I promptly revised history and told my children that when they were born it was from a womb of beautiful, colored petals.
They nodded and then looked at each other.
'Pretty soon she will be wearing lamp shades with her pearls' they telepathically said to each other.
Darlings that they are however, they allowed me my moment of extravagance and shut up.
Solitary bees that build nests with flower petals.
Female, solitary and extravagantly colorful.
Et voila - as soon as I heard it a path emerged in front of me and I knew I had my New Years' theme. Specifically with my Muse I've been working on an ongoing photo project in tune with bee moms' channel of love, her magical birthing canals. The results are unusual and stunning.
Because of their nesting habits National Geographic calls them Flower-Mud Sandwiches. Which is funny but translates into interesting ideas for decoration.
At the jewelry bench then, the SilvanaMondo Osmia™ Collection has it's first marvelous ring in the works in fine Silver and Enamel.
I'm crazy about them.