Monday, June 22, 2009
Making New Friends: Ceramic Jewelry Artist Nancy Schindler
I haven't posted my Corning adventures as quickly as I would have liked but I'm sticking to what my one of my badges says,"Blogging Without Obligation." I'll resist the temptation to apologize.
One evening after the Flame of Mind class, I had dinner with ceramic jewelry artist extraordinaire, Nancy Schindler. We'd met online when I came across her lovely blog, The Rabbit Muse and drooled over her submissions to the ABS monthly challenge. I finally sent her a gushy email (you know how I love to gush!) right around the time I was going to Corning and we set up a time to meet for dinner.
Nancy is a great conversationalist - we started talking and didn't stop until we both had to go. We took a few pictures but I had forgotten my camera at home and only had my cell phone.
First picture attempt, pretty good picture of me but where's Nancy? I didn't snap the right angle to get her in the picture.
Ah yes, here's my usual shot - my eyes are closed and slightly blurry. This is the reason I'm a glass artist and not a photographer! Nancy looks pretty good though. Now if I could only photoshop both pictures together, I'd have one half way decent picture of both of us. If you really want to see us, Nancy has a better picture.
Nancy gifted a set of her lovely Bitten Circle Earrings. I was thrilled to receive them! Red is my favorite color!
Her packaging shows off her work perfectly and you never forget it's a "Round Rabbit" piece of jewelry. If you sell your work, you shouldn't underestimate the importance of packaging.
I had sent Nancy some Ivory Bling Links and she brought me a lovely selection of her ceramic components:
Beautiful aren't they?!? I can't wait to try a few out with my new Frost Links
I had a great time meeting Nancy, talking and sharing! Have you made a new friend recently?