Thursday, March 8, 2007

workspaces

Two days in a row! Oh My!
I always like when people show shots of their work spaces, so today, I'm sharing with you a shot of my bench that was taken last night. This shot was taken of my workspace in my living room, and hopefully tonight i will be able to show you a shot from my studio downtown!


I recently got this amazing book called "Where Women Create". It showcases nearly 30 woman who are successful in their respected fields, and gives you a glimpse of their workspace. The book stresses the importance of having even the littlest area that is your own, and that inspires you to create. This is a topic I'm seeing pop up more and more lately, and its one that has caught my attention. With this being said, I have been working at making my spaces more interesting and inspiring! I have been trying to surround myself with things that generally put me in a happy or creative mood. As you can see, i have pictures of my mom and grandmother, wine bottle labels, design samples, note cards, product labels, and various other stuff around. Its still a work in progress, but its getting there. I'll keep you posted.


















These images are both taken from the book. I dont know about you, but i would kill for space like these. Maybe one day...

Here is a shot of one of my current projects. Im calling them the India Pillow Pendants. Some will be sterling, and some will be gold. My India line has been one of my favorites so far! I keep coming up with new ideas to include in the line, and variations on what i have already done. After the pillow pendants, get ready for some color to be introduced to the line!

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

slow and stedy

It seems like since i have been unemployed i have had NO free time! isnt it funny how that works!?!?!

Megan Aumen, the current director of the metals and jewelry dept at Towson (my old stomping ground) gave the BEST lecture on using the internet as a tool for jewelers last night for the Metals Guild of Maryland. The lecture was positively inspiring, and i have spent the day checking blogs and just surfing the web. Its amazing whats out there! I'm gonna work hard at posting regularly on my blog, i plan on starting a flickr site, and continuing with etsy updates. I almost feel as though having my website is unnecessary. Hopefully I'll find a happy balance between all the fabulous things available on the web these days!

On a less technical note, just before Christmas i found the best store here in baltimore. Located in the quaint Belvedere Square, The House Downtown doesn't carry a single product i wouldn't want in my own house. They have products with lots of personality and style. On my last trip to the house downtown, i got on of these great bread and budder buckets. They are fabric covered and water-proof. They are definitely too cute to pass up!


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