It’s been way too long since I last posted. The reasons are all positive. The tradeshow side of my little photo business has been growing nicely and, consequently, I’ve been as busy as can be. But it’s more than that. As with almost anything, once you get out of the habit, climbing back into the saddle can be hard. All of a sudden, you can’t find time to do those things you really enjoy doing.
There’s much to talk about, so let’s do a little bit of a round up…
First, I’ll be teaching “Photography for Jewelry Designers” again on Saturday, November 22, at San Diego Continuing Education’s West City campus in Point Loma. This will be my last class for at least 6 months, so if you’re interested, now’s the time. There’s still some room left. You can sign up at the SDCCD Website by clicking here.
Great friend (…amazing metalsmith and cancer survivor) Pauline Warg just spent 6 days with us and taught 2 classes in Jonna Faulkner’s studio. She’s a wonderful, generous teacher. As importantly, Pauline has started a crowd-funding project that supports cancer patients and survivors and honors personal achievement. The project is fARTlek Jewelry (funny name… very worthy cause.) Learn more by clicking here. Pauline is nearly 75% of the way to her goal, with 8 days left to fund. Visit the page. Watch the video. Contribute, if you can.
And, as mentioned on more than one occasion, I’m genetically incapable of writing a post without including photos. So here are a few pieces of student work from a recent “goldie bronze cuffs” class, taught by Jonna. The work is by Sharan Merchant and Kathy Cook. The work that comes out of these classes is stunning.
Just for good measure, I’ve included a couple of Jonna’s cuffs as well…
“Dragonfly” Goldie Bronze cuff by Sharan Merchant
“By the Sea” Goldie Bronze Cuff by Kathy Cook
“Autumn Leaves” Goldie Bronze Cuff by Jonna Faulkner
“Petroglyph” Goldie Bronze Cuff by Jonna Faulkner
And a shot taken on Halloween with my iPhone.
Just one of our 870 trick or treaters this Halloween…really.