Thursday, October 30, 2008


Audrey slipped off her jacket as she entered the greenhouse; her orchids lived in a steamy world of their own that had no relationship to the frigid New England wind that was already promising snow. She checked each plant carefully; noting bud and bloom, looking for any sign of disease or pests. The first few minutes were always tense ones; this was her special world, and she would let nothing harm her plants.

Happily, nothing was threatening them today. There were some new blooms to admire; and a few that had passed their prime and needed pinching. She stretched luxuriously in the soft warm air, letting her shoulders relax and putting all thoughts of her day out of her head. This was what she was meant to do; this was what she did best.

© 2008 Cynthia Newcomer Daniel

Seed beads, sterling silver, Dichroic glass by Paula Radke. Hand fabricated, bead-woven collar.


Carrie said...

Stunning necklace Cynthia. I think you are going to have to go on my favourite blog sites now, your work is just stunning.

Are you a writer??? Your associated comments are wonderful and really pull me in to the environment you describe.


Cynthia Newcomer Daniel said...

Thank you, Carrie! Yes, I've been a writer for many years; I enjoy writing my little stories as much as making the jewelry, I think.

Joanne said...

Fabulous Cindy! I can't stop looking at this one!

judith27k said...

I really love your highly developed imagination. I have been through your blog and chose my favorites: (it was hard, but here it is)
-Growing wild - beautiful mix between seed beads andmetal
-A grain of sand