April 21, 2010

Let there be Tiles!

Good morning dears!

I will be posting these tiles tonight after the office-work. I have more, but surprises are nice, aren't they? And plus, who knows what I will need to make tonight, so I don't want to promise you too much. I much prefer my home-work. Home work is art, it is craft, it is little pieces of my soul and thoughts coming together to create. Whatever that creating is, I am pleased as punch to be able to make it.

(I love this one, the little black eggs are so snug in their nest... Does anyone know if there are birds who lay black eggs? I think emus lay dark blue ones...)

I hope you have a sweet and tart lemon bar kind of day!

Edit time! I just listed all three of these tiles. Sadly, I must go clean the bathroom floors instead of posting more. But it's only because my mum is coming to visit tomorrow! She deserves clean bathroom floors!

April 20, 2010

A new experiment

Oof, tried to post these photos this morning before work but the photos would not load up as lickity-splickity as I needed them too. So here's what I was thinking about this morning.

I wish you were here to see the sun on these yourself, it is stunning.

mmmm... green.

April 19, 2010

More pondering.

I have a few peeks at what I've been working on and squirrling away. There is no way for you to see my work unless I show it to you, I've realized. I have learned that I need to promote my work. It is me, it is what I do it is what I am proud of.

So without further ado, I give you bits of my thoughts and parts of my soul, for that is what all art is, don't you think?

The first two are small sculptures, all wool. The pink one is a pod scultpure I've made a small series of. I'll be sharing the rest of them soon here. The idea is to have a multitude of these pods, hanging from the ceiling. I love things hanging from ceilings, it changes the space in such a cozy, tent-fort kind of way.

This blue one was supposed to be part of that series, and it might still be. It is a big departure from the rest of them, in shape, size and details. While beading this, I could not help but imagine the bluest oceans, fish swimming in and out of this little haven. Rocking in the sway of the waves, with the sunlight dappling through the kelp.
It's funny, how much the ocean can move me to create, when I'd much rather be in the mountains most days. But beauty is everywhere, and I am grateful for the inspiration whenever it comes.

This is a work in progress. I started it a few years ago and it got set aside in the vast shuffle of moving, learning to live in Charlotte, growing, and while moving into my new house, I found it again, and am tickled purple with the strides I've made with it. I can't wait to finish this!!

And so, it is late to be on the computer for me. I will go knit, drink some tea, or maybe read... I'm revisiting the Narnia books again. They are such a childhood comfort, along with the Hobbit and Madeleine L'Engle's works. I've missed reading, and am enjoying books with relish!

Have a lovely night, dear people!

April 6, 2010

Etsy Etsy Etsy!

I've been working on my photography, of my work mostly. Figuring out how much tissue paper to put over my lamps, how to set the tripod so I don't have to keep wiggling it back and forth every time I take a close up... All those exciting things. Which really is exciting, I'd missed using a real camera, and this is such a great exercise!

One of my main goals this year is to put as much extra time and effort into my etsy page as I can (the widget is on the right in the side bar). My buttons and tiles are not for me to keep.

They are for you, for my friends, for the strangers I just don't know yet.

I hope that if something calls out to you, you are able to bring it into your home.

Here are a few of my buttons being modeled in their favorite medium. Wool.