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Deco Stones and Regency Roses
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The weather was glorious today and I had brunch with Jim and Pete Hudson with enoough of a walk to really enjoy the weather.

Now, I'm looking at a vase of quince blossoms.  I'm feeling grateful that I've finished the post trip book work, emails etc.

Finally later tonight I get to do some creative work.  I'm putting more touches on the platypus sculpture that I can't seem to quit working on.  i'ts being a real joy.  Probably some other work as well.

I got some fascinating commissions at Boskone, including two that will be historicall interpretations. I'm making an art deco influenced necklace earring and ring set..  The stones are beautiful synthtic spinels from the 1930's.   They are definitely an exception to my only natural stones rule.  And I'm making an art nouveau influenced pendant with a boulder opal and a regency rose agate. (It's full name is grave yard plume regency rose.) I love the Georgette Heyer quality of the name.  It's probably going to be cala lillies.  Serendipitously, I have them in the front garden.  I love working from living examples.

The new Terry Pratchett work is being very appreciated. I just got an order for the Shamble and for Atuin from a friend of a woman who got them at Boskone.  I really like being precise (although, of course, still interpretive) about work from books.

Will probably photograph and post images of stones later.

Mood: Anticipatory

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