Thursday, May 11, 2006
Thought I would just put a photo of one of my pieces out there for you to comment on. Her name is "Stone Madonna" from a series of Madonna pieces I have made exploring the essence of the female spirit. Copper, brass and silver with rose quartz, labradorite and adventurine with a pewter milagro arm.
Well, here's to another step forward in establishing myself as an individual and artist. I have come a long way in my art over the last year. Pieces in gallery shows, being published, selling art. I've revisted all of the arts that I have loved and participated in over the last 30 years and am now focused on the production of original jewelry pieces crafted from silver, brass, copper and found object art. Now the hard part. Gearing up to create enough pieces to begin selling in shows. I want to get my ideas together and post pieces in hopes that I might get a little feedback from other artists and crafters just getting into sales. Do you create one of a kind items or mass produce? How do you keep from being bored by producing the same piece many times? How do you balance your life to avoid stressing over deadlines? And if no one answers my questions, well at least I got it out of my brain and on to paper where I can begin to answer them one by one.