So Friday’s posts are being moved to Saturday as I don’t work on weekends and it will be much easer to do at least one of my posts on a day I’m not working.
As you can see from the photo I just had enough beads to finish the Golden Dodecahedron. It was a close call, though not the closest, there was one time when I had the exact amount I needed and not one bead extra! Well it is a relief to have this little beauty finished and not have to wait for who knows how long to order more beads, especially at this busy time of year. So this second origami inspired ball was also based on Tomoko Fuse’s little turtle. I’d love to be able to direct you to the blog that inspired this particular interpretation but unfortunately it has been delated at sometime since then and today. I truly hope the author of the blog knows how amazing and inspiring they are, because this piece would not be here without them. If anyone knows who authored euminorigami.wordpress.com please let me know.
It is also inspired by the vast history of gold that permeates every culture, in one form or another. I’m not sure I under stand gold lust, but it is a rather pretty sight when it glimmers in a sculpted form. Unlike pure gold the gold lining in the glass beads will eventually come off leaving the beads looking rather dull. It has already happened to a few of the beads in the orb and when a number of the rest have gone the same way the beads will be left stained but partially transparent, and the threads will show. It will be kinda sad but also interesting in its own right. I have ideas for clear beads so keep an eye out.
Anyway check out my instagram account for videos of this lovely Golden creation. Or my twitter account if that is more you thing. Scroll down for a larger photo.
On the other than beading front I had lunch at the 9th Lane Grind with my aunty Joan after picking my mum up from the airport. It was a delish burger, and the cafe is very hipster. I might not be into the whole hipster thing but my god do they eat good food. Its always such fun to try new foods and places, though I’ve been to the 9th Land Grind a while ago with mum.
So I my friend Penny expressed an interest in learning to bead but if you can see the small orange dot next to the purple bead then you will know the beads I use are ridiculously small. But determined to make it work and have someone to bead with and inspired by Suzanne Golden AKA Beadygurl_duchess_of_dover who is currently making the most awesome creating inspired by snapology origami with larger pearler beads, we went out and brought pearler beads to practice on. I can’t wait until we get to use them.
Now that I have a few ‘larger’ sculptures, I might start looking into galleries, the Artspace in my home town has a program for local artists and maybe if I get my work out there some one will ask QAGOMA to show my work with would be super exciting.
All the best Lou…