Friday, May 12, 2006

Blossom Rain...

I am simply loving all the little spring showers we are getting in the evenings..cooling down the warm, and giving all the plants a drink. As if by magic the back gardens have sprung forth with a burst of pinks and greens..and when the rain comes, cascades of petal confetti from the blossoming tree fall in spiraling clouds. Such beauty....it's even warm enough to hang washing out to dry......! (although I haven't yet)

I really think all this warm weather is having an effect on me (despite my being indoors most of the time!)..just look at my flickr favourites..what a yellow bias there is, it has just crept up on me somehow! *beam*

Here are some canvases that I printed up with my pattern designs to go to a show (just to accompany this time..no jewellery work on them as I couldn't send them in their heavy glass cases)....I am currently working on some new pattern designs to inspire some new forms and work for the forthcoming show. It has been so long since I have made a new pattern, as each has such mileage for jewellery designs to take from it. But I love pattern...so it's nice to be doing this once more.

I thought I would share a link to one of my all-time favourite artist jewellers - Bettina Speckner's work is just beautiful, and is very high end gallery 'art' work. I first saw her work in person when I visited Munich in Germany (where she shows a lot) and was blown away..(the backs of her pieces are as beautiful as the fronts)..they are like little paintings, such wonderful compositions, and I love the photographic etchings and transfers and use of material..so delicious!
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend...I will be working, as I have lots to make, but as I can look out the window at the beautiful blossom rain..it really ain't all bad at all!
hugs to all xox

12 comments:

Shari said...

your sideboard display is quite lovely. i love when blossoms fall from the trees like soft, colorful rain. we are way past that point here in the humid south but i'm glad you are in the midst of it! bettina! double wow! beautiful pieces. good luck with all of the work on your plate. glad you can at least peer out on some beauty. xx, shari

ashb said...

I love your patterns on canvas, that will look gorgeous with your work. Perfect compliment! Also I look forward to seeing your new designs, I love the elegance to your pieces :) Have a great weekend! xo ash

Lolita Blahnik said...

Lovely picture ( the garden one) and great blog!
;)

cally said...

Very excited by the prospect of you doing new patterns, your patterns and colour choices are my fave aspect of your work (being a textile girl at heart).

And thanks for the great Bettina Link, I've seen a few of her things in magazines but never as much as on this link.

Julie said...

Beautiful pictures - always.

Marieke said...

Beautful how you describe that rain! It makes me rethink my notion of rain. I heard ones that it rains way more in Holland than in Scotland. Did you know that? ;-)

And don't you just love the word "schmuck"? German can be a great language, with all these odd, adequate words... Have a lovely Sunday! Hope you can get some rest today!

I love your canvasses by the way...

Jessica said...

Your patterns would be great on clothing or bedding. I think they are really amazing as a series.

sharon whyte said...

hi abigail - nice to see your work around your house like that. can't wait to see the new patterns you come up with, they're sure to be lovely!

Lena said...

hello!

wish i could see your patterns closer up! are they on flickr? i'm still a total flickr novice...

lena

jenny vorwaller said...

everything, is sooo beautiful! the sideboard in action is lovely!

(and dont you love the evidence of the things you didnt know you loved but you do in flcikr favs? like all that yellow! yum)

lisa s said...

i hope i can see the sideboard bigger on flickr!

lovely lovely lovely all around [but of course it's all from YOU!]

stella said...

beautiful sideboard and the pieces of art! :)
so talented you are, abigail!