28 November 2011

helping out: magick4terri

Late night post: Terri Windling needs your help. She's a most wonderful artist, editor, author, and blogger, a generous and inspiring person who is facing serious issues at the moment.

Magick 4 Terri is an auction that runs until Dec. 15, with many wicked cool offers from authors, illustrators and artists like Neil Gaiman, Brian & Wendy Froud, Alan Lee, Charles Vess, Cory Doctorow, Cassandra Clare, ... !!! Try to contain yourself, it's seriously awesome. :-D

So if you are a fan, you can bid on one or more items by your favorite author or artist, win it (with a bit of luck) and do some good at the same time. You can see how it works on this page.

You can also offer something yourself, as I did this brooch:

sunny trees brooch

Bids start at $30 and I take care of the shipping costs. Good luck!

blowing bubbles!

I reduced the price of my bubbles necklaces as I'm concentrating on other collections now. Wouldn't they make a lovely holiday gift? ;-)
brown, orange and green


pink, light yellow and warm green


tea rose orange & swirly green

dark green, yellow and lilac (with green dots)


yellow, dark blue and green

bubbles necklace
Meanwhile I'm busy working on my papers...deadlines are approaching way too fast (as usual). I just have to start writing! How come it's always that hard just to start?!

However, research on my paper on dance theatre brings me to exciting new places: the world of traditional Indian dance mixed with contemporary narratives at the December Dance festival in Bruges. This is Akram Khan, the curator of the festival talking about Kathak, a classical dance from North India:

07 November 2011

Lost at E minor*

A musical analysis due tomorrow:  The 1st part, an Allegro poco, from Vivaldi's bassoon concerto RV 484 in E minor. Have a listen:

I used to be good at this! Now I'm mostly staring at the black mass of notes with a rather puzzled expression on my face. Authentic cadences where? I-IV-V-I which way? My musical abilities are getting rusty! Oh well, I'll just have to work a little harder than before (and I'm not quite used to that...LOL).

It's for one of the few musicological courses left on my curriculum for my BA in musicology which I hope to get next (school) year. I'm considering to take on another major, in Fine Arts so I could at least do some research on glass, but I'll have to find out if that's realistic.

*Lost a E Minor is actually a blog on art & design! If you're in need of inspiration and food for thought, that's the place to be.

I'd better get off the internets and back to work now...

04 November 2011

look over my shoulder: work in progress

before soldering the settings
soldering the fine silver settings on the sterling silver pendants (without bail, that gets soldered on last)

this is part of a pair of earrings a bit like these: filing off excess solder, texturing, brushing and polishing inside the setting; getting ready to set the cabochon

sanding a pendant
a pendant after the setting: finishing off by sanding, cleaning and polishing

Did you know Aarghh has its own fresh Facebook page?