Tuesday, August 19, 2008

small things



New bezels. The heart shape was made by Candace Wakumoto - my job is to fill it with something nice. Its still in progress. The bird girl and centaur lady just need resin to protect them. The centaur is for Jean, because she is so good at making my day. So far that means one new one for the show in Philadelphia this weekend. I can't believe how slow I am- these tiny things take a long time make.








I made this polymer baby turtle bead for Azalea, she loves them and was deeply saddened when I told her how few survive to adulthood. She is pleased with her prize. I have so much to do tomorrow! Yet I feel like baking madeleines and reading my books ( treehouse manuals, Jane Austin's complete works and The Alchemyst). I have no desire to pack up the van and get things ready to go. I'm in nesting mode and haven't left the house in days, except to walk the dog or plant toad lillies. I for one am happy that way, Azalea on the hand gets cabin fever and can't wait to go on a walk and talk to people. She is so outgoing and I'm almost a hermit, what a pair we are! Thankfully, both of us love to be in the studio making things and spend hours working (she on her paintings and clay roller and me on my small things) its happiness.

15 comments:

Andrew Thornton said...

I'm looking forward to seeing you all soon! I'm really very excited. We're going to have so much fun making things.

Andrew Thornton said...

Oh... did you see this:

http://www.gadling.com/2008/08/19/big-in-japan-a-sneak-peak-at-studio-ghiblis-newest-anime/

Lorelei said...

HI Cynthia,
I love the Bird Girl... 'course she looks a bit like an owl which is why I like her so much! Wish I could meet you at the show. Have fun!

Sheila said...

i like the centaur the best. i like how her hair is blowing in the wind and her hooves are together. very pretty!

Jean said...

Dear Cynthia:

I AM BEYOND HAPPY! I DO NOT DESERVE THIS PERFECTLY BEAUTIFUL PIECE FROM YOU!!! I COMPLETELY,and totally!!! LOVE IT.

YOU READ MY MIND! I AM SHOUTING MY JOY TO THE FORESTS AND HILLS!

--You can't hear me ... because I am now umbued with its magic and beauty, which goes beyond words!

thank you Cynthia, I love you and your dear family so much!

xox

jean

Jean said...

oh you know--imbued! not umbued!!!

ha! I got excited!

Carter said...

Ooh....I like the bird girl the best. You and Azalea are quite a pair! I am here by myself too, and in a way it's nice, but hard when there's just so much to do and no extra hands to help. I think being hermit-like spawns creativity. I make my best pieces when I am at home alone, with only Finn and my music for company. Best of luck this weekend!
Carter

Lorelei said...

You know, that turtle bead would be SO cool as a pewter bead...
hint hint....

Lisa said...

I LOVE the baby sea turtle bead!! I volunteer for the Sea Turtle Preservation Society here in FL, and just finished training for emergency rescue of juveniles that wash up after storms. I have several of your pewter sea turtle beads that I'm still trying to work into jewelry designs. I'll send pics when I do :)

Lisa

Gaea said...

We were so honored to meet Greg and see your amazing bezels in person at the Pasadena bead show this last Sunday. I wrote a post about it and posted a few pics of us haunting your booth. I hope your husband was not traumatized by our excitement and enthusiasm! As always, Beautiful work! Gaea

Janet said...

Youre something else Missy!
Janet x

HINT Jewelry Design said...

The bird girl! How magical. Will you be selling these on your web site or only at shows. I may need to adorn myself with one.

The turtle is so precious. Reminds my of one of my favorite Finding Nemo characters :)

Janet said...

Just to let you know Ive sent you out a box today to your PO Box. It has your name on it! Nuff said! xx

heatherwynn said...

hope the show was a grand success!
thanks for the love Cynthia =)

btw. the alchemist is one of my favorites. I could read again and again if lifes little duties could just be set aside.

much love,
heather and henry

Melissa J. Lee said...

I love the centaur - lucky Jean (I can't imagine a nicer person on the planet)! The turtle bead is adorable. What a nice gift - and a beautiful reminder to your daughter in years to come of her happy childhood.