This techno-geek is excited today…

Those of you who know me, know that I can get very excited about new technology—particularly if I can imagine how it might be used to make my art. A few weeks ago, I posted a link on my Anita Mills Design Facebook page for a company named Shapeways that does 3-D printing of designs …

New from my workbench, earrings…

Last time, I put forth a few samples of new brooches and necklaces. The past few days, I’ve been in “earring mode.” For me, making earrings is kind of like meditating. My joy in making them is in choosing interesting combinations from among the thousands of options that my materials present. I get into a …

New from my workbench…

“New from the workbench” actually means “new since November 2013.” These jewelry pieces date from before my TKR (total knee replacement in mid-January) and very recently… the last 10 days!  Yes, that’s why you haven’t heard much from me lately. I’ve been spending a great deal of time just icing my knee and bending it. …

Creative gifts from my father, part 3…

The desire to teach was strong in my father—it has always been strong within me, too. I always knew that, were I to become a teacher, I would forever garner my father’s respect. Probably more so than anything else I could have done. My father always talked about his desire to teach, and honestly I …