Sunday, August 26, 2007

By the pricking of my thumbs...

By the pricking of my thumbs,
Something wicked this way comes.

I've always liked these lines from "Macbeth", spoken by one of the three witches about Macbeth. This is the other donut I made a couple days ago. What with fall fast approaching, I thought I'd try to make a necklace for Halloween. I will probably use the bead as part of a focal and not a clasp. I'm going to try to incorporate the whole quote into the piece. We'll see if it works.

Just a bit of trivia - can anyone identify the authors of the two books that take part of this quote for their titles? One book takes the first line and the other the second.

This will probably be my last stamped piece for a while. Although I feel that I still need more practice using the stamps, relying on words or quotations as design elements seems a bit too limiting to me, right now. All of this doesn't mean that I don't want to own practically every bead Anne Choi ever made, though. Are you familiar with her beads? They are really beautiful. She incorporates wonderful quotations into most of her work. I finally started collecting some of them this year with a focus on quotations from early modern English poetry. I'll try to post a blog entry about them in a few days.

Hope everyone had a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by.


melanie brooks said...

OH! I adore Anne Choi's beads! She was just a couple of booths down from me at Bead & Button, and I got a good one this year! I just made some new beads to go with it last night.

I am stumped on your question! Is Something Wicked by CS Lewis? I am probably way off there. I have no idea about the other one.

Now I am hearing the children of Hogwarts sing the Something Wicked, Bubble and toil and trouble song in my head! Thanks for the earworm *wink*

Melissa J. Lee said...

Oops, sorry about that! The answers are Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury and By the Pricking of My Thumbs by Agatha Christie. Just one of those useless bits of trivia... I've always liked the quote, though!

Anne always gets me. I swear up and down I'm not going to buy anything, and then she comes up with these beautiful new beads, and I can't resist!