ideas in the ether…

the creative process…fascinates me…to non creative types, it can look like…magic…for me, it’s about…habit…and…passion…and paying attention…

case in point…ms scribe

she’s the only natural artist i’ve ever known…she started painting/drawing at age 4…i’m talking about images with an innate maturity and confidence…i wish i had images to show you…let’s put that on my to do list…

anyway…like i said, Amy’s a natural…she’s formally trained and educated in many media…yet her work comes from an unconscious place…this piece for example…

this was a custom job…she had three weeks…and a description…flower cocktail ring…she went through three different versions until she got something…that felt right…that’s how she works…by feel…from her heart…

which brings me to this point…we went to the philadelphia museum of art today to see an exhibition of jewelry by Alexander Calder…an artist known primarily for his sculpture

as we walked through the exhibit, Amy and i were astounded by how comparable Amy’s work is with Calder’s…not just because they use some of the same methods and materials…


spirals…swirls…stars…flowers…


“Although it is less well-known, Calder’s work in jewelry fits smoothly with his wider oeuvre, according to the show’s curator, Elisabeth Agro.

“The jewelry is not a separate thing he did,” Agro said. “He did it alongside everything he did. It’s another aspect of his sculpture.”

Agro says one reason Calder’s jewelry is less familiar is that the artist made the pieces mostly for family and friends.”

it’s uncanny…

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