Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Not quite forgotten


Some time ago I asked for suggestions of what colours to use on the barnacle/sea things pendants and one suggestion took me a little by surprise. Lynn suggested sand, greens, and salmon colours. I did in fact follow up on that a bit later. I couldn't quite figure out how it might work. And then when I had done a piece, I wasn't quite sure. I had to live with it a little bit. But now I've looked it over again and I love the subtle colours. It reminds me of the colouring of a conch shell. Maybe it is that summer is now here. Maybe it is just memories. Thanks, Lynn, I'm seeing new things here.


And this seemingly unrelated prop is something that the colours Lynn suggested made me remember. This is a piece of drift wood I picked up in Costa Rica so many years ago that we didn't think much about 'pillage' of the natural environment. It's a root of some sort that has grown around all of these now sea tumbled stones. But rest assured this was actually picked up in the aftermath of a major earthquake and a gulf hurricane. We were there before the debris could be cleared. Not an exotic holiday, just research in my former academic life. I have not had the opportunity to visit this beautiful country since. More's the loss. Costa Rica is one of the finest places I've ever had the great fortune to spend time in.

12 comments:

sharon said...

LeAnn, the new colors are so soft and subtle, very pretty!! I loove that big gnarl I see too!

Marbella Designs said...

They're beautiful!

Rosanne said...

Love the soft colors...are you gonna try a light one with the brown, I think that would combo would pop!

stregata said...

LeAnn,
that is just so beautiful! Those sea things are turning out really well. Love the story about your drift wood. And I adore that little flower propped up against it!!!! Could you make some of those in coral?? Sage green?

I'm Julia said...

I'm so happy I couldn't sleep tonite. I just separated that pretty pink one from your shop ;-)

jan said...

Love the softness of that colour

Lorelei said...

love* that first pendant. I don't see it in your shop?

Katie said...

The colors on the new sea things pendant are very pretty...But, I REALLY love the rich browns onthe flower...And, the driftwood is very cool - who doesn't love a gnarled old piece of wood? It just has so much character...

SummersStudio said...

Thanks everyone. But especially thanks to Lynn. These are not colours I would have thought of on my own!

Lorelei, that pendant went sometime late last night. Some sleepless shopper :)

Renate & Katie, it's funny about the flower. It's an abandoned design that I just recently resurrected. I plan on making a variety of colours of these.

LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

Wowzer, LeAnn, I really, really like the soft pink, it _does_ really look like a soft seashell or mother of pearl ... hmmm, I wonder how the glazes that make crystals when you fire them would look? Boy, how's this for armchair potter, LOL!

Silver Parrot said...

Love the colors - very soft and pretty!

Lucid Moon Studio said...

I seem to be late with my comments, but I love the colors on the first pendant! Very subtle, but pretty. I just finished a necklace with one of your Sea Things pendants...I really like how it turned out. I will try to get photos of it on my blog if it EVER stops raining today!!

Lisa