Monday, October 2, 2017

Change Is Good and It's Happening Now!

Things are changing a bit for me and my blog and this will be the last post here at Metal Musing for the time being. You can catch me over on my new website complete with a brand new blog at

In the future, I envision using this space to focus more on the work of other artists and the craft of metalsmithing. 

Thanks so much to all of you that have followed along with me here. If you are just happening upon this blog, I hope that you will take a look around for a bit of background on me and my work. 

As always and with much gratitude, Thanks for reading! 


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Parts and Pieces from the Botanical Collection Cut A Rug

I've been experimenting with stop motion animation again!

Bringing ideas and sketches to life through metalsmithing has always been one of my favorite things about the job with the individual parts and pieces being a close second. Now they are both contending with bringing them to life through animation for number one!

I'd love to hear what the very best thing about your job is so let me know in the comments!

Thanks for reading!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Botanical Inspiration

When I'm not at my bench I'm often in my garden so it's no surprise that my work often features botanical themes. This year I've added a few new things to the garden including chamomile


and Shasta daisies.

I pruned back the butterfly bush and was rewarded with full blooms

and an increase in our usual visitors including this stunning swallowtail butterfly.

I let the crocosmia spread wherever it liked. 

 And worked on continuing to layer colors and textures in the borders. 

With so much inspiration it's hard to know where to start. Right now I'm working on a series of leaf inspired pieces just in time for fall. Here's a sneak peak from a new stop animation:

Thanks for reading!