Monday, October 31, 2011

Celestial/Outer Space Challenge


Thanks to everyone who posted in support of my 'mustard' addition to the Freeform Hat. I've worked on it some more, and I'm feeling a bit happier about the colour choice now. Will hopefully be able to post some FINISHED photos of the piece tomorrow.

But for today I'm heading back to that Designer's Challenge I talked about earlier in the month.

My plans changed dramatically on this!

I originally thought I'd go with an alien style toy (as I so often do) but it would seem that the TOY idea didn't fit with the SCULPTURE/ART FORM requirement.

Oh well... back to the drawing board...

So then I was planning a set of three alien heads for the wall. Each one was going to be the size of a human head. I'd assessed my 'plastic coated cable' stash, and decided that I had enough green to make two of the heads, and would make the third head in red.

I couldn't have been more wrong!

I had to make the first head so tiny... and even then I ran out of cable...

So it was back to the drawing board AGAIN

This time I went for a different theme, and steered away from ALIEN and more towards CELESTIAL.


I worked up my representation of the sun, crocheted from recycled copper wire and embellished with a random assortment of beads. It's a piece of wall art, which measures 27cm across. I haven't yet decided where in my house it will live!

Here's the competition thread if you would like to see the other entries.


1 comment:

happypeacock said...

Wow, I really like that!