Tabitha Ott: Blog

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Originally started in 2011 to document a Ring-A-Day project, I now plan to use it for updates concerning my work and life! Follow for notifications of new posts!


Wednesday, August 31, 2011

RING No. 243

This morning I uninstalled Microcosmic, the sculptural window display that April B. and I spent June creating. It was up for 2 months in The Downtown Gallery in Kent. It was a sad thing, but I spoke to a few people as i was in the process and they had very good things to say about our work. It felt good to get some really positive feedback. It made removing it a little easier.

I got to try the new Thai place in Kent today. It was really delicious. I encourage you to give it a try. The orange chicken is amazing (I asked them to spice it up to 2 pepper icons). Also, on the dessert menu, the ice cream is delish and so is the custard.

Today's ring is made of sterling silver and Macaw Feathers. The seller I got them from guarantees that they were obtained cruelty free.

Thanks for reading, Goodnight!

Materials: Sterling Silver, Macaw Feathers (Cruelty Free)
Dimensions: 4.5 x 1.5 x 2  inches

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

RING No. 242

Tonight's ring is made from a golf tee that April B. gave me, a piece of body jewelry that my sister Susanna gave me, and a blue marble from my collection.

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Materials: Golf Tee, Body jewelry, and a marble
Dimensions: 1.25 x .75 x .5 inches

Monday, August 29, 2011

RING No. 241

Today was the first day of classes. I went to my Land/Environmental Art History Class. It seems like a very interesting and thought provoking class. I have been mulling over an excerpt from a reading by Robert Smithson we had to discuss today. The part that has stuck in my head is : "The museums and parks are graveyards above the ground--congealed memories of the past that act as a pretext for reality. This causes acute anxiety among artists, in so far as they challenge, compete, and fight for the spoiled ideas of lost

Tomorrow is the first day of my class (Jewelry Concepts and Techniques) that I am teaching. I am excited!

Today's ring is made from an ipod nano that my sister Susanna gave me. It was broken, so she told me I could take it apart and make something. Thanks Suzie! :) I used steel (backplate) and plastic (clickwheel) from the ipod.

Materials: ipod parts (steel and plastic)
Dimensions: 1.25 x 1.25 x .0625 inch

Sunday, August 28, 2011

RING No. 240

Today I got to play basketball with Dave. It was super fun! I am getting better. Still, I play like a "girl", but I have made many baskets and I actually won at HORSE today! I got to do some much needed cartwheels afterwards.

Tonight's ring is made out of some Play Doh that Dave gave me the other day. Thanks Dave! It is a brontosaurus ring. The Play-Doh will eventually dry, making the ring sturdier.

Thanks for reading!

Materials: Play Doh
Dimensions: 3 x 2.5 x 1.5 inches

Saturday, August 27, 2011

RING No. 239

Today's ring is made from an item that Billy gave me. The first photo below I took with my camera phone at the studio showing what it looked like when I got it from him. I put pearls inside each of the nodes and then braided them together and finished the whole thing with sterling silver wire.

Thanks for reading, Goodnight!

Materials: Wire, Plastic, Pearls, Sterling Silver
Dimensions: 2.75 x 1.75 x .25 inches

Friday, August 26, 2011

RING No. 238

Last night I went out dancing with my friends in celebration of my birthday(which is today)(Also my dad's birthday!). I had a blast dancing the night away!

Today was a good day! I talked to my Dad, my Mom & Sid, my Sister, and best friend Brittney on the phone and hung out with Dave for a bit. He gave me some awesome gifts!!!! I love them all! One was an otter painting! and then 2 shirts that he put designs on for me.....and some mini gummis and Krabby patties and my very own T-bone!!!!! Some much awesomeness my head is gonna explode! hahaha :) We got Bob Evans foodies and then I went to work at the studio. The weather today was perfect for riding my bike. All together this birthday has been superb!

Today's ring is for my dad! Happy Birthday Daddy! :) He has been a huge supporter of my Ring-a-Day challenge since day 1 and I want to say thank you! It means alot!!!

My Dad has been a long time Star Trek watcher, so I decided to make a silver ring depicting the emblem from Captain Kirk's uniform. I enjoyed watching Star Trek (Original, Next Gen. and Deep Space Nine) with him as a kid. I hope your birthday was delightful Daddy! :) I miss you!!

Materials: Sterling Silver
Dimensions: 1.75 x 1 x .75 inches

Thursday, August 25, 2011

RING No. 237

Today's ring is made out of an old paddleball paddle. I got it when I went home to SC for vacation. Me and my sisters used to play with it as kids. It had since lost its string and ball, so there was just a hole in the middle. I cut the eagle out and set a garnet inside the hole (in sterling silver).  Tomorrow is my birthday (and my dads!) so tonight me and my friends are going dancing! Hooray!

Thanks for reading!

Materials: found plastic, garnet, and sterling silver
Dimensions: 3.75 x 3 x .1875 inches

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

RING No. 236

I just got back from playing tennis with Dave. I had fun but boy am I terrible at it! Hahaha.....I am starved! It's time to get some dinner and watch a movie!

Today's ring is made from found plastic: Dental floss container, found sunglasses lense, guitar pick, and a plastic separator piece (From A. Bachtel).

Thanks for reading!

Materials: Found Plastic, metal chain, sterling silver
Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.25 x .25 inches

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

RING No. 235

Well today I experienced my first earthquake.....So in honor of that momentous occasion, I created the "Quake" ring.

Thanks for reading! Goodnight!

Materials: Sterling Silver
Dimensions: 1.75 x 1.25 x .75 inches

Monday, August 22, 2011

RING No. 234

Today's ring is made of sterling silver and a little plastic bird that I found on the beach last summer. The bird is flying over a silver cloud. He is happy and full of life! :)

Thanks for reading!

Materials: Found plastic and Sterling Silver
Dimensions: 3 x 1.5 x .75 inches

Sunday, August 21, 2011

RING No. 233

"The Empty Box" Ring

Today's ring is made from silver. It depicts an empty box. It is slightly reminiscent of Ring No. 44.

Thanks for reading!

Materials: Sterling silver
Dimensions: .75 x .75 x .75 inch

Saturday, August 20, 2011

RING No. 232

Today's ring is made from a pink plastic piece I found at the beach a few weeks ago. It was used to hold the string for a kite. Also, a little green rubber frog that Dave gave me. Thanks Dave!

Materials: found Plastic and Rubber
Dimensions: 3.5 x 4.25 x .75 inches