(FYI for any artists out there, I got the idea for this post from a killer article about 'Being the Face of your Business'.
Good Morning! Welcome to my studio!
Today I'm working on a custom Music Note Ring box. Transcribing the Notes to Hakuna Matata, what a wonderful phrase! Hakuna Matata, it means no worries, when it's a studio Day! ;)
Here's some sample images of what the final piece will look like once I find that perfect stone.custom design client, who wants a Sterling Silver Iris band with emeralds! Check out this first draft of the design.
Now I'm drawing a swan feather for a custom Swan and wolf paw ring. I'm google image searching to get a feel for their shape and texture. I'm loving the 'fluffyness' at the base. Going to be a challenge to get that look in silver.
LUNCH BREAK! Waiting for a phone call from IONEMEDIA to discuss a website. Excited!
They called! What a great phone call! Lots to think about.
Lunch for reals this time. Watching a little Far from the Madding Ground. I think Netflix recommended this to me. It's about a woman that's 'Too Independent', she's running her Uncles Farm business. :)
Ok it's back to work so I'm setting the mood with a little afternoon music from Spotify.
Now for my favourite part of the day, bench work! Here is where the MAGIC happens. First I'm working on a custom song ring with diamonds! Hence the raised notes for bezel set diamonds.
Now I'm excited to make this Swan feather come to life. Looking good! I use my wax pen to melt the paw into a feather shape. (I'm using a base ring that's 2 wolf paws, and changing the one paw into a feather. Then I use my dental tool to carve the feather textures. The fluffiness is turning out great.
Here's a sample of what it will look like when it's finished. This one is a crow and wolf paw.
Hi kids! Next to running my business this is my favourite part of the day. This is Callum, he's 1 and a half. Say hi! Sure you can do some laundry. :)
Callum wants to show us his craft too! He went to the library today with Daddy.
Oakley is begging to do beading. I can't say no to that!
The kids want to watch TV, well OK, but after Piano practice.
(Oakley and I made this Piano Book Box the other day after reading about how parents can motivate kids to practice with rewards (he loves crafts, so this was a reward.) And I read about making the piano environment comfy and inviting, so this project was a win win.
Callum wants to practice too! ha ha
Great job kids, lets make a snack.
Got a little messy. Clean up crew!
Ok TV time! Sarah and Duck AGAIN!? This is Oakley's favourite TV show, but I really have to agree, it's about Sarah and her Duck, and they are friends with Rainbow, Moon, and Scarf Lady who just knits everythign! It's brilliant.
Wild and crazy, rough house play time!
Story time. Night night.
Phew what a day! I can't believe how much I did. Now it's time to hang out with Hubby...after this blog post. :)
Thanks for checking in and supporting my life as a full time artist. I LOVE it! And thanks to my beautiful family for supporting and loving me oh so much.
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