So this happened today! I finally completed all of my requirements and finished my jewelry line. The Instructors from NYIAD had some really good criticism. My product photos need some work, but overall most of their words were very positive. I am relieved to be done with the course but at the same time I will… Read More Official Graduate of the New York Institute of Art and Design!
My new studio is really starting to come together. The more work I do in it, the more I rearrange it. But now it’s really getting to a comfortable workflow. I have most of what I use frequently near my main workspace. All my tools are within arms reach. And I am getting the things… Read More Studio Evolution Part 2
A few months ago I became one of the artists at the Studio on 6th in Downtown Springfield , IL. Selling my work here is in addition to my booth space at the Kountry Nook Craft & Gift Mall in Pekin. I am also still doing local shows. And starting this year I will… Read More Artist at Studio on 6th!
Gencon 50 August 17-20,2017 This year marked the 50th birthday of GenCon. It also marked the 5th year my family has seen able to go to the “best four days in gaming”. Best four days is right on the money. For those of you who do not know, Gencon is a gaming and role playing… Read More GenCon 50
Gencon August 17-20,2017 My first class of my Gencon weekend was a rubber stamp carving class. I remember carving and doing printmaking in high school, but that was ages ago. The instructor showed the class a few out of the box items that can be used to carve a stamp. The large stamp we made… Read More Rubber Stamp Carving at Gencon
WE GOT A NEW HOUSE!!!! We had lived in our old house for 12 years. It was our first home, other than apartments. It was where we grew up as a family. Where we finally got our act together as adults. But now we decided to upgrade. We found what we think is the perfect… Read More Studio Evolution
I decided to try out a couple of new shows this year. Just something to broaden my horizons. There is a convention coming up in July called the Dark History and Horror convention in Champaign, IL. They needed vendors and I thought it could be a great opportunity and fun to do! I am planning… Read More 2017 Dark History and Horror Convention
Hope to see some of you there! At the Kountry Nook Craft & Gift Mall. The third Tuesday of the month is the regular day I am trying to stick with. If anther day would work better, we could do a second class, or we could try a Sunday. Drop me a line and let… Read More May Jewelry Class at the Kounrty Nook
One of my earliest dreams was to go to art school. Well life had other plans. So last year I decided to take an online class from the New York Institute of Art and Design. It’s a specialty course in jewelry design and wire working. Some of the information I already know but I have… Read More Unit 4 – New York Institute of Art and Design