Tuesday, June 14, 2011

This is Truly Amazing!

Hello all!
I have found this truly amazing video. It really speaks about why art is so important and how art can really transform a environment and a way of thinking.
This video is a talk that Janet Echelman gives explaining how she came to be involved in art. Her work is fabulous. The colors the way the pieces are made are truly inspiring. She is so articulate and amazing. I hope you all love it. I think it is absolutely fabulous!!!!


Check out the link above
I have a show in Tucson coming up which I am working on some new pieces for. They are like my prints but I am using various painting techniques. Check back in soon for more photos.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Adventures in Resin

Hello All!
I have just returned from a trip to Canyon Ranch in Tucson. It was absolutely fabulous! Its good to be back and working hard.
I have been working on creating some new pieces that involve printing on the polymer. I love the way the prints add color and pattern to the jewelry. It is so exciting to mix jewelry making and printmaking! With these new pieces I have been experimenting with different resins. I think the resin adds a great glossy look as well as strengthen the clay. However resin is very fickle. Resin does not like sticking to plastic so putting it directly on the polymer has not been successful. If you don't mix the resin really well it will take weeks to harden. I love the appearance so I have not given up on it yet.
I have recently made some head way with the resin. It is so fabulous looking I just love the way they look. The pictures are of the resin experimenting and some of the newer pieces. I hope you all love them as much as I do!!!