I recently reached a thousand Facebook fans
on the Rosy Revolver page.
I've spent the past five years building this up-
often through a series of falls.
Many of you have watched me grow,
seen me develop, as an artist, as a mother,
and as a person. You've heard me rant on the notions
of idea theft and authenticity-
and this year alone you've read me through
fertility issues, starting over in a new home,
and ultimately, the shattered state of my marriage.
Now I'm beginning again.
There are times at night when I lay in the dark
and think silver thoughts.
I often build what I cannot say.
I can write words to describe the
sterling and copper manifestations of my feelings,
much more clearly than I can
relate in words the feelings themselves.
When I build and release into the world,
I release some part of me.
Some pain, some joy.
There is a certain salvation-
in every sale.
It is Rosy who saves me.
And then again... it is me.
And it is you, for giving each piece a home-
and therefore keeping me in mine.
Thank you for getting me here-
for your support, both financially and through
your friendship. I'm amazed at those of you I've
gotten to know over the past several years.
I'm amazed at the me I've gotten to know
because of you:
So here is this, from Rosy with love.
*Art & Fear- an amazing book I'm still reading
by David Bayles and Ted Orland
*Three packages of mixed Zinnia seeds like those
we've grown in our family for generations.
*Assorted soaps including olive, sicilian orange,
and tobacco blossom (my personal favorite.)
*A coffee mug from the local bakery, Stick Boy
Bread Company, where I sip battery acid each morning.
*Various collected feathers and pink peacock plumes.
*A small bag of shells that The Monkey and I collected
along the Carolina coast this summer.
*A fistful of dried cotton bolls
from our Fuquay Varina farms.
And . . .
A handbuilt sterling token.
The winner of this package will have the choice
to have the token mounted on a ring band or suspended
from a chain as a necklace.
Either will be sized to your specifications.
I'm asking that as your entry,
you help me in deciding where to go from here,
being that my career and independence will
demand more from me than they ever have in the past.
Your feedback has never mattered more.
and find your favorite piece. Link to it as a
comment below this blog post, and tell me how it
speaks to you. It can be the piece itself,
the description, the imagery-
I just want to know what stands out to you, and why.
This will count as one entry.
A second entry may be made on the RR Facebook
page. I will post a question there pertaining to
this GiveAway. Beneath that question, please link
to a post on this blog that resonates with you.
All I'm looking for is a link- no explanation needed.
Obviously, this will require some time and
research on your part, and therefore this will count as
two entries, so anyone interested may enter a
total of three times.
The GiveAway will start now and will end on Sunday,
September 23rd at 11:59pm EST.
The winner will be chosen late next week,
using a random number generator.
As always, feel free to email me
(use the button on the blog sidebar)
convo me via Etsy, or message me via Facebook
if you have any questions.
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I leave tomorrow for California and Petaluma's
Art is You- the second round in my newly acquired role
as assistant to Richard Salley.
I'll be back in the studio on Wednesday.
Have a lovely rest of the week, everyone.
Thank you again for it all.