ryan-ashley anderson


Friday, April 30, 2010

new "artist pulp"

these ones have the names of the artists on the back!
they are for sale athip replacements...

artist pulp series

artist pulp series

artist pulp series

artist pulp series

Thursday, April 29, 2010

new jewelry

all for sale at elementality:

architectural beaded multi-strand necklace

architectural beaded multi-strand necklace

matching summer earrings & lariet

"re-pulp" earrings!

there is also a lot of new work on my etsy!

pulp series

okay, so here's my idea for the new names of the different types of "pulp" earrings.

first, a little about "pulp." i call these earrings "pulp" because they are all made from paper, and because four letter words are just really sweet. some of them are made using recycled magazines, photos from old art books, found images, etc., and are called "re-pulp".
the ones that are specifically made from pictures of larger classic artist works are called "classic pulp" and the ones made from local artist drawings, rendered specifically for the earrings (these ones soon to come!!! my friend molly is working on some right now!) will be called "local pulp".

any suggestions?
any requests?
any wishes, hopes, dreams---jewelry and non-jewelry-related?

also, anybody who wants to submit designs, i think the way i'm going to do it is this:
you decide a price for a print and i basically buy the design for a fair price (not sure what that would be yet) and either:
a. copy at my will and pay a small royalty per pair sold
b. only make what can be produced from the couple of prints i buy up front

i couldn't pay a lot for the designs, because i would have to still make a profit for my time and supplies, but the idea is that artist collaboration creates community; provides networking, visibility, and marketing for all involved; and artwork that wouldn't necessarily be affordable to a lot of people as an original or large printed piece, would become more accessible to the frugal consumer (thus providing you with great advertising!)

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

artist series and new versions of my l'arc earrings

these earrings can be found at etsy
and at elementality, in the asheville mall.

these are really delicate and light. free-swinging. $22.
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i had trouble letting these go. $20.

with the sweet little leaf, $24.

these bright green and turquoise are $24.

ALSO, my friend Molly and I are working on collaborations for my 'pulp' series--the earrings made from paper and wire frames. it is going to be called 'pulp artist' and all the designs for these will be done by molly. she, the artist, i the architect. stay tuned for sneak peaks of designs!

Thursday, April 22, 2010


this just sold from hip replacements!


and there are more pictures to come of paper earrings very very soon.


i went to biltmore yesterday to see what the downtown is actually like. i have even been guilty in the past of talking about biltmore as if it's a place that i don't really have a need for, but decided it was important to break out of the lexington avenue block. i was completely shocked. in almost every store, the owners were not only working, but were engaging. genuinely friendly, interested, and excited about business...without ego. there was one store in particular called baggie goose where the owner (?) was particularly accommodating. so so so friendly and helpful. i will definitely be going back. they have really great stationary, journals, felt-tip pens similar to microns, and a variety of decorative card stock.

their info:

The Baggie Goose

3 Swan St, Asheville, NC 28803

p: (828) 274 3333

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


unfortunately, i didn't have time this morning to take photos, but, i am taking some beautiful new feather earrings to elementality today.
sterling chain
spring-colored beads
light, luxurious feathers in all different colors

priced from 16-26, there's something for everybody

i will post a picture of this later, but there's also a luxurious bead-knitted bracelet going to the store. i haven't sold these before, but it's wonderful. light golds and browns, a beautiful sterling clasp and chain. it's about 2" wide.

Monday, April 19, 2010

extra! extra!

for the past two years, i have been asking the staff of metabolism, "when do i submit?" each time they answered, "anytime! just submit." they were encouraging, expectant, excited. the more submissions the better. but somehow, not having a deadline, impeded my ability to do so. there was no time. no date. no 8 am last minute window that required me to stay up all the night before editing. no push. no drive. no frenzy. anytime i wanted, i could go to the site, and upload a file, and push a button...anytime...so i didn't.

i have been focusing so much on art lately, that i haven't been writing for myself at all. this is compounded with the fact that i am studying writing. the energy i put into my workshops and readings of other authors exhausts my ability to invent, for myself. i have to invent for those who i am paying to make me better--to secure my "future." i didn't want to submit something i had done for a class, but had no energy to do for myself. then, i my "personality" class one day, i woke up. the professor mentioned memory briefly, and alfred adler's theories about the creation and accuracy of memory.

then i saw the photos of myself as a child, with my mother & my father, for the first time. and the memories came. and i wondered how accurate they were. i wondered if they were inventions of mine, or fabrications of my mother, or fairy tales. i saw that some of the pictures matched the ones in my mind of specific moments, ages ago. so i wrote a poem.

it's really fitting, actually, that psychology would inspire me to write lyrically, given that i grew up with the jargon of pathologists, and that a picture i took on one of the last walks with my dog was accepted. i left the other dog, nina, at home that day. i thought, "maybe panda just needs more time with just me. maybe she misses our solitary jogs and early-morning romps in the woods. maybe being around another dog all the time isn't what she needs. even the fence in the back yard is too small for her. so i left nina and grabbed my camera. it was one of the best walks we have had (or did i invent that?). each time i started to take a picture, she waited patiently. that day, it seemed like all of the squirrels were hiding away until we passed, so that she wouldn't disrupt a single composition. she sat and waited and even posed a couple of times.

the acceptance of these works was just what i needed. it was what i needed to remind me about the dreams i had as a child of growing up to be a poet, and of all the young writers' workshops and young adult magazines and newspaper internship. a small nudge of validation.

so here is the link:
click on the link at the top of the page:
ISSUE 2: a most superlative initiative

Saturday, April 17, 2010


i am in the process of setting up the studio.
it's coming along well.

it seems like it's always when things are going really well that something really sad and distracting happens, which challenges my typically unwavering focus and motivation.

and feeling like a failure doesn't help.

giving brings no guarantees. givegivegive, lovelovelove, and hope for some emotional return.

if only we could talk to animals, and ask them what they really need. i knew i loved her, and that she loved me, and that having her made my life better, made it feel more full, but i didn't realize how wrenching the separation would be. i'm a complete wreck.

it feels like i've lost my best friend, and most reliable companion.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Green drinks at bobo gallery at 6 this evening--featuring franzi

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

new room. fresh start.

it's only at the other end of the house, but i needed a change. i needed small. clean. crisp. bright.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

neck tattoo

on saturday, j and i went to get tattoos. we were planning on just getting "hush" on our hands, but while waiting on the appointment, decided we couldn't possibly go without "tangle" also. i thought long and hard about the placement, and nothing seemed more fitting than this spot on my neck. i think it's beautiful, and tasteful, and didn't even think about the fact that the neck is a taboo place for a tattoo. then i went out last night, with a sweater and blazer because it was cold, and my sweetheart started laughing.

what? i asked.
it's just funny. you have a neck tattoo.
yeah, i know, i put it there.
it's just funny because you have on long sleeves and i can still see your tattoo.

then i realized he was pointing out that i can't really cover it up. i hadn't even thought about it. thank goodness i don't have a job where that matters, and that now i never will!

went out and played ping pong and fooz ball (sp?) and apparently, i'm pretty good at ping pong! i can thank my parents for all those summers at the y as a kid...

off to work now to check out the new goodies!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

l'arc sunday

lots of these will be in elementality today.

reminder!! tuesday is the one day in April we are accepting new artist submissions. check out this page: submissions for the details. we are always looking for fresh, inspired, jewelry, accessories, and sweatshop-free clothing!


yesterday was one of the most restful, lazy, productive saturdays i have had in a long time. it's no lie that i really can't remember the last time i woke up, started to do things around the house, then actually went back to bed. i woke up again at noon, 4 hours later than usual on saturdays. had lunch with my sweetheart, then met up with one of my favorite people for chocolate, collaboration, and tattoos.

i got one of hers: hush
she got one of mine: tangle
and we both got our own (pictures tomorrow)

AND THEN we made pizza and jewelry until the wee hours of the morning so that our sweet little earring trees would be filled to the brim on this fine sunday!

come see me.

Thursday, April 8, 2010


jordana, jordana, you're so good to me!
lucky me--my birthday month reaching even into april.
here's the gift i got last night

some examples of the lists:
-places you've lived
-biggest fears
-strangest places you've had sex
-personal fashion trends over the years
-your biggest regrets
-bad habits

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


going to my new studio this afternoon to paint the mini stage inside flamingo pink!

Monday, April 5, 2010

paper frames

these are going to elementality tomorrow!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Baking in the sun while studying--not a good idea.i want to jump in a lake! not fill out abcde bubbles for psychology.

Thursday, April 1, 2010