Sunday, December 26, 2010

First creations

Every piece created has a story to tell or something is hidden in it that you need to find what it is!

The Joy of Sunflower,  created for a friend who will fly to the US whose favorite flower is the sunflower.  She would shriek and be thrilled with delight everytime she sees these heliotropic blooms.

The idea for this piece was drafted in pink and orange using colored pencils.  But when I saw that metallic silver provides good contrast to the pinks and blues, it became the base for this piece.  The convex shape was done using glass balls used by fishermen as floatation device for their nets. 

Can you see tell what creature is in this pendant?  Doesn't it look like something that Picasso would paint himself?

Notice anything unusual about this pendant?  Someone who thinks she's a vampire would love to wear this.  But aside from being a vamp, the lady who got this piece is also a rose lover.  So why not put a little pouty zest to the rose and add those fangs?!  (it actually took me some time to create those lower lips to have a bit of resemblance to the lips of the vamp!)
Beads for a beach lover....hmmm... what else to add but sea critter trinkets.  Her outfits are mostly earth colors, quite contrasting for the blue of the ocean, but this first attempt to cane produced a quite interesting output. 
No, it is not a vine, nor an algae, nor a squid.  I actually call this purple twist of clay "Hug".  Using 3 shades of violet, the inner core that is lavander, was wrapped by a thin layer of violet clay.  That's the 1st hug.  Then the outer, twisted clay of deep purple was entwined around the combined piece to create the 2nd hug.  So this pendant should not only be called "Hug" but "Double Hug".

1 comment:

  1. Lovely! Lovely! Lovely!...Can't wait to see more of your creations!... ;-D


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