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{ come fly with me } January 12, 2010

 

A new week starts…and another week to start flying, soaring to the skies, on wings that bring you above the noise and disturbances that can sometimes plague one’s life. Imagine that? Maybe some of you have already broken your new year’s resolutions right in the first week. But a new week has started, so it’s a chance to start again. Spring breeds a rejuvenated world for the birds and butterflies, and every new week brings fresh beginnings for us. Time to fly!

 

Sharing one of my favorite poems with all of you…

 

< New Every Morning >

Every day is a fresh beginning,
Listen my soul to the glad refrain.
And, spite of old sorrows
And older sinning,
Troubles forecasted
And possible pain,
Take heart with the day and begin again.

~ Susan Coolidge

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{ blue } January 7, 2010

 

Hope everyone have had a wondrous Christmas, fun-filled New Year and a beautiful start to 2010! A big shout-out to you lovelies out there that I have new Facebook fan page and apologies for asking all of you who were in my FB group previously to rejoin this fan page. I’ll be uploading to the fan page now since I could also hold exclusive promotions, previews, giveaways and contests there! So, join me! Looking forward to seeing all of you there.

 

Onward to the post…

 

Many were feeling blue now that the long holidays have officially ended on Monday, which inspired these creations and this post. I’m sure that blue is not always associated with gloominess and dismay, and not all the time. Before we sink into such dismal sentiments for this particular hue, I would like to invite all of you to think of skies so blue that you just admire how sublime this color is. Think of the myriad of blues in the sea as it changes in depth and mineral deposits. Think of how these two (the sky and the sea) combine to form a picturesque vista that is so healing to the mind, body and soul. Think of the mysterious blue of the night that hints of the great unknown. Think of comfortable blue jeans so soft that you can’t feel anymore snug. Think of blue…positively and fondly.

 

I love these blues…and I hope you do too! Wishing you all a refreshed start and another blessed year ahead.

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that’s always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.


 

 

{ mooning over… } December 13, 2009

 

Recently in November, NASA announced that they discovered a lot of water on the moon. I’m over the moon about this piece of news, not only because we might finally be able to post astronauts there to study the planets and the galaxy that Earth is only a part of, but because it also feeds my cosmic imagination that there might actually be life on that natural satellite that we have been gazing upon for so many human years.

 

Inspired by the moon, and its mutating shapes, I present these 2 creations made from matt gold moon discs, smooth like pebbles that had been polished by the sea waves, and with graphical holes like those in cheese. (I recalled a childhood story that involves a moon made out of cheese. Or it is only me who had read a story like that?)

 

Look out for my “stars” series next year…:)

 

 

{ lovely as a tree } October 22, 2009

 

First of all, apologies for this late upload and for ‘disappearing’ for a while. Been back since last week, a little jet-lagged and my mum has taken ill. But she’s alright now (Praise to the Lord! And thanks for all your prayers! I feel very blessed.), feisty as ever. I’m finding some time amidst shuttling between home and hospital to get pling ready. I’m excited about my new pieces, especially after my trip and the tons of inspiration I got from it.

 

First up, trees. I continued to be inspired by them. Gardens as well. I’ve seen the most beautiful garden in my life. I think our summery island has none to compare. But still, we have plenty of trees. Sharing 2 of my pictures with you (I had a real hard time picking them out of my thousands of pictures)…

 

neverending boulevard of trees at the Versailles gardenTrees of all shades at Jardin du Luxembourg

 

I can’t agree with Wilson Flagg more when he said that all that is cheerful and delightful in our memories will always be associated with trees or against the background of trees. Sharing another quotation that I like. I hope you will find the quote and these pieces as delightful as I did creating them.


The trees are God’s great alphabet:
With them He writes in shining green
Across the world His thoughts serene.

~ Leonora Speyer



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{ fly away } August 20, 2009

 

That day, I was looking at the birds at Bishan Park during the bazaar, while ogling at the dogs that were passing by, totally distracted by the birds, children and people all round, and probably shouting in their minds ‘BIRD!’. (Those who have watched the animation ‘Up!’ would know what I mean.)

 

In fact, I’m not much of a bird person. The ones that plaque the trees along Orchard Road really frighten me with their excited chirps in the evening. Probably I feel that their droppings might befall on my head anytime. But, I do think our little feathered friends have interesting shapes and such adorable body lines that really inspired this range of handmade necklaces and earrings. Some of those canaries, doves, and egrets that I’ve seen in bird parks, aviaries, nature reserves and as pets, are so endearing with their round eyes and bright songs.

 

Sometimes, I thought how wonderful it would be to take flight. Flying away to someplace beautiful, whenever your heart calls for it, or just hovering in the skies, taking in the view below among fluffy clouds, would be simply wonderful. If only I have wings…

 

NA0228 - flying over fields of blossoms necklaceNA0226 - pearly bird necklace

EA0159 - flying over snowy fields earringsEA0158 - soaring over emerald seas earrings

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{ forever noir } July 15, 2009

 

Black is never out of style. And I’m so sure that many of you out there will vouch for this hue that spells classic beauty, sensational style with a hint of mystery and sensuality. It can go from downtown cool to uptown repertoire, from laid-back chick to show-stopping style. I love black’s dichotomy of austerity and ductility. Colors, even black, can be fun!

 

NA0198 - let there be flowers necklace

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EA0086 - black stone marquis studsNA0022 - rings of swirls necklaceSA0020 - gleaming blacks 3-piece setEA0085 - jet set, jet black earrings

 

{ squirrels and trees } April 28, 2009

 

The last post before the month ends is about squirrels. Alas, not much connection to the Earth Month, except that in my Singaporean-induced mind that it has to do with ‘saving’. I’m sure my fellow Singaporeans would know why. It’s a particular bank’s icon when we were all schooling and the government was inculcating early savings habit with us.

 

So aptly, all in the name of SAVING. Saving the Earth I mean, and you save money too. Most Earth-damaging actions cost much. And does it matter that I also think squirrels are adorable? Here’s a picture that I came across.

 

baby-squirrel

NA0200 - porcelain tree silver necklace

NA0096 - leather squirrel interconvertible necklace & bag charm

 

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NA0205 - squirreling for acorns on a tree necklaceNA0199 - porcelain fern silver necklace

 

 
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