I wasn't planning on writing a blog entry this evening but I can't tear myself away from the computer. Obviously, that's not the best plan for a Sunday evening. To my defense, I must say that it's been a warm, sunny day, the first in weeks, and that I spent most of it outdoors. Back home I started checking my mail, my shop, Twitter, Pinterest and... you get it. I dropped by my blog to answer a comment and suddently felt compelled to write something.
Fortunately, there is one little thing I can write about. A paper pendant I hadn't shown you yet. Today the natural light was perfect for taking photographs and photographs I took.
I call this a 'block pendant' and it's made with three strips that I cut out from a small watercolour and ink painting, with some acrylic gesso brushstrokes on top. Each strip of painted paper was then mounted on a block of cardboard. The sides and back are also painted with white gesso.
You can see it a bit better here. The pendant hangs from a stainless steel wire necklace that fastens with a twist clasp. I really like the way it turned out. This series of pendants keeps surprising me, because I'd never thought of making jewellery before. (Hmm, I think you already knew that...) When my own work ends up surprising me, it's a good thing. It's like a door that suddenly opens to an unexpected view. I'm thinking of Alice in Wonderland again. Lots of doors opening and closing there, lots of passages to startling new places. Alice opened many roads that weren't there before by just walking to the end of her tale.
Curiouser and curiouser, my friends.