What Shannon (Miss Fickle Media) didn't realize was that she gave me a challenge of the first order without even knowing it, blue's aren't exactly my color. I'm a warm red - orange - kind of girl. then, there is the shape - Hmmmmmm.
I love the pieces - the color the material (clay - pearls - silver). The artist who made the pieces is a divine person and artist. How can you go wrong with that....I was given Melanie Book's ceramic pieces and an absolute pile of pearls to match and Shannon's hand wrought silver. Not just a piece or two but and small handful full of it. I did many a happy dance.
After I looked at the pendant I was in shock. It's a house. It's not just any house. It's MY house. Well, my house isn't luscious blue/ brown and raku-ish but the shape is unmistakable.. It's a hard shape to miss in a neighborhood. It's a saltbox style house. We aren't a big house but we are tall and have lots of open ceilings and sunlight.
I'm working fairly fast on the actual piece now but I drew out plenty of drawings - this is one of the pages and since the finished idea isn't totally represented on these pages I thought I'd let you go ahead and look at how I process these challenges.