Getting This Blog Going

This is the beginning of a new adventure for me. I’ve never written a blog before but have wanted to for quite some time. I hope to share bits and pieces of my world. What kind of art I’m creating… what my thoughts are about the painting I’m working on… the process of creating a piece of jewelry.  I’m thinking that with a little time this blog will shape itself into something that pulls you in and makes you want to hang out for a while.  At least this is what I hope for.

So what kind of artist am I you ask…? I don’t see myself as the norm… and I kind of like that about myself. I have always created paintings/jewelry/sculpture from my gut… my heart. Often from the deep caverns inside my in. The need to create is like having another part of me that needs to move, breathe, and have a voice! Sometimes this voice is loud and obnoxious and other times it’s quiet and pensive.

When I paint… I usually find a comfortable space with a watercolor board, thick arches watercolor paper (rough), and my favorite pallet full of color. Sculpting takes place most anywhere. I love to have fresh clay in my hands. LOVE IT! Creating jewelry is done in my art studio on a jewelry bench that makes me feel good all under. Usually jewelers have a very “clean” work space. They might plan out a project and then gather the exact materials needed to create the piece. My workbench would not be considered the norm. I have containers of rocks, typewriter keys, bottle caps, broken jewelry, measuring sticks, and on. I also have an area for Sterling and PMC faces, wings, bodies, and misc pieces. Most people probably don’t leave their scrap silver laying on the workbench… but it is part of my process. I usually start making a new piece by looking at what’s on my bench.  I rummage through the misc silver choosing a focal piece to work around and then find wings, faces, arms, and legs. Sometimes it comes together quickly and other days I spend more time deciding what the end piece will be. I have several little sketchbook journals that are full of possible designs and ideas and carry one of these with me wherever I go. Here are a couple of photos of the workbench where I create my jewelry.

My Studio Bench
My Creative Chaos

 

These are some of the pieces I created to use in my jewelry.

 

Creativity In Containers

7 thoughts on “Getting This Blog Going

  1. Yay! We get to see your process! Your pieces are beautiful. I’m so happy you’re blogging. xoxo

  2. Thank you Leah and Joe for setting this site up and teaching me how to blog. You’ve given so much and I look forward to giving back. You da bomb! Light…

  3. Good luck with your blog, that’s something I’ve always wanted to do but the time just doesn’t seem right, or I don’t know where to start something. Just got a HUGE kick out of your work space, it looks like mine! And than I saw the title of your pic and HAD to laugh. My jewelry supplies are in 3, sort of 4, different rooms in my house but primarily in one. HOWEVER I know where EVERYTHING is. Most of the time hee hee. I digress….I refer to my workspace as my…Creative “Controlled” Chaos. Just thought I’d share….:) all my best, always, tracy

  4. I have always wondered what your work area looks like – I LOVE seeing where you create those beautiful little spirits! Congrats on the blog – I will check in regularly 🙂

  5. I even love the way you write about your work. I’m such a fan of your jewelry and now I know what an amazing sculptor and fine artist you are. Your drawings are quite beautiful.
    I’m looking forward to following your blog.
    And I totally understand your work space!

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