Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Update on adventures of my life


Well let's bring you up to date on the happenings in my life. I went to Mt.Dora a d did the Art Stroll. I was very dissapointed as well as the other artists that were there. Maybe next time it will be better, but I did get a Art Walk or Stroll experience and had a chance to meet some wonderful fellow artists.
     I am back in school, yeah. I really enjoy going to school and meet ng all the intersting people there. I find it so funny when people I know find out that I am in school at the ripe old age of 53. They are shocked say things like oh I could never do that and don't you feel out of place with all the kids. At school everyone is excepted they really are. The kids are so nice to me and are always willing to help me out if I need info or study with me. They are the greatest. So you can go back to school at any age and feel assured everyone will accept and you won't feel out of place.
     And the last bit of my news I am dating again. I have decided that after a six months hiatus that it was time to step up and try it out. I have started accepting invitations before that I declined and its sorta nice. I am still determined to take time for myself, break ups are hard especially when they are not your choosing and you haven't done anything to deserve them. Karma is all I can say just simply Karma. I truly believe in her and the fact the universe will right itself.
     So its off to another semester and life. I am determined to work on my jewelry again thinking colorful stones or maybe setting some more faceted stones we will see.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Mt. Dora Art Stroll

     I will be participating in the Mt. Dora Art Stroll in Mt. Dora Fl on January 11th from 6-9pm. This will be the first show I have done since moving to Florida. The last few years have been full of changes and new experiences. I have gone through alot of personal drama and did the one thing I never thought I would do which is turn away from my art. It's really hard to try and create when your heart is broken even though you know deep down it will save you if you could just get it started again. Crazy huh? Have you had experiences like this? I am still working with learning new techniques that I will be sharing with you. I am now working with wire weaving. I want to take it  a step further and mesh it in with some metal forming techniques. I will be mainly working in copper and brass since this is a leaning experiment.I had a wonderful instructor Julia Woodman who always taught me to experiment in copper because it was so comparable to silver and cheaper to experiment with. I have long admired Biba Schutz  please take time and check out her work she is fantastic . I love what she does with metal. I am going at this technique totally self taught,  often I think that is a good way to go once you have a little experience in silversmithing it allows you such freedom with no rules to follow. So lets see where it takes me. 
   The earrings I made above are done in sterling silver wire. The instructions for these earrings was found in "step by step wire jewelry , spring addition 2008. There are all kinds of places online to buy tutorials and loads of additional information just use the search engine for wireweaving. Please check back as I further explore other design ideas and share them with you.