Monday, July 30, 2012

Weeks Start

I've been busy with custom orders here at home, an engagement ring and other things and I've been trying to make this piece for the longest time, an itch I wanted to scratch. I mentioned TTW's book and I was so touched by it. The dove was sawn from one of my images, an image of a dove perched on barbed wire. I liked the statement the photo evoked, that of peace, of hope. I patterned the element that will grace the clasp on the chain with a small dove feather I found.......


then stamped the back with a particular phrase in the book that spoke to me. A statement about open spaces, a place to walk, a place to observe a place to be yourself with yourself.


The weather is going to be hot all week, good weather to enjoy studio time. I took the picture above this morning of my friends dog "Pig", one of Banjo's buddies. Another one of my friends calls this look "ham tongue" perfect!

Here's to good work and quiet places, cheers all! xo Ro

19 comments:

  1. i LOVE the way this piece is turning out! That peace of dove...
    sigh!

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  2. Oh yes, you saw it in pieces, the pieces I was making between what I was supposed to be doing :)

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  3. looking forward to how this will turn out as completed....

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  4. I received the Cogito cd! The review is...Awesome!
    I love the dove piece you are working on.

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    1. Oh GREAT Le May, I listened while I worked yesterday, I really like it too. Thank you for ALL your guesses, whew! :)
      xo

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  5. It's a beauty...and just my kind of place.

    xxx

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  6. Very beautiful! It's soothing and peaceful to look at.
    I must check out that book, I just finished the other one you recommended (what a fun read that was! I zoomed through it in 2 days. Couldn't put it down)
    And your Banjo has the cutest friends :)

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    1. Hi DJ,

      I do like that dove, when I took the picture I waited for it to pose just that way, head turned in.

      I can't say you will like that book, it spoke to me, you may want to start with her book "Refuge" the book above is her memoir. Oh, I know that "Forgotten Garden" was like a delicious *non fattening desert, hard to put down :)

      Isn't Pig adorable!

      xoxo

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  7. Oh I can tell this piece is REALLY going to be something very special.....! Thanks for the sneak peek :).

    That's a seriously pink tongue under Pig's snout!! Glad to meet another of Banjo's friends!

    Happy Tuesday <3
    xo

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    1. The piece is a purge of sorts, a statement I needed to state :) thank you.

      Ham tongue, big pink slab of meat. My friend that kept Mastiffs coined the phrase. Pig is the sweetest pit bull I've ever met.

      A good Tuesday, good bye July, don't let the door hit ya :P

      xoxo

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  8. This is incredible, Ro, just incredible. "A place to be yourself with yourself."

    Ohhhhhhhh.

    xo

    Debbie--"that peace of dove"--you're right!!!!!

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