Thursday, November 10, 2011

tinkers tagalong


Putting things together, taking them apart, getting cross, getting excited, getting bored, getting ideas. There's been much movement on the work desk this week but nothing actually finished. Quality takes time, I always say.

Handmade elements - carved wood (new thing), painted bits, antique tin cut-outs


The long stick is windfall Japanese maple from the garden, I carved it to resemble antler and painted it with a wheat/leaf pattern that I've been transfixed with since high school.


Awesome woven mats found at the thrift this week, they bring instant jedi zen to any surface.



Some earthy bits I arranged on the table- I like to do this when gathering thoughts. Sticks from the garden, wonky ceramic beads, bone charm, hemp rope, heishi that are sort of bone, sort of celluloid (jury's out), and some crusty shell squares Dad found in a pot in his shed, and assumed they were mine- they are now!

7 comments:

Heidi said... Best Blogger Tips

I don't comment much, but I find your pieces really inspiring. I tinker a lot too. Sometimes I can spend 2 hours finding just the right bead for an earring -- it gets annoying. But you're right that quality does take time. Loving your carved wood too :)

Alice said... Best Blogger Tips

I love these littl peeks into your studio. The colors and textures of these treasures are just beautiful!

fanciful devices said... Best Blogger Tips

dude. just when i was starting to feel some pride in my photos. goddamnyou.

Seth said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the earthiness and organic nature in all of these bits and pieces.

Jackie said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm loving your bits and babbles and the photos of them...WOW!! Even your garden sticks are awesome. You sure do have a way with a camera. Such talent and skills, I love ya for sharing so much with us!!

Jackie xo

jet1960 said... Best Blogger Tips

always lovely!

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

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