Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Imagination of a Chinaman (bracelet)

This bracelet has a stiff foundation due to it's welded mesh copper and brass rings. I began by adding an antique piece of fabric from China and that inspired an entire story.

The china man is sitting at his table with his eyes closed envisioning the next sentence he will write in his story. He imagines trees that are coiled with green copper and a sky shimming with thousands of stars. A storm sweeps over the valley and a hunters fire gets blown high into the sky. The trees are getting twisted and tangled and green is turning into blue. Balls of hale fall, like big metal balls from the sky...

The chinaman smiles because he is grateful for the power of his imagination.

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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Texture in my garden

What a lovely day. Texture is all over my garden; so inspiring. 

I am working on five projects at a time and I don't like posting images of my progress, since the pieces evolve as I work on them as do these images as the day progresses. Soon enough I will be posting the finished products. 

This morning was foggy and I could see the air was full of mist. The light was hitting areas in the garden just for a couple of minutes, what an amazing show. These are the things in life that some people don't see even when it's right in front of them. These are also the moments that make me happy that I left the rat race in New York. I can walk right outside my door and be part of the world, not be part of a world in the dark. Don't get me wrong I loved my time in the big shitty but I yearned to be able to spend some time among the flowers. Do you know what I mean? 

Enjoy the world around you, open your eyes and see the beauty that so many of us take for granted. These are the things that are yours and no one can ever take that from you.

ENJOY, and keep buzzy.