Here’s a little of what I’ve been working on lately. The record cold winter we had here in SC prevented me from using the back porch studio, where I do the soldering work. So prayer beads it’s been. I’ll be uploading these to my other site, www.TejThompson.com, over the weekend; that site has a shopping cart.
This column, A Picture and a Poem, that the NY Times publishes is one of my favorites. Sometimes it inspires me, or calls out to something I’ve done that’s just sitting around, as this one did:
From NY Times:
Will you please hurry with your preparations?
We are freezing up north as you procrastinate
Like a rich lady with too many gorgeous outfits
To choose from, spending hours in front of
A mirror, trying them on and unable to decide,
While we trudge to the mailbox through wind
And snow, extract our unwilling fingers
From a glove to check if there’s a letter
From you, or just a bitty postcard, saying:
I’m leaving Carolina today, hurrying your way
With my new wardrobe of flowers and birds.
The tease! I bet she starts and forgets one of her
Hand-painted silk fans and has to go back,
While we stamp our feet and wipe our noses here,
Worrying the wood for the stove is running out,
The snow on the roof will bring the house down.
— CHARLES SIMIC
The book I’m working on
Danielle La Porte
Robert Reiche “Inequality for All”
Guns, gun shops, gun laws
Banning books not bullets
Family dynamics – loving complicated messy discouraging dividing
Big imaginings for where my work could go, what it could become… with no fathomable idea how to make it happen.
Come on out for the 6th annual Sullivan’s Island’s
“Best of the Best” Artisans Fair.
And be prepared to go home with some
of the most talented art and crafts for miles around!
2pm – 7ish
Sullivan’s Island’s Island Club
Admission Fee: FREE!
I’m over the moon! Yesterday my Holiday Sparkle Collection got picked up by a shop on the island of Mustique. Part of the Grenadine islands, Wikipedia describes it as being a hideaway island for “aristocrats, princesses, and rock stars.” I can hardly believe it!
For more examples of my work, or to purchase: www.TejThompson.com (click there)
Get more info on this mobile and new holiday jewelry at www.TejThompson.com. (Click there)
Turn on and chill out with one of these wicked cool, handcrafted pull chains for your ceiling fan or light, made by me, Tej Thompson!
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I invite you to visit my beautiful new site to easily view galleries of my work.
It’s super organized, concise, easy to navigate, and has a shopping cart.
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And it would really help me out if you would share it with your social networks.
Thank you so much for your interest in my work.
Love & peace,
the perfect transparency
of my beautifully
lived life available
to all with free
wi-fi and a working currency
the goddess of exchange
the goddess justice
they are weighing
there are no more souls
to balance and damn
no heaven to acquit
no purgatory to rectify
debt and I have derived
myself from my parents
and all I took
my skin “alive
I fed for years
on bad air and lotions
what I wanted
o slave o me
self-traded along the oceans
of I want I want
but not to desire
is to die
or to reach
as the eastern
as they used to call them
~Maureen N. McLane, as found in NY Times Magazine: A Picture and a Poem