Boy howdy, there's some spring cleaning to do....my blog layout is seriously in need of attention.....I've been nudged by a number of things, reasons, signs, to pick up this old volume, dust it off, and begin again. I mean, why not? Even though I am choking to death on the dust, here goes. I avoid technology, am quite reclusive...I just recently got a smart phone and a tablet...and learned to text. My family about keeled over in surprise. I really like the phone not ringing all the time, so why didn't I do that before?? I digress....I have a CobwebPalace page on Facebook that I equally neglected as well. It would probably be less humiliating if I just deleted everything and started over. I guess I am a sucker for humiliation. Half the blogs I used to follow are gone. Over the bridge, kaput. We'll see how this goes.
My focus is still and has been for years, reconstructing, assemblage, what can I do with this cool old thing/stuff?... it gives me great joy to share, teach, inspire others and I do miss that. Really, I will just pretend that I am here talking to myself and working out design issues, and then look around for a publish button. It's just taking electronic notes, right?
I took a picture today that I am in love with. Camera pointed right smack down into one of my favorite tubs of junk. I love all the rust, verdigris, natural patina, it smells just like this blog. Dusty. All this stuff came out of an epic bottle dig in a Nevada town, on private property with permission of course. The town burned to the ground more than once I think, I can't believe people would just throw away some of this stuff. A half a dozen Victorian buttons with dragons...surely they were on a coat once? Some of it will find its way into shadow boxes and shrines, some into jewelry, I might bury some of it in my yard to be found generations from now, Nah,
|An exquisite antique carved bone piece wired carefully to an old sterling brooch setting. The carving is so fragile, this needs to be a shorter piece so it isn't bumped. Longer necklaces sustain more abuse.|