Thursday, 19 July 2012

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

red and black earrings

red and black earrings, originally uploaded by effemera.

Earrings, woven paper.

debussy pixlr o matic necklace

debussy pixlr o matic necklace, originally uploaded by effemera.

Text Texture Textile.
Woven pamphlet necklace.
BBC Philharmonic orchestra performing Debussy at the Bridgewater hall in Manchester. Image edited using Pixlr o matic.

Friday, 3 February 2012

the first quote of February

As one gets older one sees many more paths that could be taken. Artists sense within their own work that kind of swelling of possibilities, which may seem a freedom or a confusion. Jasper Johns Read more:


Have given in yet again to 21st century living and signed up with Twitter,just added a convenient button to press should anyone be interested in following although really this blog does that anyhow. Seems more and more time is spent in virtual environments. Its great fun but can be addictive so will really have to watch myself or no work will ever get done.Flip side is if I do loads of work no blogging or social mediarization (spell check doesn't like that last word)gets done. Other problem is you have to blog etc to advertise to hopefully attract some sales but what I live to do is make art and the social media band wagon totally gets in the way of creating. Its such a difficult juggling act especially when an ordinary day job has to be fitted in too plus housework and family demands. I know most other artists/crafts people must have this same problem. answer on a post card please, or a Twitter if you have the time!

Thursday, 26 January 2012


Just joined pinterest,it seems really good. It works like a pin board you can have and name lots of pin boards with different themes and add image content from the web with the use of a `pin it` button (see the site for details). You have to sign up to then wait for an invite to join which took me 4 days. Not had a really good play but it looks like a great source of inspiration. Pictures/boards and people can be followed and liked just like on other social networks.I am looking forward to exploring and putting some interesting boards together,think it could waste rather more time than I can afford but it look such good fun!

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Pablo Picass quote

“The artist is a receptacle for the emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web.”

How very true.

Colour chanding Squidarellas by SquidLondon | Indie Quarter Blog

Colour chanding Squidarellas by SquidLondon | Indie Quarter Blog

Doesn't time fly!

I apologies in part to myself for the lack of effort with my blog posts.I couldn't believe I hadn't posted for such along time. In part I have been busy getting married,changing day jobs etc but I had also got a bit stuck with it so I have set up a new blog called `Liz Hamman Paper Jewellery` which will just be about my own work.
I am still going to keep `ephemeral Life` going but the post will be of a more general nature, featuring book art finds,flickr finds and anything else that I hope will be interesting if only to me. My New Year resolution is to try to do at least a couple of posts a month to each blog,I hope I can keep my resolution!
If you click on the `view my complete profile`at the bottom of the page it will list my new blog which will give you access to `Liz Hamman Paper Jewellery` blog.