It's been awhile since I've posted here. I was sidelined with a rotator cuff tear in my right shoulder that morphed into "frozen shoulder" and I've simply been unable to hammer as I please. But, hopefully, those days are over and if I begin coming back slowly, maybe I'll be able to do chasing and repousse again soon.
In the meantime, I had to find other ways to be creative, so I spent some time working on my photography skills with Catherine Just. I joined one of her month-long courses online and found it to be challenging and fun at the same time.
Today is Day One of another course she is teaching on Conceptual Photography called "Begin Deepening." Our first assignment was to chose three objects that are meaningful to us and take a photo of them. We'll be using them in our photos down the line. So I chose the hammer that used to be my father's, the cuff bracelet I learned how to make in Gia's Gogishvilli's Chasing & Repousse class and a charm bracelet made in one of Kristin's classes at Spruill where we made enough charms for everyone in the class and then exchanged them. Once chosen, I was surprised I had three pieces that all relate to metalsmithing. That tells me it's time to jump back in.
In the meantime, here is the other photograph I posted today. It's about secrets. It's about revealing and concealing. It's about questioning the boundaries one imagines are real.