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Saturday, 1 May 2010

May 15th and other peoples art

First, the news is that I have a leaving date...........I am travelling out to Kazakhstan on May 15th, so only two weeks to go. Stuart has been there since March so we are looking forward to getting back together, moving into our apartment, unpacking boxes and settling into our new life!

Next,I was talking to my friend Wendy yesterday and saying that I don't have any of my art to put on my blog as my stuff is all packed away and I am so busy getting ready to move that my inspiration has disappeared but that I wanted to update the blog with something and she said why not put someone elses art on there? After thinking about that for a bit I thought "why not?" so here is someone elses art!



I have a bit of a "thing" for jewellery, well more than a bit of a thing if I'm honest, I love it, especially if it is a unique, one of a kind piece. So, when I go away I am always on the look-out for that piece that takes my eye and this owl pendant certainly did that! I bought it in Antigua in Guatemala, it is handmade after the local tradition and is signed on the back by the artist. It is actually a locket, it hinges from the bottom and you are meant to put a lock of hair inside but I think I will pass on that!


This necklace and earring set was bought on the market in Oaxaca. It is micro-macrame.......there was quite a lot of that around.........and handmade by the bloke on the stall.

And then there are these little beauties!!! I mean how could I resist???? Silver skeletons, come on???

9 comments:

Wendy said...

I love it all!! My favourite is the macrame though, so clever. Not too sure about skeleton earrings for me lol but they are very you x

Sid said...

Very interesting jewellery, love the skeletons too !!

Carol said...

I'm not into the jewelry, but I love the photo of the cathedral in Almaty! It is so colorful and shapely. Can't wait for you to post pictures of your new surroundings! And it will be nice to have you back on the DT. We miss you!

sue said...

Love the skeleton earrings! I'm a total fan of your art so have been missing it terribly! Can't wait til your all moved and creating and creative again. Tho, WOW about your move. Take care.

Gillian said...

Hi Sue, glad you finally got back from Mexico, have missed seeing your posts, what a collection of hand made beauties, especially love those skeletons, good luck with the move on the 15th.

Sarah Anderson said...

what a fun owl, and those skeletons are soooooooooo you! dare you to wear them as you enter Kazakstan!! ;)

chris f said...

They could / should have been made for you! I agree with Sarah - I wonder how Kazakhstani customs would react? And I expect they would make Stuart smile!!! Just got this month's CS, off to read your piece!
Chris x

DonnaMundinger said...

What great finds! I'm a fan of one of a kind pieces myself...sooo unique! Especially love the skellies! xxD

olive said...

loving the skeleton earrings, you remembered wild and whacky..... have to post a photo wearing them.. Ciao