My latest WIP for the shoppe are bottle and jars with stuff in them. I have yet to name them.
The inspiration for the larger jars came from an Easter egg I had as a kid. The kind that was made of sugar (or made to look like it was made of sugar) and had a small opening at the tip that you could look through and see a whole little Easter-land inside. Tiny bunny’s and ducklings, mini eggs and baskets all playing happily on a bed of Easter grass.
I started with a jelly jar and just kinda played with it. Adding a nest, the word “nest”, a small chick and some other bits and pieces – vintage buttons, small ball of yarn- those sorts , of things. I have begun a love affair the past few years with nest, feeling that it is the perfect example of what I aim to do at home and at work.
I am having a lot of fun but finding that play nest building is a very messy business, as is real nest building I suppose. I am sure a real bird could come in and find lots of building materials very easily…
I have also worked on some none-Easter apothecary jars sort of my version of a “message in a bottle” or maybe a “story in a bottle.” I am word person; a narrative person. Which is why I named my company Storiadi Vita, aka “story of life.” Not much in this life happens in a vacuum. Everything and everyone has a story, it’s how we connect and celebrate and mourn and create and learn. To me the little bottles are like little pieces of a story all kept together. The same is true about nest. All the pieces of various stories, scraps and twigs and paperie wound so tightly together, molded into a home, a resting spot.