Thursday, July 9, 2009

Break...what break!

I mentioned on a previous post, that my month is structured in such a way that I have a break for two weeks, then it's 'ON' for two weeks whilst I make, make, make for the markets.

Now that's not entirely true. Well yes it is, but no, but yeah..... but.... I mean it depends what your definition of 'a break' is.

For me, it means the stock boxes are left alone. No refilling, replacing or redoing. Because as much as I can see a pattern of what sells, I don't want to become plagued in a routine of spending four weeks merely restocking. I think I'd lose interest very quickly if that's what came to be.

So, what I do with my first two weeks, is create.

New Finki art pendants: Due out in August.

I am always.....always...thinking of my next project and the next four after that matter of fact. But I try to focus on one new project a month to bring to fruition.
Between my day job, raising two kids, catching up on my cleaning, bills, website and blogging, it doesn't always happen so effortlessly, but I try.
For me personally, this time is of essence, so life doesn't become same old, same old.

This month, I'm excited to be working on a project that has given me many sleepless nights. A new brooch/pendant.

The aim for my new project is essentially to create a wearable piece of art.
Really this is always my mission. Trying to figure out new and exciting ways to bring color, pattern and imagery into a wearable object. I've trialled fabric, glass, resin and clay as a medium for imagery but i want more..... So I've gone back to the drawing board.
I've been madly sketching for weeks, but sometimes you just need to sit down with your tools in hand and start making. So I did.

First I sketched some frames, found some scraps of acrylic I had and got started. Of course the pink and yellow leave something to be desired but that's all I had. I'm quite happy with the shapes, I just need to finalise my choice of materials.
Fingers crossed...I'll have some new pendants at my next market stall, with 100% original Finki art work in them.
I'm sooooo excited.


  1. Ooooh I love to see a crafty genius at work! I quite like the yellow and pink!

  2. ohhh, they look great Jay! fantastic work! goodluck with it all, looking forward to seeing them.

  3. I figured you weren't actually sipping pina coladas in an hawaiian shirt for two weeks of every month. You go girl!

  4. Wow you mind does race a million miles an hour. I need to know what makes it do that. I am a bit stuck right now for ideas, actually paralized, I get so many ideas I get overwhelmed then get stuck as where to go.
    Can't wait to see the pendants.

  5. These look incredible. I am absolutely in love with the deer. Can I buy it from you before the market?

  6. Oh, and I meant to say that I'm the same with ideas. I have about 5 different series of collages that I have mapped out in my head. Unlike you I'm not prolific with the making yet. I'm working on it though.

    Oh, and I saw you walking on Victoria Pde today. Was going to shout out the window but didn't want to give you a fright.

  7. And you share your productions with the World : ) Very Cool!


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