Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The voices in my head

Back in my studio and it feels good.

Between filling orders I'm working on taking my carving in new directions, carving more like a linocut.  I carve, I wonder, I carve some more. This is what is sounds like in my head.
"Could I print with polymer plates?"
"Could the carved piece, which is also part of a necklace, first be used to make a print thus creating 2D and 3D art that is related?"
"Where could I go with this?"

I'll keep this conversation going. Hope you are having a good week too!

Friday, July 27, 2012

News from the field

Our last day on Linekin Bay, Maine. Sad.

But tomorrow my shop will re-open and we'll head home to the studio, our own beds and the next adventure.

We are fortunate enough to have a small strip of beach where we stay that is absolute heaven at low tide.  (And equally wonderful at high tide with its dancing clusters of rockweed.)

 I've spent a good bit of my holiday "texture collecting".

Ben's orderly collection habit. He always gets high score in the sea glass category. 

Necklace in the making - sea shells and Fog Linen Work tape from Rock Paper Scissors in Wisscaset. 

Superb drift wood found on our first day here.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Summer slipping by

I want to post about meeting Claire, new(!)  projects, old projects...but the perfect weather (especially compared to last weeks oppressive weather) draws me away from the computer.

For now, here are the new beads I'm working on that allow me to recycle scrap, cured clay.

Hope you're enjoying some gorgeous summer or winter weather, wherever you may be on the globe!