Inspiration

The Chasing & Repoussé Deep Dive
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The Chasing & Repoussé Deep Dive

Tired of Christmas carols already? (Me too!) Get inspired with lots of my artwork and a bit of bragging on my Eastern repoussé students in this great conversation with Jennifer Stenhouse and Julia Lowther of Little Metal Foxes. On this episode of Tool Tip Tuesdays, we talk about my unique approach to teaching, the effectiveness…

Time for Relief! My Extended Eastern Repoussé Course Is Open!
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Time for Relief! My Extended Eastern Repoussé Course Is Open!

It might be difficult to change the world, but you can definitely make metal bend to your will. It’s time for some relief! Truthfully, Eastern repoussé and chasing is one of my most favorite classes to teach because I get to watch people learn to think dimensionally in ways they didn’t know were possible to…

Filigree’s Beautiful Lace + Wildly Forged Silver
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Filigree’s Beautiful Lace + Wildly Forged Silver

It’s been yet another tough week, here on planet Earth. Frankly, I have been grateful to be living indoors with adequate water and, occasionally, heat. Last week our not-very-old-furnace tripped the carbon monoxide detector when I wasn’t in the house, but my son and husband were. Still, there was electricity to power that alarm to…

Art’s Nap Room: Balancing Work in Progress
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Art’s Nap Room: Balancing Work in Progress

As artists, we often find ourselves caught in an eternal flip-flop between states of motivation and states of overwhelm. Having lots of ideas is a sign of healthy creativity. Keeping multiple projects in-progress prevents boredom. Unfortunately, there can be a tipping point when that creative motivation spins out into burn-out or paralysis, and our work…