The photo at the top of this post are a few of the treasures I purchased last week while at the Denver Gem & Mineral Show. Some are from Gary B Wilson. Some are from Mark & Christa Lassater of The Clamshell. I wish that Ken of Rogue Gems would have been there this year as I would love to meet him…I know his work will be a part of my future works too.
Last week, I spent a day at the Denver Gem & Mineral Show with Lexi. One of those special times I share with Lexi where our respective creative juices are flowing. Shouts across the booths to each other, come look at this, here is a stone in your color scheme, what do you think of this?, this one is you, you have to get this one….. I think you get the idea. We help each other. We know what each one likes and as we search, we find things that the other may love to incorporate. And then there are a few twists and turns, along with the surprises. It’s a real joy to share the day with Lexi at this show.
I knew what I wanted to shop for this year, more so than ever before. I did my best to avoid the distractions. Overall I think I did well. The top photo shows Porcelain Jasper, Dendritic Opals, Sonoran Sunrise, Ocean Jasper and Variscite. I have a new series in mind thanks to one of these; I’ll start work on it after the Jewelry at the Gardens show.
I was on the hunt for hearts. I think I raided Gary B’s supply. There were some lovelies and I wanted to go for the smaller ones based on client’s requests. These are a few of the new ones and I already have designs completed for them; some petrified palm wood, picasso stone and mystery stones. What fun!
This weekend will be spent in the studio, working on the hearts that are part of the Veracity series, along with some new additions to Mountainesque. I’m excited, energized to be working with new stones on current series that will be ready for Jewelry at the Gardens.
Isn’t that part of what art is all about? The thrill of creating new things? As artists, I think we are always looking for something new & different. I know I am.
Until next time, aspire to be more as an artist and a person.