The Business Chat – A visual chat

It’s time to get visual today, let’s talk about photos.  It’s that time of the year where I am up to my  elbows in paperwork and the top of the pile are show applications. Argh. Even though I’ve been filling these things out for 10 years they still are a chore. And the worst part of them? You guessed it, the photos.  After you’ve filled out a dozen or two applications the bio, the show list, the artist statement become easy. But deciding which 5 images to send is never easy. Because the photos you send will make or break …

The Joy of Metal Clay: Quilling

Last week I discussed the possibility of using paper type metal clay for origami projects.  Another use is to use a quilling technique to create an interesting effect. Quilling is also known as “paper filigree” is a technique of coiling thin pieces of paper to create intricate works of art.  Origins of this art form are uncertain but claim to be an ancient technique that began to gain popularity in 1500’s which continued through to the 1800s.  Paper type metal clay has adopted this technique creating fascinating silver art work. Here is a video by Jackie Truty, from Art Clay …