Friday, June 20, 2008

And The Geode Part of 'Hat and Geode'



This is an update on the Good Earth Works piece I'm working on. As you can see from the photos, there's lots more work done on the canvas. I'm still not sure what to do with the blank white corner. It may be something that has to ferment for awhile.

So. Here are the views I have. As with Sheree Rensel's summer beret jpegs, I haven't the benefit of a photo editing program so they're rough. But I think you can see the real gemstones: Cape amethyst (lighter shades of pink and lavender), diamonds - including a broken diamond tennis bracelet, real pearls, druzy quartz with a tormaline on top, silverwire, the large dark purple amethyst cabochon seated on a chunk of sugalite, and large faceted amethyst beads, faceted white topaz, fire opal, flourite, Swarovski crystals and onegorgeous lead glass cube.

On the small round mirror, I anchored a princess cut pink tanzanite and a diamond. My friend Carol, a jeweler told me the glue to use. Look for the pointed quartz wand, the iolite, and carnival glass beads with copper wrapping.

I was telling Martha that the most sparkle amongst all the high dollar glitz comes from the sequins - inexpensive glitz! I love the 'river' of magnesium green sequins that unites everything and pay homage to the fact that amethyst gets its purple color from the interaction with the magnesium atoms present with the silicates.

One of my fave repeats are the hologram glitter sequin and beadv 'fans'. And my secret in this piece is that most of the ground under and atop the canvas comes from the brocade I dyed for Cindy Miller's Tesse Tura stripper costume. A fitting tribute to one of my angels! I'll think of her every time I see this piece!

Next issue: Framing and presentation. I need me some Martha Marshall advice for this.

6 comments:

Martha Marshall said...

Sorry, I didn't see these pictures just now when reading your previous post. Gorgeous piece! And I love the beret too. I can just see it on Sheree!

queenlint1 said...

Can't you just?! I think that Sheree will wear it well.

redchair said...

I'm just overwhelmed at by your process and how beautiful this is.
It's just mesmerizing. And I thought I was the queen of detail. I bow to you my queen.
Vikki

queenlint1 said...

Vikki,

You ARE a queen of detail! Wasn't it you that painted stories on the pages of the freebie magazines, designs on the gumballs in the back of the machine, groceries barely showing through the plastic bag next to Sister, and labels on the cans inside all in Mijo?
Dina

redchair said...

Thanks Dina...but I don't think it compares to this. (Mijo was done during a month when I had gone totally insane.) Your work is outstanding and beautiful.
Vikki

queenlint1 said...

Vikki,

Many thanks for your generous comments. I'll treasure it all the more because it's from you.

Blessings,
Dina