Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Slow Fruit


I have been working steady and stealthily over the last week or so, making bands, then soldering bezels to baseplates, etc. I have been working on custom orders and keeping my creativity bolstered by taking walks and trying to get out more.
I am kind of doing a bad job at the 'getting out more' part: it's all gravy when Anthony is afoot, but when he goes to work ( and I do, too ) I cannot seem to give myself a break.
Perhaps it's also because the temperature is 94?
Could be....
I am sad and lonely in ways I could never have anticipated. I am excited and lifted in areas I never thought possible. Such a paradox, the life of an artist in a new town!
Hopefully soon I will get a little braver and not stutter so much when buying lettuce at the grocery store or getting a decaf coffee.
I don't know how to come out of this strange cocoon...
Except to make, and make and make. It's my solace right now. I hope you find something of use in the beauty of these stones, as I have been.
Mookaite: I had a custom request from one of my very favorite people for a few Mookaite pieces, and it got me on a hunt for more. 
Agua Nueva: the fresh water that refills my empty well: I redid this necklace I have had in the shop for some time, making it matte and oxidizing it a bit more: it was pleading for change.
It will also be on Mega Sale (195 from 275 - that's a whopping percentage but I don't have my math hat on right now)!
Rhodochrosite: Can anything get better than pink and cream bands? Uhuh.
And I made a little "begin" reminder necklace for someone who needs an extra motor. I don't know who she is yet and I cannot wait to find out.
That is all for today, I think. I will muster the desire to leave this house and explore a bit more as the sun starts to go down... 

The gorgeous stones and their silver homes will be listed in the Metal Shop this evening!

If you are reading this, please say "Hi" in the comments: it would be so nice to know how you all are today.

14 comments:

::mari:: said...

Hi. :)

I'm glad you are experiencing such a birth in your creativity ... and I so look forward to meeting you in May!

Sunny Rising Leather said...

James,

I cannot wait :) Hope all is well with you and your lovely little family!

Ann from Montana said...

Hi from Ann, Karl and Bob - all of us veterans of adventure moves - Ohio to San Fran to L.A. to northwest Montana. I think I am a bit of an adventurer-nomad but I DID have big trouble with a temporary situation in north Florida last year.

I look forward to every post and seeing everything you make.

I made a vow to myself to get out more also. And also am not doing very well at it :)!

Sunny Rising Leather said...

Argh, Ann - if only we lived closer - I would ask you to go walking with me :)
You are such a blessing in my life and I count on your pictures to refill the wonder well :)

Jessie in Chicago said...

sending good vibes from Chicago! Your new town and new digs look fantastic! The latest works are gorgeous too.

Sunny Rising Leather said...

Thank you, sweet Jessie!! Hope all is well with you and your lovelyamazing silver shop!

Dave said...

You stuttering? Doesn't sound like the Love Ninja I remember.... the family is doing well and we're all excited about seeing you in May... I didn't see a Twin Cities gig listed yet, I want to send my Sister who lives up there a note of where to go see you.

angie said...

hi! i follow you with google reader. your work is unlike any i have ever seen - just lovely. your new place has me drooling - i would love to live in a craftsman:) take care!

susie said...

Hi! We have been in our home for five years now, and you have been bringing back some memories. I didn't think this would ever feel like home, and now it simply is. I'm not sure of the exact moment that happened. I'm off now to look at the new work in your shop - I love the stones you have been using. Take care, the stuttering will fade to a distant memory.

Katherine said...

Hi! :)

I will see you May 1st at the HoB...

C & L said...

'tis just growing pains, that's all, my friend!! God's blessings and peace to you! **hugs**

Sunny Rising Leather said...

I love you all more than I could ever express.
You make everything feel possible :)

Katherine: I cannot wait :)

liz r. said...

Hi from me too, a day late but hopefully not a dollar short. Wishing you peace and happiness in your beautiful new home.

Dave said...

Has anyone besides me noticed that I'm the only guy on this blog?

Oh well there loss, my gain...

Dave