Sunday, November 13, 2011
everything you can imagine is real
Everything you can imagine is real.
— Pablo Picasso (1881–1973)
The traditional kiku (chrysanthemum) design, in non-traditional colors (an homage to Picasso). For the first time I tried adding a gap, some space, between rows in the petals — after 5 rows, I started the sixth about 7mm from the tip of the petal. This gives it a nice lacy, three-dimensional effect.
Thread wrap in ivory; S16 division with pearlescent metallic; embroidery in four shades of blue. The quote above by Pablo Picasso is in the bell box along with 9 brass rings. Circumference: 10.625 inches / 27 cm; diameter: 3.38 inches / 8.6 cm. Completed 12 November 2011 (no. 057).
Sold to benefit Kiva.org.