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Newest Pieces

I have been playing around in Adobe Illustrator a lot lately and I wanted to share my latest work with you. Here are the pieces I made with their original drawings next to them for comparison.

I’m not sure what to do with these pictures, maybe make some prints. Please let me know what you think and if you have any ideas for me, please comment below.

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New Piece and show

Hello this is Carley, I’ve got some exciting updates for you, I am in the Warped show! The show runs from November 14th – 30th 2014. Here is a link if you want more info: Warped Milwaukee.  I also completed a new drawing! Here are some pictures of it as a work in progress:

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work in progress #1
Work in progress #2
Work in progress #2

And here it is as a finished piece:

My newest drawing
My newest drawing

Please let me know what you think of it.

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Poetry

I have been writing a lot of poetry lately. 10 days ago I challenged  myself to write 10 poems a day for 10 days, resulting in 100 poems. Most of the poems I probably won’t share, that wasn’t the point, the point was to have a goal and stick to it. I am proud to say that I have successfully achieved that goal. Most of the poems I wrote I think suck, but I wrote them anyways to gain experience. If you would like to read some of the poetry I’ve written here is a link: http://carleyknight.com/poetry/  I would welcome any constructive criticism or any feedback you have for me at all. Thanks for reading, Carley.
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first blog post

Hi this is Carley here I decided to start blogging for the start-a-blog  challenge. Here’s a little bit about me and my story, I was born in Milwaukee, WI around 28 years ago. I have always had a passion for art, but was afraid to pursue it. After graduating from UWM in December of 2010 with a degree in linguistics I decided to go back to school for art in order to pursue my passion, I did not want to settle and get a job without ever trying. So in Fall of 2011 I enrolled back in UWM for art. I went back to gain skills, not for the degree, and after mastering the basics I came to realize that what I want is to be an artist, not an art student. And so I dropped out in the spring of 2014 and am building up a body of work right now. I have been into writing poetry and fiber art lately. Here is a picture of my latest piece:

orange and red fiber art

. Thank you for reading my post. Let me know what you think of my work in the comments section below

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Welcome to my blog

Hello this is Carley Knight, artist. This website is currently under construction, but feel free to look around and give me some feedback on what you see.

You can check out my stuff for sale at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/carleyknightjewelry

Like my Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/carleyknightart

Follow me on twitter: @carleyknightart

I’m also on instagram: instagram.com/carleyknightart

and Pinterest: pinterest.com/carleyknightart

 

 

 

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(almost) back to school

I’m going back to school tomorrow, I’m really excited about that, but I’m worried about losing the progress I have made in my jewelry business. I am taking a class called the multiple in jewelry and metals and I am also taking the intro to fibers course and an art history course.

I am going to try and manage my time better and plan into my days time to work on the business and times for school work. I have been making jewelry everyday lately, here are a few new pieces I have made, let me know what you think of them. I am planing on doing a photoshoot soon for things to list on etsy.

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Copper disc necklace

After taking the intro to Jewelry and Metal-smithing class (in which I got an A) I have learned a lot. one thing that I learned was that it is important to add a patina onto anything copper that I make. I wanted to add a patina to my old copper pieces, but I also wanted an affordable, eco-friendly way to do it. I googled how to patina copper jewelry and I found this website. I learned that there was a way to patina copper using a hardboiled egg, and I wanted to try it out. I thought I would take pictures documenting the process to see how it works. I had made these copper disc earrings a while ago, and never added a patina to them. I thought it might help people to learn about the process here, and here it is:

Before:

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After 1 hour(there was not much change):

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After 2 Hours: (not much more change)

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9 hours late (I decided to stop checking in every hour):

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I think they turned out really well, what do you think? I think the more time the better, when I do it next I will leave them in overnight, I think. Well let me know what you think, I will be taking better pics and posting them on etsy soon.

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I’m back (again)

I’m going to keep this post short, because I don’t have much to say right now. As school is winding down I have more time to devote to my business, so I’ve decided to restart my blog. I have really improved my jewelry making skills from taking the jewelry making class. I have some pics of projects I’ve

Ornament for Racine Art Museum
Ornament for Racine Art Museum
pendant that I got an A on.
pendant that I got an A on.
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I’m back!

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My newly designed logo, click on it to go to my etsy store.

A lot has happened lately and I just wanted to let my followers know that I am back to selling my jewelry (I never really went away). I don’t know what exactly to post here, but I want to start blogging again, and I figured the best way to start is to just start. I re-designed my logo recently here it. I designed it myself, using the skills I learned in the design class I took. I feel that it better reflects me and what I do so let me know what you think! I am looking forward to getting back to blogging. My next post will be much longer, but I just wanted to get this one out of the way.