Thursday, July 22, 2010

Unexpected Visitor

This little black silk beaded creature started out as a scarf/neckpiece and sat around for a while in sort of a pile waiting patiently with not much to do. It recently had scissors taken to it and has since been turned into a brooch. It seems to like its new incarnation. For now, however, it simply wants to hang from the ceiling of my studio off of a piece of black silk wrapped tree branch.

Some things know exactly where they want to be.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Bohemian Magpies

Beads I've collected over the years on my travels, all tied up in knotted waxed hemp. I make these when I need to 'doodle' and make something at the same time.

I tried to photograph them each individually (with more effort than I had intended) without satisfying results and it turns out they just wanted to be photographed at the same time.... I guess sometimes friends need to stick together.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A Natural Place for Things

My husband and I are preparing ourselves for the arrival of my container of personal items from the U.S. ....about 40 boxes and several rooms worth of furniture.

Normally I would be stressed about this impending arrival. I would want the house to be completely uncluttered and organized and would be preparing to unpack every box, hang every picture and have everything in (almost) perfect order within a day.

This time, however, I'm feeling pretty relaxed about this process. 'Things' will find their way. They'll mingle and move. They'll find quiet little corners to rest for a while. They'll meet up with each other in unexpected ways, and 'his' space will become a little more 'my' space.

Mostly, though, I'm looking forward to the continued integration of 'our' space, and finding quiet cozy corners where he and I can simply be together.

Friends of New Growth

Things grow slowly but surely around here. More silk floral brooches.....imagine them on a jacket, a simple dress, or a white t-shirt with a pair of jeans.....yummy. They'll be in the shop soon.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

New Growth

I've been quietly productive these last few weeks. Mornings spent writing and drawing in the garden, and then weeding and pruning have been helpful to me as a reminder that even when 'big' things don't seem to be happening, new growth still appears because of our relaxed efforts.

One of my morning meditations lead it's way to creating a small series of floral pins. This is the first of the lot.

A little rain.
A little sun.
A little soil.
A little tender loving care.

Things blossom as they are meant to.