"I Wish My Brother George Was Here"

Since it was the last week for the Damien Hirst exhibit at the Goss Michael Foundation downtown, I went today to check it out. I first became aware of Hirst in an article about his diamond skull creation "For the Love of God."
The skull is covered with 8,601 flawless diamonds - three times the number on the crown the Queen wears on state occasions.

The skull is in London, sadly, but I wanted to see what else he had done. The exhibit was interesting, but I would say I'm more of a platinum and diamond skull fan than a Damien Hirst fan. This was the last week for Hirst, but there will be different artists featured in the future.

The Foundation was started by my 'brother' George Michael and his partner to bring a little cultural somethin'-somethin' to DFW. They also sponsor art contests for the school kids. Check out their website and have a visit.

Hot in Herre

I welcomed a new member to my family of tools yesterday -- a new torch! Sure, I already have a couple, but this one is different. And can you ever really have enough tools. Just in time for those nice, cool Texas summers. T.G.F.A/C.!!

I also hammered out some silver and added rings made of square wire. Light just sparkles off all the facets.

And the Winner Is...


I started looking at The Scream a couple days ago in preparation, because it was ahead in the votes the whole way. This may be a very appropriate name for this picture in more ways than one. When I was looking at my wire colors and pattern-izing, it quickly became apparent that this is not going to be an easy task, but I'm up for it -- even if I will be doing plenty of screaming on my own in the process.

Thank you to all who voted and gave feedback and suggestions, especially to my fellow maille crazies on MailleArtisans.org!!