Definition of GENIUS LOCI
: the pervading spirit of a place
: a tutelary deity of a place
The place: Austin TX.
The time: last weekend.
The plan: take a walk, enjoy the weather.
The result: inspiration!
I was born and raised in Maryland, and now live in Delaware. To be sure - I have lived other places, other countries, other regions... but I have four seasons in my blood. So when I was visiting Texas in January, and walking around in a tee shirt - I felt hyper aware of the outdoors, the environment, the ecosystem.
Nature and natural forms always have inspired me... so trusty iPhone camera and I snapped a few pictures on a 4 mile walk...
|Bare branches, net, blue sky. Patterns.|
|Agave and sunbeams.|
In the "spirit of the place" I was inspired to make earrings. (You have heard of our AJE earring challenge, haven't you?)
|Prickly pear: Dimpling with center punch, dimples, freeform similar shapes. Pearl "blossoms".|