Sunday, June 27, 2010

sketch for arty party

As you may have seen in a previous post, Hillary has taken up sketching again.  She came up with an idea and wanted to submit it for Arty Party, a fundraiser for Birmingham AIDS Outreach.  The idea was to have a stylized, bare human form with an artery running through it's heart that was in the shape of an HIV ribbon.  It was not meant to carry a specific, concrete message, but rather just make an abstract visual statement and represent the individuals that BAO helps.  Here is the progression of sketches.

The above is the final sketch which was donated to arty party.  We hope you enjoyed it and look forward to showing you new artistry soon!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Mother's Day Beauty

On our sister blog, Hillary recently posted about rings she created from steel, copper and brass.  Her mother fell in love with the blue one below. 

Sadly, it was not her size, and the material it was made from tarnishes and patinas which is no good unless you want an ugly ring and a green finger.  So, Hillary chose to re-make it in recycled argentium silver and here are the results:
We hope you like the ring. Look for a great post soon on argentium and why Hillary has ventured into using this metal instead of sterling on some of her pieces. Thanks for visiting and we'll see you next week!