Tuesday, August 25, 2009
One of the things I love doing anywhere is capturing images of textures and shapes for future reference. Especially relevant at the moment is creating pieces as class samples for my Orvieto workshop next year called Textured Treasures - A Taste of Italy. The purpose of the class is to create something that will remind you of a place using techniques such as beading, foiling ,rubbing and stitching etc.
So I am always on the lookout for textures and shapes to be part of these pieces.
Here are some wood carvings found today at the Te Puia Arts & Crafts Institute
As we are in Rotorua there are the mud pools and geyers which helped to keep us warm while walking around in the rain.
Of course plants are always a wonderful source of colour and texture
Aren't these flax leaves increadible?
Back to Orvieto - here is the link to sign up for their latest newsletter from Kristi & Bill just to keep you thinking about joining me next year in Italy.