Monday, June 14, 2010

Done done done!

I finished my winged snake! Here she is! This is the piece that's going to be in the Birds of C.A.W. show this weekend. I think it turned out pretty well, although it's nearly impossible to photograph. Here's the flyer for the show:

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Yellow Springs Street Fair!

I'll be there this Saturday June 12th selling my jewelry, enjoying the music (and beer afterhours of course!) and taking in the awesomeness of Yellow Springs. Join me!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

A brief break for birthdays and then... more enamelling!

So it was my husband Travis's birthday this weekend. We celebrated heartily, ate bbq, played some Queen rockband, and I made this delicious chocolate ganache raspberry cake. What? Cake making is an art. Really.

And in the past couple of days I've been working on the snake piece! This is a picture of it with the first few layers of dark gray colored enamel and black details on the wings painted on top with watercolor enamels. Apologies for the bad picture... I need better light in my studio.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

wip snake with wings

These are images of a work in progress for an upcoming gallery show. Its eventually going to be a winged snake. Today I sawed till my little hands couldn't saw no more. I'm cutting the copper out to be enameled and so far I've completed the snake but I'm still working on the wings. The sketches next to the copper are close approximations of what the finished pieces will look like, black on dark gray, to give it a shadowy, ghostly look. My intention is that the imagery has a connection to Athena, but I think I'm gonna be more subtle with the title, something like: Shadows of Her.