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The Simple Composition of a Waterfall

I see a sterling silver necklace haphazardly resting on a dresser, waiting patiently for it’s proper hanging for the evening.  That’s what this waterfall looks like to me. The cascading flow of those perfect oxygen bubbles and swirling hydrogen are mesmerizing and I find it hard to look away.  I decide I want to drape it ever so delicately around my neck or wrist and take it with me, as I do all my beloved jewels.

Silverthread Falls, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area  Dingmans Ferry, PA

Silverthread Falls, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

Dingmans Ferry, PA

 I cherish those moments on a hike when you stumble upon a tiny stream gliding along and fumbling over the rocks in its’ way.  It seems you only need a flow of water, a few rocks and a descending landscape or cliff to have a waterfall. It’s so simple, yet there seems to be a bit of wonder and magic that is created along the way.

Dingmans Falls, Delaware Water Gap National Recreational Area  Dingmans Ferry, PA

Dingmans Falls, Delaware Water Gap National Recreational Area

Dingmans Ferry, PA

I find being an artist is very similar. Just a few ingredients is all it takes, yet there seems to be a little magic in the combination somewhere when the artist, the materials they are using and the time spent comes together. And over time a beautiful sight is created. That’s the hope, at least of the artist. 

 Just little bits of clay, underglazes and texture tools. Then some beads and wire. Materials in the artist’s hands.

New clay earrings…stud earrings!

New clay earrings…stud earrings!

 Nothing near the beauty of a waterfall, but I continue to stretch over the rocks and crash into what is around me to create.

 

Red clay stud earrings. New!!

Red clay stud earrings. New!!

 The water comes down so violently after many days of rain here. As the sun sets the prisms try so badly to make a rainbow in their spot. You have to be patient and wait to only catch a glimpse of that array of color. Even a blink may cause you to miss it.

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I could not stop staring and taking in the beauty all around me.

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 The mist that rises up from the fall covers everything in a beautiful wet dew.

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I am thankful for the materials and time and space to create.

White clay with underglaze stud earrings!

White clay with underglaze stud earrings!

Experimentation with clay stud earrings!

Experimentation with clay stud earrings!

I guess it’s not such a simple composition after all. I wonder about the magic? I believe it is inside.

Building this creative life one experience at a time~

Hannah

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