Monday, June 6, 2011

Tiny Wings and Foxy Things

Yesterday as I deadheaded the rose bushes in the backyard I noticed something big and black under the closest one to the house:

we have these massive ebony bumble bees and there was a single beastie,
dead and stiff as a board.

Only a damn metalsmith would take the bee in to her husband and ask him to
removed its wings
so that she might immortalize them, or cry trying!!

That picture up there is as macro as I can get, so teeny tiny is the wing. Watching these beautiful insects fly is one of the joys of my day:
I am so sad to have seen one fallen, but so happy to think its
body might become a part of something beautiful.

On to leather: the foxes for the epic extra large hobo are painted
totally hella into each other -
can you see it?

Working today was pure pleasure as I actually took the entire weekend off- nary a putter was heard in this house.



Cinder says said...

I am a collector of insect wings, feathers and beautiful bumble bee and dragonfly bodies too. I always had a "nature shelf" in our house when my girls were young. I can't wait to see how you incorporate the tiny wings into one of your creations.

I adore your foxes! I can feel their love for each other.
You do beautiful work.

Sunny Rising Leather said...

Cindersays: I should have saved you the body :( Thanks so much for your kind words :) xoxoxox

Kimia Kline said...

ah! i love the idea of casting bees wings into gold or silver. so breathtakingly beautiful. cant wait to see how they turn out :)

MrsLittleJeans said...

I can see the love between the foxes : ) and am impressed with that wing... xoxo

Cat said...

oh the wings!!!!
can't wait to see what you do with them

the foxes are definitely foxy
so beautiful A
you are a talent!

love and light