For (the) Love (of): Art Books!

I am very fortunate to be a part of a creative household. I love Matagi – not only is he funny as hell, and smart, and a good father – he is a talented artist and designer. Though I wish we had more free time, the part of me that is Capricorn-ing secretly loves that he works as hard as he does.

I love design books, too. So, for his graduation, I gave him these:

500 Silver Jewelry Designs: The Powerful Allure of a Precious Metal (500 Series)""

500 Necklaces: Contemporary Interpretations of a Timeless Form (500 Series)

1000 Rings: Inspiring Adornments for the Hand (500 Series)

The books are gorgeous – and all of the works are produced by contemporary artists contributing from all over the world.

I also gave him two reference books:

Jewelry: Fundamentals of Metalsmithing (Jewelry Crafts)

The author, Tim McCreight is a well-known and well-respected teacher and artist among metalsmiths.

The Workbench Guide to Jewelry Techniques

I am glad Matagi likes these books, and that he can use them to refer to for his work. I know I am finding them inspiring – and they are also helping me to more deeply understand his process.

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I'm a rock-n-roller poet who left the Big Apple for the Big Sky Desert where I've been letting it be and grooving with universal love, singing to the gods, dancing with the muses and bicycling with dreamtime messengers. I like altering my reality through imagination, movement, breath, and makin' stuff.

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