Monday, May 4, 2009

Dancing and Singing with Fish

I was playing with my beads and charms (no, that’s not a euphemism for anything) and just loved the colors on a bunch of ceramic fish charms I bought long ago, from a place far away. (Nope, no swine flu there. Calm down.) I am often fastidious in matters of color. A piece will be blue. Or it will be pink. Or red. But what I really love is mixing up colors, and the fish were the perfect opening for that.

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I started digging through the bead boxes, finding bits and pieces in oranges and pinks, aquas and teals, purples and lavenders. And I started putting them together.

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While I worked, I played with my Pandora radio stations. Part of these were done to Jimmy Buffet Radio and part were done to Israel "Iz" Kaʻanoʻi Kamakawiwoʻole Radio, singing sweetly as he strummed his ukulele.

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I don’t know if the color scheme is more Caribbean or more Hawaiian. I just know that it kept me singing long after I’d put away the beads (or at least the beads that hadn’t spilled, as usual, keeping the cats entranced.)

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This necklace is my absolute favorite piece this week. It speaks of, to quote Iz, a Wonderful World.

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