Monday, August 10, 2009

BECOMING LIGHT


There is a little story behind my moth....I'll call her my muse. The title, Becoming Light, is taken from a poem in my brother's poetry book...."The World In Place Of Itself", and the poem is called "On Becoming Light". I have been trying to think of a way that I could connect to his creativity with mine, since I adore his work, although dark at times....very real...and meaningful to me. So when Deryn posted Project 19 from Mary Hettmanssperger's book, everything clicked. Credit given to Deryn for another awesome idea of keeping the Stitched Segments pin free of the pin, so maybe later it could be used as an embellishment for a journal or mixed media of some sort.....SOOOOOOO.. ...I am taking that idea to start(in my spare time of course!) a journal , to track the travel of the moth through my world and his, to use it's representation as a guiding light, not really the way Bill interpreted it! I can wear the moth until my journal is complete, and then I can embellish the cover with it somhow by just undoing the ribbon.
Deryn's challenge is to work through Mary's book, and this is called the Stiched Segment's Pin. I made mine out of patterned sheet brass from Objects and Elements, and put in a touch of bling with a vintage garnet bead, crytal spacer, and a beautiful bali bead. Sewn together with sterling silver, annealed, hammered, and antiqued with liver of sulfer. Hangs from the beautifully spun string of the Objects and Elements Sari Silk.
Since beginning some mixed media projects, I am started to feel more of a connection between words, paper, and jewelry, and so begins the journey of the moth.......

25 comments:

julie Haymaker thompson said...

Now This ROCKS Very unique!!!!

Cindy said...

Sharon
I love it! You have tied in so many elements that seem dear to you - your journey with mixed media, your brother's poetry, Deryn's challenge, and now your new journal. Can you send some of this amazing creativity my way? :-)

Michelle said...

What a beautiful piece...and so full of meaning, thought, & inspiration! And YAY! You are joining the journaling world too!!! Can't wait to see what all your creativity will bring! big hugs, Michelle

Cristi-2 If By Sea said...

have to agree with Julie. This piece ROCKS, Sharon! Love it...

Leslie @ Bei Mondi said...

Sharon, the piece and the idea are both so creative. Please let us know about the little moth's travels. We'd love to hear what kind of mischief she gets into.:)

Narrative jewelry said...

Beautiful idea, and development, the result is so nice. Love the combination of blue and antiqued gold.

sharon said...

Thank you all my sweet sweet friends!! Again, you start my day on such a sweet note of brightness and good feelings! You are all sooooo kind, I honestly don't know what I would do without you!!

Mari Aparicio said...

Sharon, love it, your art is sooooo versatile!!!!

Deryn Mentock said...

Just beautiful, Sharon. I'm so glad you did this project! I don't think you'll be sorry you started a design journal.

Terri Kahrs said...

Sharon, this piece is outstanding in so many ways. I love that you've used your creativity to create such a personal, meaningful piece. Can't wait to hear about the moth's journeys. I'm enthralled with your work! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Kristin said...

AWESOME! Sharon you are really making the most beautiful pieces right now!

Beth Anderson said...

Sharon - what a gorgeous, unique necklace - I love it!

Dale said...

i have just been loving creating pieces for teh challenge myself. The techniques in teh book are fantastic :).

lilibulle said...

very nice sharito!! i love this piece!! and want to see your art journal!!!

sharon said...

Thank you all again....you are all so encouraging and uplifting!!

TesoriTrovati said...

You are so freakin' talented Sharon! I have Mary's book and have followed Deryn but I am so daunted by it all. I just don't know if I have what it takes to dive in and do those projects (let alone the time). You are certainly a creative inspiration for me! Enjoy the day! Erin

artgirly said...

I asbsolutely love this!
xo- Nicole

Silver Parrot said...

Very unique and unusual. I love the moth.

lilylovekin said...

I love to see how you are using all you techniques in your art work. And that you are being inspired by your brothers poetry.

Tammy and Rob said...

Gorgeous piece Sharon, I love it! I know the outcome of the journal will be wonderful!!

peggy gatto said...

Exquisite, really!!!!!!!

Tumble Fish Studio said...

Hi Sharon! I am so glad you stopped by so I could come see your BEAUTIFUL blog and jewelry work! Wow, woman! I am blown away with how gorgeous your pieces are! And, as I skimmed down the page and saw your lovely collage work, I have to say, you are doing some amazing work! Just starting out? Oh my goodness, watch out world! I'm so glad you are in Crowabout. I find it very challenging to do challenges but it helps me grow so I have no doubt you will be feeling you've got it all down soon - you already have a voice and style and wonderful sense for the medium. You are teaching all of us too! I'm off to add you to my links! Thanks for the lovely visit!
marsha

Marbella Designs said...

very cool!

Paula said...

OMG this is just so cool !!!!!

Oh yeah, and I got my "loyalty" piece today. I'm over the moon, I love it so much. I'm quite a bit shorter than you and that final crystal hangs just at the start of my....well, you know......yum!!!! Anyway, I adore this necklace and I'm so glad I finally gave in to treat myself.......

You've got a couple of other things I've got my eye on.....note to self "sell more art" !!!!!

Thanks again and keep at it, your work is awesome.

diane said...

Sharon~
This is gorgeous! I love your moth! What a great piece of art =)

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