Saturday, November 24, 2012

Process Shot of the Week

I know I haven't blogged in quite sometime. The past few weeks feel like one long gray fog of making it through the everyday tasks of commuting and teaching and prepping for next semester, and massively long "To Do" lists. I've managed to spend a decent amount of time in the studio, but it feels more like treading water than forward motion. The above photo is a collection of enamels from over the past 2-3 years that I'm working on setting. I'm also working on some production work for the upcoming holiday season. I've also been working on some books.
What I'm not working on is this. This is Day River, and this is as far as I've gotten. This has been sitting in the studio like this for over a month. It's starting to bug me.

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are out celebrating Small Business Saturday! I'm heading back to the studio.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Process Shot of the Week

A few things I finished up in the studio this weekend: two more niobium charms, a chain for the shell and pearl pendant and a setting for an enamel. If that enamel looks familiar, it's because I made it over a year ago while I was at Arrowmont taking a workshop with Jessica Caulderwood. The niobium bits I made this summer at PV, as well as the shell and pearl pendant (Golden Tide?, Dawn Tide?); I just made the chain for it this weekend. It seems like now I'm in a state of finishing things up, using what I have at hand, putting pieces parts to use instead of starting completely from scratch.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Visiting Artists

 It was an exciting week at Craven Community College this week! We have five artists visiting from the Dominican Republic, who are painting several murals on our campuses and in the community. It's amazing to see everyone, students and visiting artists working together, even though the artists don't speak much English. It's also incredible how FAST they're working! These are just a few shots of the mural in the Caven Community College Student Center, after about a day/day and half worth of work.

They'll be painting murals in two locations in down town New Bern this weekend, and any and all are welcome to participate! For more information, check out the Craven Arts Council website. Hope you have a happy and art filled weekend!