So I’m currently in the research phase for renting an artist studio! I’m so ecstatic because I’ve been without my torch since December, and not making jewelry is not good for me. I have my sights set on the Active Space building in Berkeley…
I can’t wait to have a studio again. It’s got me thinking about developing my jewelry style and personality more. I want to zero in on my style. It’s overwhelming sometimes to think about all the things I could make. I get lost in all the possibilities and try to make every thing.
When I was in high school, my art teacher would make us do 20 drawings before she would let us start on a piece of jewelry. In college we weren’t restricted in quite the same way. However, I think it might benefit me to institute more drawings, sketches and planning.
Part of what excites me so much about having my jewelry studio is having a completely dedicated space. I can tack paper on the walls to sketch on. I can paint. I can work out display ideas. I can have sample sales and open studios. I can hammer and not upset my neighbors.
Also, one of the really heart breaking things about loosing my studio back in December was that I was just beginning to develop some really exciting pieces and ideas. I’m ready to get going again. I just can’t wait!