Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Ahhh to be in Paris...


OK, it's my birthday week and I've decided that I'd like to be in Paris. This, of course, is not possible when you're situated in the middle of rural NSW, on a farm, with cattle needing to be fed daily and children caught up in the daily school grind. So I will just have to dream that I am there instead.

Why Paris you ask? Well, this week - tonight in fact - around 75 of the most prestigious galleries will be open, as they do annually, for the Nocturne Rive Droite. This is an eagerly awaited evening event by collectors and art lovers to go into some exclusive galleries and view antiques, paintings, furniture, sculpture, tapestry, jewellery and objects d'art. As well as the opportunity of mingling with art professionals and experiencing their enthusiam for their field. A worthwhile experience, don't you think!?

In my reality though, I have to admit that life just keeps getting me sidetracked from what I want to do!

I saw a great quote on fellow Creative Blogger, Coco's blog - by William Wordsworth - "To begin, begin". Great advice, but all artists and crafters suffer procrastination! Amber at Yellow Flower has had start her packing in preparation for her imminent move. (Love the pics she has taken on her blog of her little knick-knacks around the house that need to be packed by the way.) I found a new art-crafts blog Konstant Kaos and Margaret there has been yearning to learn screen printing. She needs to take Wordsworth's advice too!

About today's picture - I made myself a black and white version of this and it gets such great feedback when I wear it I made another - this one in black in silver. The contents of each vary considerably just the overall design is similar. This one contains, lava, faceted onyx, agate, hematite, silver and peacock freshwater pearls and sterling silver.

It's definitely a statement necklace but not as heavy as you would think for a big piece. Maybe it would be suitable to wear with a little black dress in Paris for tonight's event!?

15 comments:

kristina said...

Happy birthday week! I'm like you ... I dream often of being in Paris, mostly to walk all the bridges of the Seine, have tea at a quaint little cafe, go on vintage hunts at street markets and many other lovely things.
That necklace is beautiful!

Opus #6 said...

Very pretty. Perfect for the little black dress in Paris. You make me wish I were a world traveler!

ChezChani said...

Have a wonderful birthday!! I would like to be in Paris too...no money, time or passport though.

Jennifer said...

Well, this necklace would be a beautiful piece to wear in Paris! ;-) I hope you enjoy your birthday week!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful piece!! I love black....wear it as often as possible. I have the perfect dress, so I'll expect it in the mail soon!! HEHE

Happy Birthday (this week)!!

Carolyne Thornton said...

Annette, that necklace is gorgeous! Carolyne

Sayo said...

Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! Paris sounds lovely. I might go with you. I love the necklace in your photo, too. Very chic! Send it my way!

Unknown said...

Oh, to be in Paris. I hope you have a beautiful birthday week!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! I really like the texture of lava stone. Looks great paired with the silver! Teri
http://www.sandtcreations.com/wordpress

Lilly said...

Have a wonderful birthday and that is an amazing necklace.

Michelle said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Annette :) Love the necklace, I think it would be perfect for Paris!

ByCoco said...

Happy Birthday. Paris is a wonderful place to dream about... May your dream come true soon.
And Thanks for the mention...
Coco of www.ByCoco.Etsy.com and www.ByCoco.Artfire.com

KimberlyRies said...

That is a beautiful necklace! Perfect for Paris, even if it's just in your mind! :) Hope you had a nice birthday!

Keri said...

Jeepers creepers... I've been out of the 'Loupe' for about three weeks. Too much going on at the home front to blog. Anywho, now that I'm back at it... Happy belated birthday. Sorry you couldn't be in Paris, but hoping it was special.

I'm drooling over that necklace. It's absolutely gorgeous. Cripes woman, you possess and over abundance of talent. Love it!

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