I thought I might have to pass on this one. I've never been to Africa, never felt a particular interest in it, never given it any thought. Then I remembered that I have read and enjoyed a number of books from the series written by Alexander McCall Smith, set in Botswana. He portrays the Batswana as peaceful, polite, gentle and perfectly charming.
See those Botswana diamonds? They aren't really. They are swarovski crystals. I did, however, find a few fine specimens of Botswana agate (found nowhere else in the world) in my gem/mineral collection and hope to work those in somehow.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Friday, February 4, 2011
Thank you, Bern, for this palette and for being such a good sport and taking some teasing. Actually, I'm enthusiastic about it and planning to do a respectable job of it!
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Challenging Ourselves. It's the big old apple tree that grew in the first backyard I remember. I have a clear memory of a full moon through bare branches. That and the yellow apples brought to mind the Yeats poem "The Song of Wandering Aengus," which accounts for the metallic gold and silver apples.