Skip to main content

Finding Your Common Thread

I was told to find a "common thread" in my work.  In other words my work cannot be all over the place.  How does one do this?  How does one find your voice?

I am convinced that it just does not happen over night.  It takes time and a lot of work following your bliss.
My brain is literally aching over some things like,
find your common thread
creating a brand
and
designing a booth.

So what is the secret?
It is to make something EVERY DAY.
That is what I have been doing for the past two weeks.  In between taking care of

Cosmo, social media, art markets, art exhibits, taxes, photography, teaching, and submissions.
It is a miracle we can create anything!

But enough of that.  Let us take a look at what is going on with me the next two days.

Fertile Ground

I want to thank the Arts Council of New Orleans for all of their support and all that they do for us artists here in NOLA.  Their Artist as Entrepreneur program was how do you say?
AWESOME!
Fertile Ground is a show featuring us graduates of the program.  So come on out this Friday, April 17th, 5-7pm.
The Exchange Centre Gallery, 935 Gravier Street
Come meet me IRL.
That is In Real Life!
Saturday, April 18th is Earth Day
and the Arts Market of New Orleans is partnering with the Louisiana Bucket Brigade for
NOLA Earth Day Fest from
11:00am - 7:30 pm
It is going to be BIG.
Here are a few of my new pieces I will have with me this Saturday.
Luna Goddess
Brooch/Pendant
For My Mistress (New Orleans)
Brooch/Pendant
Wow!  My fingers look like prunes.  Maybe I am dehydrated?
HA!  Pay attention to the piece NOT my fingers.  Hahaha!!!

Next week I would like to share some of the process of these two pieces but have to go now and buy some jeans.  See?
Yet another thing I have to do while creating.  Life just seems to get in the way.

I find the things I make does not look like my style at all but hey, it happens.
Keep 
Making.
Ha!  Kind of like Keep Swimming.

Have a great Thursday everyone and I hope to meet some of you this weekend.




Namaste
Kalaya

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

The Arrowmont Experience Pt. 1

I know from previous experience that I had to ask the driver to stop at a grocery store before dropping us off at Arrowmont.  I was feeling so good about having all my ducks in order and then this happened! I'm sure I screamed WTH because everyone was looking at me but I wasn't the only one in shock.
I was thinking...great!  Now I will have to walk to get my wine.  LOL!!!

Arrowmont for 2 entire weeks!  Yeah....Bring it on.  I can do this...roommate annd all.
I was in Anne Havel's All Fired Up: Who Knew a Torch Could Do All This?
My notebook for ALLLllllll the notes I'm going to take.
OMG!  I don't know where to begin.  I have so much to share.  Let's see...
I fell in love with a cup.
Annnd...then I bought a cup made by Jason B. Burnett.  He had me at the hexagons. Just an aside here.  I couldn't buy the cup I fell in love with.  Arrowmont has an assortment of ceramic cups in the mess hall to use.  I could post a cup a day on Insta but my friend did that.  …

South of the border in Oaxaca, Mexico

I've been idle for too long but I have lots to share with you!
Oh where to begin?


  Let me first say that Oaxaca is a place full of beautiful people.  The city was VERY safe and the place we stayed in was absolutely wonderful.  And the very best thing about it all...the plane ride was only 3.5 hours from New Orleans!  Gotta love that.

I don't want to bore you with all the details so I think I will stick to the art side of things.  Oaxaca is known for their textiles but I didn't take any pictures of any textiles.  :(  Lo siento.


There was this place that we stumbled upon called La Mano Magica #26 Macedonio Alcala 203, Centro.  This place had a variety of high end pieces for the taking and a price.  Off to the side we noticed a show going on and I immediately knew the work.  It was the work of ceramicist Alfonso Castillo.  One of the the great folk artist of Mexico.  


Eeeee!!! How exciting!


EVERY single piece is hand made including those replicas of Frida's paintings.  It'…

Everything Is Beautiful From Far Away...Or Is It?

I'm getting all up there with my new Olloclip.
It just clips on to my iPhone 5S.  I think that is an adapter for the skinnier version of the phone.  I wanted something easier to carry around other then the massive camera to take real close ups.
Here's what I've done so far.

I'm still learning about the clip but for the most part pretty satisfied.  It's good for those close ups in the studio.  Here's me drawing down wire.  This is when I feel like a true metalsmith.  HAHAHAHA!!!
The clip is also good for your morning walks to get those beautiful close ups of nature.
You see...not everything is beautiful from far away.  Sometimes you have to lean in to see the beauty in the macro world.
Have a great Friday!

Namaste
Kalaya