Tuesday, July 12, 2011

My Art Spark: Shades of Green

by Patty Lakinsmith

Shades of Green Necklace
Shades of Green necklace.
38" worn singly, and makes a delightful 19" double strand piece.


The unseasonably late rain has worked her magic with the earth, which has fed the bazillion shades of green wowing our temperate rainforest world right now. It's been a wacky weather year so far and it may as well be spring now.  I walk these forests daily, and the growth is still unbelievably lush.  It's nice now, but potentially dangerous in the fall when all will have died for lack of water, and the winter rains have not yet come.

Shades of Green Necklace
Tendrils are twining...

Shades of Green Necklace
Leaves are sprouting...

Shades of Green Necklace

I think that nature is my art spark all the time, and I find endless possibilities for my own work reflected in hers.  Thank you for this challenge, Izzy!

7 comments:

Izzy said...

Oh, no, thank you Patty for bring us such an amazing piece. Green is my favorite (my bonus room is painted apple green) so, of course, this necklace rings harmony with my heart. Beautiful!!

Alice said...

Patty, what a gorgeous necklace! Since our grass is nearly all brown, and my flowrers are drooping in the 100 degree temps, this patch of green is a lovely sight to see!

Janet Bocciardi said...

Very verdant and cool looking! Love how you made it long enough to wear singly or lush around the neck.

stacilouise said...

What a wonderful necklace! I really love everything going on- itreally does make me think of the forest, and all the little individual things coming together to create one giant beauty!
Thanks for sharing.

Heidi said...

Beautiful! So much to look at, and & ♥ the clasp.

mairedodd said...

your work is so stunningly beautiful patty... complex without being overwhelming... the small details combined with your gorgeous glass are so evocative of lushness...

Shaiha said...

What a gorgeous necklace! It really does remind me of walking in the forests here in the Pacific Northwest

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