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???