Some work in progress for the RISD sale this weekend.
I love bronze so much. They have the most wonderful looking patinas. There are three more designs in this box that will be added to the succulent collection: a large cuff bracelet and a couple pairs of bulby earrings. The additions will happen next week. ---- Also new: a free pair of sterling silver earrings with every jewelry purchase. Ends Mother's day (May 11, 2008).
"The best art and writing is almost like an assignment; it is so vibrant that you feel compelled to make something in response. Suddenly it is clear what you have to do. For a brief moment it seems wonderfully easy to live and love and create breathtaking things."
"Professionalism is way overrated. It is the spirit of the amateur that people in creative occupations-- in almost any occupation-- need to cultivate more than anything else. A couple of hundred years ago, "amateur" was an entirely positive, noble description of someone. The word comes from the Latin amator, which means "lover." An amateur undertaking was something you did out of love, for the pleasure of doing it-- something you did out of passion. And when you think about it this whole country was a nation created by passionate amateurs.