Thursday, October 7, 2010

Stones and Living Things

Priday Plume Slab: This is the PRIMO stuff, just oh my goshness graciousness excellent grade Priday. I bought the egg on eBay

and it yielded (and will continue to yield) slabs rich with moss and gentle, delicate plumes.

SERIOUSLY?????? Seriously.

I cabbed an unknown source polka-dot-dendrite agate material that is full of movement and grace

And a koroit Boulder Opal from Australia that has the most astounding fire in its gemmy seam.... oh.

A flame agate with a ghostly garden on the foreground and a rich, red plumey sky with drusy pockets and tiny bits of agate lace.

Since I had the macro lens on for these picture, I thought I'd go outside and see what was afoot in the backyard:

I've made several of these rather large so that if you would like to use them as screensavers, you most certainly can.

My sister arrives tomorrow and I am having a hard time concentrating on anything for more than five minutes
her so much

It's better than Christmas.

You know that person with whom you have that amazing relationship so strong and effortless that you don't even NEED to speak to know what the other one is thinking?

That's Julie and I.
One brain, two very different bodies.

You'll see ;)

Sunny One


kerin rose said...

these stones look like little underthesea environments!....

oh, I know well the joy of an amazing sis!...enjoy every minute! I know you will!...and

thank you so much for the lovely comment to-day, you!....

terra said...

um. The photo under which you wrote this: "SERIOUSLY?????? Seriously.
That piece of something otherworldly...blew my mind. Can't wait to see where you go with it!!!!
Love you so much.

Nialah said...

Giant hugs!!! Those stones are amazing. I too can't wait to see what their journey holds.

Have a great weekend with your sister.



jessi sawyer said...

Beautiful photos! And that last Priday cab you have traced out on the slab? Oh my. WORD. One of my biggest fears in getting into lapidary, if I ever do, is not picking the right pieces/patterns/spots to cut. But that slab just spells it out, doesn't it?

Lizzy Derksen said...

I have been studying literary theory in school. We've talked about The Sublime. Those stones are it.

'Rin said...

The second photo... the round slab tracing looks so much like a Japanese landscape ink painting to me! So much beauty... you have the most beauty-filled career, Sunny.

jaunebleu said...

The plumes are divine! So cool to see a bit of your cutting process. Thank you.

Allison, my long lost message is in the works ;)

MrsLittleJeans said...

Wow...such photos, what a feast for our eyes...thank you for making the photos available to us, I love the oranges,,,,bright and energetic! xoxo

Illustratornette said...

Allison- Your enthusiasm for stones is undeniable and you get me excited too! I can't wait to learn more about the process of working with the stones in the up coming posts.

I would like to suggest that you you also post a tutorial about how you tool your leather. I've been dying to learn, but the time hasn't been right for me, yet, nor are there many place I know about on the East Coast.

Thanks for opening up my awareness to the worlds inside the stones.

-Your faithful reader