Here's my thought for the day; I'm a metalsmith/maker so the metaphor comes easily. I always like to make jewelry that's double-sided so if it flips or turns on the body, it will always look beautiful at any angle and remind the viewer/wearer that I've cut no corners or left out a possibility for beauty/interest.Read More
Let’s be honest. I don’t like Donald Trump. If you do, that’s fine. Your right to believe the way you do is what it means to be American. More than that, human. But for me, he’s not my president. I don’t want to be represented by him or his racist, divisive rhetoric. Enough said. I don’t need to let my blood pressure rise any higher than it already has. Unfortunately, I’ve already let him get under my skin. And even worse, I’ve let him separate me from my art.Read More
Being a jewelry designer and artist comes with many rewards; Chief among these is discovering other exciting artists who are exploring their art in bold and inspiring ways. I hope to occasionally share my discoveries with you here so that we can all appreciate the beauty and diversity of design that surrounds us.
As an artist, it’s easy to second-guess yourself. Not just your work, but your creative approach. I used to think I was lazy and scattered, moving between projects like a feather in the wind. I never sketched out my ideas before starting to make something. I just dove in, always loving that wild and unpredictable feeling that comes when you’re not sure where you’re going to end up. It kept me on the edge and curious.