Sunday, August 8, 2010

Thoughts...of rain...and Spring...and small things...

Life has taken precedence over blogging of late, but that's OK, it's as it should be...otherwise I would have nothing to blog about!  The weather is gorgeous today, but it shouldn't be.  It's the middle of winter, and we've had at least a week without any rain, and none forecast till the end of this week either.  The Dams are low, and everywhere I see, hear and feel the signs of Spring.  We've barely had a winter at all.  It's going to be another long, hot, stifling, and dry summer.

Strange...normally I can waffle on ad infinitum about all sorts of inconsequential (and occasionally consequential) things, but I feel oddly lost for words at the moment.  I have things on my mind I suppose, my head is full, but full of things that are not the stuff of blogging.  I'm not sure why this is so, usually winter is my most creative, thoughtful time, when I have ideas bursting out, and things in my mind that jostle to be created.  I am creating, but it's small things, small thoughts.  My focus seems diffused, my energy elsewhere.

So, a few pictures of what I made this last week...small things to hang, in a tree, on a wall, round your neck perhaps.  I've been turning the idea in my mind for a few months since my olive trees received their very serious haircut, and I had some lovely olive branches crying out to be made into something special.  Beloved cut some thin slices for me, and they were so beautiful and smooth to touch, I wanted to wait and see what they might become rather than just rushing into doing something with them that might spoil their natural beauty.  I'm not sure I've achieved that, but here's what I've done with two of them.







13 comments:

summertime dreams said...

Wow! Those are breathtaking! Beautiful and I love the words you've chosen for the back. I love all things green and tree, so the top one spoke to me most, but they are both lovely :)

michelleK said...

that first pendant is quite lovely. Beautiful work. I have missed your posts.

<3M

Joan said...

Such beautiful symbolism..the tree and water..both are so lovely.

Willow said...

They are beautiful. Do you plan on making more for your etsy shop?

Willow

oonagh said...

beautiful ! :)

Valerianna said...

I'm especially drawn to the first spiraling tree... there's just something about those spirals.....

And it does seem we are in strange climate times. We are in a serious drought, and yesterday my well dried up. Its a shallow well, and folks say it will fill again, but in the meantime.... ?

Hope you get winter before spring comes. Last winter came only in the last month - March - when we finally got snow.

Swan Artworks said...

Really lovely and I love the words on both... :)

Jodaeodesign said...

A lovely way to use your olive tree branches.

Jacky said...

These are very special... I especially love the green one.
The quotes/poetry on the back are the perfect finish.

Jacky xox

joanne May said...

Beautiful amulets and I also really like the first one. The green tree really glows with the gold. Magical words on the back as well.
Thanks for sharing your new creations.

Fairy wishes.
Jo.xx

Shannon said...

i covet them.. especially the green one

Danielle Barlow said...

Oh Christina, I have been off the blogosphere for a while and have missed so much! These are exquisitely beautiful, especially the green one. Do you plan to sell them? I have a birthday coming up and feel I owe myself a treat.....

lili said...

What a beautiful blog Christina! I like the photos, the jewelry and your paintings. Greetings from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Congratulations! (I'm a new follower)

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