Recognizing Art…It’s Called Unart (unintentional art)

 

Photo by Babycakes Romero
Unart2 – Photo by Babycakes Romero

This is inspirational to me because this is not only a photograph, but it is also a recognition that the photographer could make his own art by using his eye and his camera to frame an interesting composition.  Here are the artist’s own words

I took these photographs during renovations at Notting Hill Gate tube station. Years and years worth of posters that had been endlessly glued over one another had been ripped off to make way for a gleaming new surface.

I will go back and read his website some more because it looks like he is not only a photographer, but also blogs and makes films.

Are you shopping for bug jewelry?  Here are some bug fashion jewelry finds.  I am loving this beetle broach:

Beetle brooch, $24 at theevolutionstore.com
Beetle brooch, $24 at theevolutionstore.com

This year I am not going to be able to go to MetalsWeek in Idyllwild  because it runs from June 14-June 18.  I am both sad and excited, sad because I am not going, but also excited because my beautiful daughter is getting married in my yard on June 20, so there was just no way I could go. My Little Torch and my rectifier are going to Idyllwild with Deb though.  My friend Tracy is taking April Woods’ class Electroforming for Jewelry and of course, Tracy wants to do her stuff in silver (because she always starts in silver), but it can only be done with copper (I think) and if you want it in silver, it must be electroplated. I think if I were going this year, I probably would have taken Joanna Gollberg’s class, Let’s Solder It!.  OMG…I love her stuff:

Brooch by Joanna Gollberg
Brooch by Joanna Gollberg

I think my friend, Wendy, will be taking Joanna’s class.  My friends Donna and Patty are taking Tom McCarthy‘s class: Pearl Opportunities, which will be worth it I am told just because he is such a fabulous instructor.

OK, let’s see, Metals Week is five days long so Tracy will be taking anywhere from 10-15 pairs of shoes because, well, you just never know when you will need a certain shoe for Idyllwild and then she will bring a few days worth of clothes too.  I will miss rooming with Tracy this year and coming home to a different appetizer and some fun alcoholic drink everyday and somehow there is always a song that emerges from our time there becomes the anthem of our week.   Here is Tracy shutting her suitcase this year when we went to the Gem and Mineral Show in Tucson this year.

Tracy trying to shut her suitcase.
Tracy trying to shut her suitcase.

I made a decision almost thirty years ago to get pregnant and now I have to live with those consequences and sacrifice a week in Idyllwild to have my daughter’s wedding at our house.  I am actually really excited about the wedding and my husband and son and I have worked our butts off to get ready for it.  I hope to post at least one reveal before the wedding.