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Two-sided bronze coin, one side depicting a skull saying "Sink" and the other side an open-mouthed shark saying "swim"

Every day is a lot

I seem to do a fabulous job of only posting “big” updates once a year. If I could choose a phrase to sum up the last six months, it would be “every day is a lot.” If It only encompassed…

Jewelry Program being CUT?!

Y’all. I found about this on Sunday, and it’s being discussed TODAY in the board meeting. Needlessly to say, I have OPINIONS on an art program being cut. Here’s the letter I sent (and if you’re so inclined, please feel…

I Live!

It’s been a wild six months since I last posted anything here. I’ll have a fuller announcement soon(ish), but in the meantime, please enjoy one of my homework assignments.

Phew.

2021, am I right? It’s been an absolutely wreck of a year, and frankly, school has been what’s been keeping me going. But six classes was too damn much. One of the classes I took was an experiential learning class,…

And fin!

My 2nd jewelry project is done. Are there flaws? Oh yes. Could I have made this easier on myself. Definitely. But I learned a lot in the process, and isn’t that part of the fun of creating?

Metal etching tests

What do you do when etching resist is out of stock? Oh and it has toxicity concerns?You do some tests, and write shit down, because Science™️.I cut 20 gauge copper into roughly 1-inch squares, cleaned and prepped them for etching.…

I’m a rocker. I rock out.

One of the assignments in class is putting together a selection of thematically similar pieces for a portfolio. True to form, I decided to do some blasphemous artwork, because that’s who I am.Watercolors have always been my favorite medium, but…

Reading Material

My powers grow ever stronger.My jewelry class doesn’t have an official textbook, but this was one of my recommended items to get. From my first flip through, I can see why. So much information and techniques and data!We love a…

School Time: Bleach discharge dye samples

So one of the things that your patronage supports is me returning to school to be an art teacher! This is for my Art Practices class, which focuses on more three-dimensional techniques. This lesson involves taking dark fabric and using…