Sunday, June 27, 2010

Home and Working Hard!

With the G20 going on and downtown riots I was not able to go to my studio to work. Good thing I planned ahead and brought home the studio computer, my sketch book and a piece that I could partially fabricate at home! With all that going on I felt a little sequestered in my home but that resulted in it being a very productive weekend for me.

I got caught up on all of marking for my casting class at OCAD. I worked on the Jewel Envy schedual and sent out our monthly emails. I added lots of content to and I would have finished the piece of jewellery I was working on if I didn't run out of sterling silver wire and I got some applications ready for shows. So now its Sunday night and for once I feel prepared for a busy week and I know it is going to be productive!

If you are an artist here are some links for upcoming calls for entry! (I entered this one last year! Below is a picture of my dress on their model.)

Monday, June 14, 2010

So many things to make so little time in a day!

Sometimes I feel a little overwhelmed about the amount of things I would like to have accomplished in a week. This week is one of those times! In addition to teaching casting at OCAD two nights a week (and writing up my students next exam) I have client meetings and the Metal Arts Guild event that I will be speaking at. All good things right?! I think so, but it does means putting aside a few projects I would really like to get underway.

I guess I will just have to deal with it like everyone else. Weeks like this remind me that when I don't have the time to make everything it is really imporant to keep my sketch book close by so that I can jot down designs and ideas for later when there is time to process them. Good thing I just got a new smaller sketch book that travels with me most of the time to do just that!

Since I am clearly in planning and scheduling mode I would like to invite anyone reading this to come to the Metal Arts Guild event this Thursday June 17th from 7:30pm-10pm. MAG is implementing a lot of exciting changes and this party will be a great chance to mingle with other metal artists from in and around Toronto while hearing about things that can help you in your career and subsequently how to get involved. For more information about MAG and this event please go to www.metalartsguild.c/events/metal-arts-guild-party. MAG is a national Canadian organization with satelite groups across Canada. If you are interested in starting your own satelite group or getting involved and you do not live in Toronto contact MAG there are many opportunities for participation from across Canada!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Welcome to my new blog! I spend a lot of time on the computer so I thought I might expand my reach and let all of you know what I am up to these days. Check back often as I will be uploading info on my work, my studio, and general calls for entry that I scour the web looking for to keep me busy and creative:o)

 I look forward to sharing more with you and hearing back with questions and or comments.