Random musings about crafts, inspiration, and the creative process.

The metals studio at Arrowmont. Photo by Chris Raymond.

The metals studio at Arrowmont. Photo by Chris Raymond.

Totems on Arrowmont campus. Photo by Chris Raymond.

Totems on Arrowmont campus. Photo by Chris Raymond.

Another take on the old-fashioned scale on the Arrowmont campus, where I took a workshop with Jennifer Reis.

Another take on the old-fashioned scale on the Arrowmont campus, where I took a workshop with Jennifer Reis.

Light streaming through a wooden porch during golden hour at Arrowmont.

Light streaming through a wooden porch during golden hour at Arrowmont.

Gongs at Arrowmont

Gongs at Arrowmont

Arrowmont campus

Arrowmont campus

Sunday night at arrowmont fiber studio

Sunday night at arrowmont fiber studio

Earrings and washer-pendant necklace I completed this week.

Earrings and washer-pendant necklace I completed this week.

Nothing for something. Dehydrated water.

Nothing for something. Dehydrated water.

Washer pendant and, yes, washer earrings (the white plastic ones, wrapped in hemp).

Washer pendant and, yes, washer earrings (the white plastic ones, wrapped in hemp).

A found collage, which I was supposed to have done for the Challenge Accepted challenges from Art House Coop. I confess up front: I spent 20 minutes.

A found collage, which I was supposed to have done for the Challenge Accepted challenges from Art House Coop. I confess up front: I spent 20 minutes.

From my sketchbook, fantastical architecture: five-minute collages from scraps of photos.

Coffee love.

Coffee love.

A pic of my completed necklace and earrings. I had to restring it when I miscalculated the length of the wire I needed for the crimping. I also tried out the wire wrapping technique on the silk cord.

A pic of my completed necklace and earrings. I had to restring it when I miscalculated the length of the wire I needed for the crimping. I also tried out the wire wrapping technique on the silk cord.

Oh so fancy croissant bag

Oh so fancy croissant bag