#86 – Make some jewellery

by Elizabeth on April 6, 2009 · 2 comments

in 101 in 1001, Art, Life

Part of my 101 Things in 1001 Days challenge.

You know that feeling you get on the first day of a vacation, when the days ahead feel free and full of promise? That’s how I’ve felt all weekend, and I don’t know why. I’ve somehow managed to purge my brain of the 29 letters I need to write at work tomorrow morning, and just enjoy the simple pleasures that the weekend has brought. Truly. It has been bliss.

So this weekend has brought us two mornings of sleepy morning cuddles, freshly plunged coffee and good music. The fridge was filled with fruit & vegies from our local Saturday morning market (where I bought my first persimmon), and we ate homemade Thai pumpkin soup while we listened to the rain. Saturday night was spent with wonderful friends who fed us like royalty and provided a baby to cuddle. Does it get any better than that?

It always surprises me how naturally the creativity flows during times like this. I can go for a few months without indulging that side of me, but inevitably something “snaps” and I find myself elbow-deep in a project. Today I was torn in three directions as I (almost?) finished a painting, repaired some old jewellery and made some new pieces.

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necklace2

The first necklace was the more involved project, and really needs some natural light to do it justice. I’ll update this post with a better photo later this week.

Today’s zen moment: working on an enormous canvas on the floor beside the back door, puppy by my side, and listening to the rain fall. It’s amazing how weather can dictate my mood. And while I’d obviously prefer to do it all again tomorrow, I’ll go to work rested and inspired and feeling as though I truly made the most of this weekend.

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Holly April 6, 2009 at 8:38 am

Love both the necklaces, the colours are so shiny and pretty! If you get a chance to take some photos of the top one in better lighting, I definitely want to see! 🙂

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DIRECT ART AUSTRALIA April 8, 2009 at 12:31 pm

A friend of mine suggested to take a look at your site coz of great stuff you have here. I must say your blog is very interesting.

By the way you might be interested to join DIRECT ART AUSTRALIA’S monthly photo contest. Winners will have the chance to turn their photos into hand-painted portraits. You can check out their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=70645093608

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