Monday, October 28, 2013

Wintergreen, juniper, cornflower, chicory

3-pear rainbow

Here is the three-pear rainbow, felted. Red-Orange-Yellow (actually Yellow-Orange-Red), Yellow-Green-Blue, Blue-Indigo-Violet.

Rainbow in 3: after

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Rainbow pears

Rainbow pears

Quite a while ago, a friend asked me to make a rainbow of pears. I've been mulling over the possibilities for months. This first set of seven is the simplest option, each pear representing one colour of the standard 'ROYGBIV' (Red-Orange-Yellow-Green-Blue-Indigo-Violet). I also have in mind a couple of other ways to do a set of seven, with each pear having transitioning colours within the rainbow. I hope to get around to making more soon.

Rainbow of pears


And then I thought, what about representing a rainbow in a smaller set of pears? Seven is a lot for any customer to buy. But you could work through the seven colours in any number of pears (even a single one). In this case three not-yet-felted pears: ROY (though I generally like lighter colours at the top of the pear, so I reversed it); YGB; BIV.

Rainbow in three

Monday, October 07, 2013

Taking photos, lots of people taking photos

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A day or two after visiting Tulip Top (with only the little camera that lives in my handbag), I went to Floriade with family and friends, with the big camera this time, and I found I wasn't at all inspired to take any more flower photos. There were so many people crowded everywhere, it was hard to appreciate any of it, and I felt I had seen it all before.

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So being the contrary type I am, the following weekend I decided to brave the crowds again, and challenge myself to get some interesting photos.

I didn't have any particular ideas or theme in mind. I just wanted to avoid the obvious. I'm not sure pictures of people taking pictures at a major tourist attraction is really that far removed from the obvious.
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That, in the foreground, is parsley.

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Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Still singing along

Sweetheart dress/tunic
Look! More than three years later, Miss B is still wearing this dress I made in 2010.
  Sweetheart still

It's had an even longer wearable life than the original Little Sister's dress I made for her. The tough cotton has held up really well too.