December 2009 Blog Posts (4)

Week 37,665 of our weekly creative challenge


We tried to get into the studio this week, but the books got in the way.

Added by 2Roses on December 18, 2009 at 6:57pm — No Comments

What do you mean by “Success”? by Andy Cooperman

For this post, Andy Cooperman is the guest author for ASK Harriete. In response to recent posts, online discussion and conversations related to the Professional Development Seminar, Andy Cooperman asks all of us, "What do you mean by "Success"? You are welcome to post your comments in response.



Note: The opinions expressed by the author, Andy Cooperman, in this post are his and his alone, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of ASKHarriete or Harriete Estel… Continue

Added by Harriete Estel Berman on December 8, 2009 at 9:55am — 13 Comments

I am having the hardest time with this word...goldsmith!

I recently read ...(twice actually, in different publication) that you can be a goldsmith even if you don't use gold. (Art Jewelry magazine, January 2010 issue, page 20) What????????????????????? That is crazy. I know a silversmith works with large silver pieces...bowls, tea sets and decorative items and so on. Since I only work with gold a bit and silver is a big part of my work... I don't really consider myself a goldsmith.

Also...when I googeled(sp?) it...an on-line dictionary (… Continue

Added by Aimee A. Domash on December 5, 2009 at 1:00am — 3 Comments

Not really the look I was going for...lots o' time into this baby...

You know when the idea you had for a piece is better than the actual piece...yeah...it's kinda like that...

Added by Aimee A. Domash on December 5, 2009 at 12:25am — No Comments

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