cover of Soul Asylum's CD: Let the Dim Light ShineLunacy/lunatic - a reckless impetuous irresponsible person in other words ME. Have you ever had one of those moments when the words come flying out of your mouth before you realize you are the one talking???? Of course you have we all have. Well I did a really good job this time. Martha my friend who runs the Mexican NGO CONREHABIT, (think parrot release last month) is really struggling to bring the birdseed home. So we have been doing a bit of brainstorming ways to increase the intake side to be at least equal to the take out!! She had asked me awhile ago if I would make some pieces that we (conrehabit) could sell in the city artist's First Friday Art Walk, if we were accepted. "Oh sure, no problem, it'll be fun, give me something to do" I say as I think no worries we have a snowball's chance in h... of being accepted!! Well Miss Martha had a meeting with the selection committee the other day (damn if she didn't wear her bird necklace I made for her BDay), and we received a much coveted invitation to be part of the Art Walk. Now Martha not being one to let the grass grow under her feet, when asked if we wanted to start in April says "what's wrong with March, we'll start then" Haaaaaaaa Haaaaaaa Haaaaaa What's wrong with March it's only days, count them days away!!!!! And who is this we person??? That would be Me person by the way!!!!
Well never being one to turn down a challenge "WE" will be part of the March Art Walk god help us and the creek don't rise!! :) I have now turned into the mad jewelry maker, you know the one she's a few beads short of a full string!!??
I have a couple of pairs of earrings done 2 necklaces almost done and one finished. I'm hoping we will have a few pieces to get people interested and knock them dead next month. Well that's the plan for now.....
The earrings are simple Canadian jade and crosses hanging on wires I squiggled, the other pair is wire wrapped smoke topaz.
I'm really pleased with the finished necklace, in fact if it doesn't sell I think I'll just be putting it in my little stable. A while back I won a Saturday giveaway on the Art Bead Scene Blog. It was one of Lynn Davis' pewter and resin beads. I really love her pieces they are always the most incredible and imaginative creations and so fun to work with. This was the one piece I gave to Martha to show as a representation of "our" work. Well I guess as it turns out it was one of two pieces (read she just happen to be wearing the other piece)
I placed the clasp in front and used a piece of from a Mexican show saddle (horse that is) I think the patina on the old Mexican silver is a perfect match to the patina on Lynn's piece.
I used tiny amber beads and garnet nuggets which as we all know are two of my all time favorite stones
Well kids I'd love to sit here sip a lovely cup of tea and visit but this
little lunatic has many a mile of beads to string and wire to bend. EEE GADS think of all the rust I've got to make!! I'm off with not a minute to spare, but not before reminding you that today is a perfect day to make art, no matter where in the world
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