Monday, January 5, 2015
I could have been blogging about all the art shows I did over the fall.
Or the ads my work appeared in, or anything. Heck i could have even blogged over the hazards of maintaining a clean work space.
But I didnt.
Sorry about that.
I get frustrated and the passion flees.
I love creating and being creative, and I do it even if I dont have an audience.
But I need an audience to survive financially. When that doesn't happen I pout. I tend to pout in very self destructive ways. I stop doing what makes me happy, I start doing things that are bad for me (eating wheat and corn, drinking too much soda).
Unfortunately this blog has been a victim of that.
I don't have any grand resolutions for this year, and nothing profound regarding 2014 in retrospect.
I just know Im gonna keep on doing this, and I will remember to share, and maybe someday I will figure this all out. Until then, happy crafting!
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Monday, July 28, 2014
Just a few days left for my super silver sale. Prices will increase on August 1st, or the piece will be removed for recycling. Nows the time to buy before prices go up, or the piece is no longer available.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Thursday, July 10, 2014
My kids had a few friends over and we made galaxy shirts.
start with a cotton shirt
lay out random circle objects-we used taped, lids and a frizbee
using a spray bottle spray a 50/50 mix of water and bleach
let it "develop" rinse
we then tossed the shirts into the drier on low
once dry we put in details like rings and dots of stars using a bleach gel pen
after the next round of bleach is rinsed off we washed and dried the shirts
once dry add the paint
I found a great bottle of spray white fabric paint, that really helps.
Once the paint dries remember to heat set.
These are great fun, and the kids had a terrific time. I really enjoyed watching their little customizations. One painted in a mini Tardis- instant Doctor Who shirt; another kid made sure there were 9 planets, added a rainbow bridge and labeled a few of the planets Asguard and Midguard--instant Thor shirt; one created cookie monster in space, and the last kid added arranged the planets for a solar system. None of these additions were guided or suggested. Its great to see how the took the concept of space and made them their own!
I plan on cutting them up to make mine into a deconstructed tank top.
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Im thrilled to have created some technical drawings/illustrations for the upcoming book:
The Cloth of Egypt
by Dawn Devine
All About Assiut
You can find out more about the book here: http://www.davina.us/blog/cloth-of-egypt/
Assiut is this totally amazing mesh cloth with designs woven in using metal strips.
Dawn has done an academic Master's degree worth of research, and collected or art directed thousands of reference photographs. She has also created seemingly hundreds of examples and sample projects using this fabric for the book.
My illustrations aren't thrilling, but they are important for visually describing technique, and accompanying instructions.
I can't wait until the book comes out!
I can't make it since its in California, but there is going to be a great launch party:
Assiut Fest - Sunday Aug. 24 - Sunnyvale, CA
• Afternoon Workshop with Princess Farhana 3 hours/$40
• Evening Dance Show and Party - 3 hours/ FREE
Join Davina and Friends as we celebrate the release of her book "The Cloth of Egypt."
Need More Details Here? http://www.davina.us/blog/assiutfest/
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Unfortunately a good deal of it has been sitting around in my stock for too long, and its time for it to go.
If it doesn't go I will send it in for recycling.
I know I missed this big cost bubble when silver was over $50 an ounce, but its still pretty high.
Most pieces I will be selling at my cost. I use Precious Metal Clay, and so I have priced items so that I can purchase more clay. Several other pieces are just at market value of the silver.
I hate the thought of an original work getting melted down, and thus the cheap got-to-prices.
I have many pieces listed on Etsy:
some of the items I have listed:
and more that (hopefully) wont make it to Etsy, as Im trying to sell directly from my Facebook page: