Saturday, January 21, 2012

Purely Decorative

Yes...another bowl. To placate Helen, I will note that this bowl is very flammable, and that getting rid of it at the necessary date of my future demise will be very easy. But hopefully it will be sold at a craft fair or store years before that need arises.

I was at an art show the other day, and something I saw got me thinking about using paper in another way to make a bowl, (instead of strips). This piece is not exactly what I had in mind but it's part of the path to getting to try another technique that my brain is fooling around with - more on that later.

This bowl is pinky woven paper with holes in it, and then I embroidered around the holes with glittery thread.

It's all one piece - no cuts, some folds and lots of stabilizing gel medium. It's sturdier than it looks but would only really be good for holding rose petals, or dried hydrangea flowers.

Actually that thought sounds so good that I might just trot off to Michael's in this little snow storm we are having to get some dried rose petals.

The show I was at was the student art show at the Worcester Art Museum. It's the first time I have ever entered anything in a show - and was I ever nervous. They had the piece in a prominent place but then - for that night only - placed teachers and tables in front of many of the pieces. The teachers were giving an open house, and that was great, but I was a bit disappointed that I couldn't really see the piece the way I wanted to. But oh well, I've now put something out on display for the first time in my life - it got accepted to the show, and I'm happy about that.


Teri C said...

So delicate and beautiful.

sukipoet said...

congrats. many of your pieces are show worthy. this new one is lovely.

soulbrush said...

Wow that is awesome and so is this bowl! Hope you are feeling far less confused, and so glad you like 'Fred and Ginger'.

Lynn said...

Delicate, like spun sugar, cotton candy,with an air of sophistication.
Bravo for being accepted into the show, I know that excitement!
Boo, hiss for them sitting in front of it obscuring the view. Hopefully they are gone now and it once again has center front stage where it belongs!
Lucky the person who buys it.

Baino said...

Haha ... sorry it is very pretty indeed.

studio lolo said...

I love your brain. really, I do! You inspire me :)

The bowl is dazzling!

BTW, KJ is visiting next saturday. Can you join her?
We can go to lunch or do art in my very messy house.


PAK ART said...

Congratulations on putting your art into a show. It's hard to put yourself "out there". I'm always worried I won't measure up to what others are doing, yet I'm not trying to be like others so why do I care?! Be courageous!

marianne said...

Wow Awesome Mim! So delicate and lovely.
How cool you entered your work in a show, a bummer they obstructed it..... but eh it is the beginning and your work is worth showing dear♥

Robin said...

Gasp! Mim - this is exsquisite! It is so lovely.... it belongs in a gallery show..... rose petals would be the perfect addition !

I love it!!!!!!!! (Can't you tell by all of the exclaimation marks!) A-ha-ha!


♥ Robin ♥

Marion said...

Oh, my gosh, this is so delicate and wondrous! I love it...I know because I feel a twinge in my heart when I stare at it. It belongs in a showroom. Rose and violet petals, mixed, could be another idea.

Congratulations on entering...takes a lot to do that! xx

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Such a sweet delicate bowl. Congrats on being in a show. WOW.

Lori ann said...

the show is lucky to have you mim.

Caroline said...

This is so pretty Mim! And I like your sculpy creations below too - especially your figure - looks like you're having fun preparing for Twist!

Annie said...

Congrats on the show! Take it from someone who has been in a lot of shows, your work never gets seen how you want it to :-).
Lovely bowl.