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.

4 comments:

mary schweitzer said...

I absolutely love your shrines! I can see why the oriental gift shrine went over big. Your work is wonderful!
Mary

Mary Lynn said...

Hello Amy. Your blog looks fab, and your new work is great. I didn't realize you were so into the 3D work until lately. Would love to see you and have some play time together.

Cindy Shepard said...

I understand what you mean about the artist comment....but you are doing great work. I just posted you on my blog as someone worthy of the Kreativ blogger award....so stop over and pick it up. Hope to see you at a NTMM meeting soon!

Diana said...

Thank you for dropping by my blog and leaving such a kind comment, Amy. Your shrine turned out wonderful. I am sure your friend loved it!
Hugs
Diana