Texture was the focus for week three of my design online forum with Deryn Mentock.
Deryn used a picture to inspire her; and coached us to find pics or our surroundings as inspiration. I drew mine from nature. The idea of sticks and stones was immediate and my focus was how to execute.
I conceptualized the sticks to be formed from silver; and prepared cut rounds of redwood to use as the stones. The sticks came to together as expected; however I was not satisfied with the look of my wood stones. In my stash of beads and objects I found some vintage silver buttons, once I eyed them, I knew they would work.
The construction easily came together; the free formed fresh water pearls added the right amount of texture without competing with the sticks.
Having a challenge to work towards; ie texture was an interesting process in exploration. It made me take pause and really consider each component used, and allowed me to re-discover what was in my stash. Proportion, Focus and Color challenges are in the works.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Week One's challenge was Symmtrical Design, option: found object; Week 2: Asymmetry; option: fabric focal. Below are my results from Week 1 and 2.
I hope to keep up and continue to blog my experience.
|Week 1: Symmetry with Found Object: Bullet Casings|
|Week 1: Symmetry|
|Week 2: Asymmetry with Fabric Focal|
(I did not have a fabric focal, so self-made rosette from strip of sari silk)
|Week 2: Asymmetry|
Thursday, March 22, 2012
In January I decided to re-shuffle rooms in the house. The result: boys lost their playroom, but gained a larger bedroom. I have been eeking out time to prep the rooms; which involved new floors and lighting. The small project that grew ... Seems I have been shuffling "stuff" from one room to another and back again. The end is near and I have purged many years of stuff, and rooms are being lived in. My space is almost complete, the finishing touches will be a work in progress as I get comfy with the space.