Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Merry-Go-Round - Inspirational Photo Challenge

Jump on our merry go round and join a group of artists/crafts-women from around the world as they link hands and tell you a little bit about their lives in craft.
Do look up the answers from the rest of this band of crafters (links to your left).
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This month's theme:
Inspirational Photo Challenge: take a photo of something that inspires you and show what you make from this as your inspiration.


What's that? I hear you wonder...


Well, over the months, you will have seen many photos of nature and the countryside on this blog, so I thought that, this time, I should show something you don't know of. Something crucially inspirationnal to me indeed.


What this photo shows is a minature Jag (the famous E-Type). This one is actually a gift from my lovely mother who first told me about this amazing job.
I guess it is a car for girls then.
I wish!...
Anyway, it is my car, you know...



Not only has this glorious piece of British designing genius inspired me to finally pass my driving licence (not a small feat, I can assure you) which was my own Christmas Miracle of 2009, but it has inspired a new line in my jewellery.

Wait, not one but three!

You might remember that over the past few Merry-go-Rounds, I was doing a lot of mulling. Well this Belle Anglais sort of pulled me through.


Starting from this seemingly absurd choice of car (no I don't have one yet, well, apart from this miniature one, but one day— just you wait!) it brought me to accept the fact I am genrally a fairly high-maintenance creature. Or rather, I would be if I was not doing all the maintening myself...



The result of this simple reflexion is a carload of ideas to make up the High-Maintenance line.
The blue Jag Ring is the first piece in this line— had to be— but there will be plenty more...

Following this whim, I also came up with loads of ideas for Difficult Women (I love them!), beginning with this Thelma & Louise ring (OK, it's a black Mercedes, but whenever I see an angular convertible like this one, I think T & L...).

Finally, obviously there will be the (Self-)Love is Blind line, Beginning with this I am a Goddess ring. OK, this really works much better in French because this car is a Citrën DS (DS sound exactly like "déesse", the French word for goddess...), but who doesn't want to be a French goddess, right? (she flashes a shameless arrogant grin).

10 comments:

Mariana said...

how fabulous!!! this is amazing!!!! Loved the whole post. The rings are the most original things I've seen in a while, truly.
Ah! I want a 2CV in a ring ahahahahaha! I'm not high maintenance, am I?

meherio68 said...

No problem— of course I can do a 2CV ring. Just you say the word. I can easily make it part of the Difficult Women line: For the Woman who Doesn't Want a Jag!
;-)

Ruth said...

Brilliant! You are on to something here my dear. I can see you getting lots of custom orders for individual cars. Love the names too!!! Great post and great designs!

Sara's Texture Crafts said...

Wow, how fab are they! I love your idea... so cute!!
Sx
P.S. well done on passing your driving test!

meherio68 said...

Thanks— I am really happy, not mention relieved beyond words...

Tweed Delights said...

These are fabulous and very clever! I think they will be a great success :)

ArtMind said...

Haha, I'm loving this! Super creative and fun! I'm a Beetle-girl - once a Volkswagen, always a Volkswagen! ;)

meherio68 said...

Hey, what do you know! Another Difficult Woman! Well, I have just the one for you too!...

Lily Pang said...

Very cute! What a great idea! It is will be a hit I think!

Vilt à la Kim said...

That's very original!~My dad loves Citroen. He has one from 1928!