Monday, August 27, 2007

An Order From A Friend

There are times when I get to create some pieces that are lots of fun for me, now is one of those times. I first met Kathryn online sometime last year and just recently, we've reconnected. Above is a photo of her writing desk, very pretty and did you notice, very well organized. Kathryn is a professional freelance writer for 20 years now, specializing in topics that are dear to her heart. She writes for home & garden, interior design & professional organizing industries. You can check out her blog at: http://www.kathrynbechenink.blogspot.com/ where you'll get to read lots of inspiring and informative posts and see lots of pretty photos along the way as well. Her website is: Kathryn Bechen Ink. http://www.kathrynbechenink.com/ . I just purchased one of her e-books she has written, available for purchase and download on her website. If you haven't been to her website or blog, check them out, as there is lots of information and plenty of good reading.

The eggshells above are the order I will be completing for kathryn. Goose eggshell pendants and a jewlery box, a brides box to be exact. I did make one substitution though since taking these photos, I've decided to create the brides box from an Emu egg rather then the hinged goose egg shown. I love Emu eggs for their deep rich color and texture. In addition, they are quite sturdy and a pleasure to paint on. If you want to see what an Emu egg looks like, just click on the link to the right, my ETSY mini, which will take you directly to my shop there. I do have one Emu egg listed and you will get to see the large size, interesting texture and beautiful color of that particular egg. So, these are the before photos....when the order is finished, I'll be taking photos of the finished products to show you.

16 comments:

Naturegirl said...

I am quite interested in seeing the finished eggs! What an idea you have!
All the watercolors flashing to the right are beautiful!I shall stop by the blog of your friend now! Her art supplies are so colorful and yes so organized! hugs NG

Ruth Welter said...

I'm looking forward to see all the finished shells myself. I do know, they are a fabulous surface to paint on, so much fun. I cannot take credit for egg art itself, it is actually a centuries old art form. Thanks for your visit. NG>

kate said...

I am looking forward to seeing the finished product. The lace cloth on which the egg shells have been photographed is beautiful.

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks kate...Ow, the table runner. That is something I picked up years ago and used for a long time on my dining room table, then got tired or it and packed it away. I had totally forgetten about it until after our move, I found it again and wondered why I had ever packed it up in the first place. Now it's back on the table again.

Abby Creek Art said...

Your eggs on Etsy are beautiful, Ruth! Looking forward to seeing your Emu bride box!

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks Linda. I've got 2 Emu boxes on the way, one with a straight horizontal cut and the other, with a curved horizontal cut. I'm interested to see which one I will want to use for the brides box.

A wildlife gardener said...

Can't wait to see what you design, Ruth, but I bet it will be awesome :)

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks WG, Kathryn did let me know which designs were her favorites so I could get an idea of what she really liked. I've also changed a few things too, so I could come up with some new ideas.

Mark said...

Hi Ruth,
Thank you for your visit and I'm pleased you like what i do. The snails are a bit of a project of mine at the minute and I hope to add to it with snails from all different places.

I have enjoyed looking through your blog and web site and impressed how you have got it laid out.
You seem to have your hands full completing various commissions and I'm not suprised as your work is wonderful.
If you dont mind I have added your link and feed to my blog and i will add your web page to mine, its www.dragonsanddamsels.com if you haven't found it.If you are happy to would you like to exchange?
Keep up the good work and I'm off to try and catch some more snails.

Cheers Mark

Sweet Remembrance said...

Hi Ruth...I haven't talked to you in a while..hope all is well!
I think of you every time I see my lovely tissue box you painted for me last year as a SS gift at MMP!
Take Care...
Priscilla

Ruth Welter said...

Mark, thank you, I would love to exhcange links, I'll get your links up today.

Priscilla, it was nice to hear from you, you are right, it has been while.

Jean said...

Ruth, Thanks for stopping by for a visit. I've been enjoying looking thru your blog. I do some decorative painting also. I don't have time for much anymore but still enjoy it when I can. Great ideas!

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks for visiting Jean.

Diana at Chloe's Chic Boutique said...

Ruth, I'm so glad I stopped by your blog tonight... I finally got to see your pictures of your three shih tzus I've heard about. They are just adorable, and all seem to enjoy posing for the camera!

Blessings,
Diana

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks Diana, they are a cute bunch, tho I say it myself.

Dorothy said...

Oh Ruth, I am catching up on your blog and I love the pictures!! The ones of you and Chris are great, and those puppies!! Just precious!!! And the order for the eggs...wow! I think they are BEAUTIFUL!!

Thanks for sharing the photos!