Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Fiddly


At the moment I'm using my jewellery pliers to join bits'n'bobs together, and I must say it's damn fiddly! How do you jewellers do it? Plus my eyesight is fatigued from looking at tiny things so closely, it's all a bit intense! I have also realised that my hands and fingernails are far from ladylike, in fact they are downright tradeswoman-ish. There goes my career as a hand model. I love what a person's hands say about the nature of their work, as a shoemaker mine are pretty trashed.

I do still harbour a desire to learn gold & silversmithing, I did a short course at NMIT but that co-incided with morning/all bloody day sickness, so I didn't give it my full attention. I do love a bit of hands on learning, still fancy a bit of millinery, maybe some upholstery, I'm seeing a theme here.

Now that I'm 34 and liberated from the higher education system, I don't really have 3-4 years to spend dutifully completing another degree, maybe the CAE have a course for me? They often surprise me with the range of courses available, I used to teach capoeira there and see all sorts of interesting classes on. Will put that on my list of things to investigate this week.

3 comments:

pen said...

that's my fingers at the moment- dye stained, no fingernails, cuts and blisters
a doctor once operated on my hands, he was fascinated by the fact that he could tell I worked with my hands, he liked the stories they told
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Emma said...

Yes, I agree, hands are so fascinating. Let's get an exhibition of hand photos, and try to match the hands with the profession!

xstarnostarsx said...

Oh my gosh-I know what you mean about the pliers. Every time I sit down to work on a piece I ask myself what I think I'm doing with the tempermental things.