Friday, September 26, 2008

What's goin' on???





Well, you kinda know me by now, right...well...I need another project to still my constant mind of whirling Earth elements and the need to create. It's something that I have never done, but always wanted to do. A way for me to harness the beauty of Nature in a wearable art form...I am going to try my hand at creating sterling silver and copper jewelry, with Earth elements as my core inspiration. I can never find exactly what I want, I'm sure it's out there, but not affordable to my meager budget for trivial items not necessarily deemed needful. I love the organic feel and look of silver wire, aged to cover original splendor, to a more Earthy tendered age. The use of polished gems, bits of nature and charms to show a respect for the little things that make our world the beautiful wonderland that it is.
Winter is at our doorstep and when the winds are howling, I will be cozy inside, formulating beautiful art pieces of the beauty around me, inspired by the still of the season. This gives me and Scratch the opportunity to forage in the wild for the most unique of Nature's wonders...like the lowly acorn...have you ever stopped to see the beauty in each small seed and wondered of the glorious birth soon to grow of the simple nut? Or small agates, picked up from a day at the rivers edge, unpolished, but of rare beauty in itself.

Many Earth elements await my formulation into a twisted fabrication of what my eye sees as simple beauty and perhaps a poem for each new enterprise, making it an adventure unto itself. A legend created to mark simple meaning of the Creation, in both terms...hmmm...Nancy from Shab n Chic is sending me a pheasant taxidermy piece and that has gotten my wheels to turnin'...my works will be hung on mounted pieces of taxidermy or perhaps a huge river stone or log...or maybe just a chunk of sod...all Earth elements, worthy of exploration. So...'The Wild Thing' is born, my latest adventure.

So what do ya think...am I nuts or what...but like I said...there is still too much goody left in the hours of the day and I'm gonna gettum all.

'The Wild Thing'

10 comments:

Patty. said...

You go girl...You have a unique way of looking at things and I know anything you do will turn out fantastic.

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Sharon, I can't wait to see these creations!!! And what a wonderful name "Earth Elements"...God is truly the ultimate artist...even the detail on the acorn cap is beautiful ~ follow your muse sweet friend, xxoo, Dawn

Greyscale Territory said...

O Earth Girl~ I love the idea! Adore rocks and stones! I have been manic about hem since being a very young child. My aut used to create jewellery from stones. I still remember the swishing and clumping of her tumblers.

Great to have a new project in the winter times! It's inspiring!

Go get it!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Sharon, I think that sounds like a good idea. I'm drawn to natural jewelry too. I have lots of polished stones and I love the wire leaves. Good luck.
Marnie

Deb said...

Love your photos and I like your eye for that great shot.

RainbowMom said...

Natural has always been one of my favorites as well. I really am looking forward to seeing your inspired pieces. :) Agates by the rivers edge don't come much more beautiful then that.. full of great medicine. peace.

cconz said...

my little earthy friend. i know what ever you do will be beautiful! I can't wait to see the 1st piece.

Utah Grammie said...

Nuts? Yes. Talented? Yes. Amm I waiting to see the first beautiful piece? Yes.
Colleen

High Desert Diva said...

Hurry! Can't wait to see your jewelry creations!

annette said...

Woo hoo go for it!! Can't wait to see what you come up with :0)