Friday, September 17, 2010

Dustbowl brides

Made a lovely treasury this morning, in an ode to the dustbowl maiden:


It came about partly because of those gorgeous Beechnut arm warmers, but also because pale dusty colours have been floating about in my head in preparation for a bridal collection:



I have passed the point of thinking about it, passed the point of being drawn to pale colours, filling my favourites with dusty sherbets and saving inspiring images to my hard drive:




... and passed the point where I make a big pile of bits on my desk and look at them every day. The time has come to make things.

4 comments:

Dorthe said...

Your pile of bits and pieces looks wonderfull digging in- and the treasuries sooo beautifull, both-
I so love dusty ,sogt tones, too.
Happy week-end to you.
Dorthe

fanciful devices said...

ok, how does the car fit into any of it? dustbowl maidens w/wacky cars, i'm so confused... is it a futuristic thing?

Little Brown Sparrow said...

I'm a sucker for 1970s and 80s supercars, especially concept designs and ones that generally failed. I'm inspired by them, the pointier the better- gullwing doors get instant awesome points. It's a futurism thing yes. Crystals and 70s supercars look remarkably similar.

Isn't it amazing how I can just pull these Things You Don't Know About Me out of the air still?

Elva Undine said...

Those armwarmers are exceptional, and the final bracelet is lovely too!