March 22, 2012

Back to the studio

Now that I've settled into my new job as Associate Editor of Art Jewelry magazine (jumping head-first into the publishing world with no prior publishing experience has a steep learning curve!), I've taken some time to get back into the studio. I can't have my torches at my home studio—landlords don't particularly care for compressed gas—which presents a problem, but it's forced me to re-evaluate how I create, and has lead to the production of a couple new lines of production work. Unfortunately, I have been lax in taking photos of the work I've produced...I promise I've been staying busy, I just can't prove it. :)

Brandon and I have become involved with Random Twigs, a local gallery/retail store/working art studio in our downtown area. During the spring, summer, and fall, there are monthly Art Crawls—and the first one of the season was earlier this month. Twigs hosted a poster show, so I decided to make CMYK-themed jewelry to fit in with the theme. I've recently revisited my polymer stash, and came up with some fun stacked-disk polymer pieces! I've also begun working with steel wire, and a few cast paper pieces that have been stashed away for quite some time.

Polymer disks in progress

Cast paper earrings
CMYK pieces in progress

CMYK: Stacked polymer

I've also begun another collaborative piece with Jillian Palone—actually, it's been a while since we traded, so be on the lookout for final photos soon!

From Jill

From me

Another project that I've been working on for a while now is a series of commissioned paintings/drawings based on the biblical book of Psalms for a booklet my step-dad is putting together. It's been fun putting away my saw and files for a while and picking up a's a sneak peek!




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