Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Fern Girl (and her boyfriend)

Theo made a boyfriend for my FernGirl


What a sweet couple, don't you think?

Monday, August 29, 2011

Bird Pendant in Grey with a Red Rose

These are photos of the necklace for my giveaway winner.






Sonn will be mailed to you Anne!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011

The Sailor's Bride



The Sailor's bride turns her head to the sea awaiting the return of her beloved.

Polymer clay nostalgic head

Paper clay curls to the wind

Thoughts of paper boat

Heart of Cold Porcelain Shipwreck

On a vintage wooden block to gaze at the distance






Wednesday, August 24, 2011

New photographs for an old necklace

I took these new pics today, from a necklace I already had in my collection: Therese in Versailles.


The photos convey how lovely the new clay takes the texture.


I'm sold to this new medium. It's lovely to work with, equally eco friendly and a little more photogenic that my also beloved paper clay



Here's a pic from my previous version to compare...


Mmmm...maybe it's just me who notices any difference after all :)

And now, after a busy day, I'll spend a lovely evening reading this delicious book.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Nia Leaves, a new necklace

A new necklace for my collection: Nia Leaves. My new clay rocks. It allows me to make very thin and delicate pieces that are tremendously hard. It's super eco friendly. From now on I'll start using both, the eco friendly air dry clay and the recycled paper one. Depending on the project I'll pick the more appropriate.







It's like speaking 2 languages!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Thanks!

So again, thanks for the lovely comments of you girls participating in my giveaway. It's nice to write this blog to document my daily life and art projects and it's really very nice to have some feedback from outside too!

Sunday morning was about going out of habit and doing something that I wouldn't normally do. Just in the house. I threw a couple blankets on the backyard, took some fruit, my mate tea, my journal, a book, the laptop and set up camp, a little cushion underneath.

I knew the kids would join me and I was right. It became a morning of garden exploration with magnifying glasses and some natural treasure hunting. Theo always collects leaves, flowers, seeds, stones, and offers them to me: "for you dolls, mom". He's the greatest, sweetest collector.


And with my little naturalist inspiration I've decided on the spot to pick up a winner for my giveaway . I numbered a few sage leaves...


Put them inside a little pouch.


Asked my assistant to draw one without looking...



And the winner is comment # 2



Anne, send your address and I'll make and send you the Bird necklace.

I wish I could send you each something and I would if I weren't so so busy and with my hands full up to here! But again, thanks from the bottom of my heart for having taking the time to play with me.

Much love and peace
Melina

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Suspense...


Dear lovely ladies who participated in the giveaway. We did pick a winner today (with the help of my little assistants) in a tremendously formal garden ceremony...I want to show you all the details so bear with me a couple more days and the winner will be revealed.

I loved to have some feedback from you guys! Makes this blogging business so much more real.

Happy end of the weekend

Melina

Friday, August 19, 2011

Summer Picnic

The hit of this summer has been our daily afternoon picnic.


Everyday after the morning of work, I go with Theo to pick up Mica from daycare and we go to one of our close by parks to meet our dear friends and have some delicious summer food.


Lately the kids have been playing with their food to create beautiful shapes and structures.


And we spend hours letting the sunshine sink deeply into our skins and souls. Talking about life, about yoga, about our childhood, about Argentina...

Occasionally, there's a quick photo session, like yesterday!


Thanks Vicky for modelling this new necklace, your beautiful inside and out.


For any of you, dear visitors, wishing to get one of my jewelry pieces remember I'm hosting a Giveaway. Check how to participate here! Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Play with me! A Giveaway


Dear People: it's time for my first giveaway! I've wanted to do one for a long time and the timing is perfect now. want to play with me?

The prize: one piece of jewelry of YOUR CHOICE from my shop

Anyone one can participate: check my Palomaria shop and leave me one comment (just one) on this post telling me what's your name and what piece is your favourite one. If you win I'll make that one specially for you. (And will ship it anywhere around the globe)

I'll pick a winner on Sunday!










Don't be shy and play, play, play with me :)

Love, Melina

Monday, August 15, 2011

Learning Curve

I'm a self taught person by nature. I tend to reach new stages by trying to solve any given "problem". And thanks to the internet a great deal of knowledge is readily available to learn, explore and process.


I had a lot of fun modelling this little project of an articulated doll.
So far it's only limbs but eventually, some wire armature will connect all the body and we'll see where this creature wants to go.


In the process I've realizes what a wonderful clay this one is (it's a homemade air dry clay) and started little experiments with jewelry.


the clay has its own properties that for some pieces in particular are more efficient than the paper clay (and less in some other cases). The pros are so remarkable that I'll be certainly incorporating it to my jewelry craft from now on. It will allow me to create in a new range of size (small) and thickness (paper thin) with a spectacular hardness and copying characteristics.



I'm happy! I'll be sharing my progress!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Beads



The beads are so versatile...not long ago I've made a custom version for a bridesmaid in cornflower blue. It tuned out very soft and feminine. Perfect to complement a countryside wedding look.


And another wonderful lady suggested something unexpected: a black/white alternated version...I did it back at the beginning of the year



And, oh how beautiful it looks on her...specially in this setting


Katie in Venice...

Want to see Venice through Katie's eyes? Come with me...





Ohhh! A girl can dream! Thanks Katie!