March 27, 2010

Forgot which book I found these pages from, so I can't give credit to it. But I always go back to this image. It's the repetitions and simple contrast of color that I like. I also think about what was, what is, and what it can be.

March 26, 2010

What are other people doing? Looking at this jewelry gallery, Pieces of Eight

March 21, 2010


By Shirley

organized mess

... in studio

I've been working on production pieces.
I'm exploring the possibilities of the circle, a very simple and basic shape. Taking this shape and applying/creating texture to it.
I'm working with different sizes and varying proportions.
I started to use the circle because it's common and there are a lot of precut discs and washers available.

Availability and prevalence is central in my work.

March 18, 2010


We have no dreams at all or interesting ones. We should learn to be awake the same way- not at all or in an interesting manner.

March 9, 2010

Sikkema Jenkins & Co


Function: intransitive verb
Etymology: Latin exsistere to come into being, exist, from ex- + sistere to stand, stop; akin to Latin stare to stand — more at stand
Date: circa 1568

1 a : to have real being whether material or spiritual (did unicorns exist) (the largest galaxy known to exist) b : to have being in a specified place or with respect to understood limitations or conditions (strange ideas existed in his mind)
2 : to continue to be (racism still exists in society)
3 a : to have life or the functions of vitality (we cannot exist without oxygen) b : to live at an inferior level or under adverse circumstances (the hungry existing from day to day)

(via Merriam Webster Dictionary).

Something to strive for, to make anything and everything alive

March 6, 2010

The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe by Sarah Lowengard
I found this reading through Daily Poetics. Interesting text since I like color.
form hasn't taken shape yet but another piece on its way...