Wednesday, March 24, 2010

An Artist, A Mule, And A Blue Bird Come to Mazatlan!!

All of us who reside in Bloglandia realize for the most part we will only know each other through the magic of internet. And you know I'm really okay with that. For me it's enough to know that there are others that are, shall we say as sweetly eccentric as I am. :) Well if you think about it haven't we spent a good part of our lives thinking that there  must be a few other human type animals like our self that live in this amazing world of art. Then somewhere along the way we each fell into our own rabbit holes to discover this place called Bloglandia where if only for a little while we get to hangout with other's who know that the color "skybluepink truly exists. :) 

But every once in a while we get a chance to meet a fellow kindred spirit. Well last week that is exactly what this little Bloglandian did!! Deryn of Something Sublime and her ever so cool family came to Mazatlan for Spring Break!!! Oh my gosh how fun to be able to meet a friend you only really know through emails. On Wednesday Deryn and her mum met LW and I to do a bit of shopping, have lunch in a little Mexican family restaurant, and explore the old part of town.

She had so graciously offered to "mule" some art supplies (beads,wire and rust!!) down for me. We had such a great time!! We were so busy adding the other dimensions to the one side we already knew from our emails, we never stopped long enough for a picture. No kidding two cameras four people and no one thought to say hey lets get a picture of us. On Friday LW picked Deryn, her husband (aka the Wife Whisperer ) and their 2 sons, swung by our digs for me and we all took the ferry over to Stone Island for yummy shrimp at our favorite palapa and a bit of beach time. Any pictures you might ask?? Hmmm not with us in them Sorry:( What?????? Well ya see we got to visiting and the guys went off to ride the banana boats and us 2 gals sat and visited like we had been friends forever and well.....

Actually I think there are 3 pictures in existence of us all having lunch. Deryn thought to pull her camera out and a women there at the palapa offered to take a group picture. Sooooooo when Deryn gets settle back down at home she'll send me a picture. :)

One of the things Deryn brought down was an awesome treasure box of LeAnn-Summers Studio clay beads!!! Yeah!!!! LeAnn has so graciously donated these beads for me to use in the jewelry I'm making for CONREHABIT to sell at the First Friday Art Walk!! Oh my gosh I can't tell you how excited Martha was when she saw them ;) There are lovely round ones and glazed ones and my favorite little birdie beads!!!

Oh how I love those little birds, It's going to be hard to do the right thing and use them in creations to sell during the Art Walk Sale. :) But I will do my part after all I know where their home nest and mama is ;) Here's a little peek at the start of a piece using a blue bird she sent.

I used a couple of her round button shaped beads in this jade and Rhyolite necklace.

I used some light caramel colored carved jade beads with the rhyolite.Added a jade bat for good luck and made some  hammered copper links


I'm finishing up on a couple of other pieces I'll show you in a day or two. Until then kids remember now is a perfect time to make a bit of art no matter where in the world you are.   p;)
A yellowish jade dragon for protection a Chinese coin for good fortune and finally LeAnn's blue beads for the calming life sustaining elements of water and air. This piece is positively oozing good karma!!! You couldn't help but have a great day when you wear it!!


stregata said...

How awesome to meet a blog friend - and it be Deryn to boot. You lucky girl - now I am green all over!
Love the pieces you are making!!

Rustic Tarts said...

How lovely for you!
Deryn is coming here to Australia next year to teach - maybe you could come and assist her?????

Diane said...

How wonderful to have Deryn visit and bring goodies =)
I am lovin' your little birdie piece!
Lovely, just lovely!!

SummersStudio said...

I love, love what you did with the birdie and the blue beads too! Anytime you have a mule coming your way, just let me know.

Deryn Mentock said...

Oh, I do have a few photos! I've been working my way through a mountain of laundry and haven't been able to edit them. As soon as I do, I'll send some on to you and get a post onto my blog as well. It was such fun in Mazatlan. You and Larry made it amazing. I wanted to turn around and come right back as soon as I got home!

LuLu Kellogg said...

Oh how wonderful that you got to meet a Blog Sister!! Eeeeeeeek! I am so jealous! I do hope that one day the Commander and I can come visit too!

I am loving all your designs!

Happy Thursday BS!

Love to you, LW and all the furbabies!

LS, The Commander, my Firbabies and #2!

Anonymous said...

spark of life = your blog


agneta, sweden

Charmingdesigns said...

That little blue bird is darling!! Glad you had such a wonderful time with Deryn!

Lori Saul said...

Oh such beautiful art and travel in your lovely blog- beautiful mixed media and art photos- I look forward to visiting again soon!

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