Thursday, April 12, 2007

Duck Pond

Here is Joey Meyers entry in to the stool parade. This stool began life as a series of found objects that had been living in Joey's basement for some time. It had a very humble begining with raw wood 4 legs and a wooden duck head. Joey presented her piece to us with an amazing minature pond on it's surface. There were hundreds of tiny copper cattails and leaves surrounding the blue water complete with small water fowl swimming on it.

The pond began a minature ecology all of it's own complete with beaded moss surrounding stones and completeing the landscape with a gemstone tree. This wee landscape draws you into take a closer look and be come mesmerized by the details. and then....

The rather delightful duck feet come into view complete with spurs and toenails. What a great view.............. imagine all the ducks we see every day having a secret life below the water line. ducky shoes in fab colors high heels,rubber boots, cowboy boots, sandles, and perhaps even flip-flops.
Not to mention ducky manicures.. This really quacks me up...

I had such a great time working on this stool. I got it near the end of the project and some one had beaded Miss Quacker a great beak. And the Queen in me begged to come out and play and so we did. This plain wooden face took on the royal purple hues befitting her station She was already wearing a fabulous necklace made of feathers and beaded leaves. So the Queen Mum's hat in beaded splendor topped her head and 4 very now feathers appeared in the crown of her hat. More later

Basking in the Sun 2

This stool had some very whimsical critters who have moved into to their own desert condo to bask in the sun complete with a Prickly Pear Cactus to sustain all for they are used for food, medicine & fiber for weaving and dyes. The argyle rattle snake adds a new endangered species to the land of laundry rooms where one sock always seems to disappear perhaps that's where they all go slithering away to the land of warm desert nights to begin a new life and slide into some one else's laundry room turning up as the extra sock by day and fearsome serpent by night.

I really loved this wee katchina dancer. He reminds me of Pow Wow's I have attended and be mesmerized by the color, beauty and sacred manner of each of the native dancers. There is such power in each step aligning with the drummers and the personal rhythm of each dancer. It is ancient and brand new at the same time. I always feel the connection between the earth and sky all of us connected and part of each other sharing of moment of the sacred.
I haven't blogged for a bit computer problems plagued me. But luckily dear Lance came to the rescue and replaced our old computer it was quite a task and he was able to back up all of my stuff. Whew! 2 years ago we had the same problem but lost a great deal of stuff including most of out photos of our trip to Poland and the Czech Republic. That my dears was painful. Well off we go onto the next stool...TTFN