I am working on so many things at the moment I do not know where to start! After January has been such a quiet month it’s been a bit of a shock to the system to be honest, but a welcome one. Nobody likes an artist that has nothing to do lol.
I decided a long while ago to use my normally quiet time of the year to plan my collections for the rest of the year. This in the most part has been going well. There are some new designs that I have been finalised, some that are still in the workings stages and some that are no more than some brainstorming on a sheet.
I’m also taking part in an artist in residence in the local University, which is super exciting but I’m guaranteed to be out of my work space for at least one day a week, but it also brings opportunities, such as exhibitions and being able to bounce ideas off others and sometimes just feel inspired. Sometimes you just loose the mojo when you are working on your own all the time.
So what have I done? Well, I’ve started test pieces for an Edwardian Fashion based collection. These will be exhibited in my local national trust property. The theme of the exhibition is to be Memories. I’m really loving how this collection is turning out. It’s given me a chance to try out some new techniques and experiment a little bit from what I would say is my normal style.
I’ve also started research/sketches and some actual work on a collection that is called Tokens. These are not jewellery but objects that are tokens of feeling, whether that be affection, love, remembrance or please come back soon. This is the start of the making process, can you guess what I am doing?
I’ve also taught myself a new technique. As part of my Hunny’s valentines gift I made him a spinner ring. This is a totally new venture for me. Although I love kinetic jewellery I’ve only really touched on it in the past. This is my first real piece. You will have to excuse the picture. It was taken on my window sill on a dark morning just after I had given to them took it off my husband lol.
My first spinner ring, copper waves flowing around a silver ring.
I’ve also been doing a lot of work on background stuff. Tweaking the website, changing little things here and there, getting ready for the new chapter that has begun this year.
So that’s me for this week! I’m going to carry on with some stuff and let you know as more get’s finished! What are you working on this week?