Monday, November 27, 2006

Wow, I got a huge amount of comments on the moo cards, thanks so much! Sounds like heaps of people are going to get some made too, which is awesome! Please send me a link if you do!

I had a productive and somewhat uncharacteristically 'girly' weekend - bought a yellow summer dress, took Pete's mum and aunt out to the city (managed to get a table upstairs at the decadent Koko Black - yum!) and then somehow found myself at the Shisuiedo counter of David Jones being one of 'those' women - seated in front of a mirror having a professional well spoken lady apply stripes of foundation to my face to find the perfect colour match.

If you know me at all you'll know that this is a very un-Lara thing to do. Firstly I hate the cosmetics section of DJ's, with all it's glitz and glam and painful fluoro lights. And secondly I haven't bought foundation or any 'real' make-up in hmmm, about 8 years. But ... I admit it was nice to be pampered like that, even though I walked away with much lighter pockets :\

Anyway, onto more superficial-but-in-a-different-way things. Time this weekend not spent emptying my pockets was spent on the couch making stuffs. I'm starting to feel a bit weird posting pictures here - I have to remind myself that I'm not a show-off-ee person, but that this is just a record for myself to keep which people happen to visit - does anyone else have to do that?

Earrings made by binding glass beads onto thicker wire, using thin brass wire. I thought they looked a bit empty in the middle so drew this peacock onto polyprop and suspended it in the middle. It looks okay in the photo but was a bit too full on, plus the 'permanent' marker wasn't so permanent.

So this was the alternative, a bit more subtle.

Sunday's doodling on the couch produced these little drops, and I immediately though - ooh potential pattern! Anyway my first attempt at making them into a pattern wasn't quite right - I basically filled up the whole space with drops. But then realised that opening it up a bit and leaving random gaps looks much nicer and more organic.

to pete for coming up with the colourway above :)

The end. What a rant!


tiel s-k said...

no, not showing off at all.

Funny, I feel more comfortable showing what I do to a large, unknown internet world than to a small face to face crowd. There is something comforting about distance.

For me, having blog is a great way to help me keep a record of my ideas. What I really want to produce isn't going to happen for another couple of years when my children are less dependant. So for now it is posting bits and pieces of ideas and fun. It is like a diary.

I'll stop rambling now...glad you had a nice weekend. I think I like the bottom colour scheme the best. Sorry Pete!

shula said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

You big showoff.

Casey said...

Hello! I've been reading your blog for a little while now and have enjoyed reading it. :) You're not showing off at all--I love that people *share* their creativity with others! Why keep such fabulousness hidden?? :)

Anyway, the real purpose of this comment was to say how much I love those teardrop patterns. Both colorways are just so gorgeous, but the black one is my favorite. And filling the centers with little patterns is brilliant. :)

Keep up your lovely work!!

Marissa said...

I agree with tiel. I get a little nervous showing things to friends and family but having a blog allows me to say "look what I did!" without sounding like a 5 year old.

I love this community though. I see posting new work as merely reciprocating for all the posts and images that I've found inspiring in the hope that it will, in turn, inspire others.
Like "Pay it forward" but less hokey.
On that note, I love your new pattern! One of my favorites!

Jesse said...

That's a beautiful pattern - I love both colourways.

Zoe said...

lovely, lovely pattern designs and yes I have to keep telling myself the same thing...our blog is more of a progress report/diary to look back on and a way of keeping focused. You're not showing of at all sweetie!

Keep up the great work!

ambika said...

I love seeing all the interconnections between graphics and jewelry, the colors, the shape and the actual manifestation. Very very cool and also very pretty.

Anonymous said...

I love this pattern!


abbyjane said...

I love this droplet pattern, especially the black one. It would make such beautiful fabric.