The big house on a rock near where I live...
Thursday, 20 November 2014
Wednesday, 19 November 2014
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Monday, 17 November 2014
Hello there! You probably know about the other blog which I write for - Art Bead Scene. Each month we have a challenge, where we take a piece of artwork and invite our readers to design art bead-filled jewellery inspired by our challenge piece.
Let me hand you over to our editor-in-chief, Heather Powers:
"The Art Bead Scene editors have risen again to take the monthly challenge. We are having so much fun playing along every month we've decided to make this a regular feature. Take some time this month to enter the challenge for a chance to win some amazing prizes.
And don't forget beadmakers, we have a category for you too and you could win a month of advertising on the ABS."
Yep, you read that right - there are prizes too!
This month (as Heather said), some of my co-editors and I carved out a little time to take the challenge ourselves.
There is SO much going on in this picture....I can't really decide if I am drawn to this picture or not; the folliage and imagery here is so lush it feels like it is almost over-ripe and on the cusp of decaying. (Is that just me?) However, it is certainly very intriguing - a piece of art that really makes me question what I am seeing. First of all, it seems like the orchid is the central point, but somehow I kept coming back to the largest hummingbird to the right....his colouring specifically.
Feather components - Green Girl Studio
Next, a piece based around the painting as a whole. The colour scheme, the birds, the lush foliage....
I hope you will find the time to take the challenge too! And do take a minute to check out the other participating editors' blog posts too:
Thursday, 13 November 2014
Wednesday, 12 November 2014
Friday, 7 November 2014
It was an earrings kind of day about a week ago. Mainly because I had handed over a whole bunch of new earrings to one of my stockists, but still, every once in a while I get on a real earrings kick and I really enjoy it. Here are some of the spoils of my labour.....
You can find most of these lovelies in my etsy shop.
Thursday, 6 November 2014
Wow. I honestly can't believe that my last blog post was the 22nd July....over three months away. Where did I go? I have missed this place - my own little spot in the universe.
My mind has returned here over and over again, especially during the past month, but each time, the thought of doing a huge 'catch up' post has scared me away. So, I'm afraid, I have decided against a big catch up post - here's a very abbreviated version of what I've been up to over the past few months:
*Moved from N. Ireland to Scotland
*Did a 3.5 week craft fair
*Collapsed in a heap (repeat ad lib.)
*Tried to catch up with life whilst sorting out our new much smaller space
*...but kept (and am keeping on!) trying!
*Went to America for 2 weeks for a family wedding
*Got back to Scotland
*Had jet lag
....and somehow, I didn't find time for blogging amongst all of this dashing around the universe!
Seriously though, I have had so many ideas for blog posts over the past few weeks, and I haven't worked on *any* of them for fear that I had to do a big, informative post, telling you where I've been. Well, enough, say I! I've caught you up, and I'm back in my space, and now I can blog again without fear. The last few months have felt a little like '1 step forward, 2 steps back', but I feel that I may now be at a '3 steps forward, 2 steps back' stage, which is at least moving in the right direction.
For today, here are some new pieces of jewellery in the shop. I have so much to share here, in my little corner - my internet diary, my web-log; my own small scratched out space in the universe. But I can't share everything at once, so for now - jewellery it is. Bracelets specifically.
Sweet readers, if you haven't entirely forgotten who I am, and fancy adorning your wrists with any of these, you can find them over at my etsy shop.