I came to the realization yesterday that I would have to produce at least another dozen rings before summer’s end to have enough variety to hold me until December, definitely won’t have enough time once classes start again. Not completely inspired for another collection yet, although I have been thinking about ideas. I don’t really know where to go from here. Looking at the Knutchfleck rings yesterday felt like I was looking at them from a stranger’s eyes. I realized that I really put myself out there with how unusual they are for me, and it happened on such a whim. Its almost like for the first time I wasn’t consciously trying to make something “pretty”, just something different. I absolutely adore them for that.
Something that has caught my passion lately is designing my website. Good thing this motivation hit now because I’ll need it done soon when applying for internships. It’ll be a nice seamless combination display of my interior design and jewelry portfolios. I’m almost halfway done, all that is left is the interior design section and my design philosophy/artist statement. It’s been difficult to summarize in few words my take on design, it feels as if putting your feelings about something that is such a big part of you into mere words is going to taint it, being dilluted in translation to the reader that initial passion and love for your work that you’re trying to communicate. Sometimes not even a verbal explanation can suffice, its when you see a person’s whole face light up and tone of voice change, as if lost in their own world, that moment when you can see straight into them and share a glimpse of what they’re feeling when they create.
Here’s a photo I took the other night, was one of those lingering orange-stained sunsets…and that familiar star. I can’t imagine possibly not living in Sarasota after the coming six months, then again I also could not have imagined four years ago that I’d be living in a place this beautiful.