06 September 2009

72*, overcast & breezy - perfection!

'autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower'
-albert camus

keep close to Nature's heart... 
and break clear away, once in awhile, 
and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. 
wash your spirit clean.
-john muir

i woke up this morning to incredible weather... the smog was lifting from my brain and i had ideas that i could clearly work on... i will never dispute the magic of summer, associations with free time & relaxation... but for me, nothing beats autumn... there is something about it that invigorates & awakens me... this necklace, 'autumn cleansing', was meant to be simple... a resin maple leaf pendant from artbeads.com, lampwork glass from mika at pinocean & some great spiral headpins from rocki at rockis supplies hang from vintaj brass, copper & sterling antiqued chains... 

'to receive everything, 
one must open one's hands and give.'
- taisen deshimaru
'finding your center' earrings feature tierracast copper henna'd hands, lampwork glass from mika and vintaj components... these green beads are soft, warm and representative of the heart chakra... green represents harmony/balance, compassion & generosity...

'when you get there, there isn't any there there.'
- gertrude stein
'transience' earrings feature carved bone skulls given to me by a friend... they remind us of the impermanence of life, the gift of the present moment... skulls hang from vintaj components...

i am truly enjoying every moment of this day... 
hope you are too!


  1. Lovely necklace and earrings Marie! I love copper! I use it a lot and wear it myself.

    Wish we had those temps! It's still summer here, and we've had storms for the past two days, so it's not only hot, it's very humid. Not my kind of weather at all!

    Hope you have a great holiday weekend!

  2. I just love the names you choose! It really draws me in. And then there is so much more to look at and explore in your wearable art. Enjoy the holiday! Erin

  3. beautiful, great work!

  4. Thank you Marie for the lovely comments on my blog and our state. It is an interesting state! As for Sedona, yes, I think everyone should experience Sedona at least once in their life. We happen to go up there frequently, we have family there. It really is pretty! I hope you get the chance to go someday. You won't regret it!

    Enjoy your holiday tomorrow!

  5. Lovely pieces, Maire! I really enjoy autumn, but our temps were not quite as comfy on the weekend, it was only around 60°F. I'm hoping today will be better.

  6. Love the pics with the denim jeans as the background - the tab on the pocket perfectly accents the colours in the necklace.
    Hope your good weather continues, things are definitely cooling down in England.
    Kristin :)

  7. Thank you so much for your kind comment on my ATC, Maire! As it is a trading card, I will not be selling it, only perhaps trading and it has already been spoken for in this case - sorry! But I think the bug has bitten me and there will be more. Maybe there will be another you might like.

  8. Really terrific photos, if it's possible I think they are getting better and better each time!

  9. love that camus quote and the fiery necklace!


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