This simple request for a custom necklace worked out a wonderful design.
This is the illustration of our ideas together:
Knowing that she lives (and loves) the Hudson Valley, I picked an owl that is common here; the barred owl. I have a mated pair that call for each other as they journey around my property and I just imagine them working as a team to locate food, enjoying a few good swoops for fun and then silently coasting into the shadows just before daybreak. The way barred owls talk, reminds me of a good relationship; communicative and connected even in the darkness.
This area is famous for apple orchards and farmland because the people here still work the earth and hold agriculture close to the heart; hence the tilled fields of the Black Dirt Region and the picturesque apple trees. The Hudson River Valley humbly but gracefully bears rolling mountains, and abrupt rock formations, so I also included two specific mountains local to their town. Lastly, I made sure a few pine trees grew in the forest around a wild, grassy field, underneath a subtle, sapphire moon.
Materials: 999 Fine Silver, Sterling Silver, and natural slate-grey Sapphire.
Spring Makers Market presenting local and Hudson Valley area artisans. The Wickham Works Market features carefully juried examples of exceptional handcraft, skilled artistry, innovative uses of ordinary materials and local agriculture. Live music, maker demonstrations, hands-on activities and baked goods will also be part of this family friendly and interactive event.
The Market will be held alongside the Treecycle 2017 event; an annual collaborative community art project. Seven local artists, partnering with nine local groups and organizations, will lead participants through the making of sculptural trees using upcycled materials.
This project is made possible with funds from the Orange County Arts Council’s Ten Year Anniversary Community Arts Grants program.
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