Sunday, October 19, 2014

What a spectacular idea...!!!

Anyone that knows me, knows I love to put flowers or something that is flower related in my work.  I don't always...  I like to make miniature things too...but most of the time I end up making flowers, or leaves or vines get the drift, right?


I was shopping with my daughter and one of the stores had these big paper flowers in their display....I whipped out my phone and snapped a pix.

This is pictures of a one of a kind painting on newspaper that I saw at a local furniture store in U-city.  Sorry, I don't know the artist's name...but the painting is very cool in real life.

Picture from my flower garden...

Don't you just LOVE these huge metal flowers in front of the Metal Museum in Memphis Tennessee!!! 

Below are some pictures of my work that were inspired by floral objects...

So when my father, a retired machinist, hobby furniture maker and blacksmith, showed me these cute and AWESOME bird houses that he made...I thought...

Wow...those would be sooooooooooooooo cute as earrings!!!!  As soon as I get my studio up and running smoothly I want to make some of least one...maybe a necklace.  Not only will it be something that will remind me of my dad, but it's a flower AND a miniature!!!   Will post a picture as soon as I can. 
So what has inspired you lately???

After the flood...

I don't want to dwell on this whole moving thing...but since I am STILL unpacking, for the second time (after the flood)...I thought I would post a few pictures of the state of my current temporary studio...
It has been hard to get focused. I think I am turning my creativity to my blog posts and pictures instead of my jewelry.  Do you like the pretty picture collage???...ha ha!

Do you see where my kiln is???...  Yep, I am going to enamel in the bathroom!  It's a pretty confined area but I think it will work.  It's nice because the sink is really handy.  Whatever it takes, ya know!
I would say the studio is 80% set up.  I hope to get back to work by this coming Monday!!  
Wish me luck!!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Movers were GREAT. Moving...not so great!

Moving day has come and gone...and with a few hick-ups along the way...

I don't think my bench has been this clean since I first put it in my studio!!!  This baby is soooooooo big and heavy...and the movers had to take it down 3 flights of stairs...ouch!!

 Boxing up my tools and stuff.

Here's my little moving buddy.  He decided to hop on my car windshield and take a little trip with me!!  :-)

The above pictures were of my new studio...until a week flooded.  So we called the movers back...and they moved my studio again!!!  :-(
Very demotivating to have your life in boxes!!  Not really feeling like unpacking again.  But I am...slowly this time, not as much "umph" in my steps.
Until next time...