Sunday, February 22, 2009

Once Upon A Time...

Once upon a time there was a quiet, skinny little girl with big eyes and long, straight, mousy, brown hair. She had a frail, wizened grandma who collected treasures of old. These antiquities were kept in a tall, ornately carved cabinet with a glass door and curved glass sides. The treasures were always visible for all to gaze upon. Every time the little girl would visit her gram she would spend some time gazing at the wonders inside of the cabinet. Each item was special and gram would spin stories about many. The child's favorite were the glass spheres that fit perfectly on the palm of an adults hand. Each of these unique works held captured within their depths, minute flower filled universes exploding with color. They were exquisite works of art made for no other reason than to weigh down the loose papers of ones life. How extraordinary! The little girl grew up, as little girls do, and her gram passed on during that growing up. The millefiori paperweights were tucked in with the rest of the memories of gram only to be reborn when the little girl, now grown with her own quiet, skinny little girl with big eyes and long, straight, bright red hair, decided it was time. Time to make intricate little universes of her own out of tiny, vibrant glass flowers. These creations would not be relegated to a glass cabinet though, these creations would be to wear and enjoy. They would adorn hair, ears and yes, chests too. Hence the gestation and birth of PickleBerries where all lived happily ever after. The end.

PickleBerries comes from my childhood nickname bestowed on me by my dad a million years ago "Lonnie Mary Pickle Berry".

A wee bit of background information on me, which is now included in my shops. :)


Fluffymall said...

I can totally relate to that! I too had a Gram that has been the inspiration behind what I do now.

Ripper Arts said...

What a fun story. TFS!

Metalsgirl said...

I saw your mention of Klimt on your blog - I love him too!! I was lucky enought to see a collection of his work, including Adele, at the Nue Gallery in New York last year. It was fantastic. I got a little emotional about it, seeing it all in person. Glad to chat with a fellow Gustav lover! :) said...

we love your work &
your cute blog
mona & the girls
your dad had vision...:)

have a great week