Friday, June 20, 2008

"pay it forward," give away

Artists today think of everything they do as a work of
It is important to forget about what you are doing..

then a work of art may happen.
::: Andrew Wyeth :::

I tell my self its all about play, but I some how got a little lost along the way... its time for me to forget about the work and fall in love with the process!

Now onto some fun!

I won these wonderful earrings form Nancy in a "pay it forward give away"... now girls if your in the Southern Californian vicinity and love vintage jewelery findings, chain, ribbons and trim then you must rush on down to Gilding the Lilly Vintage
(and if your from out of town then you can buy from her online shop!)

So now its time for me to "Pay It Forward" the rules are simple if you enter to win these
made with my own two hands: Apple Green Quartz Microfaceted Drop Briolette earrings all snug in there little stitched and sewn fiber gift folder, then you must host a giveaway with something made by your own hands. Anyone who wants play just has to leave a comment, and commit to be the next one to "pay it forward" with their own giveaway.

I will be going away for a few days so I will be closing this give away on Monday at midnight and will pick a winner on Tuesday!
(and if you would be so kind, please vote on the side bar poll.)
Good luck !



BELINDA said...

Hi I love these earrings just gorgeous, I would love to host a give away on my blog. Also those hands are amazing what are they made from? Belinda

Anonymous said...

Where did you find those little hands? I love them!


knitsteel said...

I'm commenting because I love your comments on appreciating the process. I feel the need to forget about the art for awhile and just to make. We've built up these skills- technical and creative. It's time to let the creativity flow through without the linguistic judgement of a word.

artbeth67 said...

I hope you know what a big fan of your work I am!

Ruth Rae said...

Kirsten I agree with you that its pure suicide for the artist when we start to second guess our creative process because we want to please others... its a hard line to walk but we must never forget what led up to the craft and our love of creating. I have found that I have been second guessing myself even thought I know better not to judge myself.

Belinda and Denise the little hands are from a old santo, I found them in a antique shop some time ago and I would love to have more... are they not just perfect beyond words!?

Carol said...

Wow, if that's what you get when you play then play on I say!!!!! Please count me in for the Pay it forward giveaway.

Jo Wholohan said...

LOVE the hands Ruth, too cool :))

Your jewelry is amazing as always, so wonderful to behold, i would love to host a giveaway :))

Sue said...

What a great chance to leave a comment, and I adore the pale green earrings. I must say, though, that you give me so much already. I've taken so much inspiration from your work and your words, I just love visiting here.

ewa-christine said...

The colour(yellow)is a happy colour and tells you that you shall be ready!
I understand your message " if you give you get" or?

inventivesoul said...

~*I would like to play!*~
Please enter my name in your drawing!
(You can also enter my current drawing to win some of my charms! Do it before Monday!)
The sewn folder is a lovely piece of art and the earrings are delightful!
Great message!
Happy to vote too!
Amber Dawn

Gilding the Lily said...

Beautiful earrings, my friend! Don't enter me, but take my compliments on your gorgeous work. I was thinking of you and hoping you are not too hot in C-mont; dastardly down here between the weather and my hot flashes! Yikes! Will try and work a bit tomorrow on my day off and let the magic happen. You are so inspirational, Ruth! Hugs Nancy

jet1960 said...

I would love to be entered in your giveaway for these lovely earrings and have a giveaway myself if I win. Thanks for the chance.


Meg said...

Earrings=gawgeous!!! Perfect with a black cocktail dress. Or, just with cocktails.

Kelly Snelling said...

congrats on winning those gorgeous earrings from nancy! lucky girl! maybe i will be lucky and win these pretty, pretty earrings. i so love the onion cut green stones. but...they are laying on top of those little!

sabrina said...

love the color of the stones! reminds me of cool,sparkling water,which would be so lovely to dive into on these hot days in so-cal.

* mY fRiEnDs cALL mE Rella * said...

Visiting you is always inspirational. Words for the soul and eye candy beyond compare.

I love pay it forward events and have crafted something this weekend that would be perfect to send on it's way to another. I am so IN!

xo Rella

Heather said...

Oh so yummy. I'd be delighted to win one of your creations and more than happy to Pay to Forward.
I voted in your poll. I am hauling my sewing machine to WA for AFF and in part to take a class from YOU! yay!

Cory said...

Love your "stuff" I would be overjoyed to win anyone of your creations.
Would love to pay it forward.


Jonna said...

Love your work. And would love to win. Pay it forward is so much fun.

Kristen Robinson said...

Such incredible ear bobs my friend. Love the photos!!!