DEEP THOUGHTS

Something snapped loose inside me in the last few days, design-wise.

I’ve made lots of the usual items for the upcoming League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s Annual Fair–very simple and inexpensive animal necklace for the young and the new collector, braided leather cord necklaces for men, etc. And I have lots of pretty new items, too.

But suddenly, things got wild.

Last night I made the most wonderful earrings. They are so amazing, I put them on and have been wearing them ever since. I think I’m keeping them!

Earrings for my inner wild woman.....

Not only are they beautifully made (if I do say so myself), they are incredibly light and easy to wear.

I’m really feelin’ the cave these days…. And it feels deep, and rich.

On a lighter note, I found this fascinating page while surfing the net for ideas for new markings. (More complete reading can be found here. Incredible!!

This sends another shiver down my spine…. The second artifacts I made were fossil fish. The story I made for them was that they were trapped in layers of sediment, dreaming of forgotten oceans. “Where is the water they were promised?” I wrote in the little gift cards for them.

When people asked me why my fish were grumpy, I said it was because they missed their oceans.

How eerie to think that these ancient people perhaps also made stories about these creatures trapped in the stone. Stories that were important enough to include the fossil images in their art.

I can’t even begin to think about what this all means. Perhaps it means nothing. But the on-going synchronicity of it all brings me, metaphorically, humbly, gratefully, to my knees.

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9 responses to “DEEP THOUGHTS

  1. Elizabeth

    OK that’s it! I must have a grumpy, hiraeth-y fish! I’ll be in touch. oxo

  2. Elizabeth

    P.S. and yes I love your earrings. I don’t know how you can stop from building up great chandeliers of fish, spiral shells, tooth-long shells, glass….

  3. Elizabeth

    Glad to hear you can’t stop now! Seriously, I will eventually “have to” have a pair of just the right mismatched fish earrings. Maybe you will do a trilobite, who knows? And that link… that is awesome!! thanks!!!!!! and a few more !!!!!

  4. Heheheh…
    Think your fish are grumpy? I had to make rocketships for my trilobites…

    http://fireandhammers.wordpress.com/2009/05/30/the-next-550-million-years/

    A.

  5. I am so enjoying this series on your current creativity spell, Luann! Thank you for sharing your wonderful new creations and their stories (and your own behind-the-scenes stories too)! :)

  6. What a wonderful feeling it is to be on a creative “roll”! Enjoy!!

    gera

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