Monday, February 21, 2011

RAW Blog Carnival

I am super excited to be participating in RAW's first blog carnival!  This month's topic is:  
What was your inspiration for participating in RAW? 

My first inspiration would have to be following Tomi through last year's Ring a Day project on her blog.  I really admire her and the others who made it all the way through.  With ring a week, I am already a week behind.  How in the world did these people manage a ring a day?  It is beyond me.  

When Tomi announced in December that she'd be starting a RAW group.  I started toying with the idea of joining.  I figured I could handle a ring a week!  I started off with all kinds of big plans...I wanted every week to make a ring using a technique I had never tried before.  And I still plan on using this project to try some new things.  






 I started off with all kinds of big plans...I wanted every week to make a ring using a technique I had never tried before.  And I still plan on using this project to try some new things.  

Another inspiration was to get to know some other jewelry artists.  And I have to say that there is some amazing talent in this group.  Seeing some of the skills that different artists use inspires me to move beyond my own limitations.  To try new techniques and to take chances.  To expand my mind and allow myself to go places I may not have gone before.  

I look forward to seeing what the rest of this project brings for me, and for the other artists that are participating. 

Be sure to check out what inspires other members of this group:


Marcie Abney - labellajoya.blogspot.com
Joanne Harrill - www.jojobell.com
Thomasin Durgin - www.metalriot.blogspot.com
Amy Nicole - www.rubymtnbeads.blogspot.com
Janice - www.doxallodesigns.blogspot.com
Aleksandra Micic - www.micicart.blogspot.com
Lana Chu - www.ginkgoglass.wordpress.com
Evelyn Markasky - www.markasky.blogspot.com
Kerry Alice-Twigs and Heather - www.twigsandheather.blogspot.com
Lorena Angulo- blog.lorenaangulo.com/
Kate Jones-- www.katejonesdesign.blogspot.com
Maria Apostolou- www.createjewelry.gr/blog
Sarah Small - www.bysalla.blogspot.com
Rebecca Bogan - www.Adobesol.com/blog
Elaine Luther - www.CreativeTextureTools.com/news
Rebekah Timlin Meddles - www.lunasadesigns.blogspot.com
Laura M (Zoeowyn)- zoeowyn.blogspot.com/
Kimberly (bahamadawn) - www.bahamadawn.blogspot.com
Erin Austin - www.metalmusing.blogspot.com
Catherine Witherell - www.happydayart.typepad.com
Michele Grady- www.michelegradydesigns.blogspot.com 
Joan Furilla - jfurilla.wordpress.com/ 
Kathryn Cole- www.kathryncolejewelry.blogspot.com 

16 comments:

  1. RAW is so much fun! You are an inspiration to me and I look forward to seeing your work each week.

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  2. I look forward to seeing your rings--they really are lovely, and what new techniques you plan on implementing.

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  3. Amy, I have enjoyed seeing your gorgeous rings and I am happy to have meet you because of RAW.

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  4. Aww, thanks for mentioning me. Your rings are incredible! Love that you will be using them to explore new techniques - I look forward to the rest!

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  5. I love how complex your rings are, they obviously take thinking and planning! Look forward to getting to know you and your work better!!

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  6. I am so glad I have the opportunity to get to know you! The work you make is so delicate, feminine and inspiring. Looking forward to enjoy your new ventures with different techniques!

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  7. wow, your work is gorgeous!
    that is one of the best things about the RAW challenge, finding all of these amazing artists!

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  8. Your work is amazing! such a pleasure finding all of these fantastic artists thru RAW!!!

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  9. I love love love your style - your rings - totally rock!! I am so glad you are participating in RAW - I look forward to your rings each week.

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  10. Amy, your rings are really great and I look forward to seeing them every week!

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  11. Oh my gosh you guys!!! I was blown away by all the compliments and support. This group is the best!!!!! :)

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  12. Artisan jewelry... Marvelous! I really love wearing this kind of jewelry.

    Jewelry Making

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