I have been a jeweler for over 20 years… I have made everything from Platinum Engagement  rings– wax carvings in 18k– Peal Necklaces– to wire Sculptures of Plant People to go in plant pots.. Always feeling like more of an Artisan than an Artist. I Highly Regard Artists.. and what I thought I did was more construction than ‘Art’.. Someone brings in a lost earring, I make it. A necklace and want earrings to match… done.They bring in a photo, yup make it. No big deal.. Right? Construction. There are many people I have met that call themselves Artists, mostly for their ability to NOT make deadlines or actually Work at it…  

REAL Artists —- they WORK at their Art. For HOURS and Hours… Stressing over it Perfecting it… Over and Over again. They take classes… they read up on different styles and techniques, this is …something they live and breathe… THIS is an ARTIST. You ask why things are so much.. it is never REALLY enough, given the time that is put into each piece, Trust Me! The pieces that are re-worked …. tossed… and lost as result of this obsession to ‘get it right’… whatever the price can never compensate… THIS is the heart of a TRUE ARTIST…

So as you see, this is why I could never hold myself to this regard I have….

Until…..

I have my Solo show at Art!..(now thru July)… Where I asked 10 artists to be a part of My show… I struggled with every piece to reflect each their talent and work. As well as working in so many different Styles and Materials… I then realized.. I could now fit into this Elite Group…because I Accomplished this daunting task! The show as well as the displays are the best the Capital Region has ever seen… and I am a Very Proud ARTIST!

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