Saturday, February 27, 2010
here are some sites I frequent, along with artists.
-Silvia Walz's blogspot
What jewelers/artists have impacted you? Pin It
Friday, February 26, 2010
Originally uploaded by mgypsy
What a captivating pendant. Mygypsy's work involves twisting various kinds of wire (brass/silver etc) around stones or by themselves.
I couldn't find much information about Mygypsy but you can buy her work on etsy. Although it looks like she's all sold out. Nonetheless you can also view her work on flickr.
Her work has this ancient quality that I'm drawn to. Very beautiful and excellent craftsmanship.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Nevertheless, I always appreciated the art movement/resurgence in DC and this creative enterprise is pretty awesome to showcase new artists!
Thursday, February 11, 2010
I traded with a printmaking artist, Katerin Goold! She is SO very talented, I saw Sarah West, a fellow undergrad metalsmith, with this same poster and I fell in love instantly. And luckily she liked my heart pendant!
The oddity of the elephant's head on a woman's body is so, odd and perfect.
And lastily, I had to join Laura Wood's legion of followers with her paper/potato mold earrings. We traded and she was so excited to have one of my pendants, it's silly but made me feel good that she liked them.
Laura often sports these with one large earring and a smaller or none at all on the other lobe. Very cool. Laura is an ECU metals graduate student and she has an etsy shop that you can purchase her lovely jewelry and a blog.
You have to check her out.
And I just adore her packaging, it's so unique and her style.
Laura stitches pieces of doilies and other paper/fabric with a unique stitch.
I'm inspired to work on something more creative to display my work. Pin It
Saturday, February 6, 2010
I'm in this weird/odd artistic state as I'm slowly finding my aesthetic meanwhile attending art school has opened my eyes to all sorts of new and fun materials and methods. I'm trying to find a consistent look and pattern to my production work. Preparing for the Valentine's Day sale is definitely spurring me and I'm feeling comfortable with cranking out pieces along with my look.
However at the same time, I'm at a loss with describing and identifying what I want my work to convey.
My cousin, Lorena Carrasco, is a graphic designer and she's definitely helping me hone in on that. I've solicited her to develop my banner and logo. Lorena is very talented and I trust in her skills.
Of course, I naively thought she'd just conjure exactly what I was thinking... crazy, I know! She in turn sent me several questions probing me on what my target audience is, 3 words that describe my jewelry, etc. Jeez, I have SO much to learn.
I'm excited to see what she designs!
Oh here is a recent drawing I did for my figure drawing class.