Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Self Portrait: Picciolo



Welcome to the beautiful world of Picciolo! This is the next addition of the Self Portrait Project. I've known Jane for a while now and again and again I'm impressed with her beautiful craftmanship, her kindness, and her generousity. She is a truly remarkable women. Without further ado, Picciolo:

So, why these objects? Hmm, well the circus tent pot was bought for me bymy husband when we first met, and is one of those things you just know youwill keep forever. The little cockerel came from a car boot sale manyyears ago when I was a child and reminds me of family, as does the littlestoneware lion. The leaf tiles in the frame were a christmas present frommy mum and dad, and my dad made the frame, it is just perfect and a verytreasured item. The little feather in the other frame was found on a walkin the woods, and was pinned to the inside hem of my wedding dress as mysomething blue. My limpet necklace came from our favourite holidaydestination of Crete, and also reminds me of living by the sea and tripsto the beach when I was growing up. The heart shaped stone was given to meby my little girl when she found it on the beach, and the twig pencil sumsup my love of trees/nature and art/crafts all in one go. Sorry if I'verambled on a bit!

As always, if any of you feel inspired to create a self portrait of your own, simply contact me via my yahoo address (right under my profile picture). We all love getting to know one another just a little bit more!

20 comments:

Karen said...

Once again, a beautiful self portrait. These have been wonderful to see! :)

{this is glamorous} said...

Such a beautifully sentimental self-portrait -- especially love the little blue feather.

cindy : quaint said...
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cindy : quaint said...

this is such a special self-portrait and the feather gave me a chill. so wonderful!

Rachel said...

Very lovely. I like how personal all these pieces are.

Brittany Noel said...

I love this one. They're all very personal, yet they coordinate perfectly with each other.

paula said...

how beautiful. the blue feather is priceless.

please sir said...

So pretty...really enjoy this series. She is wonderful too!

Jude said...

What a wonderful idea, Jewels! I have been completely remiss in not staying on top of this series. Sooo good! ☺

picciolo said...

Oh thanks for your kind words Jewels! I really enjoyed taking part in your series, thanks for including me
xxx

Lizzy said...

Beautiful as always!

Miss Aimee said...

I got the beautiful book today!!! WOW, i dont want to give it away for a gift-but I will. I will just have to get another from you after the holidays. Thanks!! :)

Callie Grayson said...

lovely portrait! love the blue feather!!

Mrs.French said...

just as lovely as I thought it would be...xo

wunderbug said...

gorgeous! not only did she put the pieces together thoughtfully, but it's a great shot too! i love the colours and the lighting.

High Desert Diva said...

Nice way to do self portraits...

Cicada Studio said...

What a lovely concept! I'm glad my introduction to this series is with the lovely Picciolo. Very nice to read about her.

Hey Harriet said...

I've been a fan of Picciolo for a long time and enjoyed learning a little more about her here. What a wonderful idea for a series!

Shayla said...

I loved all the little stories for each of the objects and all their references to loved ones. Her portrait strikes me as one living life well and with grace.

Waterrose said...

I love everything, but the circus pot is my favorite. It is so nice to visit and get to know everyone.