Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Somethin Special


 I have to admit I've spent a good deal of time dancing *around my work this week, trying to figure out how to get in. I made a wedding set for someone, that was pretty straight away but somehow I kind of fell off track with  my own work. I wanted to make something special, something out of the ordinary but still with a bird theme so I sat and sawed birds..



 When I couldn't figure out what I wanted to do with them I excused myself and worked in my garden, I'm still pruning bushes, whacking back the rosemary, raking leaves, be glad it's snowing where you live, it gives you a good excuse to do other things, by spring you'll be excited to get out and work in your garden.



I adore these stones and have no idea what they are, mookaite perhaps? The color is just so Grand Canyon marvelous. I mimicked the sunset in the stone in the clouds above in silver and sent those little birds off to find a place to roost til morning.


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I got so excited about this piece I could hardly wait to finish it. Here around the salt marsh...



his majesty, the Great Blue Heron is king. He actually, purposely wears a crown, though you may be the only one to really recognize that fact.



Montana agate is the stone that clearly depicts the weeds and rushes, a small bird is taking flight in a textured heart, that may be worn in the front or swung around to the back.

These are headed to etsy later today.

I hope you are all having a good and productive week.
xo under steel gray skies today, Ro

22 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, Ro, oh my GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Beyond belief, except I know the talent in your hands, mind, heart and soul.

    Oh my GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MY heart is thumping over these gorgeous birds!!!!

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    1. AND the gorgeous stones showcased here!!!!

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    2. A well thank you so much, dear, sweet, kind lady!

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  2. Truly beautiful...truly special. (And what Caroline said!) =)

    I know exactly what you mean, dancing around work. I've been doing a lot of the same. (I'm thinking of becoming a goat herder.)

    xxx

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    1. Our neighbor in Wyoming had goats...that sometimes escaped and traveled about a quarter mile to our place...they didn't seem to have much respect for the goatherder or for fences, which made me laugh!!! They are pretty cute, though, and have SUCH personality....

      So, Ash, more power to you...and I'll just smile at your efforts....
      :-)))))

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    2. Haha! Thanks, Caroline. Just as long as you're laughing 'with' me, right?? They really ARE hilarious animals. My sister used to work on a goat farm and the kids would drive her nuts: she spent half her time getting them off the roof of the milking shed! *snort* (I would have paid to see that.)

      (Sometimes, in my brain-fried delirium, I imagine that goats would be easier to wrangle than some of my characters...but maybe not...) =)

      xo

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  3. Thank you Ash, I've felt a little goat herder myself...I keep telling myself we are not meant to keep the gas pedal floored at all times, give yourself a break. bahhhh!

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    1. Oh, I love you. You always make me laugh!

      xxx

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  4. oh. my. those. earrings.
    how fantastic that the birds are flying over magnificent landscape!

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  5. HI Ro,
    I'm so glad we have snow on the ground...I enjoy the break from yard work.
    Although, I don't mind shoveling snow for some reason. You can garden and report on the progress.....I will wait for springtime here. : )

    I love your new pieces! WOW! Something special, that's for sure!

    We have a Great Blue Heron that we see when we walk (he's on vacation for the winter)...his name is "Harry".
    I love it when he is perched on the top of a tall pine. Posing as a weather vain!

    You continue to inspire me.

    xo

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    1. oops!
      (I meant weathervane)

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    2. Oh I'm jealous of your snow blanket, I really am!

      I showed Bryce a video yesterday of a GBH walking around a busy park in San Francisco, it seemed undeterred by bike riders and dogs it just strolled across the lawn stabbing and eating gophers!!!!! ACK it was amazing and rather gross!

      Yes, I could see Harry folding up like a weather vane, too cute!

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    3. Really?? Eating gophers? That is something I don't want to witness!
      Our Harry is rather shy...he doesn't like it when we" invade" his quiet pond.

      Yesterday we saw 5 big turkeys fly up onto a big pine tree....they are not the most graceful birds! It was pretty comical! : )

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    4. Apparently they eat rats too, another reason to wish them around, gosh I thought they just ate fish :) Rather amazing like a snake swallowing those big things with that long neck. Nature is fascinating!

      The turkey tree!, we don't have wild turkeys but someone sent me some feathers, the most beautiful brown I have ever seen! Face it turkeys are comical no matter what! :)

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  6. Oh WOW! That heron!!! So beautiful!
    The earrings are gorgeous too, but that heron!!!

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    1. Thank you DJ it was certainly inspired and that stone!!

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  7. Wow, these turned out so striking. I just love to see how you imagine it, picture it, make it happen. With results that are just breathtaking. I love the way you celebrate this wonderful world of nature, thank you sweet Ro!

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    1. You were here when I was fiddling, I finally finished "the hands " :P

      xoxo

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  8. AMAZING pieces!!!!
    Ro, is your metal work on the Blue Heron etched or hand tooled? So beautiful.

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  9. Hi Rae, it's my little secret something I came up with quite organically. It makes a nice backdrop though.

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