Tuesday, November 2, 2010

My contribution to the 'Artful Stone Swap'

In the middle of last month GardenMama declared an artful stone swap it was/is to celebrate beauty, creativity and light. The swap was open to everyone, and although I would love, love, love to be able to crochet a cover for a stone like these ones, alas I cannot.

Felting and I are, well...I can do it but I lack the will... painting is not me either; I like to I just don't think I am particularly artful at it... stamp - nope, draw on..umm see painting, create a mosaic - sounds stunning but I'm thinking large scale not postable, and collage I could do that, but I didn't.

So what did I do? well the wee girl and I took a walk to the river, dipped our toes in and thought about it a bit.


Eventually we selected stones that we were happy with and then I had to think some more...

We, the stones on which you stand
Hold the waters and build the land.
In caves of darkest earth
Find we our crystal birth.
The sun with radiant light
Makes us sparkling bright...

(from the four elements by an anonymous writer) ...


they are all wrapped and posted, I do hope they like them.

11 comments:

Bec said...

they look lovely! Iwould certainly be happy with them :)

Linda said...

your stones are wonderful Shannon!!
xo

Anonymous said...

very very clever, and the receiver will be very happy I'm sure. :)

eidolons said...

Those are beautiful! I wasn't sure if I should wait to post my stones until after they were received. But now I'm not sure I should at all - they're so ordinary next to yours!

Shannon said...

Thank you everyone, i love them, should have made one for myself too.
I think you should post some pictures eidolons, i would like to see them and i bet they are anything but ordinary. Mine are all heading to the US so i didn't know how long it will take even if i did send them by air!

gardenmama said...

Shannon, your stones alone are stunning and the creativity that you poured forth into adorning them is incredible! I absolutely love what you did, I am thrilled to receive one and can't wait for you to receive mine as well! (I truly love seeing just where the stones came from too!)

Lynnette said...

What beautiful stones! I completely forgot to take pictures of the ones I worked on before I put them in the mail! Oh well. :)

Shannon said...

Dear Gardenmama, I'm so glad you like them and that yours finds it way safely to you soon. I can hardly wait for my little parcels in the mail either.

M. Bloom said...

Oh,I do like the stone you sent, very much indeed!!! (The one I received has a spiral-swirl of beads at the peaked tip of the stone...) It was so very surprising and unique to unwrap a beaded stone -- a magical and mystical surprise. Thank you dear Shannon (and I do hope you like the stones I sent in return...)

P.S. If you want to have a peek at my blog, I posted last night about the swap and there will be another post about it tomorrow.

M. Bloom said...

Hello again -- Thanks for visiting me over in the land of WeBloomHere and leaving a message. A quick note to let you know, I responded over there...

xo
MB

Ellen Mahoney said...

I adore my beautiful stone! Thank you so much Shannon. Yours in on the way. I was late--boo! You can see a picture of your stone with all the others on my blog. Many many thanks!

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