Monday, November 15, 2010

unfoldings that began in june have finally emerged.
my winter collection found it's way to the ark last week.
that brings my crown grand total for the last 10 years to 1989.
wow! that is a lot.
loving all their evolutions but loving the materials of my current collection the most ever. so many of my handmade details, including the beeswax floral tape (for the foundational construction) hidden under recycled, wool sweater wrappings.

new this winter you will find tiny ceramic cups and saucers (some with pure silver accents), tiny silver plated spoons and ceramic buttons all compliments of my adorable little kiln i was able to purchase in march of this year. a truly liberating piece of equipment for me and greatly expanding my worlds of possiblilitea.

pictured is one of my favorite crowns of this collection. a simple circlet with a bronze butterfly set with a tiny stone and sewn to a simple band wrapped in silk sweater.

ahhhh simplicitea : )

Sunday, November 14, 2010

not liking to make garbage, i have been stuffing all my tiny, unsuable, wool sweater scraps into a giant 2 gallon jar for the past couple of years hoping to eventually felt them all and convert them into stuffing for a pillow. the day has come. a pillow is the perfect celebration of rest for all my mental and physical work with sweatering possibilitea.

i could just lose myself mentally in the combination of color and whimsical forms in the felted confetti-like stuffing :)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

the who, what, why, when, how? of the salvation army's collected works is one of my favorite things. and their 50% offedness on fridays is one of my other favorites : )

imagining the placement of a tiny world inside the coffee pot's viewing glass.
a garden or a winter wonderland?

Friday, November 5, 2010

teeny tiny adornment for the "o".
o how i "must" with those small things!
a tiny snip of vintage tulle gathered and hand sewn to the tags of the vintage lace crowns.
so many layers to discover in this collection.
photographing today for winter collection pieces that will journey to the ark at some point this month.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

love lives in each and every corner of my work this season. not ready to let it go yet but some of it left today for
flora grubb gardens
inspiring trip for me, shifting my programed vision of what container gardening looks like.
plant ponder-rama today including the Banksia? whose leaves look like they had been cut with pinking shears. i felt instant kinship : ) cutting leaves with pinking shears?.....
i can totally relate!

Monday, November 1, 2010

pondering today what the heart sees vs. what the camera sees and what is really there to see anyways? Mystified as to how to train the camera to see like my heart as i try to capture images of the layers of details i love of my current collection.