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Gail Golden commented on Pat Morrow's group Studio Sanctuaries - Part 2
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Studio Sanctuaries - Part 2

Few things are more important to an artist than their workspaces. Part sanctuary, part workshop, part hang-out: This exhibit honors our studio spaces where we spend most of our time.
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Velvet da Vinci

Since 1991, Velvet da Vinci has been a leader in showcasing new developments in contemporary art jewelry and craft-based sculpture and regularly organizes exhibitions of contemporary craft.
Apr 26, 2011
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Brigitte Martin liked Gail Golden's blog post the SA Article as text
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the SA Article as text

To those who followed the link on my previous blog and couldn't access the whole article, here it is in text form. Sorry for the inconvenience. Scientific American: "The Unleashed Mind: Why Creative People Are Eccentric" April 14, 2011Author: Shelley Carson He is one of the world’s best known and most successful entrepreneurs, with hundreds of patents to his name—including the Segway scooter. But you will never see Dean Kamen…See More
Apr 21, 2011
Gail Golden commented on Gail Golden's blog post creativity and eccentricity
"Hilary--I have the entire article saved as text, when I posted this link I was unaware that the Scientific American would make the reader pay to see the entire article. Sorry! I've posted the text as a new blog."
Apr 21, 2011
Hilary Pfeifer commented on Gail Golden's blog post creativity and eccentricity
"This looks fascinating--I'd love to read the whole thing, but they aren't releasing the full article unless you are a subscriber or pay for a digital version."
Apr 21, 2011
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trimetal collection

Award-winning collection of copper, brass, sterling silver, with garnet beads and an anthill garnet faceted stone on the necklace
Apr 18, 2011
Gail Golden commented on Gail Golden's blog post creativity and eccentricity
"thanks Lorena. I am recovering but I am a rather impatient person, when it comes to being kept from things I want to do. I am brainstorming, however. Who knows what will happen next!"
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Link to my article in the March 2011 issue of Crafts Report

Entitled "Seven Ways to make your Passion Profitable"

 

www.craftsreport.com/insight-gained/209-7-tips-on-forging-a-successful-business.html

 

 

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Where do you live ? City, State and Country
Taos, New Mexico USA
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self employed jewelry maker
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I make handcrafted contemporary jewelry from precious metals and gemstones
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http://gailgoldenjewelry.com, facebook.com/Gail Golden Jewelry Studio

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the SA Article as text

Posted on April 21, 2011 at 10:41pm 0 Comments

To those who followed the link on my previous blog and couldn't access the whole article, here it is in text form. Sorry for the inconvenience.

 

Author: Shelley Carson

 

He is one…

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the good life

Posted on April 15, 2011 at 11:08pm 0 Comments

I recently won People's Choice Best of Jewelry in the Millicent Rogers Museum annual "Miniatures" show here in Taos. My award is dinner for two at the Bavarian Lodge, which is an enchanted traditional Alpine restaurant and hotel deep in the high country at Taos Ski Valley (elevation, approximately 11,000 ft). Since the lodge is closed in the off season, I "must" wait till summer to take advantage of this special gift. What a pleasure that will be!

creativity and eccentricity

Posted on April 15, 2011 at 5:30pm 4 Comments

I recently had 2 major surgeries, the first in my life. The recovery time is much slower and more tedious than I expected. My major frustration is not being able to get back in the studio yet and make jewelry. So, to fill the hours, I've been reading.

A Lot.

I love to read, but really. Can we just go whack on some metal now?

 

I recently read this article published in the Scientific American about how the creative mind is indeed different than a "normal" mind (See…

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new horizons

Posted on April 5, 2011 at 12:17pm 1 Comment

Every day is an opportunity to reinvent oneself. To me, this is a creative act, and one which requires a bit of courage. Pushing oneself out of the comfort zone can be hard work. Being creative every day can be hard work. There are days I'm intimidated by the self-appointed task of making a living through creativity. It can take a lot of energy, and at times, a little too much navel contemplation. 

 

This describes also my feeling of starting to write about my work, my process,…

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At 10:04pm on March 31, 2011, Lorena Angulo said…
I will be happy to help ! ;o)
At 3:42pm on March 31, 2011, Lorena Angulo said…

Yeah !!! You are here!!

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At 4:34pm on March 30, 2011, Brigitte Martin said…
Hello Gail,


Welcome to crafthaus, the network for fine craft artists and those who support them! I am very glad you joined us! Your crafthaus membership is valid through April 15, 2012.
Please look around and add your thoughts to the groups, blogs and discussions. Crafthaus is a participatory sport!

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A modern metalsmith/metal artist can be found working in traditional metals as well as in nontraditional materials. The designs can range from the classic to the extravagant, and the techniques can either be centuries old or decidedly current.

The wide range of expression preferences, design options, materials, and processes has lead within our field to unfavorable misconceptions, misunderstandings and in some cases even outright disdain between artists. Can the metal and jewelry field overcome its division and send out a much-needed signal?

We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making!

Arriving at this message is the goal of this traveling exhibition opening at the SNAG conference in Boston 2015, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA - Aug 19 - Sept 20, 2015, Equinox Gallery, San Antonio, TX - Oct 16 - Nov 15, 2015, Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore, MD - Dec 11, 2015 - Jan 08, 2016, Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, NY - Feb 5 - Mar 4, 2016.

DETAILS on exhibition premise, call for artists, submission guidelines.....

Rachel and Brigitte will be appearing on the wonderful Jay Whaley Metalsmith Benchtalk Radio Show, talking about the Co:Operation Garnish project, how they came up with the idea, what the project is about and the plans moving forward.

The radio show will be LIVE on air September 25, 2014 @ 6PM EST / 3 PM Pacific.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/whaleystudios

Listeners can call in during the show via phone, skype, or directly connect via the blog talk website.

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