Photographer, Chad Sageser sent me this photo last week after he climbed Diamond Peak in Oregon, of one of my sporks in action! It is really fun to see my art being used in nature, right where it came from. He told me that it was a great travel companion and was great to eat his lunch with art. I need to throw one of my own sporks in my backpack for my adventures as well. Thanks Chad!
Many years ago my Aunt, also an artist, had written a few travel art books who lives in Paris France was telling me of a book idea she had. She wanted to write a book about wrought iron gates around Paris. I never really thought much of gates until she mentioned her project. That really intrigued me and since then I notice all sorts of wrought iron gates, fences, stair railings, all things ornamental iron. With social distancing and many business and events shut down in my area I have spent some fabulous creative time in my studio. I found some black steel wire that had been floating around in my wire box for several years, maybe even since 2006 when the price of silver went from $5.00 and ounce to $40. and ounce! Back then I realized it was time to experiment with alternative materials but that wire didn't fit into the puzzle until now. Welcome Ironworks Collection! This collection uses black steel wire that I twist, turn and forge into earrings, pendants, necklaces and bracelets. It is lightweight, easy to wear, easy to take care of bold yet simple and just downright fun to make! Thanks to my Aunt, Patty Lurie for inspirations 20 years later!
A few weeks ago my friend Tamara came over for a visit and wanted to lear how to enamel. I had just moved into my new studio so all the enameling stuff was scattered about which forced me to get that all sorted. We enameled for 2 days, make jewelry and had a great time! Today with social distancing all the rage and my stores postponing their orders I'm playing in the studio and creating some fun new enamel and steel jewelry! I'm having so much fun playing with materials I haven't used in years. The challenge is to create new work without buying any materials, only what I have in my studio.
I am one of those people that struggle finding the right gift for weddings, house warming gifts whatever. So, when I needed a cake server for my Mom's birthday because I didn't have one, I thought, well of course I will just make one then realized what a great gift idea. So now I have no excuse! I have a great gift idea! I hope this helps if you are searching for a unique gift for that special occasion.
Playing with photos and I like this one but it needs oatmeal and coffee! Humm... maybe I’m just ready for breakfast!
Am hanging out at a beautiful park selling spoons in Salem Oregon. I love this set of salad serving spoons!
Usually I use this brass spoon as a serving spoon but when cleaning out this cantaloupe I just grabbed it because it was there. Best scoop ever! I’ll always grab it from now on!
The functional spoons are here!! Copper spoon bowls are combined with either cherry, maple, aspen, or apple wood. They will be on the website fall of 2019 but if you can't wait send me a message and I can shoot a few photos to you.
At a show this fall in Portland Oregon a woman that had just bought several of my spoons was telling me about a Poet she knows that wrote a poem about spoons. I kid you not 2 seconds after she told me about it here he walks up right behind us! With his permission here is his spoon poem.
Spoons, An Appreciation
Ah, the romance of spoons. Their goodness.
How they fit together, how they lie together, hip to hip,
spooning comfortably in that slender bed, the drawer.
I believe in spoons, their essential good nature.
They are the gentlest of the utensils.
Knives cut; forks jab, but spoons cradle.
The knife slices meat. The fork skewers it.
But the spoon is oval and holds sips.
It is the utensil of moderation, of cure,
spoonfuls of medicine, spoons full of care.
A spoon will never hurt you, never jab nor cut you.
There is no blood in the history of the spoon.
Spoons are the sexiest of the utensils,
feminine and rounded, all curve and camber.
Knives are phallic and forks are aggressive, toothy,
but spoons are the shapes of breasts and buttocks.
To knife is to pierce, to fork is to branch out,
but to spoon is to make love, cuddle together.
The gentle spoon, to be spoon fed like a child.
Spoons are the utensils of babies.
The spoon conserves, contains, mothers.
Tim can be found at http://timbarnespoet.com
Hi, I'm Laura, I'm a creative that likes to create! I work in metals and mixed media for the most part but have been know to dabble in other mediums to keep creative juices flowing!