One of the reasons I was outside earlier (see last post) was for a little photoshoot. I was lucky enough to spend last Friday night with my crafty friends as something of a late birthday celebration and I got some sweet goodies! First, my friend Jen (who makes gorgeous jewelry and just needs to start selling it to become rich and famous!) put some special thought into this necklace:
The pendant is a worn, creamy colored shell that she found on the beach, which is one of my favorite places to visit. The beads are reused from other necklaces which also makes me happy, and some of the beads are siblings to my friend Sheasy’s necklace that Jen also made–so I feel like it has a tie to the friendship of our larger group as well. And if that wasn’t enough, she packaged it up with some smooth rocks from the beach which reminds me of the quiet meditative space I find whenever I sit on a beach. Needless to say, I just LOVE it!
Then, Sheasy handed me a wrapped package too and I found this hilariously delightful piece:
You’ll have to read her post about how she made this from a thrift store frame and her own geniousness! The orange makes me smile and the drawing is so wonderfully old-school. I love the smell and shape of wood shavings that you find in these old sharpeners. And on top of all the visual loveliness, I am inspired to get working, plus I feel HUGELY supported by Sheasy whenever I look at this.
Thank you, both!
PS- After opening my gift I had Sheasy open her own (late!) birthday present and it just happened to be a small piece of artwork I had made and stuck in a repainted thrift frame! What are the chances?! Neither of us has given art as a gift before, but I think it was such a perfect coincidence for both of us. Great minds…great minds.