A few days ago I was tinkering around in the shop doing some petty work (shipping adjustments, price changes, photo swapping etc) when suddenly I found myself working on my About page.
I'm very proud of it! It was amazing too, for me to write all that out and suddenly see common threads, to see ideas I knew I had rambling around somewhere in there but hadn't quite realised how solid they were. But- explaining that takes a post that's very deep and long thought about, and I've not time or mental capacity for that right now- I need dinner! I wanted to blog quickly though, partly to separate the long stretches of shop updates.
Here's a pair of earrings I made for Star Tribe this morning. I had no intention of working on ST stuff today, or even this week- but as it's habit is, I usually find myself making things for that project at times I least expected to, What i wanted to do this morning was list supplies in Fagin's! Managed both, as it happened, but these were a surprise none the less.
Thoughts of henges invaded my mind while I made them. The idea of wood and stone; crystal as a memory storage device... something vague in there about my own memories of England being mostly metaphysical. The driftwood is from English beaches- that was important.
While all that was going on, I was also trying to use colours of the landscape here, more specifically the creek in my own backyard (literally- our house backs on to crown land and the fence line is ambiguous).
I had thought about painting some white and gold petraglyphs on them, to make them look more ancient alien like, cause I'm a bit mental like that...but it didn't feel right, it's not an element of the story. Then I got distracted photographing them, how aligned they were to the little collection of coloured eucalyptus leaves I've gathered this week while thinking about ways to connect my Australian presence with my English spirit.
And just as I finished writing that sentence, the local Kookaburra gang perked up with a good session of laughing. Yeah yeah I know- me connecting to Australia, what a laugh!