Well maybe I should rephrase that - updates going on in my world and office.
As to be honest I don't get as much time in my studio as I'd like, I'm coming to the realization that I'm still in my maternity leave stage. I spend about 90% of my time caring for my new baby girl, and I'm truly loving every minute of it, even when I lose sleep.
However, there are still some exciting things happening with Eilisain - first and foremost - I had two pieces published in a very, very cool book all about CASTING! I haven't even delved into a quarter of this book but already I'm amazed by the beautiful work that is in it. Cast Art and Objects: Made Using Humanity's Most Transformational Process by Jen Townsend and Renee Zettle-Sterling was a true labor of love and features all the ranges of what castingencompasses, from ceramics, concrete, bronze sculptures and jewelry and more. I highly recommend this book to any art enthusiast.
The book features the Bast double spine ring and the Hunted owl talon cuff. I'm so honored to have my jewelry featured in their book. I also wrote a guest blog post on their website describing my method of casting. You can read it here.
Other news: I'm also in the beginning stages and creative process of designing my Fall/Winter 2018 collection. It's going to continue the play on geometrical shapes that I used in the Vespa collection, drawing inspiration from geodes and gems. The ideas have been percolating in my head and I've begun initial sketches - now is the time to begin prototypes and actual pieces.
And my last big news: I have a new stockist! And in my birth state of Kansas: The Striped Cow in Lawrence. I met the buyer Nicole Manriquez in Las Vegas last year at a trade show. Nicole and I had an instant bond and she fell in love with the owl talon pieces. The Striped Cow features handmade jewelry, leather bags, terrariums (which you know I'm obessesed with) and they have their own in house barber! So if you live or are driving through Kansas, hit up the Striped Cow and support local and handmade.
Thanks for reading and visiting my blog, I hope you have a grand weekend!