Starting off the year with some fabulous new art - for this journal I'd like to feature an amazing craftsman, smith, carver and draughtsman:
I had a hard time already just picking out some of his wonderful jewelry and weapons work, but when you check his gallery you will find many more treasures. I love the way his work seems so in tune with and so respectful of his materials and the traditional smithing techniques he uses!
So after 14 days of family reunions and about 6 pounds heavier I am back in good old Texas and just about done finding more nooks and crannies to store this year's Christmas presents. We had a heck of a time convincing the check-in clerks to let me transport half a library and jewelry store without paying an arm and a leg in surcharges. The luggage for the way home was seriously overweight...
I spent one week in Germany with my folks playing in the snow and realizing I am not really that used to sub-zero temperatures any more, and one week walking around the Yorkshire dales in a futile attempt to work off all the Christmas fare while visiting my husband's family. Overall it was a very nice time.
For this year I really have not set myself any serious project goals regarding art, but will see where my inspiration takes me. I will most likely try some new designs and patterns for beading, do more silver clay involving meshing clay and wire-work and continue with drawing commissions. I am also thinking of working a bit more with landscape drawings which I have not done in a while - or just for backgrounds, and I also wouldn't mind working in color again at some point.
Having come back to nearly 1000 messages and 1000 new watched deviations I will also need to ask for your indulgence if I do not thank everyone individually for faving any of my art. I will acknowledge new watchers and answer questions and comments. I'll also try and work my way through all the new art, but if my replies and responses are a bit slow, please bear with me.
* If you ask me to make artwork available as a print, please check if it uses copyrighted material. DA will not take print submissions that are based on such materials. This means, no prints of drawings based on movies or TV shows like the Harry Potter Movies, Brokeback Mountain, CSI etc. If you want a drawing as a print please note me instead.
Commission status: open
Sirius and OC: received
A Murder of Crows: received
Catriona McGillivray for TheVirginian: working on reference materials and planning sketch
"Serpent and Kelpie" for Riabhach: posted on 1/15
"Acheron symbols" for redLillith: received
Serpent focal and closure for redLillith: finished
COSplay rings for KingSOB: finished, waiting for payment
If you want to know more about my art: did a great interview with me. [link]
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