Wednesday, August 19, 2015
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Empty cup chain jewelry is fun to work with. Ends and clasps are usually included. Give it a try you wont be disappointed.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
This article is about the number.
 Other names include extreme and mean ratio, medial section, divine proportion, divine section (Latin: sectio divina), golden proportion, golden cut, and golden number.
Some twentieth-century artists and architects, including Le Corbusier and Dalí, have proportioned their works to approximate the golden ratio—especially in the form of the golden rectangle, in which the ratio of the longer side to the shorter is the golden ratio—believing this proportion to be aesthetically pleasing.
Mathematicians since Euclid have studied the properties of the golden ratio, including its appearance in the dimensions of a regular pentagon and in a golden rectangle, which may be cut into a square and a smaller rectangle with the same aspect ratio. The golden ratio has also been used to analyze the proportions of natural objects
So after all that its just a way to find pleasing shapes with a number....some would say a magical number. And that leads us to another discipline of spiritual journeys, in 2 dimension reduced to a sacred pathway or sometimes a spiral. In the upper right are sketches of possible magical pathways or mazes reduced to a pattern in clay or metal.
That brings me to the square top right which is like the path around and up to the top of a pyramid, the path of the soul in Egyptian philosophy. And so enters the third discipline. Archeology and history. Look to all these to find inspiration for art jewelry.
And right center is the beginnings of a real piece conceived in doodles on the back of a discarded printout of a map.
I often hear voices online crying "I just don't know where to get an idea, where to start" Look away from what others are doing, pickup a magazine or look online at something you have never looked at before. Put jewelry, design and art in the intent part of your brain and look. Learn to see patterns and forms in new places. Inspiration will come. Be of an open mind so you can recognize it when you perceive it.
Most of all be creative and have fun with beautiful ideas and materials.
Saturday, March 14, 2015
This is a beautiful piece, but if I were to buy it, could the lizard be removed? I would like only the bird in the scene with the flowers.
Thanks very much for your time and reply. You have a large number of some great pieces offered..." I had to think for a minute about a reply. Was this person asking to redesign my work, my art? Or did she see some potential that I did not? Should my artistic vision be upheld? Silly prideful thoughts for sure. I do make art and yet unlike someone pointing to a spot on one of my canvasses and saying put in a happy little cabin and I will buy it...This request actually improved the piece in my opinion. The texture and fold formed copper looks more inviting than the crowded look with the lizard.
Remember to keep an open mind, heart, and ears when a possible client asks for change. After all its not like asking Leonardo da Vinci to put a mustache on the Mona Lisa.