VARious Things

April 2, 2013

Spring Flowers

"It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!"
 ~Mark Twain

Thanks to Anda Toma for the feature!


April 1, 2013

Grey Labyrinth

Get lost in more mazes of folded fabrics, books, ceramics, and silver, all in subtle shades of grey.
as moods & appetites tell us:
• For her Wound Collection, Marit Fujiwara took old books and magazines, twisted by being exposed to the elements, and transformed them into dresses that look like they’re made of pearly-grey, delicately folded silk.
• Bronia Sawyer’s Book Birds have feathers made of tightly-rolled old books.
• Jun Mitani is a computer engineer who also creates origami, like this Rosette that appears to be spinning in perfect symmetry.
• Wendy Edsall-Kerwin’s Cuff is oxidized silver folded into a leaf-like shape.
• Carol Barclay’s Porcelain Bowl has a pearly-white glaze and wavy rim reminiscent of a sea shell.
• Susanne Hu’s Bag looks like an origami boat made from soft folds of charcoal fabric.
• Anita Leechor’s Earrings are lightweight and playful origami balls dangling from silver chains.
• Anita Feng’s Raku Sculpture recreates the dynamic power of a tsunami wave.
• Manuela’s Bangle is made of grey or black bookbinding paper, folded into a geometric pattern of interlocking squares.
• Vaida’s Shawl is hand-felted into dramatic, charcoal grey ruffles that envelop your shoulders.
• Sandra Zacharia’s Earrings are spirals of sterling silver that are burnished and hammered to give them a worn look.

My shawl - the other look