strangely it seemed to almost not happen, perhaps the weather, which was nice on sunday but has been pretty blustery since the last full moon. still my mum made her easter eggs, using some of the eggs from john's little silkies. i just love how these eggs come out, she dies them by slow boiling them in onion skins and water where she has drizzled some oil. slow means barely simmering overnight, and when you take some eggs out you put some more in. the whites of the eggs inside are a kind of purple colour and they take a flavour from the onion skins. i wanted to try doing something like this to cloth.
and just before easter i got a beautiful package in a swop i did with kim rogers over at numinosity, these are a few of the things, that lampwork on the rusty metal is really something in real life. i love it.
then there is a beach shot i took last autumn, that i kinda like, this is just outside where my mother and her partner have a restaurant. the fisherman is a regular feature. its the geometrics again, thats coming up in some of the jewelry i'm making.
hasselblad - ilford delta 400
i've been moving half my work bench up to the summer shop we have in a very beautiful mountain village - which is why i have had very little time for blogging or anything really. its also pretty confusing at the beginning with what i have where.
and finally some work in progress, the earrings i already listed and they sold which was sweet. the pendant is along similar lines. a kind of simpler geometry is what i'm after with these. i love the fossilized bone i got from treasurehider, the piece of ivory - which i believe is off cuts from piano keys - steph from vladthebatsattic sent me to try some scrimshaw on but i liked its white smoothness too much - so maybe with another piece
the 2 bracelets are using techniques that fanciful devices has devised and shown on her blog and now has as downloadable pdf tutorials that i've heard are very good and selling like hot cakes. she is a real whirlwind of creativity and ingenuity.
and thats all folks - kinda counteracts the image hiatus thing, and is like 3 posts together cos i just dont have time these days to sneeze.