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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!
Did I ever tell y'all that I absolutely adore bees?
I think they are the most amazing beings on the planet. Well...at this moment I did. I saw this piece of furniture at University of British Columbia outside its bookstore. I'm like cool man. What is this?
This totally inspired me. Yes I looked inside this tiny cells to see if anything was inside but to my disappointment no.
I heard a woman say, hey look at that. I bet there are bees inside. Hahahaha!!!
No silly woman. Tricks are for kids! hahaha Cute...very cute that she thought that.
This piece of art/furniture sparked curiosity and that is the AWESOMist thing EVER!
But what is more cool is THIS...
Did y'all read that? Shrooms helped make them. What a great collaborative endeavor.
How long does a piece of furniture like this last?
I have no clue but talk about impermanence.
I LOVE IT!
So there you have it folks. The future awaits.
Dear Friends, My gallery has decided to move and it saddens me to say that I will not be going with them. I have broken away from the herd. So what now? This is what I ask myself and to be honest I do not know. I turn to you. The ones who come back to read...to listen to my failures, successes, and my angst. I am grateful that you are still here.
Halstead held an exhibition along with SNAG at RHINO Contemporary Gallery. 200 kits went out and 30 pieces were selected for the Halstead Design Challenge. My piece, What's Her Story? was selected to be among one of the 30. I was so honored. _/\_ Inspired by the women of Storyville and Bellocq's photography this brooch is the first in its series. The story behind the story. Every woman has a story, especially the women of Storyville (red-light district of New Orleans from 1897-19…
Every now and then a little elf steps into the studio while I am working and starts asking these annoying questions.
What are you doing? Why are you wasting your time working on that? PRODUCTION WORK?!!! WTH?!!!
He (yep the little bugger is a "he"), I shall name him Doubt, infects my mind from time to time. This all happened last Friday while making some of my New Orleans' Token pendants.
So I reached down deep inside me to think about the "why". I thought about it because I was running towards something else and resisting the moment.
As I sat there at my bench working on this particular token pendant here is what came to me. These particular tokens were minted in 1947 and 1970. They differ only on what is said on the back (1947 - "One Base Fare" and 1970 - "One Cash Fare") . The ones I use for my pendants are minted in 1947.
I do not clean them up. Instead I examine them, hold them, turn them over in my hand, and then begin my work. I do not…