Saturday, May 8, 2010
My New Kangaroo
59º ~ lots of sun filtering through the leaves...have very limited view of the sky these days due to our beautiful old shade-making trees
This is just a quick post to show you all my first internet auction purchase: a kangaroo brooch. If you've met me in the flesh, you may know that I don't wear jewelry or makeup or the latest fashions. However, when I was circling the AWP book fair and telling folks about the book giveaway going on here at the Kangaroo blog, I decided I wanted a piece of "antique" jewelry of a kangaroo that I could wear to readings and AWP and other poetry places. I wanted something that was one-of-a-kind and on first searching the internets, I was dismayed by a sea of tourist pieces from Australia. I gave it a rest and tried again this week (this time searching for estate sale sites rather than just "kangaroo jewelry" and voila! While this is a brooch, the little space between the kangaroo's ears looks perfect for a chain, so I'll probably wear it as a long necklace. I guess I'm giving in a bit to the idea of "branding," but hopefully on my own terms.
Now, back to the real work at hand...drafting, drafting, drafting.