Wednesday, August 13, 2008

so today i did a bunch

but it really equaled out to be not much if one were looking from the outside. I rearranged a certain flower bed that has been giving me considerable laughing streaks and quite a bit of embarrassment. I pruned things, even though I don't really know the proper way to do that, I just used my scissors to cut off ugly pieces, or ones that were in the way.Then I staked them, fertilized them, watered them, and obsessively kept an eye on the. Plants are a constant source of inspiration, perplexity, aggravation, pure bliss, itchiness, and co-dependence to me.. i guess that's better than heroin or paralysis..
so after my day planting and looking through my gardender's dictionary, i decided to take a break to sit at my work bench and listen to "wait wait don't tell me".. my inspirations came from the illustrations in the book of intricate seed patterning, phyllotaxis and the goddess of all weird and provoking flowers, the passiflora (passion flower).. and so this finger adornment was born.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

I Need to Change Something

ok so i've approached this impasse. it's not so much a decision confusion as it is a decision impotence. i feel listless, and not even crazy listless, bored listless..
i've dug this hole in my being, this river in my brain, this tread on my tire, and it's not becoming of me..
i need to read more books, not listen to books on tape. i need to take more walks for leisure, not jog for weight loss. i need to play in the yard, really play in the yard, disregarding any weed i may see, disregarding any "valuable work time" I may be missing. I need to write letters to people I love instead of texting or emailing them. I need to be courageous, I need to be me again...

Monday, October 29, 2007

Can't stop soldering

I'm supposed to be making wire wrapped projects because that's what I'm the best at.. And I have an art show coming up in two weeks and really need lots and lots of things to take with me to try and sell, but for some reason I'm having a torch addiction problem.. I kind of wish I would run out of gas or spill my entire bottle of flux so i'd have a good excuse to pick my pliers back up and get to wrapping!
I did make a really cool ring that combined some techniques.. After the holidays are over i definitely plan on intensifying my metal smithing.. It is such a fascinating subject.. And just months ago I looked at it as an alien, I thought it was way too far away for me to even consider.. I looked at it like I looked at being a chef when i was a dishwasher for so many years.. Complete reverie and idolatry.. But now it seems so close, so attainable.. Metal smithing, You Will Be Mine!

Friday, October 26, 2007

I've become too impertinent

soooo, I created this blog where I can overflow all of those things that i really want to write about that just end up getting into my jewelry descriptions or my forum posts.. This way I can focus my jewelry writings more about the jewelry and less about my dreams, philosophies, and other strange things that go on in my mind.. pheww, i feel liberated..
i make jewelry and sell it on etsy.. well i make jewelry and put it for sale on etsy.. whether or not it sells depends on the day and i think, my karma..
Today I'm working on a fabulous design.. But I'm a little afraid that it may be too bold for most people.. oh well, i'm going to finish it anyways..
For now I'm off to my lovely work bench, I will post the design soon.. Isn't my son adorable sitting in front of my work bench?