Pix in the Ca-ri-fo-ni-a sun by Karen of Artebellasurplus. (For some reason I wanted to write California the way my Japanese students used to pronounce it. I love accents.)
OK, but look at the detail.
And yes I'm so obsessed with light that I even brightened these.
Can you tell she's used to taking close-ups of beads?
But also she sent me 58 images of each thing so I've been here picking pictures to just throw away for the last 5 hours and it's painful. Unfair.
I'm thinking maybe I should just go outside in the cold to photo...
Cuz now she has to send everything back...
Look at that detail! Texture! Pizza-bearing unicorns!
OK, this one is just sunlight porn.
I just sungasmed, guize.
But check out the delicate little necklaces I'm making. Squee!
Irridescent Kathyhaul ammonite. Did you know the name "ammonite" was inspired by their resemblance to coiled ram's horns? Pliny the Elder (d. 79 AD Pompeii) called these ammonis cornua, "horns of Ammon," after the Egyptian god who wore ram's horns. Yup. In related news, I donated to wikipedia today.
Also Scorched Earth dagger and amethyst from my tute.
OMG, lookit all the stuff I listed though.
The Paralians. A Love Song. Acosmist.
Hearken. Revelation. Phantasmagoria.
Sabaism. Your Astonishing Light. Miracles.
All this blogging is exhausting work:
Now look at the fancifuldevices drawer my awesome buyer and bud Lynn shared
Finally, an otherworldly animation.
I feel a sudden need to eat yogurt.