Maybe I'm a little excited :-D
Can't make it to the 5th Annual Charles Lewton-Brain Conference? Keep tabs on it right here on SueLacy Wired. I've been asked to live-blog the event-- woohoo! As a returning student, I will make time to share what's going on, snap some great photos, and try to include some video snippets too. My next post will give you more details.
For more info about the conference, check out the Center for Metal Arts web site. They'll have a note about the live blog soon, too.
Cuffs, cuffs, cuff... they are so much fun to make. Recently it occurred to me that I almost never plan a cuff. Literally, I often pick up a sheet of copper with no idea where it's going. There must be a big piece of my brain operating under my radar because next thing I know, I'm banging away. Kind of freaks me out.
Since that seems like a weakness rather than a strength, I sat down with pencil and paper to plan out some cuffs. Because I so admire and envy all you artists with your little sketch books filled with ideas.
Instant brain freeze. Jeesh.
So I decided to peruse my cuff photos to get things going again. It seemed like a good idea to collect a bunch into a collage for future reference. And that's where I stand at the moment -- with a collage but no new cuff this week. LOL. Might as well share the collage.
I did finish up a made-to-order, wire-wrapped Tree of Life this week. It's fine silver, amethyst, and peridot -- very nice combination! I like making these by request because it's always fun to see new colors unfold. I seem to tweak the frame design a bit every time. But I try to make just one every month or two, to keep it fresh and fun. Trees should not be tedious ;-)
Do you want to learn foldforming from Charles Lewton-Brain, its inventor? He will be at Center for Metal Arts Aug 3-6. I'll be there again this year... why not you too? Click here for the invitation or leave me a comment and I'll hook you up. Still not sure? This video will give you a little taste... http://youtu.be/_0Noad96KsI ***And here's a new development -- for a special discount, say that Sue Lacy sent you!