Been away with the fam for ski vacation to Snowmass, CO and away from the studio for 2 weeks. After the mad fury of the holiday season, it actually felt good to take a break.
I started off 2013 posting about Goal Setting on Artisan Whimsy for the Enameling Team. I wrote down my goals for 2013 on my iPhone and will be tracking my progress throughout the year.
While on vacation I was catching up on my favorite blogs and came across Art Jewelry Elements Earring Challenge. The first sentence immediately caught my attention-"Do you need a kick start for your creativity in 2013?" Yes I do! I was lucky enough to be one of the first 50 to sign up where we will be pinning new earrings on a weekly basis for 13 weeks. You can see all the wonderful work by so many talented people on AJE Pinterest Board. Mahalo AJE Team to get me off to a great start!
Today was my first day back into my studio. My best friend's hubby made me the most incredible gift-Jeweler's Bench! I cried when I got it. It will be cherished for the rest of my life. With the help of my hubby we got it nicely tucked into my studio!
The biggest change was the height of the bench. It allowed me to work for hours without hunching over allowing me to pound, saw, dap, etc. without neck and shoulder pains. The bench will be one of my prized possession!
With the proper work bench it was such a breeze to make some of the things that's been in my head. Being deprived of pounding on metals for couple of weeks I decided to start the Art Jewelry Elements Earring Challenge with this Fold Formed Leaves Earrings :) Boy did it feel good to make some noise again in the studio!
Here I come 2013! Let the fun begin! Mahalo for stopping by!