One of my favorite things about working in metal is that it is so forgiving. We can try again fairly guilt-free with the same material. Unlike a resin pour or a slab of alabaster, my materials give me a bit more freedom to make mistakes without worrying about waste. It also allows me to be more willing to take risks in my designs and be more comfortable with the potential & inevitability of failure.
Despite all these facts, Valentine’s Day is still one of my favorite holidays. Yes, consumerism is there, but so is showing affection and appreciation to those I love. We love giving experiences to our loved ones instead of physical gifts, but sometimes flowers and perfume are just the right way to say I love you. So, whether you're sending Valentines to your kids’ classmates or trying to find a gift for your eco-minded husband or girlfriend, we have tips and swaps to help make sure Mother Nature feels the love as well.