Friday, April 17, 2009

board of health go home

I updated my FB status today, commenting on the lamentable status of my purse. I walk around with it and puffs of dust and scraps of receipts fly around me, ala Pigpen. I know that all you know that I am a person who likes to use hyperbole to get my point across, but I decided to photo-journalize the facts of this case, to prove that I am in fact NOT exaggerating.
exhibit A:

This is what it would look like if I just plopped this bad boy next to you on the bus.
let's really examine what is going on here-shall we?
exhibit B:

I dump all contents onto couch in reception area of office.

let's take a closeup or two to see the carnage in horrific detail:
exhibits C & D:

Here, you see all the fast food and gas receipts along with a months worth of deposit slips. Also shown, the earrings I am fixing for my mom, my magic wallet (exploding), and entire pack's worth of Orbit mint mojito gum wrappers, and the keyring of all my "preferred shopper" type of key tags.
Here we see not one, but two pocket packs of tissue, hand cream, car and other keys, gas-ex, one of two lens cloths, phone and blue tooth earpiece, camera case, an obituary and the directions to that person's viewing, the key to Alisa's house and a three week old shopping list- is it all becoming clear now?
Now, here is the show-stopper, and the reason I walk folded over to one side (drum roll, bitte)

I have admitted to being addicted to various lip products, and here is what happens when said addict keeps throwing those beloved little tubes into her purse without ever taking some out. My lipstick bag is very slime, designed to hold a lip liner, a lipstick, a gloss and my beloved Timewise lip primer. As evidenced in this picture, I have far exceeded these parameters.
So I sorted through all the junk, and kept the good
Here is what I normally tote around (minus my camera case, I must have put that back in before I snapped this pic), fairly useful things that get me through my day- now you can actually see some of the things that were there before, but were buried. My tweezerman emery board in a case, Tide pen, little notepad in its green paisley embossed metal case, splenda in convenient pill form, my asthma inhaler, my business card case, my awesome tampon case, and finally my truly wonderful reusable shopping bag which will be documented later. ( Tax season must really be over, look at me, even including hyper-links, woohoo, FANCY)

There we go, all purged and spring cleaned. Now if I could only dump the contents of my house out like that, all would be right in the world, my little world.

next, I will work on my posts for project 365, which sadly, has been neglected, and will not be a true experiment in pictures every single day. I will post what I have, and promise myself I will get back on track!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

i think it's finally done...

I've been working on this one for quite a while...

I bought these garnet last summer (I think), and then was faced with the quandary of what to do with them. I loved the boldness of the Wilma Flintstone I had made last winter, so I took some cues from there. After trying several combinations with the garnet (which is black red, quite opaque)I settled on turquoise and copper. I had tried combos that were more "formal", but I really like the casualness of this arrangement. I then decided to fabricate the bead caps, because everything I was trying to accent with just didn't have enough presence. The front of the necklace is on memory wire. I then had to create the back of the necklace. My first design had these bars that looked like horse bits. They succeeded in hurting my neck (this thing weighs a ton)so I realized I needed something wide, to help support the weight of the stones and keep them from digging into my neck fat.

The clasp is also now nearly invisible, which in this case is a good thing. Now I think I will sell her. I have this pathological desire to keep all the pieces I create that I adore. They are much like children, I think, I need to set them out into the world, if it will have them.

PS: any opinions on using the background paper? I kind of like it, but don't want anything too distracting. Here are pictures without background

Please comment...

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

stopgap measure

Took this yesterday, thinking my new pink sweater would look lovely against the fresh pale green sproutiness- well, I was wrong, but thought it looked OK as black and white. I only have a few minutes, I am busier than a 1 legged man at an ass-kicking contest at work, and it seems I will be getting busier in general. My girlfriend Mary, online entrepreneur extraordinaire, has graciously agreed to SELL MY JEWELRY! I am a combination of trembly, sick to my stomach and that-girl throw my hat in the air excited.
I think this could really happen....

oh and here's the link!
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