Saturday, September 06, 2008

Summers End

Summer's end brings a unique rhythm between taking advantage of the last of the warm weather to head out to the open air flea markets and art festivals and getting settled in to school and fall routines. There is a sadness to the end of the long warm days and a familiar comfort in the appearance of pumpkin patches and hay bales in roadside stands.

I promise to post more art soon, but until then I wanted to share this picture of a few of my treasures from the Randolph Street Market last weekend. The unpolished sponge coral branches were an awesome find and I wish my pocket book had allowed me to snatch up all the strands the vendor had to offer. I can't wait to start creating with them. They are long finger like branches and have great textural appeal. That one over on the right side with its white bubble-like inclusion has my creative wheels spinning! I'll be listing a few for you in my Etsy shop so be sure to stop by today!


  1. Cindy Forrester12:45 PM

    Absolutely stunning coral!!!!! Can't wait to see what you create with that :)

  2. I can't wait to see what you create with these!

    - Molly

  3. hi there Crystal - have been looking for an email link & can't find one - so in short - thanks for your blog - what a blessing - Keron (Melbourne, Australia)

  4. Dear Crystal -- again - more amazing invention from your imagination - bringing new life to old or unwanted or cast off...
    I am without words - but my eyes are always wide open and waiting whenever I am in the (cyber)presence of your gifting!
    I was so happy, no, THRILLED! when I treated myself to a gift from the bookstore and there you were inside (your work -- but it was YOU)

    ... loving all you create :)