Saturday, October 3, 2015

Creative Experimentation

I have been busy with creative experiments lately.

I often find when this happens that one project 

 leads to another....

which leads to another....
and nothing gets finished

and I still have jewelry bits laying about waiting for some attention. 

But since we know snow will arrive any day,
daughter and I headed out for one more exploration
before winter settled in.

Her creative experimentation included perspectives of the mountain
from the middle of the road.

while I was enthralled by the patterns on the mountains. 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Finished Bits - Necklaces

I finally had some time to put some of the bits together 
into some necklaces. 

I made some longer necklaces with lots of 
dangling bits

Dangles were added behind this resin on recycled metal piece 
I made some time ago.

Hammered and coiled metal pieces make up this shorter necklace.

And hammered and twisted pieces made up this one.

I enjoyed playing with bits and pieces
to create all of these pieces.

And in the end decided to keep
this simple piece for myself. 

If any of these appeal to you, 
I would love to know which one.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

A One Day Adventure


Fall was in full splendor the first week of September
so my daughter and I headed out
for a 1 day adventure.
Our first stop was only a few miles from our Yukon home.  

There are only a few roads out of the town we live in

but this one that leads up and over a mountain pass
crosses the Canadian border into the United States,
and then travels down to the Alaskan coast
is my favourite.

There is beautiful scenery every way you look,
but I had to be satisfied with taking pictures out the car windows
or we wouldn't have made it. 

We did stop at the pass
after climbing up above tree line.

And then began to wind our way down
towards the coastal forest
and the ocean.

Where the trees are larger,
grow higher up the mountainsides
and are not yet in full fall colours.


We spent some time exploring by the ocean

and walking some coastal forest trails

Until our day had passed,
and it was time to  
drive the road home again.

Back up over the mountain pass

 viewing the mountains from a different perspective.

The evening light gave us quite a show on the way home.

And I couldn't stop taking pictures
out of the car window.

Until the light disappeared into the night sky
as we were making the final turns
back home.