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Saturday, February 25, 2012
Thursday, February 23, 2012
|dark blue hand painted merino single|
|dark blue plied|
I finished plying the first bobbin while watching Nightline last night. I find the irony of watching high tech gadgets being manufactured in China with the tour of Apple's production line quite amusing as I am immersed with the peace of my decidedly "Low tech" spinning wheel. If the power had gone out, I still would have plied the yarn because I am the power behind this little "machine". I have to admit that I would rather do it with electric light than battery light & kerosene lamps but the beauty of it is that it really doesn't matter...
|aqua, purple & teal single|
|aqua, purple & teal 2-ply|
Friday, February 17, 2012
This box is 10 3/4 inches by 7 3/4 and is 2 1/4 inches deep.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
|The Healer - pre-finish|
I did this piece a couple of years ago but never got pictures of her sprayed. I call this piece The Healer. She carries the world in her hands. We all have the capacity to heal ourselves and therefore our own worlds. It is that idea that inspired this piece. The world in her hands is made of two kinds of shell veneer- one layer of paua shell and tiny pieces of grinaco mexico shell that make up the continents. The piece is made from Rainbowed poplar, pear wood, oak, walnut, dyed poplar, white anagre, and silver dyed lacewood. Face and hand details are done with Lyra colored pencils.
|The Healer - lacquer finish|
In the figure detail picture the shine shows with white lines on the edges of her cloak and in her hair.
I have shared the unfinished pictures on the MJF forum but this is the first time I have shared the finished pictures.