Each project was designed to teach certain skills...sawing, grinding, and lots and lots of soldering:
On the final day, we were able to put a little more of our "selves" into a project as we designed our own stone and wire pendants. I went for an asymmetrical, dynamic design and was pleased with the results:
Back when I was in art school I remember walking by the silversmith studios and thinking to myself, "What could you possibly do with such a degree?" It seemed like a lot of fun, but entirely impractical. I just didn't know the possibilities.
As I consider this, I realize I have that attitude about a lot of things. I tend to take the safe road, believing that the "fun stuff" would get me nowhere. But what if the fun stuff is fun to me because I was born to do it?
Hmmm... food for thought as I take off to spend the afternoon with 300 junior high band students. Have a great day!