Thursday, September 25, 2014

Stiff - Another edition of the Inspired By Reading Book Club

I’m back!
It was an amazingly busy summer with many successful fairs and the Farmers Market in Southampton.
The most stressful event was the sale of my house and temporary move to a small cottage. We are so lucky to have neighbors offer us their summer cottage.

I’ve missed a few challenges and book club hops, but am ready to jump back in with a short post.

In August, the Inspired By Reading Book Club, hosted by Andrew Thornton, read Stiff: the Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, by Mary Roach.  Actually, I listened to most of it. I love audio books while working.

According to Amazon “Stiff is an oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem.” I found the book to be very entertaining and informative. As usual, I had notes on many sections, but the discussion on the need to use cadavers in addition to crash test dummies, struck a personal note. In particular the explanation of how cars have changed over the years and how hoods are now made to just fold up like an accordion.  Friends will recall the time I literally drove my car under a school bus, and, yes, the hood crumpled up to the windshield so there was no impact.

So how I do I portray that in a piece of jewelry? ---  Fold-formed copper, of course.
Have I ever used that technique???
nah –

Thanks to Kim St. Jean’s video, I came up with this bracelet, which was purchased last week!     

I love the colors from the torch!

The other members of the group have also read Lavinia, by Ursula K. Le Guin.

 Be sure to visit Andrew’s blog for the full list of participants.