Monday, January 04, 2010

Sketching While Traveling

As always, sketches become my artistic outlet while traveling. Flying seems to bring that part of my brain to the fore, and I usually produce something I like well enough to bring to fruition. This round, rings seem to be the item of interest. I sketched many of them, with these being my favorites -- simple silver strap band rings.

Perhaps I was unknowingly channeling the Ring a Day Flickr group, where a group of jewelers from around the world have accepted the challenge to create one ring per day. I fear I'm not up to such an investment of energy, although I'll very much enjoy watching their creative efforts.

What I'd really like to challenge myself to do is to make a sketch a day of some piece of jewelry. I tend to make interesting leaps when I'm sketching, and I can't help but wonder just how far I'd get with a leap per day.