Working Out Ideas

Allowing me to visually work through an idea is one of my sketchbook's primary functions. It isn't always pretty and at this stage I'm not thinking about overall composition, it is just a place for me to brain vomit some ideas into.

Here are some scribbles where I'm trying to figure out a signature symbol to carve into my pieces and also some that I was going to use while I was considering making a ton of vases for my wedding, so I was looking for a second symbol that pulled in elements from the names of both Jeff and myself.  I then realized that was insane to make that many vases so killed that project.  On the left side is me trying to keep track of pieces I had in process moving through the studio.

Here are some scribbles where I'm trying to figure out a signature symbol to carve into my pieces and also some that I was going to use while I was considering making a ton of vases for my wedding, so I was looking for a second symbol that pulled in elements from the names of both Jeff and myself.  I then realized that was insane to make that many vases so killed that project.

On the left side is me trying to keep track of pieces I had in process moving through the studio.

Here is the symbol I decided on. I did carve a more angular version of this that I came up with in my sketches for a while (the bottom one that is circled in my sketchbook drawing above) but it ended up evolving into this due to this being a more fluid gesture for my hand to make. I should do a post on that morph some other time. 

Here is the symbol I decided on. I did carve a more angular version of this that I came up with in my sketches for a while (the bottom one that is circled in my sketchbook drawing above) but it ended up evolving into this due to this being a more fluid gesture for my hand to make. I should do a post on that morph some other time. 

Gemstones! I think I made this one while I was thinking about getting a gemstone tattoo a few years ago.

Gemstones! I think I made this one while I was thinking about getting a gemstone tattoo a few years ago.

This is based off of a neon sign I saw in Aruba on top of a movie theater. I ended up carving this design into a little jewelry dish that I actually think I might still have in stock.

This is based off of a neon sign I saw in Aruba on top of a movie theater. I ended up carving this design into a little jewelry dish that I actually think I might still have in stock.

Flower ideas, some of which I used in some little jewelry dishes. Please excuse my manicure, I don't give AF about maintaining that ish. When my hands are regularly soaked in mud there is no way to keep up with that.

Flower ideas, some of which I used in some little jewelry dishes. Please excuse my manicure, I don't give AF about maintaining that ish. When my hands are regularly soaked in mud there is no way to keep up with that.