AND when you're ready to take students, I'm there, dear artist.Pullen is all well and good but I am dying to learn specifics and ask dumb questions without being concerned about the audience (like MUST one use acetylene? Can you just solder with an iron?).
My very first painting professor in my very first oils class told me I was the worst student he had ever had. That I was the only person who had regressed instead of progressed. I thought he was bitter and angry that I stood up for my self and my work on the first day of class (and every day after that), so I walked out mid-semester and kissed his attitude goodbye.And then proceeded to paint and paint and paint.I've loved reading your path. Keep marching forward sister.
How lucky that you got to go to Penland... maybe we could meet up and do a workshop there together someday.xox :)
Things happen for a reason...to where you ended up today...and I'm so glad you did! My technical journey is very similar...with the exception of the classes and working at bead shops. I started with beading and knew for a long time where I wanted to go....silversmithing...was able to get some mentoring in that vein...not enough though....and i move at a snails pace with my technical work...but atleast I'm moving...hope to gain momentum there with more practice! Thanks for sharing! Sue♥
So happy you are where you are now. Your work is incredible. xo
Always love your witt. Thanks for sharing. Amazing photos as well!
Very uninspiring huh? Somehow I just can't imagine you making something uninspiring!I love reading all these stories on how we landed where we did :o)
So glad that you took those leaps that got you where you are today!
'very uninspiring'? seriously? that's just...shocking. i love what you do. keep on truckin.
loved your post, as always, and wonderful to read about your journey to Now~
Jess, Your path is the way it was supposed to be. It's an amazing story and you've obviously grown through it all into an amazing woman with a clearly-defined purpose. I've believed in you since day one, you know. Keep up the great work and always believe in yourself.
I still have my first hammer I used to smith with - my dad made it for me!I try to keep teaching myself always -the highs and lows are what makes us artists ( i think!)xoJaime
great post! and fabulous work!!! :D
A great read! Artist Bio is so interesting...xo
I'm with Sybil. I see the fine work of "teacher" in your near future... =) Seriously.