Tuesday, February 8, 2011

This blog has gone on Holiday in Bermuda

I've not really had time to update this blog in a while, or, in point of fact, much to say were I to sit down and try. No new sculptures, no exciting jewelry adventures save one that took place at mostly 3am-5am (not by the by, the best time to use power tools) and in a panicked rush before dashing of to the airport in a cab. So much of a panicked rush that not photos mark the process or the product.

And really, when you get right down to it, I'm not a writer, or much or a talker in general. There are things I keep meaning to do, like document a whole linoleum block carving and printing process. But when I end up doing the actual work, it always seems to be in a marathon type rush on the way to something else. Always some other deadline, some other project, a show to go to, a job to finish, a shop that needs more stock. I would love to say I'm sure I'll be back at this blogging thing someday, but I'm not terribly convinced. I seem to have created a life for myself in which it just wouldn't be normal if I wasn't always trying madly to figure out when everything will get done and what side projects to schedule in when. I did it on purpose. I rather like it that way most of the time. Really I seem to work best with long periods of marathon creation and then a week of rest where I don't do anything but menial tasks.

But I also don't wish for this to turn into a place where I just post show announcements over and over. Its not the kind of thing a blog is for, in my opinion, and its certainly not interesting reading. Its practically like the difference between an interesting magazine and a credit card solicitation! So things may just be quiet around here for long pauses, with sudden unpredictable moments of chatter.

While this blog lays dormant, those show announcements and photos and other things that require less then 150 characters to describe, can all be found on Facebook.

And if you like the pictures and not so much the words, my Sketchblog is all art and no talk (well okay, a little bit of talk).

See you when I see you!

Friday, October 15, 2010

APE this Saturday and Sunday!


Come see me at the Alternative Press Expo, at the Concourse Convention Center in San Francisco this weekend! Some new jewelry, cards, and prints, plus the usual robots and such. Right by the entrance and the restrooms ;-)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The return to the blog.

Where has this blog (or me) been for the last two months? The story is boring, a bit whiny, and not very much fun to write out so instead lets say that the blog has been on Holiday...at the beach. Now that the Holiday (or haitus) is over, lets just start again with something cheerful and work back up to actually talking about new and interesting things.

Some time ago, I left the 9 to 5 working world in order to try my hand at being entirely freelance. Somehow I haven't starved yet, and I keep paying the rent, and so long as these things happen I can't really complain because it means I can go to the beach on a Tuesday and take photos of jewelry on top of 12 foot rocks by the surf.

And I discovered that ACE hardware carries 3/4" thick rope, which makes a lovely sailing ship style ocean side prop. I got to toy with different sorts of light as the sun set, and I had been wanting to do some fish and octopus photos with a more ocean-appropriate set then my usual 'old things on tiles'.


Granted I ended up taking mostly photos I could probably have figured out how to take at home (if I could find a nice big flattish rock...) but I was at the BEACH which made it more fun.

And left me today at home to take photos of myself in the alley by my house, wearing jewelry, and pretending I have some sort of modeling skill.

I promise, the very next blog post will have something about process and making things and information you might actually be interested in reading. Really.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Another post that's really just a picture

It feels like its been a very long time since I used this blog for what I meant to use it for - which is actually sharing thoughts and information. I didn't intend for it to become a glorified announcement site or a place to post images, but it seems as if it's been that for a bit.

Generally speaking I've been busy and overbooked and burned out. Because of that feeling of burn out I've promised myself the next few months to really work on projects. New sculptures, new illustrations, and a few just crazy things I've been wanting to try. And so, hopefully, the next post that arrives here will be ABOUT something. With processes and pictures and ideas and inspiration, instead of short notes and pretty pictures.

In the mean time, I just really like this necklace. I have a few more Ford tags and I think I might make one for myself. Or, at least, one to wear a few times for marketing photos!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Down the Rabbit Hole

I'm in a little 6 person gallery show at Blow Salon in Berkeley this month. The jewelry in this show is a bit more overtly mixed media and steampunk then my usual selection, some cool bits and pieces like pulleys and watch makers vials and the like.
If you're in the area, the show opens this Saturday, June 5th at 8pm. The food and drinks are free, the jewelry is shiny and for sale!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Chrysanthemums

Should really have been producing things for Maker Faire instead of doing this but, I couldn't really help it. It felt like a long time since I'd made something totally new.

There has been a lot of sketching and planning in the last few months, but really nothing but reproducing designs for shows. It was really nice to sit and spend a day making something completely new.

These will not, however, be at Maker Faire. They might make it into a gallery show that opens the following week though, which I shall talk about at some point next week.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

New Necklaces at Sala, Berkeley!

A little preview of the new necklaces I just dropped of at Sala in Berkeley. If you're in the area, stop by and check them out, along with Sala's other lovely clothing, jewelry, and accessories!