Thursday, August 30, 2012

Blue Moon


by Staci Louise Smith


Tomorrow is a Blue Moon.  Blue Moon's happen when there are two full moons in a single month.  Since we already had a full moon on the 1st, this will be our second.  Although, to my families great dissappointment, the moon is not really blue.
 
The link above to wiki will tell you the original Blue Moon is the third full moon in a season with four full moons.  However, two full moons in a month has taken on the title of Blue Moon as well.
 
Anyhow, I love the moon, this glowing orb in the sky, that lights the night.  It has a draw to it, and it pulls and pushes our tides, controlling all the oceans of the world, which make up most of the planet.  I don't know about you, but I think that is one pretty amazing hunk of rock orbiting the earth.
 
Anyhow, with the Blue Moon around the corner, inspiration struck, and I thought the moon really should be blue. 
 
 
 

 
I only made a few of these.  Limited Edition, just for the blue moon.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making them, to honor our nightime friend, that transforms our world from dark to soft glowing wonder.
 
(and Happy Birthday to my Julia- who turns 8 today!!!  She was a full moon baby!)

8 comments:

Stacie said...

Love this explanation of a Blue Moon and the focal and pendant are lovely!

Linda Y said...

So I wonder if that is where the expression "once in a blue moon" came from. These are great pieces. I love your work. I have been admiring it for awhile.

Julie Holmes said...

Happy Blue Moon! Today is my youngest son's birthday too! I love what you made from the inspiration. It is a good day for celebrating.

mairedodd said...

love your work in honor of the full moon and happy birthday to your daughter!
there is something so mesmerizing about the moon - its phases, its ever presence... that which gives light when it is dark... beautiful -

Mª Reyes said...

Es precioso. Besos

Tammie said...

LOVE these~ I'd be interested to hear more about your experiences with metal clay too.

Crafty Gal Linda said...

Thanks for explaining the Blue Moon and I LOVE your tribute. It's lovely!! xoxo

Artisan Beads Plus said...

Incredible!

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