Sunday, March 30, 2008

Visiting New Territory

In recent days I have gone into uncharted territory with my jewelry and I am really enjoying the results. Spencer Hansen of Team 8 Press and my fiancée (had to slip that one in), just finished a collaboration project and I am very impressed with the results. He designed, and illustrated a very simple feather design and we did a 2 color screen print on recycled leather. I then affixed the finished small print to a hammered silver necklace with cast twigs and the ending result can be seen at Chop Suey on Cary street. I haven't gotten a photo of it yet but that will come soon.

Monday, March 17, 2008

On Mindfulness......

I am in a time of meditation about where I will take my next step forward in my work, my art and my life. I have been thinking about this step in my creative process and the time that I take to research what I feel I should be doing next, looking for the next step, rather than grabbing aimlessly, it makes for a softer landing.

on Mindfulness...
Mindfulness is the state of being mindful. To be mindful is to be aware of one's thoughts, actions or motivations. Mindfulness (Pali: Sati; Sanskrit:smṛti स्मृति ) plays a central role in the teaching of the Buddha where it is affirmed that 'correct' or 'right' mindfulness (Pali:sammā-sati; Sanskrit samyak-smṛti) is an essential factor in the path to liberation. It is the seventh element of the Noble Eightfold Path, the sadhana of which is held in the tradition to engender 'insight' and 'wisdom' (Sanskrit: prajñā).

So with that thought, statement and rambling, I will take some time to research and meditate on my next step.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

¡Feliz cumpleaños a mí!

Ahh, as another year passes I will reflect on the growth and change that I am so proud of myself for. I have set goals and achieved them, except for winning the lotto, but I will get there in good time. I just want to take a moment to thank everyone in my life who has had any part in making this all possible, friends, family and lovers. I love you all and you have made my dreams and passions a tangible reality, thank you. So, ¡Feliz cumpleaños a mí! I got my wish!!!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

HASHing out New Ideas

I have been in a bit of an artistic slump lately. Everyone goes through periods of this in their life, but for artists, I have found it to be a bit of a nightmare. I rely on my work to be new and exciting. So I am going through this when I have to stop off at Quirk on Broad St. to check in on my work and see how everyone there is doing. I walk in and I am standing in front of a wall of Arthur Hash's work. I went to school with Arthur back in the day, and I have seen him here and there on the scene in RVA but you know how life is, busy. So I haven't really paid attention to his work in a while. I would just like to say, the man is doing well. His works were beautiful and inspiring. So to cut a long and drawn out story short, I became inspired and I will let you know what happens later. Here is to inspiration, thanks Arthur.