Thursday, April 8, 2010

Wired!...

I must admit, I LOVE wire, and find its form a captivating accessory to my folk art characters. Lateral flowing lines that all meet at one point and then wander off and tumble and curl in the most interesting ways never fail to delight my eyes. I spent several hours the other day entranced with wire. My intentions were to create a collection of unique pairings of wings for prospective bats, owls, birds and other winged creatures for my fall collection of originals. After 20 wings were complete, I stepped back and marveled at the patterns. As I was about to store them away for safe-keeping, my imagination propelled me to play a little. I grabbed my camera along with some old finds, and styled a few fun photos below. ENJOY! ~ Johanna


Wire-Blossom
* The dusty peach-colored lid from an old face powder tin serves as the center for a radiating pattern of wire wings.

Bat-Wing-Tea
* Bat-Wing Tea anyone?

Frog-and-wire
* And old green floral frog offers an interesting visual treat as it holds a variety of my patterned wire wings...

Winged-Finnial
* An old chartreuse wooden finial that mom sent to me, morphs here into the body of a winged creature, framed by my hand-formed wire accents....

Wire-Blossom-zoom
* Artsy close-up...

Finnial-wing
* Future bat wing posing with that funky antique finial...

Frog-zoom
* Spider-like wire limbs unfurl and invite the eye to take a closer look...

13 comments:

Enchanted Productions by Joyce Stahl said...

Ooooooo Johanna...these are going to be wickedly wonderful....I can see it now!

Hugs,
Joycee

Val Reaves said...

I, also, am entranced...really fun!
Val in Kansas :-)

shelleyb said...

Love these wings, can't wait to see the rest of their bodies! I agree - soft curving lines add a beautiful element to any design.

Jorge de Rojas said...

Love the fluid movement of your 'wired wings", I can only imagine the magical bodies the will be attached to. thanks for sharing your fun time.

William Bezek said...

Nicely done...love those teacups. Playtime is so important for the creative brain don't you think?

Crowsnest Pass Primitive Folk Art said...

I see a line of Johanna wire brooches...maybe some wire picture frames...OOOO how about some of your fancy wire designs on embellishing a pair of old style cat's eyeglasses...now ya got my creativity goin for the day!!! Thanks for the great pics...Susan

Johanna Parker said...

Yes, artistic playtime is so very important!... I had fun :) Glad you all enjoyed my swirling wires, propped in odd, silly ways. And yes, brooches and cat eye glasses out of whimsical wire sound divine!

~ Johanna

Possible Impossibilities Studio said...

Enchanting and such lovely lines for the eyes to follow. Super! - Deb

Anonymous said...

I totally think that you should offer a Halloween spider this year. Thats not a character we see from you very often. But your twirly wires would be perfect for some spidery limbs.

Anonymous said...

Hi Johanna!

Love seeing your works in progress!! Love it!

xoxox
Celeste

Donna Pizzi said...

Isn't it fun to find a new way to be creative? Your creativity is definitely "wired" with this new material... Always wildly creative, no matter the medium. Brava!

AmyMayDesign said...

Wow those all look great!

Designs By CK said...

FUN Johanna...especially like the Bat wing tea!!! LOL '-P)

Popping in to say a belated hello.

CK :-)