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.