**Issued resolved.. everyone is now happy, and it just proves my point.. I need to stop obsessing over little issues.. life is too damn short!!! and they usually work out in the end anyway. *** keep that in mind as you read the rest --- now the original blog:
I don't really feel like blogging today. I'm in a crappy mood. No, I won't explain, it will be a disservice to all parties involved.
But it's Saturday, which is one of my blog days, so I need to blog. At some point show season starts and my blogging habits get haphazard. I will not allow a crappy mood and my sulky self interrupt the schedule this time!!
So here is a piece a made.... hm.. maybe 6 weeks or so ago? I do love how it turned out. I used a stamp and a poster-sized marker to make the sun pattern on copper, etched and then added patina. The thing I did differently on this is I used a piece of scrap copper, since this was a test. Normally when I etch I use the metal in the shape I want it up front.
Anyway, this was on a scrap piece of copper, so when the sun turned out so well, I had to use it in jewelry. I very carefully cut around the sun and ended up with this vaguely egg shaped free-form. I added holes, rivets, dangles and chain. I think the irregular shape actually enhances the design. It's good to experiment, no?
I think I feel slightly better just doing my blog. I hate when I get incensed over something how obsessed I get. I can't hardly think of anything else but what the issue is. I get so very one track minded sometimes. Makes me feel stupid that one little thing can stop me in my tracks. I will not allow it today. I'm going to have my nice little breakfast, eat a cookie and then get up in the studio and work dammit!
And try to have the faith and confidence that it will all work out in the end.