Wednesday, July 22, 2009

On Memory

How wonderful, how very wonderful the operations of time, and the changes of the human mind!... If any one faculty of our nature may be called more wonderful than the rest, I do think it is memory. There seems something more speakingly incomprehensible in the powers, the failures, the inequalities of memory, than in any of our other intelligences. The memory is sometimes so retentive, so serviceable, so obedient; at others so bewildered and so weak; and at others again, so tyrannic, so beyond control! We are, to be sure, a miracle every way-but our powers of recollecting and of forgetting do seem peculiarly past finding out.

Fanny Price in Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Time to clean

Although the evidence of such creative chaos is inspiring... I think it might be time to clean my desk.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

On the bench

I thought it was time to take a break from rings. I have been making so many lately and spending so much time perfecting the riveted rings.
Today I worked on some "clasps" (for want of a better word) to continue a series of crocheted necklaces. The clasps are always so simple in my mind but, in the process of fabrication, tend to increase in technical complexity. Hooray for reality! I am anxious to finish out the first clasp for a garnet necklace and am sorely tempted to stay up all night. However, I walked out to my studio space a moment ago and realized that the temperature is approaching broiler; I beat a hasty retreat back to the computer. Tomorrow is another day (and 6 a.m. arrives all too soon). It has been a good day and now it is time for bed.

The finished ring

This is the end result of the two prior posts. The "Ring for an Architect" is completed... in its first iteration.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

What happens in my studio

Design processes

I have had this idea for a ring floating around in my head for-absolutely-ever. I have doodled it in sketchbooks and note margins and thought about it when staring vacantly into space. So, I finally sat down and modeled it in SketchUp (because, sometimes I actually enjoy fussing around on the computer).