Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Z is for ZEBRA, ZIPPER and ZITHER - for 'From A to Z in April', Tuesday, April 30th, 2013















Z is for ZEBRA, ZIPPER and ZITHER - The Letter 'Z' for 'Blogging from A to Z in April', Tuesday, April 30th, 2013


Z is for ZEBRA...

































































Z is for ZIPPER...























And...


Z is for 'Zither', a musical instrument. Many think of the soundtrack with 'The Harry Lime Theme' from the 1949 film The Third Man, with the music played by Anton Karas.


Zither

















Thank you for visiting my A to Z posts!

My theme for A to Z is my favourite things that might show up in written stories, poems, paintings or jewellery. This is my list of subjects that I would like to work with.


 
Best wishes,
Anna











First Commenter:
Alex J. Cavanaugh



Monday, 29 April 2013

Y is for YELLOW - for 'From A to Z in April', Monday, April 29th, 2013

















Y is for YELLOW (Plus a Poem about the letter 'Y') for 'Blogging from A to Z in April', Monday, April 29th, 2013

Just for fun I am re-posting my prose-poem 'Y is a sly letter' from July 7th, 2011:


The English letter 'Y' is a sly letter.
It leads a double life.
Sometimes 'Y' is a consonant, 
boldly taking the lead in words like 'yes'. 'yacht' and 'yard'; 
and kicks up its heels 'yelling' 'yippee' at the front of words like
'youth', 'young', youngster, 'young thing' and even 'youngish'.

'Y' makes demands when it is the second person pronoun 'you', 'your' and 'yourself'.
It shows direction in an old-fashioned way with 'yonder' and 'yon'.
'Y' measures time in 'yet', 'year', 'yesterday' and yesteryear.
And shows wistfulness in 'yearning'.
'Y' is a 'yapping' puppy that 'yelps' when someone steps on its tail.

But 'Y' is not content to be a consonant. 
'Y' wants more. It wants to be a vowel!
It trys to hide meekly in the middle of a word like 'hygiene', 
and lags behind at the end of words like 'why', 'lay' and 'may'.

Did you notice that it doesn't really have a vowel-sound all its own? 
Yes, 'Y' is a copy-cat, a chameleon-character who likes disguises. 
Sometimes 'Y' sounds like a long 'I' in 'rhyme', and 'thyme' or 'try' and 'fry'; 
sometimes like long 'E' as in 'funny' and 'bunny'.

Other times 'Y' wants to play with other vowels
like 'O' as in 'boy' or 'toy', 
or with 'A' in 'day' and 'say'.
Yes, 'Y' pretends to be shy, 
but leads a double-life 
and is very, very sly!

[Prose-poem text 'Y is a sly letter' Copyright 2011-2013 Anna Christina Wigren Nordeman]


My theme for A to Z is my favourite things that might show up in written stories, poems, paintings or jewellery. This is my list of subjects that I would like to work with.



Best wishes,
Anna











First Commenter:
Alex J. Cavanaugh
 







Saturday, 27 April 2013

Third REVEAL for Lori Anderson's Bead Soup Party #7

Third REVEAL for Lori Anderson's Bead Soup Party #7

Lori Anderson of Pretty things












Remember the beads that were sent to me by Katja?

Look at the focal to the left at the bottom




 





 


This is what I did with the focal; I've made a buckle-bracelet using a discarded leather belt:














 


And here are more beads:














I've used some of Katjas's handmade beads to make a necklace and bracelet:







 

 




I still have enough beads to make more jewellery!
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Here is Lori's message on her blog, Pretty Things:

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


3rd Reveal postponed by one week

Those who know me know this is not my modus operandi at all.  I'm the girl who has a ton of projects going and can normally get them done.  But this year has started off with a real bang.  I'm writing with only one eye opened.  Getting over a migraine.  I'm also getting scheduled to have nerves cauterized in my back and there are other things going on that I'm not quite ready to talk about but will eventually.


That being said, please forgive me for pushing the 3rd reveal to April 27th.  I am terribly sorry but it absolutely can't be helped.


Click here if you need directions on how to schedule your post if you're going to be away (or just feel like doing it).


Once again -- I'm very sorry.  This blog party is the one thing I think I bring to the beading world, so to postpone it not once, but twice -- well.  I wouldn't unless I had to, and I am so very sorry I have to.





Well, Lori posted the third reveal on time, and I am the one who is late!

Best wishes,
Anna











First Commenter:
Kepi
of  
A little of this, a little of that 




X is for Xylophone - for 'Blogging from A to Z in April', Saturday, April 27th, 2013

















X is for Xylophone - for 'Blogging from A to Z in April', Saturday, April 27th, 2013




Xylophone












Xylophone





















  

And here are some pictures of Elisabet with her xylophone, when she was six years old, two years ago.













































































 
My theme for A to Z is my favourite things that might show up in written stories, poems, paintings or jewellery. This is my list of subjects that I would like to work with.

 
Best wishes,
Anna











First Commenter:
Yolanda Renee
of 
Defending the Pen






Friday, 26 April 2013

W is for WONDERLAND for 'Blogging from A to Z in April', Friday, April 26th, 2013
















W is for WONDERLAND, as in Alice in Wonderland (by Lewis Carroll


Page from the original manuscript copy of Alice's Adventures Under Ground, 1864



The Letter 'W' for 'Blogging from A to Z in April', Friday, April 26th, 2013


thelittlefox




















The White Rabbit




















Raidersofthelostart

Here are some fun items, found on Etsy, with a connection to Alice in Wonderland: A charm bracelet from SilverTrumpetJewelry on a brass chain with patina leaves and sparkly sapphire or pink Swarovski crystals, charms of a storybook, the White Rabbit, a pocket watch, the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter's teapot a flammigo from the Red Queen's crocket game, a mushroom and a key.


SilverTrumpetJewelry















SilverTrumpetJewelry
















A mad hatter's hat from CandysHats:

CandysHats

















The Cheshire Cat











The Cheshire Cat from theblackapple :


theblackapple




















    









Alice from thelittlefox :

thelittlefox




















Alice - One of the author's own illustrations.


























My theme for A to Z is my favourite things that might show up in written stories, poems, paintings or jewellery. This is my list of subjects that I would like to work with.


Best wishes,
Anna











First Commenter:
Yolanda Renee
of 
Defending the Pen 





 

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My shop parltradet has curated these Etsy treasuries: