Summer Book Making Class

It has been a very exciting, productive, fun, and exhausting last three weeks!  I knew there would be a lot of work with cramming a four month semester college class into three weeks but I had no idea I would end up with so much to take home! I learned seven different ways to bindContinue reading “Summer Book Making Class”

Combining Passions

I have always had more passions than time in a day. So whenever I find a way to combine my passions into a single project I get really excited. With this project I get to meld my love of metals with my joy of making comics, which has me really excited! The process for thisContinue reading “Combining Passions”

A Short Comic and an Update on the New Tea Set

Sometimes the lifespan of a project goes like this.  I’m somewhere between three and twelve weeks now.  Nothing quite looks like anything at this point.  Which is how projects always seem to start. Mostly there has been an awful lot of hammering. It’s amazing that not long ago the two domes above were once flat circlesContinue reading “A Short Comic and an Update on the New Tea Set”

My Awards in the Undergrad Show and Other Awesome Student Work

This year I entered my pieces in the Bowling Green State University Undergraduate Exhibition, was ecstatic when they were accepted and moved on to catching up on projects and the rest of my daily activities.  I was sick the weekend of the opening and figured I would check out everyone else’s work on Monday. WhenContinue reading “My Awards in the Undergrad Show and Other Awesome Student Work”

My Big Metals Project for Spring Semester

Do you ever get those ideas that grow and grow in your mind and on paper until sketching them out is not enough?  And then you have no choice but to make those ideas exist in the real world, no matter how hard or time consuming?  I had my idea for my spring jewelry andContinue reading “My Big Metals Project for Spring Semester”

Plant Necromancy and My Graphic Novel Class

We have been doing a bunch of these in my graphic novel workshop class at college taught by Theresa Williams.  I’ve been having fun with them.  It’s nice to be freed from a longer story and just do something quick.  It reminds me of when I was a little kid drawing comic strips based onContinue reading “Plant Necromancy and My Graphic Novel Class”

The End of the Semester and Two Shiny Boxes

The semester is winding down its last week and like most college students at the end of semester when projects are due, I’ve been busy!  Today I finished not one, but two projects.  One, the Honey Bee Box from the beginning of semester, shined up beautifully! There are fifteen individual layers in the lid. AndContinue reading “The End of the Semester and Two Shiny Boxes”

Three Brooches and an Unforgettable Adventure

The project:  Make a brooch to commemorate an event in my life.  Make the back as interesting as the front. I made three.  Because sometimes I’m an over-achiever when it comes to my art classes.  And because with more than one I could tell more of the story. The story, as far as I rememberContinue reading “Three Brooches and an Unforgettable Adventure”

Summer Carving Intensive Part 5: The Final Week

It’s the end of my summer class and it was fantastic!  There’s nothing better (or at least very little better, in my opinion) than spending summer mornings outside carving stone.  No, as you can see, I did not finish the sculpture.  But I still accomplished a lot in six weeks!  The block of stone lookedContinue reading “Summer Carving Intensive Part 5: The Final Week”

Summer Stone Carving Intensive Part 3: A Carver’s Zen

I’ve come to a realization during the last three weeks of this class:  Carving is my favorite therapy.  Let’s face it, life can be down right frustrating even when it doesn’t seem impossible.  But carving, for me, is like meditation.  It’s a step back to focus on something simpler, more immediate, and more concrete.  I mean,Continue reading “Summer Stone Carving Intensive Part 3: A Carver’s Zen”