Friday, September 18, 2009

Living La Dolce Vida

The sweet life. That means different things to each person. It most likely includes family, food and fun. Something satisfying to do on a regular basis. Maybe that's exercise. Or music.

What does the good life symbolize to you?

These little earrings are the result of me thinking about "GOOD" and "LIFE" - how do we create that for ourselves.

How do we express that? Is it something you think about?

These are a translucent resin with the words "GOOD" and "LIFE" inside. A little reminder, or maybe a statement of achievement.

Someting to seek, that's different for everyone. What does the good life mean for you?

Wow, finally Friday! I'm so happy to see the end of the week arriving. Folks at the day job have been sick this week, so there hasn't been a full crew on board. That means the ones still standing have a lot to do. It's been a rough, difficult week.

I started another book by the spanish author I've been reading, it's titled "The Fencing Master" and it's set in the 1880's in Spain. I really enjoy the atmosphere in his books, and there's a lot of detail about styles, clothing and interiors that facinates me.

This weekend I have plans to clean up a bunch of resin pieces and get them finished, and to do photography and get them showing in the Etsy shops. It seems to take me forever to do the pictures and upload them. But until I do, no one can see what I've been working on, except me!

I really hope the weather holds this weekend so I can spend a little time out on the deck again, reading about the fine art of fencing with foil and grace. Who knows how that will inspire the outcome of my creativity time!

I have an idea to make some stick pins. I need to test my ideas out.


Oh - don't forget, if you want to be in the running to win one of my pewter charms over at the Art Bead Scene,
leave a reply to the Studio Saturday post. The winner will be announced tomorrow.


TesoriTrovati said...

Thanks for the reminder Lynn! I somehow missed that post..
I love every thing you make.
My good life is spent creating. Participating in whatever my kids are most interested in at the time. Focusing on my husband and where we want to go in this life or at the moment. We really do have a good life and are so blessed.

Say...will you ever teach a class in your faux-tiques someplace? I am enamored of your resin and pewter pieces. Pewter sounds so mysterious to me! You know I would try to come!

Thanks for the inspiration today!
Enjoy the day!

SummersStudio said...

I've been thinking about this question of the good life off and on all morning. And it's Friday and that means home made pizza and a video. Which might seem a strange kind of good life response. But Friday pizza and a video has been a tradition since our children were young. It's what we did when we were incredibly broke students. Not just the kids, but also friends would come over. We did this with the children when they were teenagers even. We still laugh every time a Friday rolls around and the children are home and the inevitable question of what's for dinner comes up. Eyes roll, it's pizza night of course. So Friday pizza for us has become a symbol of togetherness, silly as that may seem. But to me that is what the good life is. What ever the circumstances of life are we always have togetherness.

Enjoy your weekend and all of that extended creative play time!

LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

Erin, I'm flattered that you would ask about me teaching the faux-tiques, I have been thinking about it, and I have tried to arrange my basement studio so there'd be a way to hold a class there.

Since I'm still doing R&D on the pewter myself (what works, what might work better, what definitely DIDN'T work, LOL) I'm waiting on trying to teach until I'm sure I know the best way myself. I don't want to jump into it and change things up later when I find a better metal mix or temperature, something like that.

If I do set something going, I'll let you know for sure!

LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

LeAnn, My ex-inlaws used to do that same thing - they had five children of theirs and then the friends, etc. That was, of course, quite a while ago when I was myself a teenager.

When my daughter was young we used to have two things - brownie baking when it rained outside, and homemade pizza on Sundays.

You can imagine how happy she was when it rained on Sundays!

Frivolitea said...

Your resing pieces are lovely. My good life consists of free time with family, living in a beautiful part of the country, and having time to create.