'The little space within the heart is as great as the vast universe. The heavens and the earth are there, and the sun and the moon and the stars. Fire and lightning and winds are there, and all that now is and all that is not.' -The Upanishads.

Friday, May 25, 2012

"At Spring Again"

My brother-in-law is what my daughter calls a "freegan".  He scours the neighborhood at all hours of the night looking for usable stuff that unenlightened businesspeople are throwing away.  Generally, he looks for scrap metal that he can cash in, but sometimes he finds some pretty cool stuff.  A couple of years ago, he came across a box of plastic hands behind a rheumatologist's office.  They apparently had been used to illustrate the difference between normal and severely arthritic hands and my husband has used the most grotesque of them to decorate on Hallowe'en.  I needed a way to display bracelets at a book signing where I was offered a table, so my brilliant and beautiful friend Janet suggested I use some of the hands.  I took all of the normal hands and painted them with acrylics to hide the worst of the scratches and wear.  I think they turned out pretty cool.  (And Dave still gets to use the distorted ones for his creepy Hallowe'en display.)

The book to be signed, by the way, is called "At Spring Again" and is a collaboration between Liz Casey (poetry) and Doris Diamond (photos).  https://www.facebook.com/AtSpringAgain.  Profits from the book will be donated to "Food Not Bombs".

Thank you Thing.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A couple of new pieces in the amulet necklace series, photographed during a break in the rain and fog.  I need to redo the photos... I was really pleased with the colors on the second piece.  I usually stay away from purple, but I love the way it plays off the heavily patina-ed copper and silver.  And the pink in the garden quartz drop ...mmmm

And another charm bracelet ...heavy on the mojo

Friday, May 11, 2012

I had posted some photos on the Ice Resin user gallery a couple of weeks ago and they were nice enough to choose one of the photos to feature on the Ice Queen E-Zine today.

Here's the link:


Thanks to Carol at Ice Resin for doing such a nice job!  (Years ago the NY Times did a full page article on my art quilts and printed one of the photos upside down.  The quilt happened to have things dangling off it and they looked like they were defying gravity - just a little strange.)