I'm writing this blog because I won a bit of a jackpot you see. I received the 2016 Crafthaus/Arrowmont scholarship and I get to spend one week at Arrowmont learning from the masters. And as if this is not enough, I also get to blog about it too!See More
This exhibition focuses on a side of the brooch we usually do not pay much attention to: the back side. Our first look is naturally always trained at the front, but when we do take the time to look at the back of a brooch, it will oftentimes reveal a surprising aspect for us, a delightful little secret. With this exhibition, I would like to let you in on that secret, something that typically only the maker and the wearer know about. I hope you will enjoy with me this selection of brooches by…See More
There are 1048 columns in the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Each is adorned with precious stone inlaid repeating motif of lotus flowers. I wanted to bring these 2D images to life rendering them into a sculpture to display or wear.
"Thank you so very much for your wonderful posts, Heba. You did a wonderful job describing your experience at Arrowmont. It was a pleasure following along. You are a worthy scholarship recipient :) !
I add a video of Ana teaching one of your classes…"
"This is all beautiful work. I thought I was the only one who used the bus to get to a workshop. I took one to Penland, and Asheville NC. Not fun, but once it over, so worth it.
Practice, practice, practice what you learned so it doesn't slip…"
Thank you Brigitte for the welcome message. I moved from my home state of Virginia to the United Arab Emirates a couple of years ago. There is not much of a jewelry artists scene here. For this reason, I'm especially excited to become part of this online community and to be able to connect with other artists. Thank you for making this platform available!
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"Thank you! I knew about "Hound Dog" and had heard it before but it was great to be reminded of it. WAY better than Elvis' version.
Just while we're on such niche music, here is one of my favourites from the era, "Sweet…"