Yesterday I found inspiration in this beautiful vintage book of poetry I bought at a rummage sale for 25 cents. Yep, that's what I said...twenty-five cents!
I don't even know the title of it. The cover is missing and there's no title page but the illustrations are absolutely stunning. Every page turn reveals a new gem. The artistry and attention to detail in the images in truly amazing.
My last pendants were so full of color, I thought it would be nice to change things up a bit and create something in a more neutral palette, using one of these beautiful illustrations as a springboard. I've had this idea in my head for sometime...a little rectangular bezel shaped something like a trumeau mirror.
I love creating bezels. I'm always amazed at the amount of creativity you can pour into forming sheet silver and wire into a tiny treasure. Like the gallery wire embellishments? I think the pattern compliments the elegance of the book illustrations. (If you're wondering what gallery wire is, there's a quick description on this WireSculpture.com forum.)
I'm Linking up again today with Creative Every Day and finding so much inspiration in the work of other artists linking to Art Every Day Month. Pop over and take a look for yourself if you have the time or, better yet, join in!
Thanks for taking a peek into my little world! (Seriously...I've been working in tiny detailed things all week. I may have to paint a wall or something today!) Have a very great, very creative day!