Sunday, October 26, 2008

To Adorn a Girl




Blue and White... Silver and Bright...
Fresh Water Pearl... To Adorn a Girl.





Been busy the last while creating new work for the Christmas shows...



Approx. 2" long including Sterling earwire, Large Fresh Water Pearl, Porcelain, Sterling and Copper ..................... see my web album for details of Desideratum Art Jewelry...

44 comments:

Sharon said...

Gorgeous as always. Do you wear your own work? You must have the best jewelry collection in Canada!

painter girl said...

Beautiful1 I love those blue beads with the pearls...it reminds me French fabric. And the poem suits the delicateness of the earrings perfectly.

Thank you so much for your sweet words on my blog. I can't tell you how you boosted my spirit. You really made my week!
Leanne

shicat said...

Really beautiful Gwen. Best of luck at the holiday shows. How do you purchase your jewelry?

Anet said...

I love these. How cute would these be with a cozy cable sweater and a pair of old faded jeans!

mansuetude said...

so elegant~ the blue hand painted part reminds me of a tea mug my sister gave me with some blue done like that on white... I used it every day, it was heavy, and when i broke it i cried. That's a weird way to know how much you love someone.

I never mentioned how once, i went looking on your blog, and thought how much More I could have accomplish these past few with your work ethic--that said, after the talk about the Puritans, and guilt; it didnt' make me feel guilty, but slow and too dreamy maybe... but its planted; time is so sneaky. :)

Beautiful weather today.
Sweet peace.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Sounds like a great combo, Anet!! You would make a great stylist...

what am I saying.. You are one!!!

Ruth said...

How pretty they are, Gwen.

I have to wait another month or more to see the earrings you made that Peter picked up for me at Beckwith & Co. Thursday, but am I ever looking forward to it! He told me they are "awesome." Me so happy. :)

Gwen Buchanan said...

Thanks Sharon, Yes, I wear a piece of my work every day.. but sadly I don't really have too many pieces... just a few I couldn't bear to let go...
Sometimes people buy it right off of our bodies at shows...

Gwen Buchanan said...

Thanks so much, Leanne,
I find your work so enchanting.. and it tells many stories... Beautiful...

Chris' Shady Grove said...

Gorgeous! I love them!

Gwen Buchanan said...

Hi Shicat.. Thanks for the hopeful wish.. everyone is hoping the shows will be well attended...
If you are interested in anything please contact me at mycastle@nb.sympatico.ca

Gwen Buchanan said...

mansuetude.. I have always had a love affair blue and white...

I'm sorry to hear your favourite mug met its end... I sadly understand the feeling of how objects have deeper connections than they first appear.. When the one remaining bowl (it happened to be blue and white too) from my bowl collection.. the one that I miraculously managed to save from the fire unscathed... 6 mo.later, crashed to the floor.. I sat right down and cried too.. It felt like too much finality...

oh yes time is sneaky indeed.. and somehow does a disappearing act... the ultimate.. never to return or be seen again...

A day of rain... but I do need that so I stay directed, as I have been drifting lately... I'm starting to make some headway...

Gwen Buchanan said...

Oh Ruth that is so groovy.. I'm so excited... Please tell him Thank you for me.. that was so sweet!!!

Gwen Buchanan said...

Thanks Chris.. I love your colors...

Ruth said...

I will, Gwen.

And it's true what you and Mansetude say about blue and white. We have a blue & white vase from Samos that we love.

mansuetude said...

yes, weird how an object becomes an emotional link manifest... i am not a big object person--not a collector of things (maybe invisibles..) but since you used the word "mediation" about our talks of fire, water, music (transporters of mind and feeling) I thought last night that maybe certain objects DO become like talismans of relationship to and from things and places (within us)...

the hand held thing I connected to my sister

your bowl... (maybe even the blue and white) (a sort of script for me) so much... if they break; we break... or release like a cloud burst--it is a transporter too!

Big thinking.

and a big berry to you... thanks. :)

Gwen Buchanan said...

Ruth and Mansuetude...

an invisible link...

and I agree, like talismen... spiritual connections..

something sensual and touched creates this, I believe...
...a stand-in...

Thank you so much...

rivergardenstudio said...

Lovely earings, and I love reading the exchange in your comments... how can objects represent feelings and memories.... thanks, Roxannne

Ruth said...

This just occurred to me:

Did you ever hear Stephen Hawkings say, why shouldn't we be able to remember the future?

Strangely, we bought our vase on Samos, and now I have a dear, dear friend who lives there, and I connect the vase with her whom I met only this year, twenty years after buying it from an artisan shop.

There is so much that connects all of us. If we sit quietly, we can see and hear it.

Sandy said...

These are beautiful! I love your creations. I would love even more being able to walk around your studio and see them in person.

Hope you are havin a great creative period.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Roxanne ... I is a wonderful treat to have exchanges with the world and to see how each other thinks and cares ... Thank you...

Gwen Buchanan said...

Ruth, what a idea... I had never heard that quote by Stephen Hawkings before... it is sort of like deja vu but backwards...

... an object found far in advance of the Now connection... that is very special...
Yes you are right .. and the sun and moon shines on all of us... that has a good feeling...

Gwen Buchanan said...

Sandy..
You would be so welcome here.. but I have to admit.. it is a terrible mess at the moment..

always is when we are preparing for a show... you'll have to pardon the upside-downness..

Don said...

Beautiful work.

When you say "shows" are you going to places where retail shops go shopping?

You never cease to amaze me with the things you make. I love it all!!

Gwen Buchanan said...

Thanks Don, You ask about "shows".. this time we are going to Christmas craft fairs that are open to the public...
We'll see a lot of fellow crafts people that we only see once a year.. wish we weren't so busy when we were there as no ever has much time to mingle.. unless the shows are slow and no one wants that to happen...

Penny said...

For some one who finally got her ears pierced at the grand old age of 66 these are gorgeous, I do make some earrings for me, but after no earrings I now have a large number and love wearing them, sometimes I think much to the horror of my friends as I have to say I love long and sometimes way out!

Gwen Buchanan said...

Good for you, Penny...

I bet your friends secretly can't wait to see what you'll wear next...

Arija said...

Gwen, they are adorable! Love the pearls gently glowing and the blue of he beads. I wish you all success with the Christmas shows.

Danielle Barlow said...

Oooh, what lovely earrings - I am coveting them! I'm such a sucker for earrings!
Actually, what I really wanted to comment on was the beauty of your photographs. They have such a wonderful feeling of serenity!

Gwen Buchanan said...

Thanks Arija.. I have been working very steady lately but I should not have procrastinated last month when it was quiet.. That will teach me.. I figure I'll be working right up till the last gun is fired!!!

Gwen Buchanan said...

Hi Danielle, I am afraid I am the same way when it comes to earrings...

So glad you can feel the serenity .. .. It is very calming living along this coastline...

Ruth said...

Gwen, weird! I just came back to read the new comments here, and as I read I remembered that I dreamt I was wearing my new earrings last night. :) I was taking inventory of my outfit from shoes on up, and at the end, my fingers reached up to my ears, and even though I was wearing them, I could see them too (dreams are so cool). It was a very nice feeling, made me happy.

Gwen Buchanan said...

that's crazy Ruth.. It is probably better than thinking about the election... I would have loved to have seen you in your dream...

Funny thing.. dreams... our minds never stop do they... well at least while we are living...

mansuetude said...

... we are living dreams!

Gwen Buchanan said...

I think so....

Jo said...

"The Girl With The Pearl Earring"
Loved that movie, and it's the first thing I thought of when I saw your beautiful earrings!
Lots of luck to you, for your Christmas fairs...

BTW Amazing commentary going on here...love it!

Ruth said...

I like that, "living dreams." Now if only we could see each other in our dreams (only with permission of course).

Gwen Buchanan said...

Oh Jo, I loved that book.. and its descriptions..
a mother-in-law,in my other life.. long ago... was Dutch.. and it made me think of her..

Thanks so much for the good wishes.. Hope I'm able to complete all I need to do...

Gwen Buchanan said...

Ruth ... I always wished I could share the movies in my mind, too

mansuetude said...

Halloween candy...
why does it exist..?

Gwen Buchanan said...

so dentist's hungry drills can have a taste of the children...

mansuetude said...

very funny

but Nope... that is not the magic password... maybe the answer will come in your dreams. :)

Serena said...

Gorgeous earrings, Gwen! I've always loved blue with white too....heavenly combo. I can imagine that sometimes people buy jewellery straight off your body...you are obviously the perfect model.

OH, and Penny's comment about loving long and way out earrings immediately brought my 73 year old mother to mind. Mum is always getting complimented on her earrings....she has four holes in EACH ear and wears a long and way out earring in each hole, all different to each other too. It certainly draws attention, particularly at her age. Did I mention that Mum also has a dainty little nose stud earring too? Not your average 73 year old.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Thank you Serena, no not a perfect model by any means but always wonder if they like to buy something that we wear because they fel we connect with it more.. and that's feels good...

Your mum is quite the individualist and shows she really enjoys expressing herself...... she must have interesting views on things too... good for her!!!