Wednesday, March 21, 2012

What's New

I must say, I feel like I've fallen and I'm having a hard time getting up. The way I work is with self imposed deadlines and I have to tell you, I'm pretty hard on myself. At the beginning of each day I give myself a list of tasks to accomplish and I'm disappointed in myself if I don't reach my goals. I usually make my list when I'm out hiking, this week I'm failing miserably and the week just keeps strutting by......I want to tell it, wait for me but I know it won't.

I made a few pretty things to show you, this piece is a little ode to the blossoming fruit trees and redbuds occurring this time of year. The stone is ocean jasper.......


with pretty peach colored hues on a bit of twiggy chain made by me, fastened to commercial chain, soft on your neckie poo.



I made a pretty tangerine piece with a mouth watering faceted carnelian droplet.....


rather elegant and complicated, something new and different.......for......



spring


I've been thinking about Mountain Mahogany, yes I really have, why, I can't say, It's not even blooming here yet. I have an image stuck in my brain in of that plant with the sun setting behind it, back lit and the entire plant glowing like the burning bush. It was funny when I visited the nursery, one of the plants Susan suggested was Mountain Mahogany, "well yes, I said, I would love to plant one and *she gushed about the same image, that burning bush image and she brought it up first, wow, serendipity. I spent too much time mocking up earrings until I was pleased with the end result of fabricating my own MM's


Lastly I want to all to meet Petunia and Violet (Violet is the baby), I found them on etsy and I must report they're getting along with Jasper that will forever suffer with low self esteem and that silly monkey and burro team.

These pieces are coming to etsy when I catch up,
xoxo The ever hopeful Ro

24 comments:

  1. These pendants are luscious, Ro. And the earrings...a tangled delight!

    I appreciate the 'taskmaster' when I need her most. But boy, there are times when she only adds to my weariness. That's right about the time I unplug my alarm clock for about a week and hibernate as much as possible. (I'm pretty sure I must have been a bear in a past life, so that works for me.)

    What soothes you best when you're feeling weary, Ro?

    Sending hugs!

    xxx

    Petunia and Violet are darling!

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    1. PS. Those weeks when I feel like I'll never catch up...I have decided that if I stand still long enough, everything/one will circle back round and I'll be all 'caught up' again! =)

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    2. Oh man Ash you asked the most poignant question I ever heard, "what soothes you" and I had to think....what would make me feel better right now......so I read it and didn't type back. I walked out to my studio with both guns blazing, ignored the phone, went inside and pulled down the blinds and kicked royal arse :)

      I cleaned the place and made good headway on a pile of promised pieces and I feel better, now it's 6 and I'm off to groom my dogs.

      a bit of "just do it!"

      have a good evening and thank you, sometimes the simplest thoughts are the most helpful..

      xoxox

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    3. Morning, Ro!

      So glad it hit the right note. My mum will ask me that very thing: "What would make you feel better right now?" when I'm struggling with something. (My usual tearful answer will range somewhere between, "My mummy!"..."Chocolate!"..."Your homemade trifle with the crushed toffee sprinkles!...or a combination of all three!)

      And SO glad you answered your question with guns blazing! Ha! (And really, royal arse is the best kind of arse to kick!) =)

      Off to bake some biscuits (cookies) for a friend. We're meeting at the Chocolate Apothecary (!) for coffee. It's going to be a delicious day!

      Hope yours is, too!

      xx

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    4. OHHHH yum yum!

      Your mother is a wise woman..

      xoxo

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    5. That she is. I'm blessed to be so much like her. (I totally typed that with a straight face and everything!!) =)

      I get to wear snow boots today. I'm psyched!

      xx

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  2. WOW! I love how you create these amazingly original details in your pieces...Really so beautiful!! And the chain you made?...Off the "hook" :) (hehehe)

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    1. Thank you Sierra and I like the intended pun.

      smilin' here :)

      xoxo

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  3. oh how wonderful your necklaces turned out! What a privilege to see it before and after! SO cool!
    and
    Petunia and Violet ~!~
    no words, sweet Ro, no words!
    :-)
    xo

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    1. Love you Deb and so fun to share the before and after AND my tiny African friends.

      xoxo

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  4. I'm just blown away--you surprise me at every turn, and then your designs seem absolutely inevitable and I think, "Of course."

    If I were going to prom or getting married or attending the Queen's Jubilee in London this year, I would wear that tangerine carnelian--oh my goodness, Ro. That's all about goodness!!

    Hi, Petunia and Violet--two sweet blossoms added to the family--keep an eye on that monkey, will you?

    And the earrings--the EARRINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You included turquoise....

    I'm with Debbie--no words--although a few managed to fill this space....
    :-)

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    1. I agree Caroline, one blends into the next, the evolution. When I take classes sometimes it fuzzes my natural path up.

      Oh wait, I thought you were going to the prom, he hee!! Thank you!

      Aren't they cute , and permanently joined , I love them!

      You know me had, HAD to go with turquoise:)

      xoxo

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  5. Gorgeous...I'm always in awe of your work!

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  6. Okay, we had this in Wyoming--good old Cercocarpus, in the rose family--but not in ND.

    Check out this link--made me smile!

    http://plants.usda.gov/java/largeImage?imageID=cele3_004_ahp.tif

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    1. YES! That's it! I put a link above in red........ fur.tabulous!!!

      The burning bush!!

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  7. Love the silverwork details on both pendants!!! Twiggy ocean jasper & elegant carnelian - both are STUNNING!!!

    The earrings are wonderful. I looked up mountain mahogany & found pics of what were described as spiraling seeds - really beautiful. There is so much "stuff" to be fascinated by!!

    Petunia & Violet look like charming companions! Maybe they need to have a talk with you about being such a stern taskmaster on yourself :)) I'm the same way:0 xoxoxo

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  8. Thank you Priscilla, it means a lot ! xoxo

    I'm such a weirdo, I can remember right where I was when that plant lit up. I'm not sure why that image came to mind, I think Susan put it there, even though she didn't know I'd be visiting her. You're right, SO much stuff!!

    They are so gentle much more so than I could hope to be on myself. We could both learn................but we wont :) :) :)

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  9. Petunia and Violet...are adorable. Elephants are amazing and so smart. The jewelry is gorgeous...especially the faceted carnelian piece. I think the change in seasons has zapped my energy a bit..although yesterday was productive...the day before nothing got accomplished....it wasn't for lack of trying though. I had one day that was Dropping day....almopst everything i touched fell on the floor...broke a dish this morning...maybe another dropping day ahead!

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    1. Oh yeah Sue I've had those days too, my favorite us when you make the perfect element, and it goes flying and you never find it and you make another........that's right when it shows up.

      I hope things go better today.

      xo

      ps, the change in seasons always affects me too working with the a/c on and glad I have it.

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  10. Welcome Violet and Petunia:) I continue to be amazed with the details found in your work, so pretty! Hope this week slows down for you to catch up. My husband's uncle used to have a car they called "8 day clock" because it needed to be worked on 8 days a week around the clock, I think of that sometimes when there aren't enough hours in the day. Take care:)

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  11. Hi Susie,

    I finally made some headway today, p h e a u f ! I hoped to get them listed tonight but sudden 8 day guests :)

    It's okay glad to see them while they're out here visiting.

    That must have been some car to continue with it..

    xoxo

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