Monday, 9 June 2008

Things for Etsy





I've been trying to get some more things ready for my Etsy store. Today's a public holiday here in Melbourne and I've spent most of it photographing my work and loading onto Etsy. I still have a few more things but will add them later.


We went for a walk in the forest which is about ten minutes from home. We have some of the tallest trees in the world, Eucalyptus, or mountain ash, it's not until you're well into the forest and realize how tall they are, they block out the sun making you thing it's much later in the day.




This is Sherbrooke forest and is renowned for it's famous lyre birds. The male has brown tail feathers, similar in shape to a peacock, only smaller and brown. They are the most amazing birds, they imitate other bird sounds and anything else they hear, chain saws, machinery. They are incredible. We heard two competing with each other, it was like a forest full of bird song. We caught a glimpse of a female scratching away at the forest floor, they are very shy and not easy to find.




This is the other extreme, the tiny fungus on the forest floor.

Check out Jo's blog, she has a great article on rusting fabric and paper. She's also a lady from the hills.

21 comments:

jo said...

Those new pieces are gorgeous Ro!
I love those photos looking up to the heights of the forest trees, makes you feel rather insignificant!!
Hope you enjoyed your long weekend.
Love Jo xo

Hashi said...

I love the frilly little toadstool :-)

sharon young said...

Love the new necklace, Ro , what a sweet little person in the middle, really different.
Great pics of the forest, it looks quite eerie!
How lucky to hear the Lyre birds, I can only offer a blackbird in our garden who does a perfect impression of a mobile phone, gets me every time :-)

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

You know HOW to take my breath away Ro! -whew-

Boy do you!

xo, Monica :)

Jo Horswill said...

Thanks for your nice comments Ro. I think your work is inspiring too. Love your forest pics, you never know we may bump into each other one day! Oh and happy rusting.
Regards Jo

Marilyn Rock said...

Ro; your new Etsy pieces are fantastically gorgeous! I love the photos you took; puts me at peace. Thanks for sharing.

Karen Cole said...

Your beautiful necklaces and the tall trees compliment each other so well. Each have those beautiful branches to admire.

Gotta love those adorable little legs in the pink boots the most, though!!!

mcdc3s said...

Oh the little hidden beauty.

As usual, your jewels are out of this world. I bet you enjoy searching for the perfect beads and whatnots for your pieces. Do you set out to locate them individually or do you just rely on happenstance? What a treasure hunt. I just adore your work. Ohhhh I am dizzy looking up into the trees!

Gillian said...

What riches! You have been busy.

I didn't know you called Eucalyptus mountain ash. We call the Rowan the mountain ash here. Wonderful images. Thanks for sharing. x

azirca said...

Gorgeous pieces Ro. The little doll on the necklace is so cute!

Jen Crossley said...

Your work is always so beautiful Ro you really inspire me so much.The forest looks really beautiful,what a treat to hear the lyre bird.
Jen

rivergardenstudio said...

What a lovely forest, and how wonderful that it is so close to your home. Your photographs of your work are also wonderful. Roxanne

Jacky said...

You make me want to go for a walk in the Sherbrook Forest Ro... it looks soooooo beautiful (and that cute little toadstool).
Your green necklace is very special - is it the colours of Sherbrook forest? Beautiful collage papers too!

Still Waters Studio said...

I love the new pieces! I have been reading Nina's account of her wonderful visit with you and decided to pop in and see what's new. I'm always inspired by your work.
Sherry

Robyn said...

It must be such fun searching for the special bits and pieces to add to your jewellery. Beautiful necklace! I love your photos of the forest too. There's nothing quite like a walk through a forest. Earthy scents and fragrant Eucalyptus!Hmmmmmm.

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Into the Blystic said...

beautiful work! i love your colour/ texture combos on your papers especially! namaste Elis.

Sam Marshall said...

I love all the different things you create- you're amazing. Love the scenic photos, too.

Jackie said...

To think we get excited if we hear a cuckoo! Lucky you.

Dot said...

I love your new pieces Ro and am sure they will sell quickly.

Stunning scenic pics too. You live in a beautiful part of the world.

robin dudley-howes said...

Awesome necklace!

robin