Friday, 26 September 2008

bats in the, pigeons on the patio

st silver and fine silver wrapped and coiled, with chunky
green howlite nuggets

well today started with a slight drama at breakfast, (whats new). the dog was hankering to get in the garden as he'd obviously seen something. usually its a squirrel, or a cat perched defiantly on the pergola down the back. so i let him out, and he ran round to the french doors which i thought was odd as it looked as though there was nothing there.................... but there was. a pigeon. on further investigation it was apparent that the bird was hurt, as no right minded creature with wings would 'sit it out' when a dog comes sniffing their butt! well, i thought, if its injured and cant fly (bearing in mind i'm talking about a bird that is known to carry disease and having recently evacuated them from my loft, dont have a lot of time for them), then hopefully , the dogs presence will give it a heart attack. but it didnt. and to spare you the longevity of my morning going back and forth to the garden to check on it, i'll come to the conclusion. my neighbour hit it on the head with my shelf. i had to do something. even with my feelings on pigeons, i couldnt see an animal suffer. and after realising that i was more of a wuss then i thought, called upon my neighbour to do the dirty deed. thank you mike. i must admit, i had to walk down the side passage, with my fingers in my ears while going 'la la la... la... la... la... la.. la.. la.. la . i would infact advise those of you who find yourself in this situation, to remove yourself completely from the vicinity, as i could still hear the 'thud' which caused me to squeakily release an expletive, naturally; i am a girl after all!

well, i wasnt gonna take a photo of a battered pigeon so thought i show my 'random' silver jewellery instead! i should point out, their not a set, as sets are definitely not my thing, i just got carried away with freeforming the wire!

Monday, 22 September 2008

a comissioned ring, using sterling silver and turquoise

blimey! my last post was on friday, and its now monday and i'm writing another. wonders will never cease!! haha lets hope this is a habit (but dont hold your breath, and i'm only good with bad ones!) well, this morning i had a lovely chat with my mechanic. i say mine cos...................... i dunno really, you just do, dont you? he's great anyhow, and hes even gonna take the van for its mot (so that'll spare me the humiliation when it fails!!) one less job for me to worry about.

now, i was gonna put up a pic i've just downloaded, on my blog of the glastonbury extravaganza i took the kids to with friends. fantastic family gig with 'the feeling' and 'kate nash'. had the best time, brilliant atmosphere and such a laugh; even if they did play my favourite song while i was queuing for the toilet, it just meant i had to dance in the toilet que! but it turned out to be a video clip........???? now, even if i was capable of transferring the clip to my blog (obviously i'm not at that level of technical ability) it would be complete pants cos its a clear as mud, and i dont just mean to use that term as a simile (have i got the right word? got the feeling its a different name, but seeing as my english is as pants as the video clip, i'm gonna take it that you get the idea) it WAS the summer of 2008 after all!! oh yeah, and there was no sound. (*note to self about camera: KEEP OUT OF REACH OF 'ORRIBLE 'LIL HERBERTS LIKE MY KIDS!*) so instead, i'm gonna post a pic of my 'orrible 'lil herberts just so you can appreciate what i'm up against. love 'em to bits really xx

Friday, 19 September 2008

moving and shaking..............

managed to make a couple of pieces inbetween the bedlum! really really pleased with them, especially the 'chunky' one. using a technique i havent tried before, but love love love the effect (particularly as i have a thing about things that are funky chunky). it was one of those moments when you've created something you've been meaning to have a go at, somehting new, and it works! then you spend the next two hours going back and admiring it, with muted outbursts of 'wow' even though your the only one in the room!! haha ( thats not just me is it?)
apologies for photo quality. another thing i've yet to master. is it apparent i like the colour aqua marine?

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

well, its about time i wrote something.................................. but what? my head is filled with indecisions, concerns, numbers (which just clouds it further as my mathematical attributes are worse then poor!) and everything that comes with selling the house and uprooting my children from all they know. yeah, its a biggy. hence not much jewellery being made either. although i will say, i spoke with a 'mad as a hatter but very wonderful' lady (not my words, but ones that i'd definately agree with!) who runs a local group in somerset for children with downs. great advice about visiting prospective schools, local support, entitlements, and shes more then willing to visit the schools with me. what a woman! and she too is a single mum. hats off to the mad hatter!!!!

at this moment in time my house is now sold, and the survey's being carried out tomorrow - that'll be interesting! thought i'd found a house, but the vendor keeps changing the goal posts, so looks like thats a no no. better look into renting........................! somerset authorities applied for my daughters statement and proffesionals reports so they can assess her needs. my head is spinning but at the same time i'm fully aware this is just the tip of the ice-burg! to top it, i've been pulling the house apart in search for my van keys. no luck. will have to cancel the hospital appointment to take a moulding of daughters feet. oooooh, lifes a real peach at the moment!! (hang on, whos gonna want me renting their house when they realise we have a dog??? oh big hairy dangley bits............................................... i cant worry about him now, hes definately last in line.........................!