Monday, November 24, 2008

Create Your Style Workshop

I will be guiding a workshop during the Create Your Style Workshops in Tucson Feb 2009.
The project is part of "Exposed"- Wire and Bead Jewelry  book published by North Light Books. The book will be available in January of 2009 and it's a collaboration project with my fellow jewelry designers Katie Hacker and Margot Potter.

The necklace featured above is luscious, vibrant and easy to make it. 
If you are heading to Tucson take the time to be part of it and meet me in person. More information about the workshops schedule and parallel events on 

Monday, November 17, 2008

Enigmatic chocolate

I've never imagined that one day I would see one of the most famous Italian Renaissance painting being used to wrap a chocolate bar...not quite the original one. Thank, God!

I have mentioned that I buy things attracted by the colors of it's package so here is one example. This graphic version of da Vinci's Mona Lisa is funny and I see it as a great tool to bring Art next to the masses. Wegman's(a local upscale grocery chain) have released 4 different  packs, one for each flavor and all are colorful, fun and modern. Even the American flag wraps one of the flavors. 

On Mona Lisa's case I wonder how the copyrights works...
Does Wegman's have to pay copyrights to Leonardo's state or to the Italian government? 
I have no clue but I love the idea of now being able to taste that enigmatic smile on each chocolate bite that actually tastes really good. 

Pop Art can be profitable and daliciuus

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Life in colors and election day

I work with colors!
I cook with colors!
I drink cocktails with colors!
I buy things based on colors!
I surround myself by colors!
Colors on the floor, colors on the walls, colors on the table, colors in my mind.
And I do believe that at the end of the rainbow there is a gold pot full of happiness, acceptance, love, peace and prosperity. Those are the most valuable things in life.

A rainbow does symbolize CHANGE, transformation, mutation and movement.
I will do my part but I will be watching it like a hunter who waits the right moment to release his arrow.