Well, I did it! I finished RAW! Here’s number 52/52.
I call this one “Evolve” for a couple of reasons. First, it really took on a life of its own. In fact, the band and the top were supposed to be two different rings. Second, because it represents all of the personal evolution I’ve gone through this year. I started out as a hobbyist working in metal clay, and I ended as a self-employed artist working in traditional metalsmithing techniques (and a little metal clay too).
2012 is bringing a new challenge: The Four a Month challenge. I’m really excited about this one! It will be nice to experiment with techniques, materials, themes, and to make something other than rings (although I’ll admit they are my favorite things to make). Check out the Flickr page for this new challenge daily. Some amazing artists have joined up, and I’m sure there will be fabulous pieces! If you would like to join the challenge, feel free! The more the merrier 🙂
Happy New Year! Here’s to our continued evolution.