Friday, October 23, 2009

Beauty In Asymmetry

I almost hesitate to start writing. How can I say anything worthy of this kind of beauty? My daughter collects shells, among other things. She is 22 and is passionate about this amazing creation we live in. She showed me her newest additions to her shells this morning and this one in particular grabbed my attention!
To see pictures of it is wonderful. But to actually hold this shell in your hands is absolutely transcendent! Well it was for me this morning. :D I just had to borrow it for the day and take pictures so I could share it with you all!
It is large - ten inches from top to bottom, and has about a 7 inch "wingspan". It is asymmetrical, and so perfectly balanced all at the same time. I am seeking out ideas and inspiration to make asymmetrical designs in my jewelry and what better inspiration could there be than the greatest artworks of all!!
I'm just going to "absorb" all that I can from this wonderful piece of assymetry. I hope you enjoy the pictures!


  1. Very cool. Would love to see the jewelry it inspires. Happy creating!

  2. Heehee....oh!! I've been TOO distracted this week!!! I hope to make something today!