Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Onto New Beginnings


I bet all of you in these United States are glad the general election is now over. Everyone is sick of the political ads, the clogged mail boxes and the phone calls. I answered the phone with the wariness of a gunslinger the other evening and was delighted to hear my friend on the other end and not another recorded call. Answering the phone has become a dreadful task though I did hear a voice one day telling me to hang on, Bill Clinton was calling and I thought is was so funny I did.



 Did any of you voters see this name on your ballot? oy vey, some things are just not funny.



Regarding studio news, I'm glad you asked, I went to see a friends paintings over the weekend, they were so folksy it rather propelled me into some complicated folksy pieces of my own. I've been making flowers and birds and tiny, pretty elements to create a few one of a kind gorgeous pieces. This kind of work is satisfying especially when the mood strikes, so I'm sitting with it right now, the piece above took nearly a day to complete to this stage and it isn't finished yet.

Now that the election hubbub is over the talk is all about unity and I think it would be very nice if we really could come together in these United States and forget the my team, your team attitude.

Have a lovely day sweet peeps, xo Ro

17 comments:

  1. Oh man, I was so sick of those phone calls! Between the candidates, their wives and their grandchildren calling I was going nuts.
    Roseanne Barr?? Sheesh. Definitely not funny.
    Beautiful work! Love all the flowers!

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    1. Don't you know it DJ, seems like the dinnertime phone was ringing off the hook!

      Thank you, summer projects :)

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  2. I am so relieved the election is over and, dare I say, so happy with the results. We still have a tight race for Governor that looks promising, but not over yet. Yes, I feel like I can answer my phone and look at my e-mail without getting hammered with political messages.
    Looks like a stunning piece, Ro! Can't wait to see what you have been working on...

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    1. So tired of it all, I hope the result of the governors race makes you equally as hApPy :)

      Hammered yes that's the word, and the mud slinging!

      Thank you, working away here...

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  3. Beautiful setting! Can't wait to see what wonderful stone gets to occupy it.

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    1. Thank you, I'm having a good time over here :)

      Turquoise naturally!

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  4. whew. I hope we can come together better now.
    Bill didn't call me! But he did last time and I saved it for months.
    can't wait to see your new folksy pieces
    xx
    julie

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  5. Agreed Julie, wouldn't that be a dream....

    Bill! on a first name basis are you! he heeee

    xoxo

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  6. Turquoise!!! Of course!!!!! This is exciting!!!!!

    State and county races were more important here--people rub elbows a LOT with the state legislators, so the lawmakers get held accountable. No phone calls, just lots of mail. Our postmaster is THRILLED to be done with those piles!!

    A call from Bill--hahaahaaaa! Love it, the direct strategy. YOUR political party animals look pretty genial in the above photos--I think they party together, lots of bipartisan agreement.

    They have to. They have a blue monkey to deal with on a daily basis, and that's GOT to be challenging.

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    1. I know you've dealt with it personally too at the paper, I bet the postmaster is thrilled, I'm glad they don't have my email info.

      I'm up to one backplate a day, I need to turn them into jewelry at some point, it was time to celebrate with turquoise :)

      Petunia and Churro were offering free monkey rides as part of their bipartisan agreement. :)

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  7. yes Ro, I agree, I was just too weary of the politics to hear another moment.
    Lets hope this country can unite again. someday.
    Its been so hard for me to write these days...still recuperating...I have managed to get 4 hours of work in each day this week.
    I cant wait to see your new pieces. Maybe a trip over to the trail head on Friday will help! Will you be there?
    Love you

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    1. I think you're back on the mend Deb and I'm so happy to hear it, sure thing come by on Friday, it could be raining, wind kicking up right now, I'm trying not to get too excited, yip, yip :)

      xoxo

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  8. Ooohhh, so happy to see you back to the big rings!

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  9. Hola Hermana, Yes I am, it was time for a change, I plan to keep working and show these next week, this kind of work is slow in coming, so beautiful though, I'm excited to oxidize them and set the stones, that's the fun day, the day of the reveal :)

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  10. Ha! Wariness of a gun-slinger! I love it.

    I also love how various things propel you in directions. We all benefit from the fact that various things "speak" to you!!

    Clearly a OOAK heirloom piece in the making, with tiny pretty elements indeed. It will be GORgeous...and if the work is satisfying? How lovely for you!! :) :)

    Thanks for sharing this special sneak-peek, dear bird ♥
    XO

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  11. I have a friend that answers the phone with the most tentative "hello" I've ever heard, it always makes me laugh, face it, the phone can be scary.....draw!! :)

    It was a show for a girl I met hiking, her work was inspiring, folksy, we all inspire and noting we do or see isn't a part of how we react, don't you think? I sit alone a lot :)

    Wishing you a good day birdie pie, thinkin bout cha ♡

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  12. Just like everyone else, so glad the election is over (& the result was a relief to me). Will the parties compromise....not as well as your animals, I'm sure. Received MANY emails, but hitting del is much easier than being interrupted to answer the phone.
    New silverwork is looking gorgeous!!! xoxo

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