Sunday, June 28, 2009

The week at a glance...

WEDNESDAY: morning started off with a visit to the eye doctor and getting another injection in my left eye. Sure wish the medicine would kick in and clear up the blurry vision, makes it a little difficult to work in the studio. Later that day Bryan's folks came into town.

THURSDAY: took day off for a dentist appt. which was then canceled an hour or so before the visit. So, with this extra time I ran some errands and bought some frames that we will be using as display pieces for our jewelry at the NYIGF in August. I also worked in the studio and made a new pair of earrings(to be seen below momentarily).

Well, there is always something interesting going on at the Plaza. Thursday evening we were sitting at our usual hangout(Latteland) when Elvis himself rolls up in a limousine. He was looking pretty snazzy and was gracious to pose for me. I took a couple of pics and still couldn't get a clear one, darn it.

FRIDAY: Back to work- dressed men's forms, put up shelving in Mens dept., cleaned shop, dismantled flower arrangements made the previous week. At Latteland that evening I was able to deliver to my friend Mac Tonnies a custom made alien pin.


SATURDAY: Spent morning shopping with my mom on the Plaza then back home to work in the studio. Earlier in the week I had come up with this layered flower pattern that will be eyes for a skull brooch and thought that the eye itself might make a nice earring. I plunged right in and started cutting out enough pieces for 6 pairs. After laying all the pieces out I then looked at them and wondered if I even liked it that much! Do you ever do that when designing a new piece?

SUNDAY: Breakfast with Bryan's folks before they headed back home to Manhattan(Kansas). We both then crashed for a couple of hours, takes a lot out of you having house guests. Speaking of which, all but one weekend this month we've had em!!

It's late but I have got to go watch a couple of episodes of Dark Shadows before bed.

6 comments:

Mahmood said...

Hi Andrea! Your blog is very nice. The photographs are very beautiful. Wish you all the best. God is Great.

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Mac said...
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Mac said...

Elvis *and* aliens? Wait, is this one of those conspiracy blogs?

elle said...

Andrea - i really like the earrings, and I've found that sometimes a design may not be my absolute favorite, but there are customers that it will totally resonate with! Just keep creating!

tammy smith said...

I really like the new skull faces Andrea!-don't judge it too much at the beginning...and it sounds like you did have a banner day-Elvis sighting!-I knew that if he were alive, he'd be on the Plaza in KC :)
xo-Tammy

emmyray said...

Andrea and Bryan-it was awesome to meet the two of you at Ric Rac. Thanks for all the insight and tips! I will continue to pick your brains. Keep in touch!