Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Merry Go Round - These are a few of my favourite things

It's time for another ride on the merry-go-round! Jump on and join a group of 9 artists/crafts-women as they link around the world and tell you a little about their lives in art and craft.

This month's topic for discussion is: "These are a few of my favourite things"
...yes like the song from the Sound of Music: "raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens"....its a chance to look back at what we've created this year and see which are our favourites.

The favourite piece I created this year was my "Be as a bird" bracelet, depicting the Victor Hugo poem. The sad part of it is that I never sold this piece. I sold quite a few other bracelets of similar designs, but not this poem one. I made one for myself and I wear it everyday. I just love it - but for whatever reason, it's not appealed to anyone else enough for them to buy it.....but it doesn't make me like it any less! And it's quite an ambassador for my jewelry as I always wear it so show it to a lot of people!

Now the fun part! I want to show you some of my favourite things created by the other merry go rounders.

First Fabienne. One choice is easy! She made a ring of a merry go round! And now it's mine ;=D Thanks Fabienne. Take a look - it's wild!!..and the horses even twirl!

My other favorite is this beautiful amethyst pendant - it shows off the beauty and intricacy of her work, and the lovely colour combinations.

Wendren: I just love her little bird pouches. She has them in many different fabrics and they are just so sweet.

Here are two pieces each from Sara and Jenny:

I just love Sara's sheep and little flowers and the freshness of the green bags by Jenny really catches my eye.

Here's one of Charlotte's beautiful adorned textile jewelry pieces:

Just wonderful colour combinations...such richness...

And Marian who seems to be able to turn her hand at everything! Here is a corsage in felt and one of my favorite paintings of hers:

And here is a ring made from metal clay by Agathe! This was her first attempt at metal clay and I love the little salamander. Hopefully she'll get around to making more things in metal clay next year. Also, two gorgeous laptop covers from Lily - the owl one I have on my laptop and the hummingbird one is so delicate and pretty - just like the birds.

So I wonder what we'll all be up to in 2010? What new directions will we take? What new skills will we learn???? You'll just have to keep coming back to our merry blogs to find out! Yes, we normally post on the last Friday of the month, but as that is New Year's Day, we decided to post a little earlier this week.

I hope you'll check on the links below and see everyone else's favourites. Charlotte is busy moving house and business so can't post this month - but I keep her link there, as it's always great to check out her blog!

Fabienne at Easterya http://easterya.blogspot.com
Wendren at Wren http://thewrendesign.com/
Sara at Sara's Texture Crafts http://sarastexturecrafts.blogspot.com
Marian at Florcita http://www.florcita.eu
Agathe at Le Bar du Vent http://lebarduvent.blogspot.com
Charlotte at FancyPicnic http://fancypicnic.blogspot.com
Lily Pang at Lily Pang Art http://lilypangart.blogspot.com
Jenny at Jenny Karlsson design http://designjennykarlsson.blogspot.com


My Computer Tutor said...

Love your bracelet...sweet and funny

florcita said...

what a nice post! so many different crafts we tackle as a team! ahahaha It was a very enriching year merry-wise. I am so glad that you asked me to be part of it. It s just a honour!


Easterya said...

Such a nice post with all the lovelies from the merries!!! A great merry year thanks to you! Looking forward to the next, Happy New Year!!!

Ruth said...

We should organize a Merry virtual show one day!...or a real one where we all finally meet!.... Yes, one of these years....
Hope 2010 is fun and rewarding for you.