Wednesday, January 20, 2010

new work



Hello! Here is a group shot of the new pieces that will debut in Tucson this spring! The owl and branches is a clasp Greg carved, along with the faceted bead and the rose with thorns pendant (a team effort- I did the text that reads 'life is a rose, beware the thorns' ). We were working in what seemed like synchronicity, carving side by side at the kitchen table, on nearly the same subject matter, pieces featuring owls and roses. It was a nice way to work, a little different from my usual hide in the studio with a book on tape method. We listenend to Food network, a channel we can all agree on and worked away, imagining the delicacies whipped up by the Iron Chefs. This year its been a little different, more relaxed. I like it.

This year I won't be attending Tucson again, since Max is too young and Azalea is in school. I'm disappointed, but maybe I'll go to IDEX (International Doll Expo) in Orlando next weekend. Its a long drive, over ten hours, but my mom can watch Max while my best buddy and I stare longingly at dolls all day long. Sounds like a good time to me! Not more fun than going to Tucson, but still exciting. Andrew and Greg will be leaving for the cross country journey next Wednesday. I can hardly believe its that time of year already. Anyway, I'm pretty happy with this latest batch of goods. I was thinking simple cut sunstones and shimmery andalucite rondelles would look nice with the rose blossom bead. The faceted nugget is one that could either look really amazing in shiny pewter, with all the planes to catch the light, or not so good. We will see next week! I can't wait to see what emerges.

7 comments:

Lorelei said...

i am staring longingly at these new owl pieces. I hope I can get my hands on these after Tucson- since I can't make it out there.
I hope you have a great time with the dolls next weekend.
And tell Greg and Andrew I said to travel safely!!! :)

peacockfairy said...

So lovely! How exciting! I hope to see these at Bead & Button!

Janet said...

So Nice! I love the faceted nugget so many things could be done with it! I can Imagine the dolls they have! Shopping time..lol ox

Sheila said...

These look great! That sounds like a fun trip to Orlando. Azalea probably misses her Lula and Mom will surely go bonkers for little Max.

mairedodd said...

these are wonderful! must be so interesting to see how they translate into metal...

SharonP said...

They are all beautiful! Have a lovely time with your friend in Florida.

Jean said...

Beadutiful pieces. If you are there at IDEX, seek out Robert Tonner-- I have an aquaintance I plan to brag about you to, who is a gopod friend of his. I am so proud! I love his dolls too! I like Prudence though! hee hee! I don't know why that makes me laugh, it just does!

xox jean