4/06/2012

Brain madly working......

I'm between Goldwork RR blocks and know Janet has mailed Kerry's and I'm watching for it everyday... but in the meantime... I know Kerry has asked for romantic and both Janet and Flora have filled the bill  beautifully but since I am practically falling out of my box here anyway I may push the limits.. romantic colors but scads of gold techniques I want to try... and hope Kerry will forgive me.

My first and favorite goldwork book is "Goldwork Embroidery" by Mary Brown and all of the geometric designs using of gold cords and braids such as on the left inspired me...


My second favorite goldwork book is Beginning Goldwork by Ruth Chamberlain and especially these pieces using almost exclusively cording to create movement within a design...  I love love love this technique...











Finally I want to show you an example of mola design similar to needle work done by the Kuna women in Panama... The designs are all-over   and semi abstract using everything in their lives.  I'm particularly drawn to ones using flowers and birds....

So I am thinking this type of mola design  would translate itself beautifully to goldwork using braids and cording... This design would be absolutely spectacular done in gold materials.. The problem will be doing something like this and having it still be romantic.

So my brain will be mulling this over while running errands today and will take time this evening to do some sketches and hope the blocks come in today's mail...

To sum it all up I want to create a ROMANTIC all-over abstract design involving lots of movement and using lots of gold braids and cordings... I've always been a fanatic about working DYB blocks in harmony but I just love the concept of all I've described above and may just fall out of the box on these RRs.

Hope you check back and follow along...








Meanwhile we had another big blizzard Wednesday and my poor daffodils are desperately trying to bloom in 4" of new snow.

5 comments:

Connie said...

You are too funny Gerry!

Marilyn said...

Oh, I love, love, love the design with all the curves. I tend to like curved lines in just about anything and those are gorgeous. We lucked out on the snow here - we got about 1/2" but less an hour's drive to the east of us they got 18". Makes up for the 12" we got the week before when they only got an inch or so!

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

I had to giggle at you and your box, Gerry! lol
I can't wait to see what you do on my block - I love molas too so I am sure I will like it.

Lorraine@creativedaily said...

I see you are stepping out of the box - LOL! Happy Easter.

Cathy K said...

Looks like you finally got your body back from the lady who took it! ;-) Hugs, Cat

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