The Cardless Christmas Challenge

I am surprised every time a friend gives me a card. But not in a good way. Instead I’m surprised that I’ve been so subtle about my deep loathing of cards. (Apologies to all friends and family who have given me cards in the past. There’s a note to you at the end of this…

What’s Christmas About?

Or: This is Not a Feel-Good Christmas Post Christmas movies all seem to have clear opinions on what Christmas is about: “Christmas is about family.” “Christmas is about giving.” “Christmas is about peace.” About love. About feeling good. About believing (usually in Santa). But what makes them think they can summarise what Christmas is all…

Daily Jewellery Day 18 to 25

Apologies for posting this later than I meant to: technology problems. I thought technology was supposed to make things simpler! Sometimes I think that maybe the problem is with me…but then I realise that no, it’s definitely technology’s fault. But enough ranting. Let’s get to the interesting stuff.

A Side Note

For those of you forlornly wondering where my daily posts have gone, I thought I’d let you know that I’ve decided on a change: instead of posting my daily jewellery daily, I’m going to be posting it only once or twice a week. That gives those who receive an email every time I post an…

A Worthless Life

I haven’t shared any new work for a while because I haven’t made very much lately. It appears that being pregnant has sapped a lot of my inspiration and even enthusiasm: like an extra-long writers’ block. However, I did have a moment of enthusiasm and creativity back in January, and produced a conceptual piece of…

Live! Art History for Artists, Animators, and Gamers

I’ve started the Coursera course ‘Live! Art History for Artists, Animators, and Gamers’ this week. I’m excited to learn more about the history of art, and the various ways of seeing the world that artists have explored through the centuries. One aspect of the course involves sketch-book work, but since I am sans scanner or…

The Most Amazing Post Ever!

This is going to be the most awe-inspiring post this blog has ever seen! Now that I’ve got your attention, prepare for an epic…anticlimax. This post contains no tiny people, no strange creatures, and no fascinating ramblings. It just has photos of a some alteration work I undertook yesterday, on a ring that may or…

Life or Something

If you happened to be wondering where I disappeared to, well done for noticing. I disappeared to Cape Town and sunshine. I’ll be back eventually, but for now I’m going to design and make some new pieces based on my experiences, places, and family here in S.A. It will be quite interesting and challenging to…

I’m proud of myself today

I’ve been given a lovely commission which I’ve enthusiastically started working on. To celebrate – and provide myself with the right work-top arrangements – I spent today making a table. This was also an excuse for me to get a few tools I’ve always wanted. I admit, it may not be perfect, but I made…

I won something!

Yes, indeed, I am a winner. Winner. That is I. Ok…maybe a runner-up. But still, It’s pretty awesome. As you can see: “Dear Robyn, I wish to thank you for your entry in the 2012 Student Competition and I am pleased to inform you that you have been awarded the Runner Up prize in the…

On the topic of writing…

On the topic of writing, a rant occurred to me regarding the stuff artists write: they write some unnecessarily complicated stuff. Why? I assume it’s to show how deep and relevant their conceptual art is. I admit I feel the pressure to seem knowledgeable on the language of post-modern art and to use exaggerated and…