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Recognizing Progress    Friday, October 13, 2017

I spend a lot of time on line. I mean, A LOT. I do a lot of my business in Facebook auction groups, and most of my marketing is done through social media, which means I interact with many, many talented jewelry artists, and I see some absolutely jaw-dropping work. It's really easy to look at my own work and feel that it doesn't measure up, that my skills aren't progressing, that I'll never, ever be as good as many of the artists that I see. 

Writing the Artisan's Statement    Saturday, July 11, 2015

When I went to college, I was planning on being a full-time fiction writer.  Yeah, that didn't work out for me.  But I learned a lot of useful stuff.  In one of my final writing classes, one of the things I was required to do was to come up with an artist's statement. It was an essay in which I described my writing process and analyzed my writing itself.

Of Minks and Monkey Skulls: Creating when you don't know what you're doing    Friday, April 10, 2015

It's perverse, really, but it really is my favorite kind of project:  when someone asks me to do something I've never, ever done.  Never thought of doing.  And have no idea how to go about doing.  I love that moment when the idea comes like a flash, sort of a picture of how it all might fit together.

 

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