A while ago I had an idea for a speckled egg wall hanging that would be extravagant. It would be glorious, and it would be expensive, and it would be Anthropologie-worthy. It would be so lovely that orders would flow in, and I'd fill them in a haze of plaster dust and an ever-changing bloom of delicious colours. When I left my workroom at the end of the day my hair would be full of rainbow speckles of acrylic paint. Bliss!
My friend Jacinta makes the most fabulous cakes, and when she's designing a cake for a client she will often do a digital mockup - there are some of these (and the resulting cakes) on her lovely Facebook page. Thinking of this as a design process I too could try, I sat down in front of Photoshop to create my first virtual wall hanging. Something that looked like it could exist. Like something I could have made, but haven't. Here's what happened:
I'm currently off the boil about this idea. I find it quite curious that I'm off the boil before attempting an actual prototype, as a result of making a digital one. Problems seem apparent, even though the process of actually making this might prove less difficult than I imagine.
The question is, do I try?
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Monday, June 24, 2013
I live a ten minute drive from the Rocklea Flower Markets, and over the past months I've been treating myself every couple of weeks. I've bought freesias and banksias, Geraldton wax and proteas, and I've also found myself drawn to the greenery. A few times I've come home with a bucketful of waxy-leaved gum branches.
It's now some days later, and the pods are fully dried out. I've been drilling, glueing, assembling and photographing a-plenty.plaster seedpod wall hanging!
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Apologies for the radio silence, folks. I blame the cat. In honour of this silence I have found Three Things around my home which have happened in silence. Things that have also happened while I have not been watching. Here is the first Thing.
Here is the next Thing. I am less charmed by this, and C is disgusted.
Here is the third Thing.
I'll be paying more attention from now on!