Saturday, May 30, 2009

dead from deadlines

Well, I did it.  I managed to get the sculptural and jewelry pieces for little and Large exhibit finished on time, photographed, and in.  And I also had some fun carrying the concept to some other pieces.  Now I just have to get those done in time for the gallery delivery and I'm all set.  Dead tired, but all set....
The hardest part was having to come up with the artist statement about the relationship of the pieces.  I always have difficulty with those.  The pieces tend to come together of their own accord.  I don't always have any idea of what they mean.  Just that they happened. (although i still think i need to go back and take some engineering courses).  Planning out the locket was the hardest part.  Starting with a cardboard box meant a lot of consideration of how to make it sturdy enough to hold rivets and hold up over time.  A copper lining did it.
So, here they are.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Little & Large Looming

Well, I'm trying to get pieces ready for San Diego's little & LARGE extravaganza this summer, coinciding with the Calder Jewelry exhibit at the museum.  I'll be represented at the Colluseum Gallery on Kettner, showing my "dolls" (a.k.a. figurative sculptures) and jewelry.  Trying to get the jewelry piece for the show brochure finished (the doll is done) and some other pieces for the gallery.  And, yeah, still got my day job.  Too busy.
I was away for 4 days, going to my daughter's college graduation, and when I came home I forgot where I had put a whole tray of pieces.  PANIC!
But I did find them.  Today, of course, was one of those days when nothing I touch went smoothly.  Made jump rings to join a bracelet.  The copper were too big and too lightweight.  So, I did them smaller and in a heavier gauge metal.  Too small and too heavy.  Ok, heavy gauge, larger...holes in the bracelet pieces too small.  So, tomorrow, when the sun shines, I'll head out to the drill.  Maybe it won't be one of those days!