to here. My newest addition. An illustration of the lotus flower sealed behind resin and strung with some colorful glass seed beads. It can be found here in my shop.
Over the weekend I went to a nearby garden nursery to look for a more appropriate pot for the Boston fern that sits on my bedside table. At the nursery, I saw this statue of Ganesh that has a lovely image of him—calm and peaceful. After work today I went back to the nursery and snatched him up. I’m trying to find a good spot for him in front of our house. This is how he looked after I found a pedestal for him. It’s a work in progress. He is only 17″ tall and I’ll be working on propping him up a bit higher and making his surroundings more lush and colorful. Ganesh is most probably one of the more loved gods in India. He is the remover of obstacles and the god of wealth. To see his image is always a reminder to me of the benevolence of people and nature.
Oh joy! I just spent about 3 hours at my work table, experimenting with copper sheet and rings! Yes….joy! I haven’t had time to sit in front of supplies and experiment in what seems like a long while. Busy with the family, the household and weekends packed with activities. So here is my first go at creating a very simple design. I textured the ring with a flower pattern and hand stamped a few letters on it. The text can be customized or be left off altogether. I plan on introducing the design in sterling silver soon.
It is a short 15 minute drive from our home to Little Farm in Tilden Park in the East Bay hills. This is a fun place as you get to feed the cows, goats, sheep, ducks and chickens, and stroke a bunny or two. We’ve been going for several years and I never tire of it. In the span of 15 minutes, we drive through busy streets past our favorite eateries and cafes, up into the hills and winding roads into this small area of land that has been the home of Little Farm since 1955.