Dec 13, 2011

a Secret Garden ...

have you ever had the feeling of being thrown back in time when you catch a glimpse of something? like visions whizzing pass in your mind's eye like a movie montage? i get that all the time when i see old things. i do love the feeling of traveling back in time if only in my mind's eye ... the feeling is all at once exhilarating, filled with mystery, nostalgic and romantic ... what a combination! but a combination that makes my heart race!

an old key ... i wonder which door it opened and what stories will unlock. an old watch face ... who wore it? was it a romantic gift from a loved one? if these artifacts could talk, what would they whisper in my ear ...

a square coin! King George VI, the present Queen of England's father. i didn't realize that this coin exists in my country from way back. i wonder how life was like in 1939 ... in those days, men still courted the ladies, open doors for them, have tea on porches and steal kisses :) they would still go down on one knee to ask for a hand in marriage ... and they dressed, properly :)


music ... when i close my eyes, i see a theatre filled with musicians of old ... but whilst the music played on stage, what intrigues are happening backstage. love, lust, romance, triangle, jealousy, murder ... life is a stage.

i dunno when i fell in love with books. i just know that i've loved them all my life. and now, i'm making them. old books with stained pages ... what stories and adventures lie within, what worlds are described, what secrets could be uncovered.


an assemblage of sorts, some inspired, some real. whilst making this, i traveled back in time to worlds unknown. tho i am glad it's all only in my head and whatever happened there was exactly how i wanted it to happen :) 
i can tell you the ending ... i  didn't get stabbed for one ((O_O)), and i even got the man ")

 
 and tis ... is my little Garden of Secrets ...
i wonder if my little Secret Garden would qualify for the Projects with Depth in Simon Says Stamp and Show ...

14 comments:

  1. L- wow!! That is some amazing cuff bracelet - and so full of secret memories. I totally agree - one of the best things about using found and recycled bits is thinking about the former lives of the pieces and the owners and then giving those pieces yet another life. Thanks for sharing this new work. Go well. B

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  2. WOW, this is an amazingly gorgeous piece of art. You are always so detailed in anything you create and this is no exception. Exquisite! Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

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  3. the thought and knowledge required to make this is overwhelming... the complexity is beautiful... and yet always so balanced... very very lovely luthien...

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  4. This is incredible- I love all the layers of texture and the attention to detail- beautiful!

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  5. Oh wow luthien, your cuff is absolutely stunning. Fabulous details, I love it. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

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  6. Beautiful, what a beautiful cuff/bracelet. Love it.

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  7. Full of romantic mystery - absolutely enchanting, Luthien!

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  8. Your work is just astonishing! I always love every piece you create! This one is no exception. Your attention to detail is phenomenal. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing talent with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

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  9. Oh my goodness......that is just STUNNING....and I agree completely about using found stuff.

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  10. Outstanding!! I love books too, and the way you described how you feel when seeing something old, is exactly how they make me feel! Traveling back in time through the unknown memories of others... reminds me of Twilight ;) <3

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  11. Amazing! what a gorgeous piece, i love every bit of it!

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  12. I just love those little books of yours!! You know just the right things to add to really enhance each piece...Love the bracelet as well a that famous book!!

    Linda :)

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  13. I definitely think you need to write a book! Your description was so interesting-almost as cool as your cuff! Super fantastic!

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  14. Your work always blows me away - it is so rich with detail and just draws me in every time. Absolutely stunning. Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

    Ellen :)

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Luthien :)