Friday, December 14, 2018

December 2018 Reflections of spring summer fall and winter

So much fun meeting Great Niece Kora
Baxter and Baby JoJo

    Exhibition in Motion SNAG Inspiration for upcoming Strut  Runway Show of Extreme  Ornament
                                                      Japanese Garden Portland Oregon

Wrightsville Beach Summer Fun
Garnet and Eudialyte Pendant
Ilseboro Maine

Baxter on the Ball field

Ipswhich Salt Marshes

Lots of Cherry Tomatoes, Outsmarted the Squirrels
Maine Beauty
JoJo all grown up
Wildeness Weed in Glacier National Park
Fields of amber grains

December Snow
Happy Holidays
    New Work Looking Forward to what 2019 will bring

    Wednesday, December 12, 2018

    winter-spring 2018 old news on to new

    Safe to say we have a full house ... Finally spring has sprung. New things happening, settling into all the changes 2018 has ushered in. Bean and Mitsie seem to get along little better. Baxter and JoJo are BFF. George and I keep on plucking away at painting and jewelry.

    said goodbye to my Subaro of 13 years got another one charcoal grey this time.

    Planted 50 tulip bulbs they were striking, First time with Bearded Iris.

    Visited Gregg Museum for some interesting art shows

    Seems a lot of things got broke and had to get fixed, teeth, appliances, cars... Did a good bit of decluttering, more to do. 

    Sertoma is finally starting to gel for me, semi retirement agrees with George.
    Because  my blog is a way for me to document these images I will put it up. Since Im picking up in December there is quite a gap. All in all 2018 has been a good year. Made some nice jewelry, traveled, saw old friends, tried to keep up with current friends and family.

    Wednesday, January 10, 2018

    dec 2017, trying to start the ole blog up again. Last post of 2017.

    Central Park near Strawberry Fields.
    What a great trip. Saw so much art, jewelry, ate delicious food and walked, navigated subways. saw a play, enjoyed the Christmas store windows, decorations and the Rockerfeller
    Plaza Christmas tree.

     3 of my favorite pieces done this year. New Years Eve always a good time to reflect. Mostly looking forward. New ideas and directions for my work and my everyday life.
    That's about all that's left in my office. Starting 2018, I will be going to Sertoma Art Center everyday running a much smaller jewelry program. Mostly enameling, cold joining and alternative materials. I welcome the challenge, it will definitely be different. I have been working at Pullen for 20 years. I will miss being there but am excited about the new jewelry studio that will be the result of the renovation. I have been trying to teach myself enameling since that will be a focus of the new program.
    This was hard to do,
    a step up from sifting on a disc. Not sure what direction the enameling will go but I enjoy the process, the drawing, the color selecting, mostly the enamels are treated like gemstones set in my favorite design formats.

    This painting by David Hockney is such a great color pallet. Always looking around for ideas and inspirations in this department.
     this was summer : Wrightsville Beach

    fall : Shenandoah Valley
    spring : New Orleans

    Winter :NYC

    Saturday, March 11, 2017

    update.almost spring ,tho i started this in the fall of 2016

    Clearly November-Feb was a blur, if you erase politics. This blog never got posted. And since this blog is about jewelry and the things that inspire me,  I will blame the political distraction for my remiss. Finally trying to get back on track. Actually this old post reminded me of my attempts to stage my jewelry for the shop section of my website. Within the next few days I will have posted the  pieces I have left as I am aiming for a new collection this year.

    Since I'm getting ready to update my website, I wanted to also get my blog in sinc with what I'm doing. The date for closing Pullen for renovation has changed to November 2017.  My first co-curated exhibit is hanging now at Pullen, "My Precious: an Exploration of Materiality in Contemporary Jewelry."
    Fun trips to NYC, Vermont and Philadelphia, DC & Richmond , all art related. I will be teaching a class at the NC Museum of Art, Simple Metal, Cold Joined, Silhouette Brooch using The current Venetian Renaissance Art Show as a point of reference.

    Fall 2016 post
    Unique, wearable, timeless the new three words I'm using to describe my jewelry. Summers gone, Fall is here. Had the last Larkspur last summer I will miss that show. Went to the beach several times and really lucked out on good weather. Though it was such a hot summer, my grass is finally growing and I've completed my fence. This was a summer of organizing and purging and dealing with rearranging households to accommodate extra furniture and new living situations. I just participated in the Bluegrass Art Market in downtown Raleigh, Very well attended, next up CDC, Concord and Boylan Art Walk. Work at Pullen full steam with preparations for renovating. Still have a great lineup of workshops and shows before the April 30, 2017 closing. The new building and jewelry studio will be fabulous. So now to try and sum up the time that's gone by in pictures.
    And so the cycle continues