

Padlock earrings by DownToTheWireDesigns.

Petal Ring by Esdesigns.

Amoeba Necklace by Experimetal.

Woodgrain Cuff by Honeybee.

Rattle ring by jewelryfool.

Teardrop box by mylittlestore.

Orecchiette Necklace by NinaDinoff.

Tally Mark earrings by NinaGibsonDesigns.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Neat Find

Found this book in the studio the other day and thought it was cool...

I have so many things I want to post, and NO time! The next few weeks of the semester are going to be rough!!! Wish me luck:)

Friday, November 23, 2007

New In The Shop

I've finally been posting new items in my shop! I should be posting several a week from now until Christmas. Check it out!

Jewelry Sale!!!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thanksgiving: 100 Things I am Thankful For

Things I am thankful for in no particular order...
1-My Husband
2-My family
3-My faith
4-My life
5-Scrabble
6-Home
7-Food
8-Education
9-My Friends
10-Dr Pepper
11-Art
12-Animals
13-Kids
14-Freedom
15-The ability to travel
16-My talents
17-My weaknesses
18-Challenges
19-The Internet
20-photography
21-Mountains
22-Stars
23-Nature
24-Mousse
25-Aveeno Lotion
26-Contact Lenses
27-Creativity
28-Warm weather
29-electricity
30-chocolate
31-laffy taffy
32-my professors
33-computers
34-my values
35-music
36-clean sheets
37-california rolls
38-swimming pools
39-laughter
40-museums
41-galleries
42-telephone
43-old friends
44-new friends
45-family albums
46-the ability to change
47-health
48-family support
49-the ablility to dream
50-the ability to see/hear/taste/touch/smell
51-medicine
52-movies
53-restaurants
54-service
55-the opportunity to teach
56-my life experience
57-others expereinces
58-language
59-the written word
60-blogger
61-mass communication
62-history
63-journals
64-Strangers
65-air conditioning
66-summer monsoons
67-watermelon
68-chicken
69-books
70-the opportunity to do what I want
71-humility
72-The Boys and Girls Club
73-the opportunity to work hard
74-nature walks
75-camping
76-tools
77-independence
78-pillows
79-4-H
80-tradition
81-board games
82-cell phones
83-Holidays
84-Summers
85-Flowers
86-The really bad jokes my husband never fails to make
87-That my husband does house cleaning, laundry and cooking
88-Color!
89-fruit
90-the ocean
91-memories
92-responsibility
93-weekends
94-the ability to work
95-my hands
96-Free Agency
97- LOVE
98- This Country
99- My rights
100- I know I already said family, but I think it should count for 2!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Performance Piece by Natalia Jaeger

Today I ran across a performance piece on campus, by Intermedia graduate student Natalia Jaeger. The performance consisted of Natalia climbing a ladder on which there was a typewriter. She would then type on a notecard and then climb down the ladder. Next, she would walk over to a table, upon which there was a box filled with mirrors, a pair of scissors, and ribbon. She would cut a ribbon, and then cut off a piece of her hair. She would then tie the ribbon around the cut piece of hair and attach it to her typed card. Next, she would walk over to a clothesline and hang each card. Viewers were invited to take a card. Here are the ones I and a friend took...Here is a video clip of the performance (it lasted a couple of hours):

video

I have to say it left me thinking...

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Mesa Holiday Art and Music Festival

The Mesa Art Fair was fun! This year I shared a booth with Vicoria Altepeter who is another graduate student in the metals program, and Flavia Bennet who is an undergraduate at ASU. We had a blast working together and between the three of us, our table was PACKED with jewelry. Thanks to all who came and supported us, we had a really good time!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Holiday Music and Art Festival

Come see me at the Mesa Art Center Holiday Music and Art Festival this Saturday!! I'd love to see you there! Details are in the right hand column.

My friends Victoria Altepeter (her work shown below)...

and Flavia Bennet (work shown below) will also be there!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Animales

I finally have some images of some pieces I have been working on (more mentally than physically) for a while now. I was invited along with 8 other "contemporary studio jewelers" (haven't ever been called that before!) to participate in a show at the Facere Art Gallery in Seattle (image above taken from their website). I am SO excited to have been given this huge opportunity! WOW!! The show opens in January and I am making good progress on the 6-10 pieces they requested for the show. The show is entitled, Animales, which had a theme (obviously) of animal related things. So, being who I am and what I make my work about, this was somewhat of a challenge for me. It took me quite a while to come up with something! I decided to go with tracks as it goes with my current concept I am working with for my other work. My other work (at the moment) is focusing on imprints, remnants, traces of ourselves that we leave behind (consciously or not). Click here to see what other artists are working on for the show. Here is what I have so far...

Friday, November 9, 2007

Love this Video

I know I have been a bad blogger lately. I had 2 critiques this week and so many other things going on! I will have new work to post this weekend, but until then....

LOVE this.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Announcing...

We have just launched our new blog for the ASU Metals Department (unofficial)! Please check it out and let me (us) know what you think of it!! So far we only have one post, but we will be updating it frequently!