Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Holidays, Everyone :)

Tomorrow in the US, it's Thanksgiving Day.  I'm grateful to be going to our good friends, Christopher and Danny, for dinner.  The following day is Mark's birthday and 'Black Friday,' which I'm only participating in with an Etsy sale (20% off everything, to kick off the season, hopefully).

Then it's Saturday's Holiday Fair at the Mountains Art Center, whee!!  I'm finally ready, although I started making more pieces this morning.  I'm a little bit freaked this time around, hoping that I have made enough, priced things well, etc.  It'll subside, I hope.

Happy Holidays to everyone, wherever you are.  Wishing you love and good cheer.

Love, Juliette

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Working with silver again

I started painting again so that it would trigger my desire to work with other colors in my jewelry - I get going down this 'earthy road' and sometimes I just don't stop! 

Here's a piece I've been tempted to keep, but need to make cash, so it's going on the 'holiday fair' circuit, haha:

In the Moonlight - sterling silver, bone/tooth of unknown origin

But then, Petra's gorgeous drops go so well with my earthy stuff!  I mean, look at that, it was a natural fit :)

Hope you're having a great day!  xoxo Juliette

Saturday, November 9, 2013

More work done. Feeling better! Lots of 'face' jewelry this time!

So this plague like bug is finally exiting the building.  I feel better, have slept a bit better, and all is looking clearer.  Now, if I could just be ready for these holiday shows and feel good about them!

 These are some of the pieces I've been working on, in between sketching and painting.  I've found that painting again has really opened up the foggy brain and I'm thinking and seeing in more color palettes.  Still using the familiar earthy tones, but I've added silver tones which has been nice.  Might even try some whites!

This last set of earrings is my favorite.  The faces got a very luminous-y, regal look to them and while they don't show too well here, they also have some blue undertones.  All in all, I've been pleased.

I've also been creating more at night.  Another sign of changing times for me?  (meaning I don't work at anything else but art, which is just what I want but it's still a shock, heh)  Maybe.  The changing light is a challenge sometimes (we have skylights so sometimes the redwoods will filter out the sun and sometimes it's full on sunlight), and night time keeps the changing light to a minimum/eradicates it.  Even though that means it's artificial light. 

Hoping you're all having a good weekend, xoxo Juliette

Friday, November 1, 2013

lots of work, not a whole lot of time!

Hi loves,

I'm still fighting off this 'plague' - feverish, chills, cough, sleeplessness, etc.  It's gross. 

Here's' a bit of what I've been working on.  Not too many words, forgive me, but I really fancy another nap!