Sunday, 31 July 2011

Belated Merry-Go-Round: On Holidays from your Art?

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).
If they haven't all posted yet, remember we all live in different time zones and check again later...
This month:
Do you take a holiday from art / craft?

Oh Wow!
More like on holidays from my brain it seems... This was due last Friday. I did remember, and mull it over— until I completely forgot to write my post up!

My answer would be: No.

Obviously, my routine is gone down the drain and I tend to forget what day of the week or month this is when I don't have to "go to work", and t
he summer holidays in particular are a time of renewal and exploration, but I never really completely stop making and planning, just as I never stop reading all sorts of stuff, all year round.

Last week-end, I took a workshop on digital photography and ghow to make the best of my camera. The man who gave it was this very unpleasant, supercilious kind of "pro" (there— I had to say it— he really was a prat) and his "workshop" was shockingly poor value for money, but it did make me explore the possibilities of my camera for 4 hours and discover a couple of useful things, both for artistic purposes (considering transforming and maybe even selling my photos more within the next year) and utilitarian ones (as in taking better photos of my jewellery).

I've also started knitting arm-warmers from some lovely yarn I just bought. A good opportunity to hae a go at a pattern I hoarded ages ago— and to realize how very bad I am at knitting with double-pointed needles... not sure you'll be seing photos of that any time soon...

I also made the two necklaces in my Wednesday posts (and they're now on sale in my DaWanda shop, where they are getting precious little attention— the weather must have been nice somewhere...).

The fact other people are on holidays and not shopping on the net so much means that I spend more time preparing for my next move than actually making or even doing anything much. But then, and we've discussed this already in former Merry post, I've always worked like that— mulling for a while and working in a spree, and then mulling for a while, and so on and so forth

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

New - Nouveau ! Bis...

A variation on "Mordue" : the "Sookie" Necklace, for the girl with faery blood... Sterling silver and garnets, but the silver is oxyded and therefore dark— except for the tiny but bright magic wand at the back.
Une variation sur le collier "Mordue" : le collier "Sookie". Toute en argent et grenats, lui aussi, mais l'argent est oxydé et donc presque noir (avec des reflets rouges sur la chaine...), mis à part la minuscule mais étincelante baguette magique qui vous fait un superbe décolleté dans le dos.

New - Nouveau !

"Mordue" Necklace, which, literally, means "bitten", but also, figuratively, "hooked" or "smitten"... Sterling Silver and garnet (one round bead and one heart / drop-shaped, both facetted).
Collier "Mordue". Pas besoin d'expliquer, si ? Tout en argent 925 et grenat (une pierre ronde et une en forme de goutte / coeur).