Thursday, May 4, 2017

Around the Galaxy

What does the sky in your area looks like at night? Do you see the stars? Do you see the space station?

We live in a small quiet cul-de-sac where there's not much light pollution. We're very lucky in that. We're surrounded by large spruce trees (mainly). It's peaceful and quiet.

Each Summer and Fall, we enjoy sitting outside by the fire pit, camping style, and quietly gaze at the stars in the night sky. I have my lounge chair, my blankets (so the mossies don't bite me!), and I lay back and look at the night sky.

It feels so wondrous to me to look up and catch a glimpse at the vastness of our Universe... I love the energy and ethereal beauty of it all. I remember fondly a visit to NASA when I was around 8 years old. It blew my mind. I loved it! I also remember going to the (then) Planetarium Dow in Montreal to learn about the planets and the stars. It's was so beautiful and so inspiring!

That's how I try to live my life - Nathalie Lesage

It's not quite warm enough here yet to sit by the fire pit, and so I dream of what's to come. This is what inspired my "Galaxy Collection", based on the patterns created when I did this pack of Mokume Gane with polymer clay and silver metal leaf, recently:

I wire wrapped the top portion of my polymer clay drops with sterling silver wire, and added in a round 'moon' by the way of a smooth round Czech glass bead. It's half-clear, half-silver, and sparkles a lot in person.

The rings and metal beads all around, to me, are like various space stations. Think far away bases where space travelers all around the Galaxy can stop to get supplies, and meet others on their journey.

Soon the weather will be warm enough so that we can go explore the night sky. I can't wait!

I will be listing these earrings and other jewelry components from my Galaxy collection in my shop over the next few days.

Live long and prosper.... and enjoy the stars in your sky!

Nathalie Lesage
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  1. These aren't beautiful Nathalie ❤❤❤

    1. Thank you Suhana ;) (I know you meant 'are' lol ) Nat xoxo

  2. Nathalie, these do look very space like. Lots of silver, the Swarovski, I'm sure sparkle away like the night sky in person. I has every always been intrigued by the Universe we see up there through the exploration of others, even more than the planet we live on, I'm afraid. lol thank you! And btw, I'm sure Suhana meant "are". 😉

    1. Thank you Norbel :) I'm too chicken to get up there myself, but always fascinated by space exploration :-)

  3. I agree with Norbel, these earrings look very space like. Your polymer clay canes are beautiful. These especially. We are lucky were we live. Not much light pollution here so we can gaze at the sky every evening. It is especially magically when you see tiny tiny light spots on the mountains surrounding us and to hear the sea at the same time.

    1. Thank you Janine. I do enjoy working with polymer clay, especially making mokume gane stacks. The resulting designs are a surprise every time :) You are definitely lucky where you live! Isn't it cool to hear the sea at the same time? we hang out at the beach in the evening sometimes. That something we need to do more. It's cozy in our backyard, so we don't often feel the need to leave lol