Saturday, 19 January 2008

Drawer fetish




I have to confess, I have this drawer fetish. My studio has a myriad of sets of drawers, wooden, metal, plastic, even cardboard.
The photos show my latest collection, they are very tiny, ideal for all my small elements and found objects. I started out with one set as they were very cheap in price and quality, but once I realized how useful they were I had to have more. For you Aussies and New Zealanders out there, I bought them at the Wharehouse, a chain that sells pretty much everything very cheap, the quality is not always brilliant though. These were originally $9.50 AU dollars, but I bought them on special for $2.50. Needles to say they are almost full of my little treasures.

I also have photos of my latest jewellery that I'll be adding to my Etsy store today





Here's a couple of photos of my jewellery desktop, the drops lined up are ready to be assembled into a new necklace. The other photo is typical of the things I collect, these are very, very old buttons. I've used a couple in the copper earrings above.




I thought it was about time I added some artwork as well as jewellery, which seems to have taken over my life at present.
Here's a page from my latest altered book, I'll probably add images to the pages later.



And finally, do I hear a cheer, this is a site I meant to mention on my last entry. They are trying to get like minded blogs from around the world out there. They contacted me and asked if I'd mind if they did an entry about my blog, to which I agreed. Here's the link Queen Kat's bloggers club They are doing a great job.

Sorry one last thing. Thanks to the lovely Judy Scott and the very talented Waltraud for both nominating me for 'You make my day' award
I would like to nominate all the blogs I visit on a daily basis, you're all wonderful artists and blogger friends. I promise I'll go now. See ya.

34 comments:

Regina said...

Love the clear, see-thru drawers with the light shining through them in the window. Looks like a real treasure trove!

Judy Wise said...

I'd never get anything done with all those gizmos to sort through. It looks like so much fun.

Judy Wise said...

Oops! Forgot to mention that I love the lilac earrings. Everything, really. Wonderful work.

Judy Scott said...

oh wow what wonderful sights to behold, treasure everywhere, the painted pages are lovely and just carry your eyes round and round. Your jewellery is as ever amazing, have a wonderful weekend, Love Judy x

Corrine said...

Oh Me too! Drawers everywhere, drawers forever. I haven't seen those ones at the warehouse, but then not all warehouses carry the same stuff, which is a pity. I've been enjoying looking at your jewellery, looks like you've been very busy.

Deb Silva said...

oh! I want to come over to your house to play - how far is down under from Maine? lol
oxoxo
deb

Dawn said...

What is it with drawers? I have a thing for them myself. I especially like antique boxes with drawers - just something about them, a place to keep all of my treasures!

Beautiful jewelry - the soldered pendant with the hearts is just lovely.

Julie H said...

I want to reach through the screen and touch all your goodies.

I really do.

What wonderful drawers...

and those earrings are wonderful, I wish I could wear them (my ears have now rejected everything except gold).

jo said...

The drawers look great, but I would LOVE to get my hands on all the treasures inside! What an amazing collection you have.

Your latest journal pages look so great, adore all the bright colours.

Love,
Jo xoxo

Karen Hall said...

love your altered book pages wonderful color. Enjoyed all the jewellery. I like drawers too
Regards
Karen

kris said...

Just what I have been looking for - clear drawers. Now I wonder where they would sell such things in the US. I will google. Thanks for the great idea. Much fun to see your jewelry. I esp love what you do with objects like stones.

Cat >^..^ said...

Love the drawers!! I really need to do that - organize my stuff. It's running wild in my studio and I fear it will take over!
Cat
(ZenCat from ZNE)

Karen Cole said...

Having spent the last week trying to sort through all of my "stuff", I truly appreciate seeing your storage and your work. It's an inspiration.

femminismo said...

The journal page is beyond fantastic. The colors would almost make up for spring!! - femminismo

Jen Crossley said...

WOW you have been a busy girl,I love looking at all your goodies.Love your jewerly as always
Jen

thealteredpage said...

Glad to know that I am not the only one with a thing for drawers! And I love the vibrancy of the color of those pages.

The Artful Eye said...

It's nice to read that other's have the same afflictions, as an addiction to drawers, compartments of any kind.
Your jewelry is phenomenal can't wait to see those finished necklaces. I missed the last one I went in to buy. The journal page color layout is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

The Artful Eye said...

It's nice to read that other's have the same afflictions, as an addiction to drawers, compartments of any kind.
Your jewelry is phenomenal can't wait to see those finished necklaces. I missed the last one I went in to buy. The journal page color layout is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Abby Creek Art said...

I was so enjoying myself...scrolling down your beautiful jewelry shots...and then bang, those new pages came into view! WOW! I absolutely love these, Ro.

debra cooper said...

Your newest jewelry is beautiful! I'd love to go through each and every drawer of your treasures--how fun!

Gaby Bee. said...

Wow, you have been very busy! The jewelery is gorgeous, as always. Your latest journal pages are amazing... love the vibrant blue!

JO WHOLOHAN said...

So very yummy Ro, dont you just love photos of peoples art spaces, so inviting!!!! Love all the little bits on your desk... my fathers does woodwork and is making me a huge cabinet with shallow drawers for all my bits, cant wait :))

Congrats on the class at retreat too!! Looking forward to it.

Stephanie said...

i adore your colors! They just jump out to me...the first image of your little drawers I thought was a glass brick wall...nice photo!

Debbi Baker said...

Hi Ro - I haven't been on the computer much lately and so I am catching up on several posts - and wow - all fantastic (and so colourful). Your jewelery is fantastic but I especially love your papers and journal pages!!

sharon young said...

Hi Ro
I think it must be a textile thing or something, I love little drawer sets, I'm always on the look out for different ones.
Great earrings, are they long?
I really do love your altered books, it's on my 'to do' list to have a go, but I'm sure my mind would go blank as soon as I had one in front of me.
Sorry I made you home sick on my latest posts, just remember the rain and those bitter winter winds!!

Becky Vigor said...

How do you keep track of everything in those drawers?!

I love your altered book page, the colours and patterns really sing.

kelsey said...

And who wouldn't love to have drawers like that!!! Filled to the brim with all sorts of wonderful metal-type things...lovely!

Your jewellery pieces are fantastic Ro and I do love your journal page, we're ready to see the next step now! lol

JuliaRose said...

Hi Ro,

Must be the time to get organised!!...
Isn't it wonderful when you spend time setting things up differently how you get really enthused again about using all your "stuff" to create new things...
Love the absolutely stunning collaged paper...I have started an altered journal journey for the first time, see my blog re...my disaster at using kids books..Looks like I'll be talking
to you soon about coming to one of your classes..
xx
Julia

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Wow, a drawer fetish is right and I'm diggin' browsing through them with you. Let me tell you when I scrolled down to see Ur latest painted art piece... that blue just popped out at me and I actually GASPED, "whoa!" Vry vry cool! ~Monica

spiralsun65 said...

How do you ever get anything done with so much treasure to look at?! Everything you picture here -and I really mean everything - is just stunning. You are SO talented.

azirca said...

OMG I cannot tell you how much I adore those little drawers, I have a thing for them too, glad I'm not alone there!
As you know, I'm in New Zealand but my local Warehouse store doesn't stock them....waaaaaaaah! Which department did you find them in? storage, handyman etc? I'm sure I would have seen them if we had them over here. I just bought some giant drawers from the Warehouse, but the wee drawers are so cute! They look perfect for all of your little trinkets and treasures.

belindaschneider said...

oh my gosh, that's a drawer fetish indeed!

Ruth Rae said...

I use the same storage as you for my beads... it really is the best as when you work you can pull out the drawers as you bead :)

tammy fischer said...

Oooooh! If only I could shrink myself down and climb into those drawers...heaven! Your blog is a world of eye candy. I can't wait to come back to see more and more and more!