I'm in the final countdown for closing the campground here. We're still quite busy and have two big weekends as our "finale" yet. But I've been stealing a little time, here and there, to try to keep pushing some new pieces along.
Not a lot has been photographed from the past month or so of work, but this experiment did get in front of the camera a few days ago. The bracelet and earrings feature a very interesting stone I discovered called a "wax opal." Very warm, somewhat translucent, interesting variegation and striations, quite earthy. I'm not really sure what I think yet and so no, it hasn't been listed in either of my shops yet.
I'd be happy to hear any opinions...don't worry, you can't hurt my feelings if you don't care for it! Just say what you think!
And a note about my "Wordless Wednesday" photo, because I like to stick to the idea that an image can be presented without explanation...but then sometimes, it's good to fill in the blanks, like in this instance.
That wall could be classic midwestern--"Everything for the Barn," in an old style, side of the brick wall, sign painting. What's interesting is this is currently a rather neglected corner of this huge building which is being turned from an abandoned factory into a thriving art space, including a gallery and lots of individual studio spaces (not for living unfortunately--at least not yet!) It's possibly half occupied at this point and needs a ton of renovation work yet. It's located in the next town north of Woodstock--an old dairy town called Harvard. I was surprised to find such a thing in our county some years after I returned here to the farm, and better yet, that there's a growing arts community sprouting in this area!