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Monday, June 7, 2010


canvases prepped for painting
preliminary sketches ready for paint

I'm making a concentrated effort to blog everyday. Yes, I am. Whether it is bland, boring, exciting, fascinating or whatever. I'm making a more ardent attempt to document my life on my blog.

And so, being said, the last few days weren't so exciting. I've been making some new thick copper bezels, in simple inspiring words, that are now listed in the shop. Plus, I've been making a few custom orders. An order of custom studs for a wedding party (pics of which I'll show soon), some matching earrings for a necklace that was previously purchased, and I've also been inspired to paint.

It's odd, because ever since this whole jewelry thing took off, I haven't been inspired to paint too much. Which, in whole, probably has something to do with why I started making jewelry and beads in the first place.

However, in a strange way, the painting has started to creep back in. And I'm welcoming it, quite frankly. I miss painting. Even though I'm not sure quite what to paint yet. I'm just going with it and seeing where it takes me. Painting is my first love. I'm not a fine artist. I'll be the first to admit that. Even though I have the shiny fancy degree to prove it. My work lies somewhere between illustration and decoration and I'm okay with that. I want to tell a story but I also want to paint what I paint. I don't want to get caught up in any convoluted notions of what it means because it is what it is. I plan on finishing these up in the next several days and updating my long neglected art shop.


Rose said...

I'm in the same boat, but sometime last week, I found myself not even wanting to pick up my pliers to make jewelry. I started a new blog that documents my struggle and how I'm dealing with it... its only a few days old and I already feel the creativity coming back.

Good luck with the paintings! I can't wait to see them on the blog :D

Heather said...

you amaze me.