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February 19, 2006

child's art

Yesterday I travelled to the hills, to the scarp, to bush I hadn't seen. I stopped for a coffee next to a candy store and through the window I saw this delicious eye candy. Just two button necklaces hung over a chair. The sign said "locally crafted" and "$10.50". The rainbow, the length and then the price meant this one was mine.
I asked the owner, who made this? "My daughter" she replied. Looking at her face I thought this daughter must be young... "15" she tells me. Ruby is her name.

I was even more warmed that a girl had made this necklace from gathered buttons and used her pure heart to build something that excites her. No university or marketing method, just a girl on her bedroom floor. Authentic art I'd say - nothing contrived. Is it less valuable because of this? Or more because it is fleeting?

Well, now this colourful string of buttons swings with me over my bicycle handles and rolls across my chest as I design and dance.

[current mood] "I feel like a child" Devendra Banhart & Brazil Nuts, way too many Brazil Nuts

Posted by natalija at February 19, 2006 3:38 PM


Oooh gorgeous! I love it!!
Hoope things are going swell for your new biz!

Posted by: karen cheng at February 21, 2006 12:03 PM

hey sweet karen!
I wanna wear it every day! but one must pace oneself in order extend its wearable life.. right??
Hey - business is great! crazy busy.... and loads of fun and interesting projects.
Are you keeping your fingers dirty? :) xx

Posted by: Natty at February 21, 2006 12:11 PM

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