I don’t know about you, but I have a ton of demands on my time. I like to think I am fairly good at time management. However, there comes a point where I just cannot get to my bench to create. Fortunately, that time has passed and thanks to a beautiful rainy day, I returned to my creative zone on Sunday. Ah, working in my studio, soothing music plays, new projects start to unfold with a slumbering basset hound at my feet; that is perfection….my picture of contentment.
One of the items I recently finished was another Aspen cuff; chased in sterling and oxidized with a liver of sulphur patina. This is the first cuff design that I have drawn free hand, on the metal, from my observations of fresh Aspen branch cuttings. I have found myself completely absorbed by the Chasing & Repousse technique. I am so grateful that I had, what I considered to be a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn this from Il Maestro Fabrizio Acquafresca during the summer. Chasing and Repousse, the Italian Way, as Fabrizio likes to say. I am forever in his debt.
New works on the bench are some items in my Treescape series. I am so thankful for the continued response and interest in this line. Currently I’m working on a variety of earring shapes in preparation for a November Trunk Show and the Holiday Season too.
That creative pace I enjoy is settling into perfect momentum, which allows me to produce a variety of new items.
I will leave you with a bit of a teaser. Music is one of the many things I love. How will I incorporate it into my work? Wait and see….rings, earrings, pendants and cuffs are coming soon.
Until next time, aspire to be more as an artist and a person.