Monday, February 22, 2010

Austin Artist

Today I thought I would feature one of our Artists, Robin Lind. Robin currently lives in Austin and and makes the most beautiful jewelry. Many designs have an ethnic flair which reflects her love for travel and other cultures. Robin works with both silver and gold and many of her designs use unusual stones such as fossilized coral or dinosaur bone as well as semi precious and precious stones. I think I will let the pictures of her work speak for themselves.........Robin H.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

It's Snow Shoveling Time!

What a wonderful snow. I had to post some pictures of the studio in the snow and share this story. Needing to shovel snow in Texas is quite the rare occasion and after borrowing a shovel and broom I headed up to the studio to clear the sidewalk. Brrrrr. I was making pretty poor progress when a very nice wandering minstrel stopped by and said that he would be able to help me. No sooner than he spoke another guy rode up on his bike and said that he would shovel because he had grown up in Minnesota and this snow was no big deal. The younger man began shoveling like crazy, the minstrel retrieved the guitar on his back and proceeded to belt out a variety of tunes to entertain us as we worked. Singing, shoveling, and sweeping the snow away from the sidewalk, we got the job done. Passerbys waved and laughed as they saw us. It was one of those spontaneous moments that happens rarely but beautifully. It was a good day.........Robin

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Valentine Gifts

I was looking around the studio today and realized that we would be a great place to look for that one of a kind valentine gift. Original artwork, jewelry, pottery or a gift certificate for an art class could be the perfect gift for your valentine. A few weeks ago I took the Watercolor Batik class and made some beautiful original batiks. These were used to make the printed valentines that you see one of the pictures along with some handmade jewelry and pottery. The second picture shows a pair of earrings made by Robin Lind which I thought would be especially beautiful as a gift. How could you go wrong with handcrafted sterling silver heart earrings? ...... Robin