Friday, November 18, 2011

in the eye of the dragonfly (2)

the distant mountains
are reflected in the eye
of the dragonfly
— Kobayashi Issa (1763–1827)

No. 60 was so enjoyable to make and it sold immediately, I just had to make it again. The change this time was to do the thread wrap in two colors. So instead of finishing the wrap with one strand all over, I finished with two — one blue and one green. What's interesting is that the two colors together "blend" and look like their own color, sort of shifting in and out, until you look at it up close and see what's going on.

Dark blue and dark green dual thread wrap; embroidery in dark silvery-blue, emerald green, medium silver, and metallic silver perle. The haiku by Issa is in the bell box along with 9 brass rings. Circumference: 10.25 inches / 26 cm; diameter: 3.26 inches / 8.27 cm. Completed 17 November 2011 (no. 062).

Sold to benefit

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