Thursday, October 23, 2008

All the Birds Are Leaving...

Let's just get it out of the way straight away: yes, I managed to snag yet another treasury at Etsy today. This one was inspired both by my own recent swallow themed chandelier earrings and by the falling leaves. The name of the treasury is "Where Does the Time Go?" and was inspired by the wonderful soung "Who Knows Where the Time Goes?" by the late great Sandy Denny of Fairport Convention, a folk singer extraodinaire. Swallows arrive with the summer and leave with it - and so it's perhaps very apt that I have been inspired to memorialize them in my jewelry this autumn. Now it would be quite something to see Sandy wearing those while singing, but that is, alas, never to be. She's largely forgotten I think by the fact that she died so very young but her voice is quite remarkable and pure.


I also received some lovely new beads from one of my favorite Etsy sellers Carrodar and once again I'm excited to start creating something. I have made three orders now from Carrodar and each time been very happy with the gemstones and with the wonderful service. My latest purchase begs for a necklace and earring set, this time far more rugged and chunky than my more recent creations. You know I do actually sit around and think I should stick with one style or unifying theme but it just can't happen, not to a Gemini on the cusp. I just keep thinking of new ideas and inspiration comes from so many different places. One thing I do want to do is start an ideas journal/sketch pad (just like I have encouraged past students to do! I'm so bad at taking my own advice).

4 comments:

Kelly said...

The earrings pictured are beautiful. I love your blog - each post is lilting and lovely. :)

Longfellow said...

Thank you, Kelly! It's great to get some feedback. I think I might be starting to get the hang of this whole blogging thing. I'm thinking of more and more ideas too. Again, thanks for giving me the feedback that encourages me to go on.

Vinyl Rocks My World said...

That's a beautiful treasury. I just love birds! :O)

Philip M Ward said...

Nice blog! Actually, Sandy Denny is very far from forgotten, at least on this side of the water. In fact, there's a tribute concert for her in London on 1 December. Details on my Sandy blog at www.sandydenny.blogspot.com.
Her favourite jewellery, I believe was a wide Zuni bracelet, silver with mother-of-pearl inlay - you see her wearing it in a lot of the photos.