Wow cool, Metalsmith magazine just asked permission to quote me, for an upcoming article about Steampunk. Awesome! Metalsmith is pretty much THE scholarly mag for jewelry and metalwork. For those familiar with Dwell, it’s about on par with that. It’s produced by SNAG, the national jewelers’ society whose conference I just attended. Getting quoted? Pretty […]
From swingsyren. The unexpected effects of being laid off. For me, the first segment was hard to watch. My experience was similar yet different — for most people the event of being laid off happens very suddenly, and is over quickly. Mine lasted for eight months. I thought this was a beautiful piece.
I got back from Houston late last night. Today is a decompression day. I had a total blast. I should have done this years ago. And yet, if I had, I doubt it would have had the same impact; for where I am today — professionally, personally, artistically — this was the perfect time for […]
ZOMG SNAG tomorrow!! runs around frantically Oh my gods the geekery. Oh my gods the shiney. I have been so focused on the portfolio review, I kinda forgot that there was a whole CON going on, too. Demos and lectures and vendor room and exhibits and cocktail parties with rockstars. The whole deal. OMFG!!
Cloisonné enamels by Peggy Foy, enamel on fine silver, 1″ diameter each. Still in process – there is a little more finishing work (polishing) to be done to the surface; I ordered some diamond-grit sanding pads like we used in class so this is as good as they’re gonna get for the next few days. […]
Two more total coups for the weekend: 1) Remember that line of enamels I did a while back, that I thought was ruined? (there were a ton of them, and they were all cracking and bits coming off.) The guest teacher took one look, and told me how to fix them. Fingers crossed, and still […]
ART ART ART!! YOM YOM ART NOM TASTY ART MEATS OM NOM NOM NOM COOKIE MONSTER LOVE ARTWINE GOES WITH TASTY ART NOM!!!! No I is not kidding, see?? (more…)
Dood. Yeah, I lemming’d up and reordered some silver today. For grins, here’s a slightly broader perspective. (FML.)
From the SNAG conference organizers. (Remember how I said it was expensive?) Congratulations!! You have been awarded the Work Exchange Assistant . As part of the work exchange assistantship recipient, you will receive 40% discount off your registration fee in trade for 6 hours of work at the conference. Huh. Well, that certainly helps. (OMG!) […]
“Hi Peggy, You will be reviewed by Tim McCreight from 2:30-2:45, all time slots are 15 minutes, so please be ready to begin on time and end on time. Thank you and see you soon!” Holy fucking crap! Not only got a spot, but got my first pick of reviewer. “Uncle Tim” wrote my college […]