ryan-ashley anderson


Thursday, August 26, 2010

this will last forever

this will last forever
Originally uploaded by tangleborn.
these are the first of my new "this will last forever" locket series.

i remember as a little girl having a locket with a picture of myself and my mother, and feeling really secure knowing those photos of us were right there. it's almost unheard of for people to have photo albums anymore, or at least to maintain/update them. everybody has digital albums.

i want to touch the photos. i want to really SEE them. i want to encourage people to keep their loved ones close to their hearts.

these will be just a couple of the pieces featured in my new space at the gallery Atelier 24 Lexington on lexington avenue in downtown asheville. i'm setting the space up on tuesday. i got a sweet little telephone table for the display and can't wait to put it all together and put my new work out!

Monday, August 16, 2010

hoop hoop

custom order for tammy at "customers boutique" in west asheville. the first of many of these gaudy beauties...

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010


i am now officially studio mates with jean potter

and leigh anne hilbert

at the dry goods shop in west asheville.

i'm really eager to get back to work, but setting up a new space takes time...although moving the workings of a studio is cumbersome, there's something so refreshing about re-configuring the wheres and the ways that you work. is it wrong to find bead organization thrilling? fabric folding, exciting? moving tables around and around and around, moving?

well, if it's wrong, then i don't want to be right.

hopefully, i will begin teaching knitting classes there soon. potential schedule to come!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


the only constant is change...
it seems like i have heard people say these words so many times that they have lost their meaning. in addition to the fact that it's a cliche whose using feels like beating a dead horse, i just don't think that it's true.

of course, change is always happening. it happens so fast that there's almost no before & after sometimes, but i believe that some things are constant. the context of my love for somebody might change, but the love never really leaves. i might stop painting, but my passion for art hasn't gone anywhere; i will find something else to create. i might not go out in the world very much anymore, but my desire for making connections with people is still strong.

i wish home was constant right now. i think i've moved my furniture around 5 times in the last month and a half. it's as if i believe that if i move it around enough, everything will fall right into place and the space will be mine and i will be ready to put pictures on the walls and call it my own and settle in.

once everything gets all settled, i will FINALLY be able to have the time to get my etsy shop up and running again, and start making! i'm a little wiped out from bele chere and haven't had much of a chance to recoup that lost energy, but it's going to happen soon!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

funny girl

my page in verve magazine...

the shoot was SO much fun!

jess was wonderful to work with.

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