Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Summer Beading

Although it was the end of summer when I was in Spain, the colours were still vibrant in the bright sunshine. Perfect inspiration for a beaded spring necklace!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Mundane Metal

What could be more ordinary than a drain cover, but still beautifully decorated!
The symbol of the shell, hidden beneath the sand or on a pathway, always noticed because it shows you the way of the Camino.

Metal Magic

I love the attention to detail in everything. Functional objects become works of art.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Open the door....

Doors to new and exciting places. It is wonderful to imagine how many people have passed through these doors over the centuries. Living in South Africa, which is a relatively 'young' country in terms of architechture, I find it amazing to see buildings that have stood,unchanged, for hundreds of years.There is such beautiful attention to detail, in the knockers,handles and hinges.The workmanship on the cathedrals (the one in the photo is at Astorga) is unbelievable and timeless in its design.This in great contrast to the simple rustic doorway in the photo above it.