Friday, April 24, 2009

Merry-Go-Round - SPRING!



This month we all share with you our thoughts on Spring...

Rebirth is my theme for Spring, such a cliché, I know, but oh so true! First, the flowers in our garden, whipping my brain with their colours...




Then there is one section of the garden that we left to its own devices, and where we have been rewarded with lovely wild flowers...



Some are even growing out of the rock...



Lilies keep unfurling and aloe veras keep making babies...




Then, they are local treasures like this 'beach' which looks absolutely stunning in Spring, where we had a picnic with my little nephews last week (see previous post):



And the rebirth theme continues on the beach with Sea Glass, found only last week, these discarded pieces of glass have spent years being churned over by the sea, hitting rocks, getting frosted. I'm researching how to identify Sea Glass, and I am fascinated by my finds...



Refused glass, reclaimed and altered by the sea, found and altered again by me... This keyring sold an hour after being listed.



Last but not least, a new lease of life: here's a pendant I am really proud of... my local stone supplier, Feryal, asked for help with a broken slab of turquoise, and I've managed to give the illusion that the stone is complete and looks like a heart, thanks to the woven and sculpted wire. It took a couple of days to 'see' what it should become, but it looks happy enough with its new image...



The back of the pendant however, tells its true story...



New life everywhere, I love Spring!
Thanks for reading.
Have a look at the Merry-Go-Rounders thoughts on Spring, you'll find direct links in the sidebar on the right. Remember we all are in different time zones!

5 comments:

Marian said...

that pendant is gorgeous!!!!
I love see glass too... it's so soft!
I want beach! ocean, sun!!!!!! The things sun does, right... flowers everywhere, and rebirth indeed... everything seems a bit less dramatic or bad (if there are bad things happening that is).

I miss aloe vera. We used to have tons at my parents beach house. We used it on the skin after a day at the beach. They don't grown here in Nl... :( but so pretty and juicy and gooood!

meherio68 said...

The "true story" of your turquoise pendant is one of great crafstwomanship, that's what it is!
And I am not surprised your sea glass key ring sold so quickly, it's lovely!

J'adore les coquelicots : t'en as de la chance !!! Ici on n'en a pas avant l'été.

Nadou/Nadia said...

Bonne idée de faire des pendentifs avec du verre trouvé sur la plage. Je ne peux pas répondre a ce que tu as écrit car je ne comprends pas
Très beaux tes deux derniers pendentifs
bizz
Nadou

Ruth said...

I love the sea glass and what you created with it is beautiful. Look forward to seeing more this spring time and when it gets hot hot hot for you!

'fancypicnic' said...

Mmm - sea glas...we all love it!
Beautiful pendant...craftsmanship indeed!

It's so lovely to see so many photos of plants, new growth and colour - those poppies are glorious...I'm waiting for mine to bloom right now.