May 4th, 2009


Warm Rain, Polishing, and New Portfolio

We've having occasional soft warm rain today. I love it. One of the few things I really miss about the east coast weather I grew up with are warm summer rains. But its definitely not weather for polishing in the garden. I'm working in my studio and doing the polishing on the rings for Wiscon. I'm been working on as well, on a commission for a pietersite pendant with black sapphires. I still need to give it a final polish and set the stones. I need to set the ring stones as well.

After work is finished I like to go over it with a goat hair brush and give it a very final polish.

This weekend I finished the prototype for special Women of Japan artist's portfolio for Wiscon 2009. This is the cover.

Women of Japan Portfolio Cover
All the images are signed archival digital prints. The portfolio consists of four images with model's texts on 8.5 by 11 paper and one full 8.5 by 11 print. All the texts are bilingual English and Japanese. This  image of the 2 women in the Women of Japan gallery is the large print in the portfolio.

It's been a while since I worked with the aesthetics of images and text. It gives me a very particular satisfaction that's different from anything else I do. Folks at Wiscon have been very appreciative of my Women of Japan project and I wanted to do something special for them.

Mood: Soft