Tuesday, June 12, 2012

new website and recent travels

Oh hai! You may have noticed I have not been posting much lately - well I've moved my blog over to my new website (yay!)

Notice all those lovely photos on the home page? They were taken by new new boyfriend, who is a photographer. (yay!)

I've also fully moved into my new studio. (yay!)

Since my new man travels for his job, I've been able to accompany him on some recent trips. (yay!) 

Most recently was a trip to Charlottesville, Virginia for "Look3 - The Festival of the Photograph". What does a photo festival entail? Presentations by incredible world-renowned photographers, bookended by events, parties, dinners, and gallery exhibits all against the backdrop of lovely, leafy (and hot) Charlottesville.

The list of photographers presenting and exhibiting is extremely broad in scope - but I was thrilled to be attending this festival because some of the photographers presenting and/or exhibiting were rather famous National Geographic contributors! (You know how I loves my animals).

It was all a bit overwhelming to me. My beau has been working in the photography world for quite some time and he knows a lot of these amazing photographers personally. I felt privileged to meet (Mike)"Nick" Nichols (the festival's founder); to have dinner with Steve Winter, and an impromptu lunch with Donna Ferrato.

The opening night presentation was by underwater photographer David Doubilet. I didn't get a chance to meet David, but his presentation completely blew me away. The man is a humble, funny genius doing amazing work for the oceans and threatened marine life.

Please take a moment to click on the above links - these people are incredibly talented, disciplined and deeply dedicated artists. If there is a common link, I'd say each of them (in their own way) go to places "normal" people would not dare to tread and bring back images that show us worlds we otherwise would never see.

On the (slightly) lighter side :

Bunny meets Cat outside Robin Shwartz's exhibit. She encouraged people to bring their pets to the gallery. Yes, that cat does look a lot like my Theo - but it's not (I wish).

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Marianas Trench

The Mariana Trench (or Marianas Trench) is the deepest part of the world's oceans. If Mount Everest, the highest mountain on Earth at 8,848 metres (29,029 ft), was set in the deepest part of the Mariana Trench, there would be 2,060 metres (6,760 ft) of water left above it (Thanks Wikipedia).

Marianas Trench is also the name of a band from Vancouver formed in 2001.

Thanks to my publicist, Sarah Murray at Fashion Capsule, one of my lovely vintage key necklaces was used as a prop in their latest video. Very heavily used - like, practically a main character!

So as far as I can gather, it's your classic "boy meets girl, boy gives her an awesome necklace, boy loses girl, and bunch of shit gets blown up" kind of music video.

Check out the full video here.

All of the images used here are screen captures from the video. It's fun to see my jewelry have a life of its own in this video. Thank you Marianas Trench.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

New Year, new changes...

I had to move out of my old studio rather unexpectedly and quickly this January. Yikes - 6 years worth of stuff to move! But I was very lucky indeed and found a new studio within two days of my eviction notice. Thank goodness.

I was also very lucky to have the very talented photographer Martin Gisborne take some shots of me and my old studio right before I had to move. Thank you Martin.

The new studio does not quite feel like home yet, but it's coming along. It's in a great building, 1000 Parker Street, which is a huge old rabbits warren of a building - 4 floors of artists studios, and part of the famous East Side Culture Crawl. It will be a thrill to be a part of that event this year!

In my old studio I worked alone. All the time. Part of the fun of moving into this new space is that I am sharing with 4 other creative type people. In a big old building filled with creative type people. It will be fun being around that different energy, and I'm looking forward to seeing what new creations come from the new energy and new studio...

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

More vintage Swarovski crystals!

If you missed my newsletter post the first time around, have a read here. It's really interesting to learn about the history of these fantastic, sparkly, and rare jewels!

If you're going to be attending Got Craft or One of a Kind this December, keep your eyes peeled for the display shown below, it will have all of my vintage discontinued Swarovski earrings.

The Out of Hand market in Victoria nearly cleaned me out of my earring stock, but luckily I have time to make more pretties for both upcoming markets! Off to the studio...

Monday, November 14, 2011

new shhhhhtufff!

I haven't been posting here much lately.

Because I've been busy making new stuff for you!

Out of Hand Market
November 25th to 27th
Crystal Gardens, Victoria BC

Got Craft
December 4th!
Vancouver, BC

One of a Kind
December 8 to 11th
Vancouver, BC

Friday, November 4, 2011

Girls night out at the One of a Kind Show!

Once again I'll be participating in the awesome One of a Kind holiday market! They've just launched a fun "Girls Night Out" package deal.

Check it out!