Monday, 30 November 2009

He's arrived

At long last my darling new grandson has arrived the whole 8 lb 10 oz of him, his name's Wil or William. I received the call from my daughter at 7.30 Saturday morning letting me know her contractions were four minutes apart, she was still at home, I suggested that maybe seeing as it was her third she might be wise to get to the hospital. In typical Aussie fashion she said 'she'll be right Mum'. I decided I'd better get a move on as I live an hour and a half from her. I arrived at 10.00am and she gave birth at 11.18am, by 11.45am she was up having a shower and unpacking baby clothes. Amazing resilience.



He's been in this world a whole hour.



The other day I dropped in to see my friend artist Patsy Worledge. Patsy never ceases to amaze me with her art. Here she was painting this huge canvas using the side of her house as an easel. Her work is fabulous, so colourful with so much character and charm. She has an exhibition coming up in February next year, so I'll post the details closer to the time.



Two more of her wonderful canvases, these are both the same size as the one above.






My dear husband put my new jewellery desk together for me while I was away. It's a wonderful space, somewhere for everything.



Some of my jewellery pieces waiting to be turned into necklaces.





I was so excited I spent yesterday soldering



I've also been experimenting with Ice Resin. I took the base of a silver teaspoon, lay a strip of orange sari ribbon in it, then a very tiny light globe all encased in a copper frame. I slowly poured in the resin and added balls of silver solder to the resin outside of the frame. I now have to drill a hole in the shortened handle and finish it of with a wire loop for adding to a necklace.

43 comments:

Jason said...

Congrats Ro!!!And thanks for showing us more of your studio!

Teresa said...

Congratulations Ro - thanks for sharing a photo of the new arrival.
I can tell from the twinkle in his eye that he can't wait to get into your studio - look out! LOL.

Glenda said...

Congratulations Ro. He looks gorgeous.

ArtPropelled said...

Welcome, dear little William! Congratulations to the proud granny!
Loved seeing all your studio photos, thanks Ro.

Redness said...

Congratulations on sweet William's arrival! A post full of much beauty ... that spoon is divine!

Jo Archer said...

Congratulations, he's gorgeous!

Pat said...

beautiful babe. how wonderful to have new grandbaby. so much of interest in this post....thank you.

jgr said...

Congrats on your new grandson, and your new table!

Samantha Marshall said...

Congratulations!! You have such a beautiful studio.

La Dolce Vita said...

congratulations, he is beautiful!
your art space is so very organized! I must get to that right after the show! thanks for the inspiration!

Terri Kahrs said...

Congrats, Ro! William is GorGeous!!! I'm soooo happy that he waited for his Grammy to arrive! Am happy to hear that your daughter and Will are doing well.

Love Patsy's work. Thank you so much for the introduction! Hugs, Terri

Julie H said...

Oooh congratulations Ro! What a lovely boy.
The teaspoon is fantastic! A group of ladies here are doing teaspoons as dog tags, and selling them in all the vets, with details engraved on the back. It had quite put me off them! Yours is wonderful and I am inspired again. I am loving the Ice Resin, have not had a failure with it yet and have a stack of bezels waiting to be made up.
Nice to peak inside your studio too.

Zorana said...

Congratulations! He has such a sweet, sweet face! Loved seeing where your beautiful jewelry pieces will be created.

Kelly Kilmer said...

Oh, Ro!!! Wonderful huge congrats!! What an adorable little boy!!!!

Jo Horswill said...

Ro, William is perfect :) a beautiful Christmas baby. Conrgatulations to you and your family.

Wonderful to see Patsy at work!
Vibrant work from a vibrant Patsy :)

The new work station is impressive...WOW

Jo
xx

Studio Sylvia said...

Lovely photo of William, Ro. Patsy has such a vibrant sense of colour - wonderful canvases. Your table is very accommodating, everything has a place. Thanks for the photos.

Julie said...

Congratulations Ro on the birth of your beautiful grandson.

Amazing paintings too.

Belinda said...

congrats on your new grandson he is beautiful, I love the name William it was one of my choices if I had a boy. That bird canvas is stunning. What can I say about your jewelery stand and supplies....jealous is a word that comes to mind lol your hubby did a wonderful job for you. I have never heard of ice resin but it looks great. Belinda

Chrisy said...

How exciting...a big congratulations...he's beautiful...I know that people say that about most babies...but really he is perfect...it's rare to get a pic of a 1 hour old baby with their eyes open...So nice that your man got the studio space together for you...and the latest pieces are wonderful..that spoon!

Heather said...

Congratulations everyone and Welcome William - well done to your Mum, and Dad! Patsy's work is so vibrant and happy - I love the second painting. Your new work desk is great and you are very well organised. Love the little soldered pieces.

Maria Wiley said...

Congratulations Ro on your grandson's birth! :-D He's beautiful!
Love your new work table ... have a great week, cheers, Maria ;-)

Julia said...
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Julia said...

Hi Ro,
Congrats Granny!!!!...He is a sweetie, don't they seem so maturely aware these days?...
I love the pics of Patsy at work, thanks for sharing them...and your new jewellery work centre, I bet it makes you feel so inspired!...
And your soldering and resin work on the spoon, Love the orange silk peeking through from the back. another workshop coming up???...xxx

Dot said...

Congratulations Ro - another beautiful grandchild for you to love. And your studio looks fabulous (and so well organised).
Looking forward to seeing you, Julia,and the fabulous Patsy on Saturday week!
Dot xx

grrl + dog said...

I am hearing ice resin dries falt, as in does not make a dip, is tht right?

Susan Lenart Kazmer was mucking around with it a few eyars ago - expensive!

Is that a bit from CSR I spot?

azirca said...

Congratulations Ro, to you and your daughter.

I love your workspace, the drawers are awesome!
The spoon and resin piece is very groovy.

Joanne said...

An hour old and he's on the world wide web! I think that's amazing (my son was 9lb6oz).

Lady Di said...

Congratulations on the birth of the new addition to your family. Your metal art is just fabulous.

Gaby Bee said...

Congrat, Ro! He is adorable!
You have such a gorgeous studio! Thanks for sharing!

Jacky said...

Congratulation RoRo...little Will looks adorable, such a cutie and only one hour old!!! Isnt birth and life AMAZING!!!
Beautiful new work in your re-vamped jewellery studio (that Steve's talents never cease to amaze me).
AND, Patsy's paintings are fantastic...love how huge they are. I went to Greg Irvines studio recently (I think you said you and Patsy have been there before too). Amazing place and I was blown away by how huge all of his painting are too. I hope to be brave enough to tackle a "big one" one day!!!
Thanks for sharing all of your news and pics.

Jacky xox

Judy Wise said...

Congratulations you lucky meema! All seems to be wonderful in your world. xo

katie jane said...

Congratulations!!! He's simply darling!
Your new work desk is a dream. So organized. I love looking at artist's spaces and yours is really nice with that wonderful view out the windows.
The teaspoon idea is very cool! I like that a lot.

mansuetude said...

blessings to William and your family; welcome to the world little guy!

your table area and All your goodies look wonderful and enticing.

Chris said...

OMG, this is SO touching and sweet and wonderful. Congrats, congrats. Isn't he handsome?

Thanks for the heads-up on this artist, I love her colors and boldness.

But mostly, LOOK at your jewelry?!!! just yummy.

Ann Christine Dennison said...

First of all congratulations with your grandson, I bet you are very proud! I love your new table and all those shelving units!!!

Laura J. Wellner (author pseudonym Laura J. W. Ryan) said...

What a lovely wee boy! Congratulations, Ro! (And to the wee one's parents!!) I love your new desk, wow, that's SWEET!

Jacky said...

congratulations Ro, he is lovely, aren't grandchildren great!!!
Jacky in Perth

Jen Crossley said...

Congratulations Ro He is just gorgeous Your making me clucky.
LOVE LOVE your desk Im so jealous I expect alot more work now lOL.Your spoon necklace is just so awesome!!!!

Catharina Maria said...

congratulations with your sweet new grandson !
love from the Netherlands Rini

Seth said...

Congratulations on the new arrival and the new space!!

cathsheard said...

Oh my, so sweet and so small. How wonderful to have a new grandie.

Megan P said...

congratulations Ro - what a wonderful gift. Enjoy, you get to spoil as the grandmother! Mx

MargaretR said...

Congratulations on the birth of your little GS.
I have just been having a quick catch up and as ever your posts leave me so inspired. Thanks.