Saturday, August 30, 2014

Dear Speck

Speck (11/6/2001 ~ 6/24/2014)

It has been quite a while since I have posted anything - much has been going on both happy and sad. One event that has left a large hole in my life is the loss of my dear friend, Speck. It's been two months and we are still missing him. Here are a few words I wrote in his memory.

Speck AKA Mr. Speck, Spectacular, Señor Suavẽ and/or Speckita lost his battle with cancer last night ~ we are numb. Rescued from a house that contained a clap-on/clap-off fountain, at 9 weeks old Speck joined our household and became ruler of the roost ~ our dog Sparky who was 7 at the time was happy to be relieved of the top dog responsibilities. Speck was the quintessential Scottish Terrier ~ independent, feisty, faithful, vigilant and full of personality. I give him credit for helping me choose my boyfriend, Dick, keeping our yard vermin free, providing us with a zillion happy memories, and for being my loyal companion & muse through good and bad times for all of his 12 1/2 years. RIP my handsome boy, Speck ~ gone, but never forgotten.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Week of Wire ~ Egg Decorating


INSPIRATION 2014 #93: Here's a novel way to decorate eggs ~ wrapped wire ~ how eggstravagant!  The variety of patterns created is just amazing ~ make sure to check here for many more. While many of the photos aren't the greatest and the site is in Russian (I think), there are some illustrated instructions, so you could try this yourself. On my list for next year!

Happy Easter!

Wishing you a joyous and happy Easter!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Week of Wire ~ Candle Holders

INSPIRATION 2014 #92: Another functional object made from wire ~ beautiful candle/votive holders. Wire is such a great material as it is delicate, but strong ~ allowing one to create seemingly fragile objects that are actually very sturdy. While wire is relatively easy to work with, it will do a number on your hands!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Week of Wire ~ Pendant Lighting

INSPIRATION 2014 #91: Interesting and uniquely shaped wire pendant lighting ~ from more traditional and symmetrical to contemporary and asymmetrical. So versatile ~ any of these would fit right in with your eclectic decor.

Week of Wire ~ Functional Objects

INSPIRATION 2014 #90: Wonderful collection of wire functional objects ~ baskets, kitchen and household tools. Examined closely, these objects are cleverly made ~ many of the baskets are collapsible, while some of the tools are crafted from a single piece of wire. Wouldn't you love a wall of wire in your home?  I know I would!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Spring Collection

INSPIRATION 2014 #89: A lovely collection of flower frogs and other spring themed items. What a beautiful way to arrange and utilize a group of objects. I have been collecting flower frogs for years ~ I only collect metal ones as I love the patinas and the sculptural variety. Maybe it is time to dust them off and do a photo shoot?!