Thursday, November 29, 2012

Cute and Such

 I mentioned this hummingbird hive before, the monolith of honeysuckle, I didn't plant it but inherited it with the house, it's a monster to try and maintain, it needs it's own little acre, I really don't like trying to control it but when it blooms it really is rather wonderful.

 I don't think a moment passes that a hummingbird is not sipping or fighting or sometimes relaxing somewhere inside the tangle of branches, hummingbird morris code squeaks, emitting from within.


 Some of them can't take all the frantic activity and choose another spot in the garden to perch and watch, this one on the sidelines ready to go back in.



They take turns since they have no tolerance to share.



 They epitomize *cute but they are also fierce.



See that little fire burning from within.


There is no way to tie these two subjects together other than to just do it. I just wanted to share more cute.... I was hiking a couple of days ago on a trail that begins and ends and a pretty historic theater, mostly used for weddings and events so it sits empty most of the time. A herd of deer were devouring the precious plantings, this one looked like part of the ornamentation.


This is who I wanted to show you, AWWWW so cute and furry.


It was chilly and drizzly yesterday when I saw this little one, it had such a cute expression I wanted to give it a kiss right on top of its head, you do too, I know you do :)


Marty turned 7 so I started teaching him to read.


I also wanted to wish you a happy full moon Peter Max style.



I'm as busy as all get out, some days I feel like I'm in good shape as I slowly grow a body of work and other days, I feel like I'm not prepared at all, so I'm just going to keep at it.

I hope all of you are well, I know you're busy too, I just wanted to say hello and share some little snaps.

Love Ro

Monday, November 26, 2012

In the Company of Birds


I've been spending a lot of my time in the garden and studio, work is going well, things are taking shape and I'm feeling the fulfillment of all I've accomplished thus far. Yes, there's still a lot more to do, there always is this time of year. I left some fruit on the tree for the birds that seem to visit in a never ending stream from first light to the owl that came last night. It really is a wonderful distraction observing their antics....



the greedy mockingbird who believes it all belongs to him

chasing all the smaller birds away even the phanopeplas that are now here for the winter and come not for the fruit but for water.

Of course nobody can chase the jays away 


comical as they always are.


There are also the pretty little warblers, skittish and shy....


always ready to flit



I added a new piece to my shop in admiration and love for The Winter Birds


Here's to a good week all, I know every one of you are  busy too but I hope you take time for a few little distractions.

xoxoo Ro

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thanksgiving

 Hello dear people, I know you are just as busy as I am, I keep telling myself this is not the human race though sometimes it feels that way. I added a beautiful brooch to my etsy shoppe last night, I'll be adding little do dads as time allows, a few online surprises as I continue to work for my show.


I've been hiking, we've had some gorgeous rain, the hills smell divine and it seems everyone is out including these gossiping girlfriends.


 I scared up a pretty Coopers Hawk who proceeded to watch me with distaste. I think theses are my favorite hawks, I love the way they maneuver through the sky, a small fighter jet.


With but two nice storms and sunny skies, things seem to be instantly greening up, this is our greening season.


Native plants that went dormant in the hot summer months such as this currant are starting to awaken.



I really enjoy seeing this pair, last winter I followed a coyote trail and found them on the top of a hill, I was about 10 feet from them, they were not shy or aggressive in fact they would amble, stop and turn to see if we were still following like an invitation.  Banjo and I continued with them to an open meadow where we watched them tussle and play. They allowed us into their pack a special time I'll not soon forget.



I want to wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving, yes you here in the US but also to you dear friends in other parts of the world, it's good to pause  and remember our blessings, too many to count really.


I have been trying to read
the script cut in these hills—
a language carved in the shimmer of stubble
and the solid lines of soil, spoken
in the thud of apples falling
and the rasp of corn stalks finally bare.


The pheasants shout it with a rusty creak
as they gather in the fallen grain,
the blackbirds sing it
over their shoulders in parting,
and gold leaf illuminates the manuscript
where it is written in the trees.


Transcribed onto my human tongue
I believe it might sound like a lullaby,
or the simplest grace at table.
Across the gathering stillness
simply this: "For all that we have received,
dear God, make us truly grateful."


Thanksgiving by Lynn Ungar 

♥Love Ro

Friday, November 16, 2012

It's Important!


It's important to dress for success !

Have a loverly weekend, xoxo Ro

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Buenos Dias

Chester the resident Jay






Preparing for Thanksgiving, can you believe it's nearly here?




Speaking of blue, my girlfriend  Jm came by to pick up her trophy this week, naturally we had to play dress up. Wow weee look at her Taxco bracelets! I love Mexican silver and I think these rings fit right in. I'm busy getting ready for La Fiesta Darrow which will be held here December 15th & 16th, the studios are a hive of activity.

Besos y abrazos xo, Ro sa


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A New Day

 I'ts a brand spanking new day full of opportunities and I'm ready to see how it's all going to turn out, the only way from down is UP!




 The weather is cool and beautiful and the mockingbird in the first picture is sharing persimmons, I don't mind since he starts and finishes the same one, we can share.



 I'm going to spend the day in the studio with my sill pals and their little universe.



These are the pieces going to etsy.....many, many hours were spent creating this pendant and I am so pleased with the result, a garden sanctuary if you will. My garden is filled with birds, they bathe in the water elements kick up mulch and look for insects, steal a little fruit and the hummingbirds are here in droves sipping on the bright red blooms of the giant honeysuckle. I stood beneath the bush taking pictures of them the other day and I have to say, they were so frantic and erratic, zooming, buzzing and fighting, it made me feel nervous, I left them to their tom foolery and went back to work :)


This is a hefty and substantial piece, the turquoise is from the Royston mine.


 Wetlands
size 71/2
 I was inspired by the turquoise used in this piece, it has a beautiful bright color with a mossy section. The turquoise is from the Nacozari mine in Mexico. The Nacozari mine is in the same mountain range as the Bisbee turquoise that is no longer mined they just both happen to be on opposite sides of the border.
Late season asters grasses and rich seed heads along with a small bird are here in this little marshy composition, the small turquoise is from New Mexico.


on a thinnish band



Moving these to etsy is on my to do list today.

Here's to a good and more satisfying and productive day for me and for you too!

xoxox Ro

Monday, November 12, 2012

Monday is for Turquoise


A grand Monday to you all ! I'm laying down a quick post and running to an appointment, I promise to show more pictures when I'm back. I had a delicious weekend and I hope you can say the same. Three of these pieces have been claimed, the two tall rings on the left and the bird and carnelian heat pendant  have homes, it was busy round here!

Gotta run, talk soon,  xoxo Ro

* I'm sorry I keep loosing my internet connection :( :( :(

Friday, November 9, 2012

Bench View


I've been busy all week fabricating tiny silver do dads to make  a few trophy pieces, I thought you might like a sneak peek. I'm going to turn these little paintings into jewelry over the weekend, finish them up and set the stones.

I also want to roast, cook, make a pot of soup, clean the house, work in the garden, visit with some friends and finish the book I started. I want to hike, take some pictures, go to the Abby and see a movie or maybe eat Mexican and listen to the trio. Finally the weather is cool and turning on the oven is exciting. I'm sure I won't be able to achieve all these great expectations but I feel energized.

I'm wishing you all a super cool weekend to do whatever it is you're longing to do.

*revision, If you'd like to share, just what is it you're looking forward to?

With love, Ro

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Guess What?


Guess what, it's raining! I'm working in my garden with flip flops on wrenching out the withered and spent, last years models, chopping and slicing, scaring the worms up. How come worms are so plump and clean, they look like they've been pruning in a slipper tub when we know they live in dirt. Hey what's going on down there anyway? I'm thinking of a children's book with a view below, sliced like an ant farm, worms in tiny apartments watching tv.

Banjo is dreaming out loud as I pause here, now back outside, when I get the barrels full it will be studio time.

xoxo Rainbow Ro

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

Monday, November 5, 2012

Still Summer



 Surprisingly it's still summer here with temps today propertied to be in the mid 90's, I went for a hike and I must say, I'm so glad the time on the clock has changed back to the way it should be even though I had a hard time staying up past 9pm last night.

Does with fawns seemed to be everwhere....


(strange, does and does....how does one see so many does :) doh!
 I feel a little bad when I scare them, I didn't mean to :(


 Coyotes celebrated last night, it must have been someone's birthday.


 They blend so well sometimes it just looks like the grass is shifting.



Oh no, not you, what's behind the rock?
Just as I suspected, it's good to make a wide arc and a good reason for a leashed doggie.





Have a good day all, and if you need some sun, come on over, Love Ro