Wednesday Update: Narrative Jewelry & Studio Space
08 Wednesday Feb 2012
Art & Soul Virginia is coming up soon! It always happens like this: If you want to teach at an art retreat like Art & Soul, you have to submit workshop proposals (with descriptions, photos of the projects and a class kit fee requirement) months in advance—like, 6 months or more!
This is great for keeping us organized as far as what to teach, but it also means (for me, anyway!) that the retreat can suddenly sneak up on you! So this week I’m making up the class kits for my Narrative Jewelry class. We’re going to play with ephemera and words to make customized pendants from Scrabble tiles and bezels, using Ice Resin.
Note the new tablecloth in my new work area! It’s a piece of oilcloth from Kitsch Kitchen, a very cool store here in Amsterdam. If you like bright, funky colors and prints, this store is for you. I love the cheerful color and how it just wipes clean from any spills…but I sometimes play hide-and-seek with my orange-handled scissors.
So my new studio space is slowly developing, as I’m bringing more things in from the igloo/old studio. You know, I went out there yesterday to get a package of baby wipes that I use to clean stamps with. I picked up the package and thought, “hmmm, this feels strange”…it was FROZEN. Yes, frozen! I’m glad to be inside, and so is my stuff.
Well, it’s back to the bead board for me! Happy Wednesday!