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The Skirt

I found this piece of material at my parents house a few months ago and was excited to make something out of it. I am really into this color right now, especially in combo with a red/orange accent. To achieve that accent I used a rust orange thread.  I also braided together some yarn to create a belt to add a bit more color.

Sunday was a beautiful fall day on Martha’s Vineyard so my fiance and I went for  a walk/photo shoot to capture my new skirt. I realize I enjoy making the garment so much more than being the model.

 

The Earrings

One evening I was with Derek in his shop… while he was working on something I decided to make something. I looked around in  his box of mechanical parts and found these stainless steel hose clamps and some orange transformer wrapping wire. This is what I came up with.

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Beautiful installations built by Patrick Dougherty.

“Dougherty’s works allude to nests, cocoons, hives, and lairs built by animals, as well as the manmade forms of huts, haystacks, and baskets, created by interweaving branches and twigs together. Many of his works look ‘found’ rather than made, as if they were created by the natural force of a tornado sweeping across the landscape. He intentionally tries for this effortless effect, as if his creations just fell or grew up naturally in their settings.”

Linda Johnson, A Dialogue with Nature

{via google images : Patrick Dougherty}

You may have all seen this before but it is still stunning to watch.

In 2008 ART+COM, the Berlin-based interactive media company built this kinetic sculpture for the BMW museum in Munich. The sculpture uses 714 metal balls,  individually suspended, creating a seemingly weightless, amorphous mass.  Absolutely gorgeous!  Definitely check out this video to see the splendor. Click  here

{via Beautiful Life }