As for leisure time and general distractions, some enameling, some knitting , some jewelry making..
"Rainbow in Someone's Cloud- Maya Angelou" is a cloisonne enameling project started while taking classes at Liloveve. I was able to finish firing at home with my recently acquired kiln.
|one of final layers, drying on top of kiln before going in|
|piece through window, firing in kiln|
|fully fused and fired, cleaned, waiting to be set in a bezel and finished|
|set in silver bezel|
|back of the piece before it was set|
On the fiber side, Susan B. Anderson's Curly Snake was finished just in time for nephew's sixth birthday, my version is not curly.
|snake in a knot|
|my attempt to imitate her pictures|
David Carradine said, "If you cannot be a poet, be the poem". Quotes are my endorphins, they inspire, acknowledge, and assuage rough moments. I had the idea to create Message Bubbles, some to wear, as an antidote when "sadness" creeps in.
|stacked, may be worn as pendant|