I decided to do it on my tumblr blog, as that’s where I also publish photos that do not relate to jewellery making. I’m still fairly new on tumblr and I was also curious to see how it differs (or not) from WordPress.
You are welcome to pop over there and have a look if you want to see the entire month. You can also see some of the gratitude photos down here.
Looking back at the gratitude images I chose, I do see a few red threads.
Our starting point in life. I’m grateful for: TRADITION – ART – MEMORIES – KINDNESS – FAMILY.
TRADITION: Baking Christmas ginger cookies (pepparkakor). Grateful for the spices.
ART: A child drawing I would love to turn into jewellery.
MEMORIES: My childhood, as simple as this. No worries.
KINDNESS: A little boy gave us this flower in the train, his eyes sparkled. Giving made him so happy.
FAMILY: Dad and daughter. A supporting hand and a curious mind.
These are some of the gratitudes that go with nature: CHANGE – NATURE – KNOWLEDGE – ROUTINE.
CHANGE perspective. You are not in the centre anymore.
Who said metal can not express NATURE?
KNOWLEDGE: Did we lose some or did we win some? Mix of city and nature.
ROUTINE, we need it to make, mend and look after, over and over again.
None of us (or very few) would be out here doing what we are doing without photography. We can all be very grateful for this medium, and the fact that it has become available for so many of us. Here are some themes that me and my camera have captured: INDULGENCE – SKY – SELF – REST – MOVEMENT.
The INDULGENCE of a sunset at sea.
REST: These containers once held flower bulbs, now they rest.
MOVEMENT: One early morning, a bird made a drawing on the water.
A lot of what we see or create drills down to shapes and how we perceive or interpret them: CLOTHING – BEAUTY – TASTE – CREATIVITY.
CLOTHING: Buttons that look like mirrors.
TASTE: Ceramics bowl from the late 50’s, still my taste.
“Hey look, strangers coming to town!” CREATIVITY: The use of imagination or original ideas to create something”.
How could I not be grateful for jewellery and the joy of making it, thinking about it, touching it, talking about it… Some of the aspects: COLOUR – TOUCH – COMFORT – SCENT – MUSIC.
COLOUR: Grateful there is so much to learn (here patina on copper, made with help of rice and soy sauce)
Grateful to TOUCH every little piece in the making, many many times.
COMFORT, like in a ring made of yarn.
SCENT: Pieces of an old pipe. After years in a box, there is still the scent of smoke!
MUSIC: Now violin spare parts, one day… jewellery?