Sunday, January 27, 2008

one way thinking

you may have noticed i haven't posted in a week and there was no "guest star friday." (i do have a draft started. hint: iris bodemer.) last week i was completely caught up in making my new collection pieces and couldn't think of anything else. i am into it. totally. i started designing in december, quickly sketching every new earring, necklace, ring, bracelet, and brooch i could think of. many of these ideas have been in my head for months or even since last year and didn't make it for whatever reason. i also jotted down notes on process, sizes, materials, etc. then over the last few weeks i've added and subtracted and reworked all on paper. the really fun part, making the pieces, was just waiting for the right time to happen. i finally had a few days to just make this work last week. i started with what was most interesting to me at the time and one by one made many of these new pieces. as i worked, i got new ideas and ran into troubles. (the two often go hand in hand. the work is not always the same on paper as it is in "real life.") plus, since i am making these pieces for the first time, there is no finesse in the process. i often make mistakes, but i often turn these into very happy accidents. then i think "i never would have come up with that on paper!" so fun! so exciting! i have a few more days to work and then the samples are off to my photographer in seattle. i absolutely love this time of year.

thanks for reading.


frederick park said...

Hi Amy. You don't know me, but I visited your studio a few months ago back in Seattle. It was like a week or 2 before you left. I was with the group from the University of Washington that was lead by Andy and Maria. Just wanted to say hi. :)

Amy Tavern said...

hey frederick! thanks for reading my blog and for the comment!