Photos of the pages I did in Kelly Kilmer's class. I am so glad I went. I was surprised when I looked the next day how much I loved what I made.
These pages aren't finished yet. There's more I can do to them but I wanted to show how much fun I had and what I came up with so far.
coffee and owls
fleeting moments and beauty - a spread
a statue with transparencies
study with strips
cradle of creativity - I like those words and it was like we were there when we were in Kelly's class
that sweet elephant I've been searching for - ganesh
Kelly just keeps tossing out ideas for layouts and we have the opportunity to start, keep up or veer off into whatever makes us happy - to follow our own whims . . . and when we need a jolt, she's there with a bit of electricity to keep us interested and going way past our wall . . . into something we never knew was there, inside of all of us.
chocolate pie quilt
cupcake with colors I never use
You may ask me why I do this kind of class when I work with metal and clay. You may already know why.
Here's why I do it. Because it helps me to see in a different way and learning about that is helpful to me in so many ways, in art, in life, in my mind and in the real world. It helps me see.
Photos of my other two boxes chosen for the PMC Annual 2011
la aventura (the adventure)
It has a hollow flaming heart and the whole box is 1-1/4 inches in diameter by 2-1/2 inches tall.
front and back - I wrote "la aventura" in script on the back around the heart. It may be difficult to see here.
with the top off - it has two tabs of argentium soldered inside the edge to make the fit tight.
detail inside the top
and the bottom
and then the last box is called Coronation Amulet box because after I made it, I thought it looked like something that could be held in the folds of a big regal dress, in some old fantasy of mine, where boxes are held close. The box is 1-5/8 inches square by 1 inch tall.
and the inside - where I spent much of my time making it smooth and beautiful and consistent
I hope you like it.
We're having another charm swap - some of the members of my Etsy MetalClay Team - and I made my charms and shipped them off. Pretty soon I'll have 16 different charms back and then 2 of mine will be used for two bracelets that will be donated to charity. Here are my charms:
"I thought of the cosmos."
And here is RAW 27/52 - hot off the bench - polka dot grunge
I made a cabochon out of sterling silver sheet metal that I hammered on outside, on the sidewalk. I beat the heck out of it on both sides. Then I soldered those little copper dots onto it and sawed out an oval and shaped it in my wooden dapping block to look like an oval dome.
I also roughed up the edge
and on the back I did this:
It's my new favorite!
But wait . . . look what I found for my newest inspiration. I'm going to try to make something - a ring - that looks like the inside of THAT!
and here's the one I'm working on now:
and the stone that will be in the center, a picasso jasper
What are you working on?
Where did you find your inspiration?
Do you make something when you can or are you able to make art every day?