Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Beyond the horizon
I do believe these are gingko baloba leaves.
A good friend has convinced me that she and possibly others wants to hear more about my personal life in my blog.
When I started this blog I was determined to keep it business oriented regarding my jewelry as I'd seen blogs that slowly got so personal they rarely had bead and jewelry tidbits...which is what I was looking for.
I'll add a bit of personal stuff but want to keep it balanced with RockerJewlz goodies, so we'll see how it works out. Let me know what you think.
So, for today, I was taking my nearly daily walk (cough, cough) and was stunned by this amazing tree with nothing but yellow leaves on it. Didn't have my camera so I brought these two home. I was surprised that some of the leaves had so much green in them and that the yellow one, if you look reeeeaaaal close, is speckled with white. The result is that from a few feet away, ALL you see is yellow leaves on this tree. Interesting how color works.
Speaking of which, I recall being awestruck by a photo of a Rembrandt painting in a book. The closer I looked at the painting, the more detail I noticed. At one point, I was so close I could see the brush strokes and then noticed very weird colors in the cheek of a woman's face. I saw brown, yellow, green....not much in the tones of what we think of as skin color.
I thought, oh come on, there's no yellow or green in Caucasian flesh...but as I panned back slowly from the photo suddenly all I saw was the natural flush of a woman's cheek...it was amazing it took so many colors to create the tone of human flesh.
Now, onto business. I got the most spectacular beads this week from www.GreenGlassCafe.com...lots of big hearts among them. You won't see them for Christmas gifts but they sure will WOW you for Valentine's Day!
I'm working on three custom cupcake orders today and then have to hustle to get a few more items onto Etsy for Christmas.
As I bid you "adieu" here are some photos of my beautiful birthday flowers from my husband on Monday. Let me tell you, he starts work at 5:30 in the morning...he went to a 24 hour grocery store to buy them and placed them in a vase before he went to work...what a guy!
One lily opened the next day...the other photos are the bud of the second lily that just began opening today...it isn't quite fully open.
p.s. so what do you think of this blog compared to the past ones?