Saturday, March 21, 2009
Wow, nothing since March 8th?!
I've inadvertently taken a blog break. It's been super hectic around here with work, workouts and life in general. I'm finally getting around to doing some light spring cleaning so I can spend an entire day in the studio tomorrow guilt free. Can't wait for large chai tea, mindless tv show playing on the 'puter then lots of fun with pretty beads, wire and maybe some other sparkly bits. :)
In the meantime, here are some images of a commissioned piece I did. I was incredibly nervous since my co-worker at the office was giving it to her art teacher (yikes!) but it went over big. Ann kept mentioning she was thrilled to have something from a local artist. I'm always conflicted by the artist comment but was incredibly flattered and felt a little validation that the hours at the soldering iron might be well spent.
Anyway, the requirements were to be hopeful, she likes Buddhas and spiritual things. The Buddha and fish are new picked up at a local store but the coin is antique boarding on super old. Green, and the green movement, feel incredibly hopeful and bring a since of re-birth and renewal. I dug around for inspirational text to line the borders and outlined them in charcoal. I'm also really loving the patinaed solder for instant aging.