Sunday, February 28, 2010

Heart Friends

LeAnn Weih makes such lovely things.

I emailed her and admired some of her handmade white porcelain beads and hearts. She showed one day on her blog how she was making them at her dining room table, because her studio is chilly in the winter.

I can sure relate to that! The chilly studio, that is.

I love how the white unglazed clay fired into these shapes has a texture and the way it bounces light, it reminds me of white sand on a beautiful beach.

Something pure and simple in the shapes and the look of these beads.

I am enjoying just handling them. But eventually I ant to make something really special with them. She sent them wrapped in vintage bark cloth, like the kind you see on vintage wicker outdoor patio chairs, brilliantly colored and lovely.

Right now I am keeping the white heart on the keyboard by my hand. And every once in a while I pick it up and touch it, for its smooth-rough feeling surface.

Thank you LeAnn. You and your work are wonderful. And your kindness knows no bounds.


mairedodd said...

aren't these beads wonderful? the work that leann is creating with her hands has such an energy of authenticity... i don't even know if i am expressing it correctly... she is an incredibly kind and generous person and it flows right into her work...
enjoy working with them!

SummersStudio said...

Lynn, you make me happy and put a smile on my face this morning. It's lovely to wake up and find that you keep the little heart near you and hold it every so often.

TesoriTrovati said...

Such lovely little works of art. But you all create them with your two hands. I find that it is so much more special to use someone's art beads. You make us all want to be better designers.
Enjoy the day!

sasha and max said...

I too have one of LeAnn's unglazed hearts - I don't think I can let it go! And then there's the birds I bought from her - hard to use them in a piece as I just like to look a them too. A nice dilemma, I say!

LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

They are little drops of heaven! Like excavating an ancient pottery site and finding relics of antiquity...