We Play at Paste

We play at Paste —
Till qualified, for Pearl —
Ms. Emily Dickinson

Ms Dickinson

Ms Dickinson

I have loved the words and works of Ms. Dickinson since high school when I encountered the poem To make a prairie, but her words have never had such direct application to my life as last night when I began helping my daughter make jewelry.  Mind you, I do not know how to make jewelry.  My ten year daughter, however, desired to make necklaces, earrings, and so forth from glass beads.  She also wanted to open an Etsy Shop called Clementine’s Corner where she might eventually sell her creations (with me overseeing her shop, of course).  Knowing that my daughter’s goal was well within her artistic capabilities, I agreed.  In any case, I had already decided that I wanted to learn to make jewelry so that I might incorporate my Polaroid photography in those creations.  Last night we went to Michael’s to get some framing done and decided to look for beads there.  Oh, we contemplated the beautiful and expensive beads we saw there but eventually settled on an inexpensive kit that came equipped with most of the supplies we needed to begin.  We definitely need to play with paste before we graduate to pearl!

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8 responses to “We Play at Paste

  1. maria medeiros

    Wonderful Blog Entry! 🙂 Sounds so lovely! Clementine has so much creativity in her just like her mommy. 🙂 Truly wonderful!

  2. That’s so awesome that your daughter wants to have a shop too! Learning a bit about business and letting herself be creative at such a young age will be so good for her as well 🙂

  3. 🙂

    We definitely have some learning to do in the jewelry making department before we post items in her shop!

  4. That was a good idea. And It’s great that you support her. oh, and btw your pictures are beautiful!

  5. aww.. what a great learning opportunity for her. 🙂

  6. Emily Dickinson has written some one my most favourite paragraphs ever :

    One need not be a chamber to be haunted;
    One need not be a house;
    The brain has corridors surpassing
    Material place.

  7. another haunting and accurate account of the human condition. she was most astute. 🙂

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