Friday, November 06, 2009

Working on Paper

When life is just too busy to get hands on clay, it's great to have a sketchbook nearby. When even sketching doesn't fit into the day, at least I can go back and look at past ideas for new inspiration.

Here are a few ideas on my drawing board, literally.

enamel-painted beads with fuchsias and hummers and silver endcaps:

and a silver box bead with similar imagery:

a bird and nest piece in silver clay with enamel:

a constructed box:

The box is a perfect thing to consider as I pack for a two day workshop this weekend at Wired Designs in San Antonio. The topic is boxes and birdhouses, taught by the imitable Kate McKinnon. How serendipitous is that?