Spring is by far my favorite season before autumn, summer and winter. With the scent of blooms, the promise of green after the stark winter landscape, I look forward to the re-birth of spring.
During the winter months, I spend my time indoors, making my inventory for the upcoming year. With the long hours it takes to make my jewelry, it is essential that I build my work and hope to have some time during the hectic weeks between April and mid-December to fill in more.
The past few years, I have been focusing on my metallic pieces and have had great responses. I will continue to fill the requests of having my classic metallic jewelry but my urge to infuse color has been very strong with the darkness and stark silhouettes of winter.
With the medium I work with, my color pallette is truly endless. From the color choices, to the finishes of opaque and translucent, I can choose anything I want. The shapes of the beads have been basic with cubes, cylinders and triangles. I will continue using the same high quality beads as usual, but infusing color to revitalize my line and keep it fresh and interesting.
I look forward to the 2016 season and have already made some choices of out-of-town shows with Lewiston, Idaho the third weekend in April. After returning from Idaho, I will be flying to Austin, Texas for another show, Art City Austin. It should be so much fun to return to Austin and spend an extra few days to explore this city. Since April is my birthday month, I made sure to book my trip for one day before and one day after my show.