Thursday, May 30, 2013

Art All State Completion

The completion!! This is what the project looked like all done. It was amazing!!! There were birds everywhere, I loved it. The top picture is a good one of most of the project, the second one is the inside of the red structure. The bottom is of Quinn checking it out. He thought that it was amazing, that all of them were amazing. It was great seeing it all from his point of view. He had a look of awe on his face. After we got home we made some of our own birds. I told you all (in studio 202 that we would) I had taken a bird home for him and it now hanging in his room. Again this was an amazing experience. Thank you

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Art All State Day 2

It all came together on the morning of the day 2. It looks amazing and the focus that everyone had that morning was amazing. They were all there before Bob and I. They ended up taking down the child on he wall in the second picture. The way they all were so respectful and  everything was talked about in a group was fabulous. We worked up to the very last minute, what stress.

Art All State Day 1 Part 2

I love the shadow lanterns in the first picture. They were amazing. This came out after changing directions. I love how well everyone worked and the birds!! It was so much fun!!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Art All State Day 1 Part 1

Art All State 2013. We were in Studio 202. We had wire coat hangers, colored felt, for materials and our mystery material was post cards.  What an amazing group of kids we had. They were focused and social. They all worked so well together, I can not get over how respectful everyone was to each other. So the morning of day 1 was all about what to do, coming up with a concept and how to execute it. They did a great job. They came up with one idea and started on then, tore it all down and started over. The images above start with the discussion groups and then how they started to work on parts of the whole.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Art All State 2013

Tomorrow is the start of Art All State 2013 at the Worcester Art Museum. I am very excited to be part of the this amazing program again this year. Check the blog latter this long weekend to see what the kids did.

Commissioned Ring

I had a friend who commissioned me to make a ring. It came out great. The top image is of my ring (on the left) which the commissioned piece is modeled after. The bottom image is of the commissioned ring alone. It looks amazing. It is all sterling silver and a hollow form with some amazing granulation on it, which I oxidized a little bit to bring out all the bits and pieces. I am sure that she will love it.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Some news

Earlier this week I received a very exciting phone call. It came fromParadise City!! I was invited to be an exhibitor at the Northampton, next weekend. This was huge, it is the premier craft show in the northeast. I was so excited I could barely contain myself. After I calmed down I had to call back and say that I could not be an exhibitor due to the fact that it is the same weekend I am doing Art All State at the Worcester Art Museum. I am so excited to be doing Art All State again this year. I can not wait to see what the kids will come up with. That was some very exciting news for me this week.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

New Necklace with Tourmaline

I finally finished this necklace. I change it a little bit. I really love how it came out. The top piece is this great piece of recycled silver and then the middle piece is a hollow form that I textured with burlap. You can not see it very well in the photo, it looks so great, very subtle. And the bottom stone is a black tourmaline, one of my favorites. It is hanging from a rubber cord. It is really lovely.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

New organic ring

I finished this fabulous ring. It is similar to my pebbles and puddles series. This one is structured with a very organic look and feel to it. It is sterling silver and has been oxidized to bring out the texture. It reminds me of things sprouting all over the place and it seems very fitting, with it being spring and all. It is about a size nine and super comfortable to wear. It have a matte and a high polish finish in it. I need to update my etsy store  and I am hoping to send time next week on it. This is a fabulous ring!!!