Sunday, April 08, 2007

Mojo Madness

I have my mojo a the moment - and possibly an overdose of mojo - there are a thousand ideas all running around my head at once. Jewellery - my new passion - is at top of the pile. However there is a fabric stash, measured in cubic meters, that is calling me; I have a huge bag of beautiful wool ready to felt - no, I don't know how - but I want to; there are pieces of paper in drifts across my desk and beyond just calling to be collaged; the papers are weighted by heavy treasures (the ones destined for assemblage work) and I would like to create in the garden too. Of course there is a half finished patchwork quilt in the lounge and a mosaic that only needs the grout in the shed - then there is the UFO box.

Am I complaining? No! It is bliss - a surfeit of ideas can never be a problem. Have you seen the work of Richard Salley? His jewellery, assemblage and mixed media - all calling out to me. There are some things I'd like to try ...

For now, this bracelet is going to a new friend whose words warm my day. I dyed the buttons (they were white and clear) just for this piece - however, I have a lot of lovely 'spares'. I dye my buttons by boiling them in an old pot with a sprinkle of Dylon powder and salt. The different buttons take up the dye to varying degrees giving a whole range of shades within the colour.

Have a peace filled Sunday, as we celebrate the resurrection.

10 comments:

Natalie B said...

WOW!! Am loving your mojo!! What you creating is just divine. I just love the OOAK look about them all. YAY hope your mojo stays with you a long time, so we can keep feasting on these beauties. Big hugs and have a wonderful day. Natxx

Ev said...

You really have your mojo don't you..meanwhile I have done nothing, I am hoping for big things these holidays LOL. Love that bracelet I will have to try to dye some buttons too, I have a huge stash of old buttons.

deMeng said...

Hi Julie,

thanks for the nice post...and it is true that someday all the secrets will be revealed..., but for now I remain cryptic.

Love the work you've been doing and by the way, that Watsonia looks like interesting stuff to work with. Maybe when I come back this Winter.

ciao,
Michael

Ursula Clamer said...

Wow Julie, how exciting to have so many wonderful ideas waiting to come out. I look forward to seeing them all. Love that you die your buttons, the result looks great... something I'd like to try! Ux

Steph said...

Very nice! I never thought about dying buttons ! I love the different reds!

Ro Bruhn said...

What a great idea Julie dyeing buttons, this is a great piece. I know what it's like when the ideas fly around in your head, there's never enough time to try them all out
Ro
xo

dogfaeriex5 said...

julie~
you continue to amaze me with your jewelry talents...another winner and you dyed the buttons, how totally cool!! you rock!
xoxo~kim

Dotee said...

I for one are VERY happy that your mojo overfloweth! Am loving seeing more of your luscious art.

This bracelet is superb. I love how you dyed the buttons (I would never of thought of that). And use everyday things in your jewelry. Giving them new life!

Dotee said...

P.S I am keen to try wool felting too (so many things on my list).

Debbi B said...

Hi Julie - I love the idea of dying buttons - why didn't I ever think of that??? All your ideas sound great and I can really relate to the zillion ideas/supplies ready to go bit. Thanks too for dropping by my blog! Glad you can relate to my art space...Debbi B