The sun came out and warmed all the raindrops still clinging to every object as far as the eye could see.
I headed out with my camera to soak in the sun and to find something interesting to capture with the lens.
As I passed by my studio I wondered what surprises I might find inside. My art creations have been packed away for several years now. My studio has been locked tight. Boxes are piled high with paths barely wide enough for me to squeeze through.
The little cottage that I used as a display area when I hosted artist open houses, isn’t in any better shape.
I went inside to find something or nothing at all.
Light streaming in the window above the doorway captured all the glass beads twirling on this sun-catcher, which I made at least 15 years ago.
My eyes darted from piles of fabric, and glass and paper ephemera and rusty metal all of which is waiting to be turned into something. Creations that I left behind, called out to me.
I saw Gypsy Queen a mixed media necklace hanging with her price tag still attached.
I had created her for my Nightbird creations line. The base of the necklace I cut out of recycled duct work. I no longer recall where I got the vintage image. There is a single crystal dangling at the bottom.
She still makes me smile; perhaps I’ll wear her sometime soon.
Another necklace, A battery you can always trust, was made from an advertisement I cut out of a vintage LIFE magazine.
I took the advertisement and layered it between two pieces of glass and then copper foiled the sides and added copper wire. Glass beads and a few buttons and other oddities are added to the ball and chain necklace.
I miss these creative pursuits. So many life events took my creative journey down other paths.
For the time being…
In your creative/life journey are you meandering along a different path from which originally you intended?
the journey awakens the soul