Dragonfodder Jewellery

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011


" Don't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It's self- conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can't try to do things. You simply must do things." - Ray Bradburg

I need to adopt this attitude everyday. And I'm trying. Life is slipping away while I whine and procrastinate.

Most times I think I'm a nut or most certainly not the norm. I'm always trying to make myself do things. I wonder why. Maybe this is my answer.

"The creative person is both primitive and more cultivated, more destructive, a lot madder and a lot saner, than the average person." Frank Barron

I'd like to believe this is me.

Glyn (my sister) came to visit for a few days at the beginning of the month. She came to give me a hand, some moral support and to visit our Mom. And spend some relaxation time with us. It was great having Glyn here, I wish we had more time together. While she was here, Glyn bought one of my recent necklaces and chose black buttons for a button string necklace.

I love this necklace, I was really pleased with the combinations and of course the pendant which I made.

I'd  made a button necklace for Rochelle, (I forgot to take a picture so Rochelle will be sending me a pic) and have laid out the design for Bronwen's. Today I must just do some of it.

I laid out 84 necklaces on Thursday last week for Sylvia, she wanted to have a good look. Unfortunately, just before she arrived we had a power failure, so Slyv took four home on apro, as she couldn't decide by candlelight. The power was off until the next morning at nine. Not pleasant. I'm now cooking dinner a bit earlier, so if we have a power failure at peak time at least the suppers cooked. Rich hates take-a-ways at the best of times.

I haven't packed the necklaces away yet. I want to sort out some for Joce's salon. We haven't had any displayed for more than a month. We've been a bit distracted with Si being in and out of hospital. He comes out today, after a deep vein thrombosis, which we are told is common among cancer patients after radiation treatment. Si had fifteen sessions of radiation.

The front and back of Joce's jersey are finished, the back front of Claire's jersey is finished and I'm busy with the neck opening on the front. This jersey has a hood. I've started a jersey for Liam with Scottie Dogs on the front. At this stage I'm not sure what to pick up and what to put down.

Wimbledon starts on the 20th and then all I'll do is knit, as I love watching the tennis grand slams.

I'm sitting in the sun at my laptop and am loath to leave, but there are things to be done.

Fading Hydrangeas
 Fading hydrangeas in the garden.

A bird hide at the coast on one of our holidays ages ago. I remember the day and weather so well. The storm over the sea was very threatening but it was such a calm place to be. Bevan painted this from a photograph Rich took. Oil on board.
Bird hide at the coast

I've always wanted Foo Dog bookends but of course could never afford the real thing. Woolworth's had these recently and I just couldn't resist them.
Foo Dog bookends