Monday, February 7, 2011

Art Monday I

This is my sketchbook. Pretty simple run of the mill sketchbook. I did add an envelope on it so I could have a triangle tool on hand.

You can see said tool poking out here. Also the envelope broke while I was trying to get the triangle. I fixed it with the yellow duct tape.

In my sketchbook I sketch a lot of my pieces. I also make little notes like "knotted leather." If an archeologist finds my work, I want them to know what my plan was in case the picture isn't totally clear.
Planning a necklace for Spring '11. I am very into shells.

Every night before I go to bed, I think about this necklace. How I am going to make it. What colors it's going to have in it. When am I going to have the time to make. Perhaps next Monday?

The Going Back to School Project

Many of my friends are going, have gone, or planning to go back to school. I admire these courageous souls. At times I even envy them- then finals roll around and I don't. At this moment in time I am not looking to go back to school, but instead take a journey to the days of elementary school. I am going to put myself on a schedule, where for one hour a day I am going do one of the following activities:

Gym (2 times per week because that's how we rolled at Dean's Mill School)

I am also going to post a daily blog post about what I did that particular day. Let me break it down.

Monday's will be an art day. I usually have a few free hours Monday mornings to get something on paper- a doodle, painting, or jewelry that I'm conjuring up for my Spring '11 line. I will even try to make it to a museum or other art activity.

Tuesday's and Thursday's will be a gym day. I am currently trying to get some physical activity in everyday but want to really push it two days a week. As soon as this snow starts going away I am going to try to run 5 days a week.

Wednesday's will be a music day. It may be sharing my latest playlist, favorite band, or reading an article about a band.

Friday's will be a health day. Whether it's taking a yoga class, reading something about a gluten free diet, or buying healthy food. Friday will be my day for health.

I'm also on a mission to publish more frequently about jewelry. That is of course what this blog is all about! I am definitely going to use this blog as a means to organize and motivate my little project. So stay tuned! Doodles will be posted shortly!

photo courtesy of thanks guys.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Scenes from a Scene

Can't beat 'em- join 'em. Everyone else is still talking about the storm that hit Chicago this week, so I thought I would share a few picks from the storm. Enjoy! Happy Friday!

The Saab that lives on my street- looks very Swedish here.

Poor Bike!

Shadowy People on Southport

Mi Novio.


Cool Alley shot. Now there are 6ft + drifts back there.