Thursday, February 26, 2009

My Latest Projects

"You cannot govern the
creative impulse;
all you can do is to
eliminate obstacles and
smooth the way for it."
- Kimon Nicolaides

This is the latest pendant I finished. I actually started the piece last Fall, but I put it aside and had forgotten about it. The pendant portion was actually very close to completion, so that part didn't take long. I had to figure out what I was going to hang it from, though. I finally settled on making a long necklace from heavy leather cord, and attached the pendant to it by fashioning a bale from an old pair of scissors. I'm working on another pendant right now, but am having a mental block as to the necklace portion of the piece. So I just have it laying on my workbench, and I walk past and look at it every once in a while, trying to get some sort of inspiration.
I also made this altered photograph for my friend, Linda O'brien. It was Linda's birthday last week, so this picture of her and Opie became her birthday card from me. They just got back from teaching a workshop in Mexico last week. I wish I could've went along!!!