Monday, March 27, 2006

Light...


With the spring equinox last week...the clocks going back, and the evenings suddenly longer, my thought turn to light!

When carving ivories, this (above) is how I check the depth, and the form of the piece. Holding it up to the light shows in the translucency of the material where the staining will go, and it helps me imagine how it will look....this one is the last part of Shari's necklace. SO hope you like it when it's finished!!

Now to Marias posts on show us your art..I have snapped some of my favourite pieces (to date...I am still working on my collection!!) and have started a wee set on the theme of precious objects...see it so far here.... I think this will be a nice way to remind myself to really look at all the things I treasure!

Look just how light it is (in my tidy room!!) at almost half past seven in the evening!! So lovely!......despite the rain, it really is beginning to feel like spring is on its way which will hopefully make for some more opportunities to 'shoot into the light' and post the results here .

I had a good day today, and got through a lot of work...ready for the big post out of orders on thursday...can you tell I am building up to the 40 min hell that is the post office queue!? (hehe). I like to save all the parcels up and then get them all away in one big fung shui sweep! Hope you all had a good day too....feeling ready for a sit down now!

Have a lovely evening all....xox


11 comments:

Shari said...

abigail-wow. wow. wow. this is so beautiful. i can't wait to see the beauty up close!! your room looks so lovely...light is great!

i like your new objects d'art collection on flickr. i need to reorganize my photos.

hope you have a lovely evening. you've been a busy girl. wishing you a speedy post office visit!!

hugs, shari

Marieke said...

Looks great Abigail. I know what you mean. Here, there is suddenly much more light as well. That cripsy early spring light. Great for pictures! I am so jealous of Shari - seeing part of that necklace! :-) x

lisa s said...

oh my god that piece of ivory up in the light.... shari you are a lucky lady!!

i love your living room... so cozy and inviting... great color....

good luck at the post office. at least you can revel in the fact that mailing things sucks in EVERY country! :)
xo

ULLA said...

Beautiful. Is Ivory difficult to carve? just curious. Loved seeing all your photos, If i haven't said so before, yor journal pages are wonderful! So much detail and creativity.

Abigail said...

Hey Ulla..thanks so much :))))

Yes, the ivory sustitute is quite hard to carve, not so much now that I have been doing it for about 2 years...but the material is wierd, it is quite creamy to pare away at, but will also splinter and break because it is so brittle. I cut it out with a piercing saw and very fine blade, and then file and sand the edges into the roughed out shape, and then use gravers/scorpers (used for engraving metal)to carve the detail and undualtions, which it helps to keep very sharp! I used to loose a lot of pieces when I dropped them on the floor at art school, and they just shattered but I have carpet in my studio now which is a god-send!!

mav said...

gorgeous image of your leaf.
your room is as tidy as they come!
:) ! mav

gracia said...

Hello, what a lovely pair those photos make... your room and your work! They relate so well.

Not too good about your postal queue... It's one of my favourite parts, wrapping up orders or artwork, sealing them in oddles of packaging tape and trundling to the Post Office to set them on their merry way.

Cheers, g

karin said...

beautiful translucency in that leaf!

cally said...

Envying your tidying spree!

joy said...

that ivory photo is gorgeous!

lisa said...

oh my goodness. i love the leaf and the shot of your bright living room.