I don't know about you, but this time of the year turns me into a hermit. I love being inside, working, baking, sewing and cooking. I really wish there would be more hours in the day to fit everything in I'd like to do. It is not an easy thing for me to still have to work part time at my other job. I always wonder how other artists who still have a job on the side make it work. Often I would plan on working in my studio when I get home from work, but on very rare occasions I can actually manage to make it work. My creativity gets put on the back burner which at times leaves me frustrated, especially when some good ideas arise. I find myself "rushing" through my day job days and not really living in the moment as one should. Do you ever experience the same? If so, please let me know how you deal with it.
I am working on some simpler, everyday pieces for my other shop which I hope to have finished by the end of this week. There will be some bronze, copper and silver items. I might be jinxing it if I promise to have them finished...been there, done that...*laughs*
I was so lucky to have finally found a place that takes silver scrap here in Norway. The best thing is that it is just a 20 minute drive from here! Last friday I went there with three kilos worth of silver scrap. In return I got shop credit of 10000 Kroner ( approx. US $1750 ). Of course I bought tons of silver, sheet in a few gauges, wire and tools. Feels great to have all the shelves filled up with materials I use most.
Below are some new items I made over the last few days. I am still in love with hand cast buttons, and yes, I am still going to cast some in copper.
Thinking about all you people in the US affected by hurricane Sandy! Sending you tons of well wishes and hope you are safe!