Saturday, October 17, 2009

Monochrome and Pensive




It's a time of year when things around here really quiet down. The colors on the land fade, the flowers turn to seed pods, the sunshine plays hide and seek at best. It's not so much about being "sad" but I do feel a pensive mood settling in. Which is good, as there is a season for each feeling to have its' turn.

I'm tuning in to the beauty in monochromatic schemes, both the simple and the complex. I'm shooting new photos of some of my pieces to create a new mood, to communicate a different feeling, in my Etsy and Artfire shops.

I've dug out some old books that it seems my father saved from his father's early treasures--especially a few written in German. I uncovered some old iron artifacts that my mother collected and saved. I'm just experimenting with photography a bit, even as new pieces continue to evolve on the work bench. It's good to be quiet.

7 comments:

Ann said...

Your photos are stunning as is your jewelry. I do agree with you about quiet. This time of year is sort of the calm before the storm, a time to relax, slow down and revive yourself before the flurry of activity of the holiday season. Have a wonderful weekend

Grace said...

The first photo is just wonderful...

Amy Lilley Designs said...

pensive is good...quiet is good...this is the right time...:))
love the 'every other' way you laid out the photos...just lovely...stay warm...

ArtSnark said...

your photo skills continue to get better & better! Love the subtle nature of these

ManOverBoard.com said...

What an absolutely stunning blog you have created, not to mention the jewelry. I just love the very first picture in your post. I have always loved black and white photography, and this is done using color. The monochrome appearance to me anyway is so soothing and calming.

Consider me a new regular here at Will Oak. Thank you so much and hope to see you often, Glenn

PJ said...

stunning! love the photos and the jewelery. the quietness of them is amazingly beautiful. hugz!

Nancy said...

Gorgeous new photos. The mood is so right on for what's going on outside. It's so important when your work is so closely tied to nature to express her colors and moods, as I know you know:)

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