Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Still Life

I had the idea of creating wearable still lifes, I wanted to make something minimal with a mid century modern feel but still honoring nature so this is what I dreamt up.....


I created.....................................the owl is sold, the hawk is sold and the jay is sold .............the first two pendants both have turquoise as companions to the feathers and the last one on the right is a mix of azurite and lapis. The length from the top of the bar to the tip of the feather is 2 inches, give or take a tad. The chains are yet to be finished with clasps and I will take pictures on my modely friend tomorrow.


I had such a lovely walk this morning I was wishing you had jumped out of bed to join me. This shot is for Lisa who's been tracking the return of the tiny hummingbird via computer as they make their way to her New Hampshire garden for the summer, yesterday was day one.....enjoy!


:)


I was lucky this morning to continue the "Owl Chronicles" and report that all three babies seem to be doing well. Their rounded heads giving way to horns now, their color is darkening. There were two in this sycamore and one up the hill on a scrub oak. Our sycamores leaf out then suddenly suffer a blight that defoliates most of the tree, after a month or so the trees seem to make a full recovery but if your a hiding bird this could be problematic. The better to photo with my dears ;)


aren't they just something special!


Have a good day wherever the currents may send you.

xo Ro

19 comments:

  1. Owls are one of my favorites--I love how you experiment with ideas in your work!

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    1. Thank you Dawn....I try and keep my excitement up!

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  2. Holy...crow, Ro. These are just gorgeous! Love them. Completely.
    (And here I was, wondering what I should do with some stones I have...)

    Aw, the babies are leaving the nest. How bittersweet. (I can't get over their size!)

    Have a beautiful day!

    xxx

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    1. Hmmmmm, stones you say?

      I know the babies are big and buff and strong and flapping around, teen owls :)

      I hope yours is a beauty too.

      xo

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  3. Oooooh....I love how you dream, Ro. I am coveting each one of these beauties! They really are VERY special.

    And you are clever with your photography. I really enjoy seeing the neighboring real feathers :).

    Thank you for the hummingbird shot. Fantastic!! I was just reading about why it has taken the hummers so long to appear here in NH. We had a very mild, warm number of days in April, and apparently a great # of males took advantage of it, and rode the warm currents right through here and up to Maine. So we didn't get to see them! NOW the other remaining males, and females are finally arriving....showing up as they usually do as the conditions are conducive (meaning warmer) to their traveling -- after the cool end of April/beginning of May delay.

    Happy Tuesday, and thanks again for the eye candy!!

    xxxooo

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    1. Thank you hummingbird momma, I'm wearing the hawk as I type, I think I have a new pendant....... :)

      That little sprite looks so pretty with the sun behind it, a lucky shot! I'm glad you have them now, it's nectar time....necktar.... umph!

      xoxo

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  4. Still life=be still my heart!
    Love your new pieces.

    Your owl babies are so big. What a wonderful sight to see.

    Great photos Ro!

    xo : )

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    1. Gracias mi amiga...

      Thank you also for the owl love..xoxo

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  5. Such strong and beautiful still-lifes, Ro. Oh my dear sweet heavens!!

    I'm with Lisa on the hummingbird shot--and who would think those male hummers would have so much ambition, Lisa???? How COULD they bypass NH??? I hope you're treating your hummingbird visitors to some lovely nectar at the feeders as they PATIENTLY migrate through.

    Oh, owls, keep growing!! More amazing beauty and power....

    The currents appear strong along your trail, Ro--buoying you along....

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    1. These were fun, I enjoyed making them thank you.

      right place right millisecond with at hummm shot, quicksdraw! How about you any hummingbirds on your square of the prairie?

      Those owls are just the best treat they make my heart sing, yes really.

      hot today, way too hot, hot air ;(

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  6. oh, great owl shots, and the hummingbird stills my heart! love it.
    goodness, what beautiful necklaces too!

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    1. Hey!! where is your face, I hardly recognize you?

      thank you !! They love you back..

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    2. hahah, I don't know! I've turned into a big B
      hahahahah

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  7. i'm not a fan of caps when i type, but your new pieces -- AWESOME .

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  8. Your pendants are a wonderful combination of nature & modern. Strikingly beautiful!!!

    Hummers are amazing, tiny flying jewels! And those owls, Wow!!! Thanks for the photos. I love getting a look at them from afar. Sparks my imagination!!
    xxoo

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    1. Thank you Priscilla,

      I agree little jewels, keep that spark!

      xo

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  9. Beautiful necklaces, those stones are fantastic and your feathers are so awesome!
    GREAT shots of your owls too!

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    1. Thank you DJ I appreciate it.

      LOVE those owls!!!

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