Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Hopeful Growth, Grow Hopeful

From somewhere, my hands ended up making these little marker emblems with a word on each of them.

One says 'G-R-O-W' and one says 'H-O-P-E'.

On the back they have spiral designs and tiny words, and they look like they've been in a mossy fountain. Ancient and verdant, sweetly romantic and nostalgic.

They have a nouveau swirl look, like medallions, and a hole open as a spot for a dangle on the bottom.

I was thinking they would make nice bookmark decorations, or an ornament for a handbag or tote.

A keychain bead, with an encouraging word - Grow Hopeful, or Hopeful Growth. I want to make more, with other words. So far words of four letters seem to work best - or I need a smaller font!


planettreasures said...

Gorgeous idea - and there are plenty of 4 letter words, but you may not wan to use some of them!

SueBeads said...

Wow, I really like those! I might need them!

The Joy of Nesting said...

Hi Lynn,

These are ever so cool!!! I love the curls around the madallians. You are ever so right. It's as if a piece of mossy-age plasterwork fell off of a building, or fountain, and laid in the damp stoney dirt for hundreds of years :)

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

mairedodd said...

these are wonderful! i love when inspiration can be translated like this... your depth and imagination are incredible... always something new and great coming from you!

sharon said...

I love them Lynn!

LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

I'm pondering how to use longer words, like "BREATHE" or "CREATE" - I don't want the words so tiny they can't be read. So I may have to make the little medallions longer somehow. I'm not fond of having words go up-and-down instead of side-to-side, I find them hard to follow vertically.

Thanks for the kind words - hey, KIND is four letters! and the feedback.