Thursday, July 17, 2008

Go For The Gold

Here's a progress report on 'Mother Lode', the second piece in my Good Earth series. First, I went through a lot of bead boxes and trays, gemstones, old jewelry, threads, and then found the perfect embossed 'cloth of gold' in my big stash room. It's in the upper right corner of this picture:

I've been manipulating it by needle-sculpting, stuffing and trapunto as I embellish. I want to keep the shape of a gold nugget with its rounded bulges and depressions. I'm using flat lame' for the depressions. This is the darker version of the pictures I took so you can see the gold chain I couched on with gold threads.

The photo with the flash will flat blind you! The shots of iridescent green and blue are actually refracted light from off of the laser cut and iris AB sequins. And of course, I'm working at my computer desk - the only relatively flat and barely cluttered surface at my house.


Martha Marshall said...

Sumptuous so far!! Yes, aren't computer desks the greatest workspace? You can trapunto, watch YouTube and check email at the same time!!

Heather said...

Wonderful! I can't wait to see it all done, it looks like it's going to be another magick filled work, I see the Earth Mother's dream hands all over this!

queenlint1 said...

Hell to the yes they're great work stations! I watch movies, videos, and old T.V. shows!

Heather love,
Thank you! Can't wait to see what YOU are into next!

Love to both,

redchair said...

Hi Dina,
Your blog is just eye candy, girl! Wow. Really fun and beautiful work.


queenlint1 said...


Thanks much for the great praise! I'm trying to decide if this will be a triptych or not. Not bored enough to make the decision that it's not going to be yet.