Wednesday, May 16, 2012

ATC trees and eggs.

This month was another great ATC meeting at Olive's. The theme was 'trees'. As usual we had some wonderful cards. It's so fun to see the diversity in this group. Take a look.






Olive also provided us with some crafty fun for the afternoon. She had some extra wood eggs for us to decorate. Here they are at the end of the afternoon. Some aren't done yet(well at least I know mine isn't), but they look awesome don't you think?

I hope you find some creative time this week.


Friday, May 11, 2012

Glamour in the Glebe here I come.

I'm all packed and ready to go to Glamour in the Glebe.

 Bringing along a few dangles to entice.
 Some letters and numbers that are often present in my Altered Art have found their way into my jewelry!
I have many new earring designs for this show.

So if you're in the Ottawa area, come have a look at Glamour in the Glebe. It's the place to be this weekend, with an all jewelry venue, what's not to like. And Friday night there will be an awesome fashion show. I hope to see you there.


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Studio renovation update.

Well I know that this isn't much of an update but this is as far as we've gotten right now and I thought a few of you might be wondering how it's going. I'm still waiting for the lights before I move my table and most of my stuff up. I was having a hard time picturing how much room my table was going to take up so that's what the paper on the floor is. The pieces in the middle are actually one large table and the one at the side is a long one that I store things on that I can use there or that I use often. I wasn't sure how much room I would have on the left wall once I got the table and chairs in. I'd like some kind of shelves there but want to make sure it's still easy to get around when I have classes. Right now I have a table set up to play around with my display for Glamour in the Glebe this weekend.
I meant to take a picture and show you when I'm done but some how I just needed to blog now. So here it is not quite finished. I think I'm going to make a tall board to go on the empty easel. And I was trying to think of something to put on the mirror to soften it up. I was also thinking of making some kind of name banner for the front of the table but I'm pretty sure that's not going to happen in time for this show. Oh well you can't have everything. Well what do you think? Any suggestions?

If you're in the Ottawa area this is going to be a fun show. It's at the Glebe Community Center. Friday night it's open from 6:30pm-9:30pm, admission is $6 and includes a fashion show. Saturday hours are from 10:00am-4pm with free admission. It's an all jewelry show, so come out with you girlfriends to see all the jewelry you can imagine in one place!


Friday, May 4, 2012

A moment of spring...

I had a very creative jewelry designing day today but took a few moment to enjoy the beauty of spring. I'm so lucky to live in the country and be able to step outside my door to enjoy this.
As I was talking on the phone this afternoon I looked out the window and kept seeing these butterflies go by. They seemed to really like the apple blossoms, who can blame them! So I took a little break from my copper and tried to get a photo of one...easier said than done. This was the best I could do. They seemed to like it high up in the apple tree and they didn't stay still long. Maybe they'll still be here tomorrow and I can try again.

Hope you find a moment to enjoy some spring weather this weekend.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Dare to be...

   In the midst of relocating the studio and preparing for a couple of upcoming shows, life is a little overwhelming. I guess I'm torn between the two. I'm anxious to get on with moving the studio upstairs even though the lighting isn't done yet but I know I need to be disciplined  and prepare for shows. I know if I start to move my studio stuff it will suck me in and I may just lose too much time on it right now. You see I've decided while moving things it would be the opportune time to do some purging and organizing. And we all know that takes time and patience.
   So this morning, feeling particularly torn between the two and having a hard time getting started, I gave myself a little free time to do some journaling. I know that sound counter productive but sometime I just need to let it all go so it will all fall into place the way it's meant to be. The page above is the result of this mornings free time. I've started to use my journals for extra paints or just to throw stuff at when the need arises so I have a number of backgrounds waiting for that spare journaling moment. This was one of those pages, so it took about 20 minutes to finish it up and feel like I've accomplished something.
  To show you that I have been getting some jewelry ready for the show here are a couple of pieces I finished up recently.
 This bracelet started out as a leather cuff but had some technical difficulties so I decided to use some beads and chains to finish it off.
I got these resistors a while back from a friend but had no idea what I was going to do with them. When I was talking on the phone the other day to son #1 I was also going through my beading drawers to get some inspiration(I can't help but multitask) and these just sort of happened. I call them Steampunk resistors. It's funny how inspiration can hit when you're not really paying attention to it.

Well I'm off to get some more jewelry made now that I have procrastinated enough. I hope you're inspiration is working for you. What do you do when you just can't get going at what you're suppose to? Leave me a comment letting me know, I'd love to hear your suggestions.



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