Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Pockets Full of Blue

I've been feeling a little broochie lately. I love to make brooches a sort of underutilized jewelry item in my humble opinion. I like to make them and I like to wear them. I like their clean lines without chains and hardware, they're like little paintings. I think I want to make two but this is where I've gotten so far on my brooch safari.
This is "Larkpsur" she's a hungry spring bunny that is ever so fond of the tender shoots of garden grown annuals.


I went on a garden safari this morning to capture the blue. I like the shadow on this "she" scrub jay.


Much like me allowing my brother to carry my water while out on the bike, she will survey as he builds the nest.


While out hunting I captured a pair of Western Bluebirds, ever so willing to pose. She being less in the color department decided.........


to show me how talented she is.........bravo!


The bachelor buttons have naturalized nicely.


oh and the scilla is putting on a pretty show......but wait....



who is that?



hey! It's Larkspur growing fat, isn't she cute? An adorable little chain saw :)



Nothing to do but go with the flow.........

Happy day all, xoxo Ro and Lark

18 comments:

  1. Larkspur is the cutest little "chain saw" I have ever laid eyes on!
    Your brooch is a beauty too. I like your little paintings. : )

    I hope your annuals survive Larkspurs growing season...

    Western blue birds and jays are unfamiliar to me. Thanks for the photos.

    Your flowers are a welcome sight to my "winter eyes". We do have some early arrivals around here, but with the hard frost we had last night, my pretty daffodils are little droopy.

    Going with the flow....

    xo

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    1. She is cute, I san ship her to you once I catch her, she lives under my studio.

      You must have the eastern variety of bluebird and jays, really, I thought everyone had some sort of jay I want to take a blog survey sometime, much more fun than just looking it up :)

      It takes a lot to slay a daffodil I used to live in snow and they were pretty indestructible, such a strange winter this year.

      Thank you Cinder those paintings are really fun.

      xo

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    2. We do have Eastern Blue Jays, they are often at our feeder. The Eastern Bluebirds are not as common. At least not in my neighborhood. I saw one a few times.
      With nest box programs, I have heard that they are making a come back.
      They are so pretty I would love to see more of them.

      My daffodils made a nice recovery today once the sun warmed them up! : )

      I'm not sure Larkspur would like it here....my cats like to hunt. She is better off under your studio.

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    3. Our bluebirds were on the decline too but have made a stupendous comeback, so glad they have. Oh yes those boisterous Jays gotta love their spunk!

      Glad your dills are happy:)

      I'm trying to catch her before my dogs do, so far she has lots of good hiding places ;)

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  2. OH how Beautiful & precious they are! Larkspur just reminded me of when I was a girl, our neighbor had a pet bunny that had baby bunnies, of which one was given to me! She was all black with a white belly button...& came to me named Midnight! Dad built a hutch for her & she gnawed & nibbled the night away...not to mention all the fresh, leafy & fruity goodies in the garden!
    XO

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    1. awww cute! Thanks for sharing your Midnight memories Nancy. I had a little black and white dutch bunny as a kid, my dad gave it to me for Easter, my mother was not happy about it :) so cute too.

      xo

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  3. Oh, way, WAY cooler than flying bunnies!!

    (I have a Larkspur, too. But she's a monkey...and leaves her monkey prints all over my notebooks when I'm not looking.)

    xx

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    1. Agreed, so glad they can't fly :)

      My waskiy, wabbit would love to give your monkey wides.....hop hop...

      xoxo

      *oooooOO almost chocolate bunny time :)

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  4. Oh YAYEE, I love the way the brooch turned out!
    Thank you for the sweet tweets today!
    xoxo

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  5. Thank you Deb, I like the turquoise flower, so pretty finally set.

    TWEET TWEET, tweedleee deedaleee

    xoxoxo

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  6. What a lovely, happy, inspiring post!
    Perfect to start my day with.
    Thank you so much...

    The brooch is absolutely gorgeous. Though, I can't think of anything you've created that isn't!

    xo Ro

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    1. Thank you so much mine friend!! xoxoxo

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  7. Beautiful brooch--love the way you set that turquoise blossom--oh my gosh!!!!

    That bad, bad bunny is lucky to have such a fine silver garden. The bad, bad bunnies in my yard have almost devoured my rosebush this winter--not enough snow to keep it covered--one of the problems with a mild winter is that bad, bad bunnies have too much access to my garden.

    :-)

    Little Miss Larkspur looks quite content in her home--of course, who wouldn't be content with all those bachelor buttons in bloom???? Thanks for your views of the blues!!

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    1. I'm in love with those turquoise flowers I knew you would like them too :)

      Wow the roses too! Nothing is off limits, a gardeners nightmare! Bunnicula!

      xoxoxo

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  8. Oh, little bunny...how I love your oh-so innocent profile, and your three little dimples!

    What a sweet silver collage that brooch is....I love it when you feel broochie, Ro! And how did you so masterfully set that special turquoise bloom? Wow. I also am enamored of the 2 different sized blooms....adds even more interest!

    Just lovely. Altogether, just lovely.

    xxxooo
    Happy Wednesday :o)

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    1. The real bunny is so cute she doesn't seem at all troubled to see me.. dimples yes, she's fattening up!

      Thank you Lisa for liking my work and for the kind words, a girl can always use a boost.

      Wising you a few hummingbird guests..

      xoxoxo

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  9. Ooh!! I love that Bunny!! Both of them :)

    That Brooch is just fabulous! You make the most adorable Bunnies, And I love the turquoise flower in it..

    Hope your day is wonderful!
    xx
    Juli~

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  10. gorgeous pictures! Love that brooch. Have been pondering making one again myself :)

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