The batteries in my camera fully loaded, I went outside and sought out signs of spring. They are pretty blatant in some cases, and some are a bit "shy," like the violet. Anyway, during the freeze the potato vine leaves curled up in a really interesting way, so I took a couple of pictures of leaf "fossils" as well. After death comes life.... Spring is soon upon us everywhere in the Northern hemisphere.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Yay, there's green fuzz on the trees and my azalea bushes are starting to bloom. They tried earlier, but we had that cold snap that stopped them in their tracks. I took some pictures this morning, but it was windy so I only got one picture that was (almost) sharp. The color is gorgeous, though, and my white azaleas are about to bloom too.
Made a bracelet this weekend, sea and surf inspired. I love shells and beachy charms. How can you go wrong with that? It's for sale in my etsy shop, so if you have a hankering for sandy beaches, this will remind you of that sun and beach vacation...
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
I like to glue things to other things. Mostly I use paper, and this was no exception. I glued this picture of Kuan Yin to a chandelier crystal teardrop and flanked it with some blue/turquoise beads. I really like blues and turquoises--my fave colors! Anyway, I don't know where my creative muse has gone. She's been absent lately, and I'm only LOOKING at my studio rather than working IN IT. Maybe it just needs a major cleaning... Sigh. I'd like to get back into painting.
I always catch inspiration from Nature around me, but we've had some frosts and all the pretty greens are now brown. They'll come back, but I can't wait for spring to arrive and some HOT weather...
This necklace can be purchased in my shop on Artfire. Click on link on the sidebar.