Posted in Artifacts of Adornment, daily chronicles, tagged artful life, beloved macbook, creativity, eco savvy accessories, floral hair adornment, from the rock, handmade fabric flowers for every occasion, handmade in Jamaica, ila blu adornment, inspiration, jamaica life, jewelry, love, obsession, one love, Ooak, Optimism, photography, Wish on March 19, 2011|
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I started writing this from the car Friday morning, on the way to Montego Bay. A beautiful day for a drive, even if the purpose of the mission was to sort out yet another Jamaican postal calamity/bureaucratic bull shi*! I find I sail through such situations smoothly when I put on my happy face and grin with gratitude.
Update: Eight hours later, after a very long day of bureaucratic servitude, the grin of gratitude waned, and I didn’t have the energy to continue this post. I am having an impossible time typing because my keyboard has gone ballistic and refuses to function without an external mouse (which is sitting on my desk at home, oops).
Which reminds me that I’ve yet to share with you the very sad news that my beloved macbook is on the fritz. I don’t know that I’ve ever felt so emotionally bonded to and dare I say, dependent on a machine (with the exception of my first record player, and perhaps my last mac). My mac is my home theatre, stereo, blog center, and correspondence aid. Almost everything to me!
There is no doubt that my creative, artistic and computer skills have grown infinitely in the last few years of relationship with this laptop. And I am sad to admit that this trusty mac is on the fast track to retirement. Hopefully, she will be grazing greener pastures and browsing the net in easy, relaxed fashion in no time. For now I am squeezing every ounce of usability from this workhorse for as long as the keyboard and mouse hold out. Fingers crossed!
This week I’m obsessed with flower forming and polenta recipes though not in combination. The options presented by these two very diverse mediums (polenta and flowers) are limitless. I had no idea! I am including a few pics of recent creations and am considering adding a recipes category.
Have a fabulous weekend!
One Love, walk good, fingers crossed, hope to blog again soon…
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Posted in inspiration, tagged art, artful life, artful living, authenticity, bold adornment, creativity, floral hair adornment, flowers, from the rock, hair accessories, Handmade, handmade in Jamaica, ila blu adornment, in the studio, inspiration, one love, Ooak, Optimism, photography, studio, Wish on March 11, 2011|
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As you can see it’s been busy over here on the rock. My head is swirling with inspiration, imaginations and images. I am over at Studio Jru again for show & Tell. Participating in this Friday engagement keeps me on my toes and definitely makes me more cognizant of my work/s in progress. 🙂
Thread, needles, beads, findings, embellishments and curiousities are abundant. And I dare not show you a wide angle view of the work area! Scary. But I will be doing some scooping, storing and organizing in the studio this weekend to make it more roomy and bearable. Sometimes I am so overpowered by the muse/s I actually forget where I am and what I’m doing. Moving from skrap to skrap, objet to objet, image to image. It consumes me. Perhaps too much.
Honestly, sometimes I just can’t turn it off. I need to learn how.
Nonetheless, it’s been a relatively productive week. I am gaining momentum and excitement about the potential for said new line of hair adornment/s. I am stuck on the name. I would love to enlist you to help me and give some feed back as to which name you think best suits this pursuit?
So far I’ve come up with with:
blüm by ila blu
flora by ila blu
Of course the blüm is pronounced bloom and flora is pronounced flora.
Which do you prefer? I like them both and think either could work. So???……
I am wishing you an oustanding weekend. I hope you start or continue something you love, preferably creative.
One Love, walk good, gone to get some sunshine…
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