Sunday, February 24, 2008

This is...me taking a photo of myself in the mirror with my favourite accessory



(From Left to right, clockwise - Knit Wit bangle by Liana Kabel (birthday present from my husband), hand painted blackbird brooch by In My Backyard, glass bead necklace found in an Op Shop (another 20 cent bargain - I feel very glamourous when I wear this), and a silver ring made by a friend).

OK, so clearly this series of pics above is NOT me taking a photos of myself in the mirror. This is because when I read about this week's 'this is' theme, I somehow missed the whole 'me in the mirror' bit. So I assumed I just had to take pics of me wearing the accessories. I was even so proud of myself that I had narrowed it down to only four.

I only realised my error after I noticed a few other bloggers taking photos of themselves taking photos...and the penny dropped. Unfortunately I didn't realise this until the end of the day, hence the disheveled look (which is usually how I look by the end of the day, and the reason I tried to cover half my head with the camera) and the bad lighting. Ah well, such is life!



So my number 1 favourite accessory has to go hands down to the ring. Firstly, I just love it because it was made in friendship by a lovely person I went to Uni with. And it was one of those 'just because' gifts. It wasn't Christmas, or my birthday or anything, she just made the ring and sent it to me after she had moved away from Melbourne. It is funny because a lot of people comment on it, and once I was at an art gallery, where her works were showing (her name is Alisa Dewhurst, in case you ever come across her exhibitions) and the curator complimented me on the ring, and I felt very chuffed to be able to tell her it was made by one of the people she was currently exhibiting. Anyway, Alisa gave this to me about 12 years ago now, and I have worn it almost every day since then. The picture in the ring is actually a man's head and shoulders, and I believe the image was taken from a 1940s ad for a suit. I just love it. It is heavy and tactile and always reminds me of friendships that span distance. What better reason to love an object!

Thanks to One Red Robin for another great 'this is' theme!

10 comments:

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Gorgeous ring and great story! I gatecrashed the meme this week and mine was a ring too!

Net said...

That's a great story. It's so cool to keep a little something of someone special when they move away.

Sharon said...

They're all really great accessories! very glam!

one little acorn said...

What a great selection - I especially love the hand painted blackbird brooch.

flossy-p said...

That's so special. I zoomed in on the pic to get a good look at the man on your ring. Isn't it funny how rings seem to hold much more meaning than say earrings for example. There's just something about a ring.

Glad to hear it fits on your skelletor fingers ;)

I also know what you mean about photographing yourself. I was too busy photoshopping out pimples to even realise I was sporting bed-hair!

Kyla said...

Those are all great accessories. I love the ring. It is sooo different. have a super day
Kyla

Maggie Pie said...

All lovely, but that birdie brooch is the sweetest thing I've seen.

Kathy said...

amazing ring, love the blackbird brooch too!

cloud9 said...

I really love the knitting needle bracelet, very cute!

starashan said...

Oh! I love all your stuff... so beautiful. I love the bangle, and the ring, and the brooch...and... yep! It's all pretty awesome, lol!
-Sherrin