Is it Spring yet?

Meteorologically yes but the actual solstice is not until the 20/21 March, so it is almost spring but the promise of it is appearing.   My snow drops are looking lovely tucked away as they are if a bit late this year.

I'm also marking the passing of a great man today Prof. Stephen Hawkins who has died aged 76.   He was remarkable for his knowledge and understanding of the universe and for the way he explained it to the lay person making the discoveries even more interesting and relevant.   His appearance on Star Trek Generations playing poker with Einstein and Data was we are told a high point for him.   Sleep well Professor.

A couple of posts ago or maybe it was just the last one I mentioned that I was working on a pearl heavy piece.   All finished now and one became a set, here they are.

Each pearl had to be threaded onto a head pin and then attached to a chain or jump ring with a jump ring.   But the finished pieces are worth it.

And I managed a little inkiness as well.

Some stamping here and lots of stencil work.  Distress Inks and Adirondack inks all brushed over the stencils.   Memento ink used for the stamping and ProMarker for the journaling.   As is all to often the case had not idea where this was going or how it would turn out until it was finished when it pleased me very much.

Sharing this with.

Inspiration Destination - Fortnightly anything goes challenge with a twist.   This time the twist is Spring or Pastel colours.   My Journal page seems to fit the twist quite well, hope these talented girls agree.

Words 2 Craft by - A monthly challenge who are looking to see how the words in the image below inspire you.  In honour of Woman's History Month.

Everybody Art Challenge - Always anything goes.

Love to Create Challenge - A favourite anything mixed media challenge of mine.

OK so Harley cat has to go to the vet for his annuals now.   See you all later.


  1. Amazing pearl much hard work, unique and fabulous x

  2. Great mixed media piece and I absolutely love your gorgeous pearl set!

  3. Zoe, I came by to comment on your beautiful card and then saw your gorgeous jewelry set! You sure are one talented gal. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at Words 2 Craft By. :)

  4. Great card and what a beautiful jewelry set, thank you for joining in the challenge on the Love to Create blog.


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