Whew...it's been a busy weekend. So busy that I didn't even realize that I've been away from my "post" since the 13th. But the good news is that when I'm seeming absent here, I'm probably busy in the studio, which has been the case lately. I got this piece done:
Remember this one from last weekend? Bakelite Mahjong Tile and 19th. C. French Stock Certificate?
I was hoping to get it up on my Etsy shop over the weekend, but that didn't happen. Expect to see it there soon though (but I really love it and it's tempting to keep it for me...I won't though...promise!).
A few of the locks that I won on ebay arrived. I spent a good hour (not kidding) sawing one apart. To keep it interesting I listened to some good music and pretended I was in prison sawing myself free. These locks are so beautiful I almost felt bad starting to dissect this one...almost. Here are a couple of shots of two of the locks:
I especially love the second one and if I could find a way to get the combination I might even break my usual studio protocol and keep it to use as a real lock. But probably not.
I did manage to get out of the studio on Sunday when Martin and I went up to the new studio of artists Kiri & Brett of Pen Carlson Photography. We met them about a year ago when we were looking for someone to shoot our wedding for us. We didn't want a traditional wedding photographer, we wanted artists. From the moment we met them to this day we think they are such amazing artists and the most genuine people. Anyway, they found this really incredible loft space on the north side of Chicago and we were just itching to see it. It's so inspiring to see such great people really "make it" at what they love. They do some amazing work, you can check it out over at their blog.
Well, I am going to sign off for now...I have a bit of homework to do and I have class at 10 AM, so I should try to get some quality sleep tonight.