Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Playing around

This is one of those posts where you realise how besotted I can become with some pieces and imagery of them.  Often they aren't great masterpiece-type pieces; and that is definitley the case with this one.

I had a strip of paper left over from something else.

I thought I'd like to use Barry's metal letter stamps to stamp into it, over and over and over again, repeating the phrase in my head - too many poppies too many deaths.

And once again paint my poppies on the other side, with a view to displaying it somehow.

I ended up coiling it, tying it with string and then pulling up a couple of the inner coils...


And I liked it from this angle, and from that!


Looking inside...


Looking elegant and all white.


Lying down



And from the side...



Besotted I was, with a little bit of whimsy...

I only had the iPhone with me in the studio so am probably not doing the poor thing justice; but it is a delightful piece in its own wee way.

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    1. Thank you so much Olga - if things can be both simple and profound then I feel very very pleased. Often times these pieces emerge from nothing, but have so much heart in them...go well.

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  2. My first feeling was the wonder of looking into a kaleidoscope. This is magical ...

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    1. Thank you liz - what a lovely thought! Go well.

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    1. Thanks J - sometimes the little things whisper the loudest...

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  4. Every which way you look - this is certainly a beautiful and poignant little piece. x

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    1. There were lots of ways of looking for sure! Glad you enjoyed it Susan, go well.

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  5. I like the idea of the colour hiding inside.

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    1. It is nice little surprise in a way isn't it Jac? I like how it worked out.

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  6. starkly stunning & poignant piece

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    1. Standing quietly it is a sentinel of sorts isn't it Mo? Quiet and moving...

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  7. So simple, so nice, so exciting...
    robert

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    1. Thanks Robert, I'm pleased you enjoyed it. It is simply, yet special...

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  8. I could become besotted with this too!

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    1. Very easily i imagine Lesley! Playing with paper is always fun...go well.

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  9. Gewoonweg 'Schitterend'
    Mooi in beeld gebracht.

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    1. Simply 'Brilliant'
      Fine picture.

      Thanks so much Marleen - little things can be beautiful too!

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  10. This is soooooooooooooo elegant!

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