Monday, March 24, 2008

Spring has begun?

Dear Reader, here in South Florida we are having a lovely early spring. It's been in the 70s and a few nights even lower. We are getting some much needed rain (we are on rationing here). So far my friends in the midwest have been safe, but it is going to take some time for them to clean up. Hope you are where the weather is lovely.

Since I last wrote, I went to see the Calder Jewelry exhibit at the Norton in Palm Beach. Calder made at least 1800 pieces of jewelry in his lifetime, mostly as gifts to his beloved wife and friends. I knew about his mobiles and stabiles, but hadn't really seen any of his jewelry and it was stunning! He used wire and found objects to make the most amazing pieces. Phenomenal. Please go see it or get the book on the exhibit. You will be blown away by what he could do with a piece of wire and a hammer.

Here's an altered tin for the spring altered tin swap from Unshelved Words. Trish told me about it and I couldn't resist. I cut out the front leaving a pretty frame and added a watercolor flower and a couple pressed flowers (under mica).

The inside is lined with some hand painted fabric and vintage lace. The poem is actually a haiku although space didn't allow the correct formating. Doesn't spring always make you think about starting again? What will you start this spring?


The Tattered Rose said...

The tin is gorgeous! So glad to know you're playing, too. The tin you made me is one of my most prized posssessions. Cheers, Trish G.

purplepaint said...

Oh I love this!!!! I'm really into birds and nests and eggs. Thanks for visiting my blog. :) Marva