Friday, March 29, 2013

2013 Desideratum Art Jewelry

  This year the Bead People are in our line od designs and they demanded to be on the cover of the new catalog....  Attitude!
THIS is Where they made their first appearance on my blog.

Spring may have been long in coming this year but that doesn't mean that things haven't been bubbling and boiling below the surface, behind the scenes and in the studio...

Copper Twisted Leaf

oh yes, it happens every year... 
 long hours of being sequestered have been involved... 

Copper Twisted Triangle

... long days of  being in the studio working and only leaving for food and sleep...
 that's how we work...
Kind of an obsession, till we get it all pulled together.
We make a few of each design till be have them where we like them.

Sterling Silver Hoops with Drops

 IDEAS were sketched, mulled over, bent, twisted, heated up, born and come to life, photos taken, adjusted, imported into Word, arranged and arranged and arranged...
 and finally Finalized.

 Copper Ocean Swirl (I Love these)

Yay!  Our  Desideratum Art Jewelry Catalog  has been completed for another year. 

Sterling Silver Hoops with Drops

 It must be what a leaf or a flower feels like when it finally bursts through the soil towards the warmth of sunshine, air and light....  yes, indeed, I do believe
 I feel like Spring!

 We'll be in the studio making more of everything, now that we have the designs nailed down. 

Happy Spring, Everybody!!! 

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Thinking of Spring

.....while I'm working metal at my bench.

simple things... yes...  I like simplicity. 
I like nature... fresh clean air... growing things...
I like getting back to basics.
I wish I had little elves like this to perk up my garden.

Approx. 10" x 14"...  a scattering of  images done earlier in the winter in my sketchbook.
pen, ink, gouache
at Desideratum Art and Jewelry, St. Martins, New Brunswick, Canada

Saturday, March 02, 2013

A Few Quick Studies of Eyes

The better to see you...........

Interesting how you start with one idea and others move in and take over.
...just like the rest of life.
 I guess it's all relative.

...inspiration from many sources, including Leonardo da Vinci, 
using sanguine conte, pen and ink, wash, hatching in my sketchbook.

Still looking at snow and working on jewelry... making headway on the jewelry, none on the snow.

Desideratum Art and Jewelry, St. Martins, NB, Canada