Sunday, 26 October 2008

Red influences



I was outside taking photos of these earrings ready to post them on my Etsy store and what did I spy, this beautiful king parrot sitting in the native frangipani tree above me. I couldn't resist taking this photo, the parrot is getting quite cheeky coming down almost within touching distance sometimes. We have a bird feeder with wild bird seed mix and if it's not filled on a regular basis, they soon let us know. We usually get the red and blue rosellas, but the king parrot is the larger of the two and not as common in this area.
I couldn't help but notice how well his colouring matched my earrings, maybe he saw the resemblance too.







I've also added this necklace to my Etsy. The carved smiling Buddha is a special piece I found in a shop sometime ago, it's been waiting for the right combination of elements to show it off. It goes so well with the temple casting and the porcelain Asian beads, as well as the carved beads.




I've also been creating backgrounds for my collages, using scraps of my decorated and stamped papers, I cut them into small pieces and arrange them in a patchwork pattern, gluing them at random as I go. I give them a light paint wash after to blend them all together.

23 comments:

Sharon said...

What a beautiful bird. And your photo of it is so perfect. Funny how it matches your jewelry for the day.

Jason said...

I love putting things down randomly. I'm working on a few collages myself for my exhibition. Slowly they are coming together.

Steph said...

Woww beautiful earrings and necklace !

Leslie said...

Your jewelry is lovely, and the king parrot! We never see birds like that in the wild here in the States. He is a wonderful match for your beautiful earrings!

I forget that is spring down there. Enjoy!

Dot said...

What a gorgeous photo Ro! And beautiful jewelry too. Am sure they will sell quickly.

It was lovely to see your smiling face the other weekend. Hope we can arrange another get together at some stage.

Jen Crossley said...

WOW what a beautiful shot of the parrot.Your jewerly is just so beautiful Ro.
Love your new collage as well I cant see any elephant stamp though
like you bought in Geelong on the paper
Jen

Waltraud said...

Your new jewelry in red, so beautiful!

rivergardenstudio said...

Wonderful post, I love the king parrot and your new earrings.... It is great to see your bird life and how it influences you, even if you are unaware! Beautfiful necklace too... Have a happy week! Roxanne

azirca said...

oooh Ro, I love your jewellery, the red and gold looks great together.

Your collage background is so detailed and full of many vibrant layers, very beautiful.

Julie H said...

Seeing your earrings always makes me wish I wore them! and this necklace is stunning.

Regina said...

Ro, the color red is absolute eye candy to me! You are so lucky to have captured a pic of such a gorgeous bird. And your jewelry designs are simply stunning. Lovely blog entry.
Regina

Jacky said...

Ro I love your Patchwork effect collage...beautiful!
The red earring are just gorgeous and very tasteful for the festive season fast approaching.
Love that cheeky parrot too!

Jacky xox

Gillian said...

I'm always overwhelmed by the gorgeousness on your blog - it's like visiting a Persian market - all sumptuous colours and textures. Even your birds fit right in! Love the patchwork of papers. x

Sam Marshall said...

Gorgeous photo and beautiful earrings!!!

Gaby Bee said...

What a wonderful post, Ro.
Your new jewelry is gorgeous. I especially love the necklace. Simply perfect!
Love your new collage also.
Once again you have done a wonderful job with color and texture!

Gaby xo

Marilyn said...

This is a magnificent piece of art all on its own. What a beautiful bird in your tree. I can't help but be amazed at the wildlilfe you have in your country. We would pay a lot of money for a bird like this! Thanks for your comments on my blog.

Jo said...

Native Frangipani??? I wish I was more of a gardener and knew of such things!!!
Isn't the King gorgeous, I love when they visit me...
Again gorgeous jewellery Ro, and I like those paper!

Marilyn Rock said...

Gorgeous bird, jewelry and collage background!

Chris said...

why have I not been here for so long?!
LOOK at this bird! I'm a birder, and I'm telling you... this is a BIRD!

gorgeous. I suppose California is too noisy for them or something?

Awesome collage paper. Is it a giveaway for the person who waits longest to visit again?

Karen Cole said...

All of your creations look so beautiful together. Your sense of color and pattern is always so beautiful.

Wish we had those birds in MY back yard. We do get many birds, but no parrots...too cold!!!

I am delighting in looking at your book each day, Ro. The set up of the pages is perfect.

Joy Logan said...

LOVE these Ro wow yummy!

Mieke said...

Love it!!

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