Stuck in my own head
summer breeze will unlock me
Sun, please warm my back
One more week to go before the summer holiday starts. Almost one year since I saw my family, can’t wait to go “home”. Tired and impatient, and why is there always so little time left for all that needs to get wrapped-up before a break?
I am longing for some real summer. Sun, please warm me up, deep inside. And I need to pick up some pieces that seem to have slipped out of my hands throughout the past year. Time, please slow down for a moment, give me the chance to catch up.
After that I’ll be fit for a new working year, and I know it will be a good one.
Patination recipe for brass (blue-green colours)
Put tobacco (or saw dust) in a plastic box that you can seal well. Mix some ammonia and vinegar, add this to the tobacco/saw dust so that it becomes humid. Put the pieces of brass in, check every few hours and remove when you are satisfied with the colour. This is free from the memory, perhaps I sprinkled some salt on that sun-spiral as well, but I honestly can’t remember. For some proper patina instructions for copper and brass, see here (Jewelry Making Journal) or here (Jewelry Making Daily). And be very careful with ammonia, do this outside if you can, make sure to protect your hands, nose/mouth and eyes!
Whatever season you are in, I hope the sun will catch you!