WeldingGogglesRS1

That’s right, “Don’t Jump!”  Great advice, and if you want to find out why, you will have to read to the end of this post.

Last month, I got a new torch.  It’s the Meco Midget for oxygen and acetylene.  My incentive for buying this type of torch came directly from the Chris Nelson workshop where I learned to fuse gold to iron.  So much growth and learning has come from my recent classes.

mecoTorch

As a result of getting the new torch, I am now learning to weld!  Why?  Well, I am more than a bit surprised myself.

Welding

Here’s why I am learning to weld.   My work has always been described as organic.  I tend to love leaves, branches, trees and incorporate them in my works.  With welding, I can create branches and do some pretty cool finished edges on metal too!

The new torch has brought challenges.  Many people do not like acetylene and think of it as a dirty gas.  If you don’t have the gas mixture right when you light the torch, it produces a sooty flame.  That soot is fuel, acetylene, that has not burnt.  I have cleaned up my share of soot as I’m learning about this new torch and fuel system.  However, if you have the right person to show you a few of the ins and outs of this process, well, let me tell you, with practice you can master it and will love it.

In my case, my friend Jerry McClure, offered his advice and expertise.  As a matter of fact, Jerry even went out of his way to come to my studio this past weekend and show me how to use this torch, along with giving me my first welding lesson.  Thank you Jerry!  I think it’s all part of his grand plan to keep me in his debt, but I’m ok with that….it’s good to owe Jerry favors, if you catch my drift.

Let me add, as an aside, that Jerry is an expert knife maker, among other things.  He knows a lot and is more than happy to share. He has a wealth of experience working with iron, steel, damascus and other metals.

Now back to the story.  I will admit that this new torch and gas mix gave me some fits.  Soot particles floating through the air, the loud popping when the fuel blows itself out because I’ve adjusted it incorrectly, and more than I care to say.  However, I’m determined. I have been working on things on my own; having my share of failures and a few successes.  After Jerry demonstrated what the Meco can do, I know this torch is going to be a very valuable asset.

When Jerry first said he was going to show me how to weld, I thought “Why?”.  How in the world was I going to incorporate that into any of  jewelry I make?  Well, I have enough sense and previous experience with Jerry to know when he wants to show me something, just watch and learn because it will make sense.

First thing he started with was making a branch with the welding rod.  Wow.  Impressive.  I can see the possibilities.  This is exciting.

Next the Mud Dauber effect.  What?  That’s right, the mud dauber effect.

muddauber

The insect

2_10

 Their handiwork. 

muddaubbereffect

Jerry’s example of the mud dauber effect.

Now I am not a fan of anything in the bee/wasp/hornet family, but I’ve watched these guys work (from a distance of course) and this technique with a welding rod produced a very interesting look.  I’m going to do a lot of playing/practice in this space.

Getting the right mix of oxygen and acetylene with the torch is key, as I have had it too hot.  Jerry helped a lot in this area, along with explaining things in terms that are easy for me to understand.  With practice, the flame I get, will be the flame I want.

Another cool thing I learned was how I can create edges that are delicate or robust.  The possibilities are intriguing and I will be working on those techniques a lot!

PacticeWeld

My first practice edging and branches

Just as I suspected, I got why Jerry wanted me to learn how to weld.  Nodding of head and a special smile here.

Last, but certainly not least is why I titled this post “Don’t Jump”.  With sparks flying and torch popping, my natural inclination is to jump.  I’m startled.  This is a new world for me and I certainly have not mastered anything that Jerry has been doing for the past 40+ years.  His greatest advice, “Don’t jump”, coupled with keep a fire extinguisher handy….which I always do.

sparksFlying

As long as you respect the flame and have a keen awareness of what you are doing, this is safe.  The onus is on you as the wielder of the torch, to respect it and stay focused on what you are doing.  It is your responsibility and if you cannot be in charge, don’t try any of this.

As Jerry likes to say, what he does is like rocket science but without the rockets!

Thank you Jerry for making the time and going out of your way to stop on Sunday to open a new world of possibilities for me and my work.  I’m in your debt and I know you like that my friend.

As soon as I have new works with these techniques, I will post pictures either here or on my Facebook page.  Thanks for your continued interest in what I do as a metalsmith.

A special thanks to Dan who took the majority of these photos….I especially like the last one where you can literally see a star shaped flying spark!

Until next time, I am, as always, aspiring to be more as an artist and a person.

 

IMG_0035

 

A Facebook friend made the comment that she liked how I was “branching out” with my work.  She had seen my status updates last week as I posted progression photos of this bracelet.  I know she is right, my work is branching out and I love the feeling.

Last Wednesday, I started a 5 day workshop with Il Maestro Fabrizio Acquafresca.  It was amazing.  I don’t think my work will ever be the same.  He teaches a metalsmithing technique called Chasing and Repousse.  It is challenging, but the rewards are so worth the effort.

I thought you might enjoy seeing how this bracelet evolved.

The first day of the workshop we did a very simple dragon fly to get acquainted with the tools and get a feel for the process.  I can’t tell you how many times Fabrizio had to lift my left elbow off the bench while I was working.  He wants everyone to understand and develop the feel for the right way of doing things.  Why?  Because it is essential for the correct execution of hammer and tool, but also for your long term physical well being.  It’s all part of the learning curve and boy howdy am I learning.

On the second day, we had the freedom to choose a pattern and decide what we wanted to make.  I knew I wanted a bracelet.  True to form, I wanted something different and went asymmetrical.

I am fond of Gingko leaves and thought that would be a good place to start.  After a few sketches, I set my sites on this one.

Drawing

I thought it would give me enough variety to practice the different depth levels and it didn’t let me down.

Starting

The copper in the upper left corner was an example Fabrizio created for me to follow.  I had difficulty with moving the tool in a flow along the metal.  Given that this was my second day attempting the technique and Fabrizio had been doing this since he was 13, well, I know there is a ton of practice in front of me.  I persisted and was rewarded.

Progress

The material the metal rests in is Fabrizio’s formula of virgin tar and a calcium mix.  Initially I thought it would be sticky, but it is not.  It’s quite conducive to the process and others who had done this technique using other forms of ‘pitch’ found this material to be the best and easiest they had ever worked with.

Over the next couple of days, I went through the process and saw plenty of progress.  Plus I was learning so much.  This next photo shows that the metal is flipped and I am at the start of adding more detail to what would eventually become the outside of the bracelet.

GingkoProgression

 

Detailing completed, the piece was ready for the wire to be soldered to the back for stability and comfort.

DSC07690

 

I wanted an irregular shape for the bracelet.  This worked out quite well because the narrowest section would be on top of my wrist and the wider areas hold the bracelet on the underside of my forearm.  Comfortable and lightweight, plus that design created stability so the bracelet doesn’t move around on my arm.  It was now ready to be formed and shaped to fit my wrist.

DSC07705

For the finished piece that you see at the top of this post, I used a liver of sulphur solution to give it more of an aged look.  I actually prefer that look over a high polish, but either works well.  I do think the liver of sulphur helps to bring out the detail in the piece.

DSC07707

 

Left to right – Shannon, Me, Andrea, Fabrizio, Elizabeth, Sandy, Ann, Amy, Nancy and Gloria.

We had a great group; a perfect blend of creatives.  I considered this workshop to be one of those lifetime opportunities.  If you ever have a chance to take this workshop from Fabrizio, DO IT!  The investment in yourself to learn this kind of skill from a true master is invaluable.

Fabrizio is patient and one of the best teachers I have had.  He has an exuberance and zest for life!  There is never a dull moment.  Enjoyable, entertaining and packed full of knowledge. Ok, it’s just plain fun.  A win, win!

I know I am branching out and so excited about the possibilities.

Until next time, aspire to be more as an artist and a person.

 

summer-wallpaper7

Happy almost summer everyone!  There is so much going on that I wanted to share what I consider to be ‘important things to remember‘.  So here goes…..

Invest in yourself.  Continuing to learn and grow is an essential part of who I am.  I am a firm believer in investing in yourself.  At the end of May, I was joined by a group of fellow metalsmith friends and  took Chris Nelson’s three day Ferrous Musing workshop.  What a blast and wonderful educational experience.  We learned how to fuse gold to iron.  It is an amazing process and there are so many ways to expand our work with this technique.

FBBannerMusingGang

Left to Right, Frank Maiolo, Ginny Maiolo, Chris Nelson, Jodie Bliss, Sandy Murphy and me (Kathleen Krucoff)

In attendance were artists/friends I have known for a long time, Ginny & Frank Maiolo (Monument Moon Studio), Sandy Harris Murphy and Jodie Bliss.  We are calling ourselves the Monument Chapter of the Ferrous Musing Gang.  Our respective works are as diverse as our personalities.  Chris had just finished speaking at the Santa Fe Symposium and was brimming with tons of ideas and information for us.

This is the first piece I completed during the workshop. I am happy to report that I have more pieces in the works too.

FusedGoldIronPendant

For all you metalsmiths out there, this is a great workshop.  Our gang plans on taking another workshop with Chris once we hone our skills from this one.  Points of interest on this workshop, Chris covers salt water etching, tool making (chisels for creating your unique textures on metal), fluxes, patinas, pickle, alloying and fusing gold.  Well worth the price of admission and then some.  I believe we all felt we would only be limited by our own imagination.

Be an active participant.  Get involved in your community.  If you are an artist, I strongly recommend participating in local events and getting to know your fellow artists.  This week has a couple of special events that are near and dear to my heart.

  • Art Hop, Monument, CO.  June 19th is the Third Thursday of the month and Art Hop will be in full swing.  Nancy Bonig and I will be at Santa Fe Trail Jewelry from 5 – 8 PM.  Each of us will be doing demos of  at least one of the techniques we use in our respective works.  I can promise this will be fun!  Ginny, Frank and Jodie will be over at Jodie Bliss’ Studio too.  One of the threads that ties all of us together is we are artists in this year’s Front Range Open Studios.  Stop by and visit with us.

ArtHopJune2014

  • The Glass Elements Show, Manitou Springs, CO.  Opening reception for this show is Friday, June 20th from 5 – 8 PM.  Show location is the Manitou Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, CO.  This exhibit runs through August 10th.  An added bonus is several of us have created works from the glass remnants found from last year’s Black Forest Fire.  I have seen some of the works and I can tell you this is a very special show.

FromTheAshes

Remember the pickle pot.  I have to leave you with something humorous.  I guess some people wouldn’t share their mistakes.  I have learned to laugh at myself and I am grateful for this; my philosophy is life is too short to take yourself too seriously.

After learning so much in the Chris Nelson workshop, I had to purchase a number of things so I could start to use the new technique.   New items in my studio are:

  • A new torch set up, including new fuel tanks.
  • A new work station area.
  • Different flux & pickle (the acid solution to clean your metal).

Sunday I was finishing up my preparations to have everything ready for the new process.  Time to fire up the new torch.  Well, that was a disaster which will be the subject of another blog post!  I’ll leave it at, no fire or undo harm occurred to me or my studio.  I just needed to master the lighting and use of the new torch.  As with all things, practice is essential and important.

I eventually did managed to fuse gold and put the items in my newly prepared pickle for cleaning.  I now have 2 separate pickle pots, each with a different cleaning agent.  We had been warned not to leave things in the iron/gold solution too long as all could be lost, i.e., consumed by the pickle!  I set a timer so I wouldn’t forget, pulled my pieces out and they looked awful….a tangled, globby mess of junk.  I was frustrated.  This on top of the anxiety I had experienced with a new torch/gas set up was too much.  As I will do when things are not going well, I turned everything off, slowly backed out of the studio and closed the door.  Securing a glass of wine in one hand, I found a spot on the couch and snuggled with a loving basset hound to nurse my perceived wounds.

Monday evening a practice run with the torch proved successful!  One hurdle tackled.  On to the pickle pot.  I had turned it on so the solution could heat as I was going to place my pieces in it again to attempt to clean them one more time.  This time I decided to check how warm the pot was, felt the side and it was cold.  It was at that point that the light dawned….I may have turned the pot on, BUT since it was a new pot, I had NOT PLUGGED IT INTO THE SOCKET!  In the words of Homer Simpson, “DOH!!!!”

41XAlFuUWRL

Pot plugged in, solution warmed, pieces submerged.  The appropriate amount of time later, pieces were cleaned!

There are several morals to this story.

  1. When you are having problems, making mistakes, I have found it is best to stop and retreat.  Get some rest and come back to it another day if at all possible.
  2. Retrace your steps.  Never assume (ya, I think we’ve all seen that diagram of the word assume).
  3. And yes, it is just as important to turn your pickle pot on (check the power supply to the pot) as it is to turn it off.

In the very near future, I will be writing a blog post about my new Meco torch, an oxygen/acetylene set up.  Given how limited information was on the web about this, I will review and with Dan’s help, post a video on important aspects about this type of system.

Until next time, (hope to see you at some of the local events), aspire to be more as a person and an artist.

 

 

2009 Art Hop Logos Final

It’s that time of year again.  This Thursday, May 15th, is the official start of the Art Hop season in Monument, CO.  For the next 5 months, on the third Thursday of the month, the merchants in historic downtown Monument will have their shops open from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.  There’s even a new winery opening this week, Catriona’s, which I think will be very interesting to visit and enjoy their cafe, along with a tasting room.

I will be at my favorite hang out, Santa Fe Trail Jewelry, with my latest works.  The earrings shown below are from my Sensory Delights series.  A sweet, light weight pair that remind me of a Pharaoh’s  head dress.

SDTriangleJasperEarrings

It certainly is a fun evening.  So much going on, so many places to see and people having a great time.  Lots of artists are in attendance and we all love talking about what we do as we create our works.

Hope to see you there.

Until next time, aspire to be more as a person and an artist.

 

EYEarringsSilver

Express Yourself

All photos by Daniel Krucoff

I am very excited about my first trunk show of 2014. It will be at Santa Fe Trail Jewelry in Monument, Colorado on this Saturday, May 10th.  Hours for the show are from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.  The earrings pictured at the top of this post are one of many new items I will have available.

Just in time for Mother’s Day, I will be debuting my latest series, Sensory Delights.

SDBracelete

Sensory Delights

I’ve been working on a number of bracelets and this is one that has smaller stones.  I find it to be very feminine and I’m happy with the textures and color combinations.  A bit of eye candy for the wearer and observer alike!

Marylee Reisig, owner of Santa Fe Trail, will be hosting this event. She has created such a warm and inviting atmosphere for her customers and artists. I feel completely at home when I am there.

SDEarrings

Sensory Delights

I find this style of earring to be one of my staples now.  Turquoise adds a pop of color and they have lots of texture from reticulated silver to shibuichi.

EYEarringsBrass

 

Express Yourself

Carved carnelian beads seemed to be the perfect accent for the textured brass with that ‘touch of Colorado‘ in the leaves for the earrings shown above.

If you live in the area, I hope you will stop by and visit. If you are doing some last minute Mother’s Day shopping, maybe you will even find that perfect gift for that special Mom in your life.

Until next time, aspire to be more as an artist and a person.

CWSPendant600
Serenity ~ Treescapes
All Photos by Daniel Krucoff

I have been fortunate that the start of 2014 has been relatively quiet and allowed me the precious gift of time to prepare for the busy months that are coming.  I am so very grateful that I have had this time to explore new things and improve on existing techniques.

The pendant at the top of this post represents one of the staples of my Treescape series.  A stone variation, yes, with a lovely Chinese Writing Stone.  To me they symbolize simplicity and elegance.  Garnet is my birthstone.  The deep red in this faceted garnet seemed like just the right contrast for the Chinese Writing Stone.  The pendant has a sense of tranquility to it, so that is why I call it Serenity.

KathleenKrucoffTreescapePicasso

Another of my favorites is Picasso Stones.  I finally understand why I love these stones so much.  It is because they look like tree roots and as most of you know, I LOVE trees.  This one has a touch of gold.  A great friend, Jerry McClure (who creates the most spectacular knives), suggested that I add Keum Boo gold to my Treescapes as leaf accents.  Well, I definitely like this look so you can expect to see more gold in my work.

KathleenKrucoffMookiteEarrings

I am exploring textures.  I find that just the right amount adds so much interest, especially when patina enhances them.  These earrings are comprised of Mookite and textured sterling silver with a dark patina.  I’m very happy with this look.  Expect to see more of this in my future works.

KathleenKrucoffBracelet

Ah, the return of the stone bracelet!  I so enjoy making these.  Now I must admit that wasn’t always the case and I made more than my share of mistakes with my first couple of these.  However, I am persistent and I have learned from my efforts.   Now I’m changing things up a bit with textures, adding some gold accents and trying to find the right color combinations that make these statement pieces for the wearers.  This one has warm rich hues of yellows and rusts.  I’m working on others with a more monochromatic palette along with a couple with smaller stones.  Variety is the spice of life!

Success is when preparation meets opportunity.  I am so fortunate and grateful for the opportunities that have been coming my way.  May will be the start of a very busy 2014 for me.  If you would like to be the first to know of an event and/or exhibit announcements, please sign up for my newsletter.  In the stillness of these past winter months, I have been working very hard and diligently in the studio.  Now the new works are emerging and will be available at trunk shows, exhibits and Art Hops.

Thank you for your interest in my work and my journey in this wonderfully artistic world of metalsmithing.

Until next time, aspire to be more as an artist and a person.

 

BeingCreative

Last week, I saw this quote with the associated image and it hit me like a ton of bricks.  I absolutely have to be creative.  I have done something art-like all my life, from childhood with coloring books and dressing up paper dolls, to a young adult learning about sewing and knitting.  As the years have gone by, I have tried my hand at tole painting, stained and fused glass work.  Now, I find great pleasure exploring the many avenues of metalwork that go into the creation of my art jewelry.

I absolutely know I am at my happiest when I’m creating.  I work full time in the corporate world, managing to make time for my art during any spare cycles I find.  Last week, it became clear to me that I have been unconsciously finding ways to be creative and inject art into my work as a software developer too.

Being creative is an integral, vital part of who I am.

Why am I writing about this?  Because I continue to meet people who tell me they are not creative, including some dear friends, and it hurts to think they are denying their artistic side.  It is my firm belief that every one of us possesses some creative talent.  As children it is easy to engage with the artistic spirit within.  We seem to be so free to let our imaginations run wild.  As we grow, it seems like exterior forces start to subdue those moments of freedom.

I was fortunate, my mother encouraged my exploration and pursuit of being creative.  I do think that when someone calls art work a hobby, they don’t really mean to diminish its value….they more than likely are denying their own inner artist.

Break free of self-imposed restrictions.  Maybe you are not the next Rembrandt, Michelangelo or  Picasso.  But I know this, you have a talent or a knack for something.  It may be how you raise your children, care for your home, prepare meals, train for an event, interact with people….those are talents, gifts that are unique to you.  Embrace them.  Nourish them.  Watch them grow.

Challenge yourself to do one thing that puts you outside of your comfort zone.  When you do that, you may not succeed at first, but something wonderful will start to happen.  Enroll in that class to learn something you’ve always wanted to do.  Try something new.  Just do it.  The rewards can be unexpected and quite pleasant.

I’ve been trying some new things in the studio.  Some are successful, some are failures.  No matter what the end result, I’ve learned something.  It’s wonderful.

Dig deep if you have to in order to find your own creative spirit, embrace it wholeheartedly and nourish it.  Stand back and which it flourish.

Until next time, aspire to be more as a person and an artist.

OaksOfRighteousness600x400
A new series….maybe?
Photo by Daniel Krucoff

Hello 2014!  You might ask, where I have been?  Well, after a very busy end of 2013, I decided I needed to take some time at the beginning of this year and refuel.  I needed to rest, relax and revitalize.  Plus, my studio had to be cleared and decluttered to allow new works to flourish.

Now I am back at the bench and this is one of the results.  It is something that is building a bit on my Treescape series….perhaps the evolution of that series.  If it starts to qualify as a new series, I may call it The Oaks of Righteousness, from Isaiah 61:3.  Something I heard this weekend and it resonated with me.

Last weekend I worked on reticulation again.  I love that process of the metal starting to wrinkle and fold on itself.  Those of you familiar with metalwork can spot the reticulation in this piece.  There was so  much movement in the patterns within this stone that I knew I needed to surround it with reticulated silver.  I kept seeing this beautiful waterfall on the right side of the stone and I wanted the churning waters to carry through not only to the reticulation, but the bezel too.

The stone is Variscite, the most unusual I have ever seen.  I bought this from Gary B Wilson at last year’s Gem & Mineral Show in Denver.  Gary said it was part of his secret stash, but he knew how much I liked Variscite so he brought this stone and others for me.

As I worked on the design, nothing was really solid in my mind, except for the shape of the backplate.  Eventually I added the wire frames that are somewhat of a signature in my Treescapes…but it needed more.  As everything came together during the fabrication, I decided that an acid etched bail would be a nice compliment to the liquid flow of the stone and reticulation.

I think this entire piece just evolved as I found things that worked.  No specific design, just having fun being creative with it.

The final touch was the addition of the copper leaves.   They added to the organic look and feel I wanted.  I used Prismacolor pencils to add a bit of green to the leaves and all has been preserved with a matte lacquer.

There are more little bits of inspiration setting on my bench.  I have a feeling that 2014 will be filled with lots of new growth.  How exciting!

Until next time, aspire to be more as an artist and a person.

IMG_7962

I want to express my appreciation to all of you who read this blog and enjoy my work.  Christmas is just a few days away.  The new year, 2014, will soon be here.  I am sure many of you, including me, have new dreams, hopes and aspirations as 2014 approaches.

At the end of the current year, I find I tend to reflect on things that happened.  I guess many of us do.  I am filled with immense gratitude for the many blessings in my life.  First and foremost, I am thankful for my husband Dan, who is my best friend.  Not only is Dan my soul mate, he is the exclusive photographer of my work.  He has a great eye as a photographer.  His intelligence, patience and kindness are more than I could ever hope for as the love of my life.

We share our home with three adorable basset hounds.  They are perpetual canine clowns, giving us tons of  love and companionship.  This year we had to say good-bye to my beloved Little Miss Nocturne; they leave such big paw prints on our hearts.  And we also welcomed a new puppy, Thorin, who has tons of personality and is a perfect addition to our family.

bassets

(Left to right, Thorin, Quorra and Newton)

As I write this, I look forward to the possibilities that 2014 holds for each of us.  2013 has been filled with ups and downs, just like any year, well, let’s face it, that’s life!

Last night, Dan and I decided to enjoy some of the beautiful decorations in downtown Colorado Springs.  We went out for dinner and walked around afterward.  We may have discovered a new holiday tradition for us as the evening was wonderful.

I thought it would be fun to share some of the photos Dan took during our night out on the town.  It was VERY cold, but we had a great time.

IMG_7924

IMG_7933

Starting to warm up inside The Antlers.

IMG_7928

IMG_7925

IMG_7954

I decided to ham it up a bit….trying to stay warm!

One of the wonderful things about life is it is a constant learning experience for me.  I am grateful to the many people who have helped me to grow this year, not only as an artist, but as a person.  Those of you who read this blog, know that is my tag line.  This year was filled with growth and I am grateful.

My expectations for 2014 are high.  I am looking forward to creating new works, growing as an artist, meeting more like-minded people and enjoying life.

I would like to wish all of you a very Happy Holiday Season.

2013ChrismasWish
(Left to right, Newton, Thorin, Me and Quorra)

Until next time, aspire to be more as an artist and a person.

holidayFROSshowMoreSnowflakes

 

Please accept this invitation to come and celebrate the Holidays with nine of this year’s Front Range Open Studios artists this coming weekend at Nancy Bonig’s Glass Studio.  We want to show our appreciation to you for your support of the arts.  There will be holiday treats, eggnog, spiced cider and more.  All of us will be offering our works at special pricing if you would like to do some shopping while you enjoy the festivities.

HolidayInvite600MailChimp

 

Here’s a preview of my display.

DSC01529

 

This weekend is going to be a chilly one, so why not escape into the world of nine artists?  I can promise you it will be enchanting.

collage

 

Wishing you the happiest of Holiday Seasons!  Merry Christmas!  Happy New Year!

Until next time, aspiring to be more as an artist and a person.

Kathleen Krucoff


Artist and Metalsmith

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 970 other followers

about.me

Kathleen Krucoff

Kathleen Krucoff

Artist, Metalsmith, Writer, Software Developer, Basset Hound Companion

I've never been one to color inside the lines, so why should my work be constrained by any boundaries?

Being creative is a way of life for me. I love working with my hands. Continually learning new things, quenches my thirst for knowledge. Metalworking has opened unlimited creative opportunities for me. I find great satisfaction in creating pieces of personal adornment with my art jewelry.

I am blessed to share my life with my best friend, soul mate and husband, Dan. We share our home with three adorable basset hounds; we find them to be the best companions.

Aspiring to be more as an artist and a person.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 970 other followers