Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Ancient Inspirations

So... Greece was pretty much amazing. I could go on about it forever. Athens and Delphi were overflowing with beautiful inspirations, and have given me some great ideas to work with.

The first, which I present to you this evening, is to make a series of etched pieces with ancient pattern abstractions, fill in the etching with enamel and let the silver outlines remain. Here are some of my brief sketches, mostly for ideas. I'm gonna try and get some of these babies done for my Yellow Springs Art on the Lawn show in 2 weeks... maybe try some in copper with a black patination as well... I got that from Rio Grande a few weeks ago, and I've been wanting to try it out.

And some images from the National Archaeological Museum in Athens. If they could do it in 5BC... man I've got some livin up to do, check these beauties out.

And the obligatory me and my husband vacation shot. That is the Temple of Apollo in Delphi tall and beautiful behind us.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Soon to be in Delphi

Delphi Greece! That is correct. The long awaited trip has almost arrived. We leave this Wednesday, and my life is consumed with planning for places to see while we're there for a short week. What does one see in the birthplace of not only western civilization, but the very gods themselves? Revelations, perhaps. I'll take a million pictures.

Well, I've at least made some progress on my list, as far as art things go. I've applied for two more shows (crossing fingers) and have a bunch of new work I'd like to produce, involving more dimensionality. I also found an awesome site for business cards that I'm totally gonna hit up. As soon as I get more pictures. Y'know, when I get back from Greece. After I find my muse over there, and stuff her in my suitcase to provide many years of inspiration until she escapes her prison and unleashes her vengeful wrath upon me. Yea. Just like that.


1. Make website look professional
2. Create new business cards
3. Create new logo/branding for Anima Metals
4. Work on new designs for jewelry
5. Work on jewelry designs for portfolio pieces based around a concept
6. Start putting together a postcard for galleries and boutiques
7. Keep up on craft show deadlines
8. Create work I can enter into competitions
9. Purchase 500 enamels book
10. Small Business taxes done and mailed

I've got a bit to go by the end of July. eeeeeee.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Sunday, July 5, 2009


I realize I had not posted my finished necklaces. Allow me to share, so I seem more productive. Summer has been eating my brain, and relaxation is high on the priority list. Just call me a sunzombie. But, slowly and surely, I'm working on things. Sending out some more craft show applications and doing business taxes and the like. Y'know, the behind the scenes boring stuff. Plan on working on that branding thing again this week as well.