Aug

29

need versatility? this earring and jacket combo has it all. red coral ovals can be every play wear, but adding these special jaguar face jackets will really light up your look!! or– perhaps with your favorite diamond studs? hmmm. coral ovals available separately.

coral ovals

weight– 1 gram 18K gold

dimensions– 1/4″X3/16″X5/32″, 7mmX5mmX4mm


red coral oval earrings




coral ovals with jaguar face jackets

weight– 6.5 grams 18K gold

dimensions– 3/4″X1/2″X3/16″, 1.8cmX1.2cmX0.5cm


red coral oval earrings with jaguar face jackets




we can ship this piece to you anywhere in the world safely and securely with Fedex. shipping in the continental US is $45. if you live outside the US or in Hawaii or Alaska, please CONTACT ME to get a shipping quote

Aug

29

here in bracelet form is my famous mayan jaguar face image, each one separated by lĀ”nks featuring red coral ovals. the hinges are rivetted, but the design is rivetting. with a special cast frictionless clasp, this bracelet has a wonderful “drape”. six jaguar face links with five coral links.

weight– 27 grams 18K gold





dimensions– 6 3/4″X1/2″X3/16″, 17.3cmX1.2cmX0.5cm

price– $2100

we can ship this piece to you anywhere in the world safely and securely with Fedex. shipping to the continental US is $45. if you live outside the US or in Hawaii or Alaska, please just CONTACT ME to get a shipping quote.

Aug

23

more madness, in other words– early in the construction of the first “madness” post, i started having problems. the script kept bounding outside the lines, and the photos wouldn’t go where i had put them— i just tried it for this post, and it went down well, thank guinness!! i had just had some work done on the computer, and with the addition of internet explorer 8 the poop hit the propellor, but i have changed browsers now and it seems to have fixed things.

so much has happened of late– first thing was that i finished off my painting in guidos, and it looks absolutely FABU!! but more madness– all that blistered paint! i gritted my teeth and went on, got medieval on it’s ass– hell, i even used that blistering and got some wonderful effects on the wall with this technique. you may even be able to discern some of them by looking closely at this detail of the tree.i put in an intense week of work on it, just what i had predicted was left so long ago when i had to leave it be, and it brought something new out of it and out of me. watching the sky go from a basically blue pastiche to something that shimmers with peaches and roses was marvellous. i also repaired all the places where the paint had peeled off, and all the places where the albaniles (masonry workers) had dripped plaster and limewater onto it, while they were finishing a wall up above. put different shadows onto the edifice, and lastly, in the spirit of “casually deliberate rusticity” that was employed in the rest of the renovations, i painted three extra bands around the whole piece, not using lines or any truing, but only by eye, so that it had a “hand made” appearance. just this morning i dropped off a disc of all images i took while doing the piece– maybe 120+ images– for the owner, so that she could see the piece in its’ entirety. i truly wish this piece well, and hope that it lasts for a while, as there is a lot of sweat and concentration left up on that wall.

on to more madness– merida, in august. hot. boogering hot. i went to visit with my friend jeremiah, and originally to check on some boats with another friend, but he cancelled out at the last minute. will have to do it soon. i did manage to do something though– made a payment on my fideicomiso, the trust in which i own my property. but the only thing i could trust in merida was the short-lived relief that the pool gave me– as hot as cozumel is, merida is waaaay up there from here!! i even got heat rash after a couple of days– egad!! madness!!but jeremiah’s house was cooler inside, and we managed to make and eat several great dishes, while sucking down some great wine– and, of course, in the colonial spirit espoused by all in merida– more than one gin and tonic!! there are more photos of jeremiah’s place on my facebook account, under “chez j”, if you’d like to peruse them.

but back again to cozumel hunkered down under a load of east indian food, courtesy of “a taste of india” in cancun, i returned. lots of stone work i have been doing, but that is fodder for another day i am afraid– i have already blathered on too long today, and have stuff to do. NEXT time……

Aug

23

i happened to watch my copy of “bridge on the river kwai” a few days ago, and all week long i have been struck by how relevant a quote those two words are to my life of late. last week, after a long bout of diving almost every day, i had a couple of days sortuv off, and i used the first of them to get back out onto my sculpture. it felt so very good, just to be back cutting stone once more. i got to work on the left side of the lower figure, working in between the arm and the body. VERY cramped place, no room for the chisels at all, losing skin in the deal and everything. once again i was back to basically “gnawing” the piece away, using several rasps and files and a butt-load of elbow grease, to mix a couple of uncomfortable metaphors. i realise now that i really don’t have any good photos of this area of the sculpture, it is the side that is eternally out of the light, like the dark side of the moon, and so i shall have to remedy this soon. but then– “madness!!…madness!!”– i looked at the rib cage in there, and decided that it was just not right, it had to be pushed back a ways, necessitating a lot of cutting in this already difficult area. so far it looks pretty good, but it is going to take a lot of work to make it all happen. i guess that as i push it back in there it should afford me a little more space, but just the same…

and a couple of days ago i returned to the scene of the crime. guidos, where my painting has suffered much damage. no protection has been built, and really it is past the point of survival now. i was asked to finish it off however, and to that end i went in and began my work once more. i have put in three good days of work on the piece so far, and it looks kinduv wonderful. and will continue to do so until it begins peeling off the wall. if it were not for this “slight problem” i would like very much the effect of the blistered-up paint, it adds something interesting to the work, and i plan on using it further when i redo the foliage on the trees.