Thursday, August 18, 2011

Need Your Input

We've been experimenting with some mokume gane techniques as well as new color combinations and pendant shapes.  Perhaps you could help settle a bet between Dave and myself.  Can you tell us what you see here?  Give us your best description and you can comment here or on our facebook page.



16 comments:

Pat Haight said...

I see a desert sunset;~)

Anna Anpilogova said...

sun, mountains and sea :)

UncleChris said...

Painted Desert Sunset

or

If you really liked FraggleRock - Giant hand over Madame Trashheap!

Carol G said...

I see it 2 ways. The first looks like a face that has been punched. One eye is shut and the other is open, and the mouth is twisted up.

Then I looked at it for color, and it reminded me of the colors that are used on the weather stations to indicate storms--especially the swirling part.

And whatever anyone sees, it's just beautiful, punched out face, sunsets, weather pictures, etc. Love it!!! I'd buy it!

2 Good Claymates said...

Oh! Dave loved the FraggleRock comment! That was a favorite show of his!

Lupe Meter said...

Waves of Sunshine

Roberta said...

Frankly, I am not that enamored of mokume gane. I think it is so over used by now that it all looks alike. Don't get me wrong, your piece is lovely. But I really love your other original designs so much more. Your other work is so unique that I immediately know they are your designs because they have your own personal style.

2 Good Claymates said...

Thanks Roberta. I know what you mean about the mokume gane. For some reason I am still drawn to it since I do find it fun to do but still looking for some unique way to use it.

I will explain the bet Dave and I had tomorrow -- or after we get more comments... whichever comes first. lol!

Bonnie Kreger at B-LEE KREATIONS said...

Every time I see these pieces I think of Julie Picarello. I took her class a couple years ago and then all I did was Mokume Gane. The colors in this piece are stunning. It does remind me of the desert.
It's beautiful but so is all of your work.

Beth - in San Diego said...

Beautiful southwest colors - or a grumpy one-eyed fish.

2 Good Claymates said...

Thanks Bonnie, Yes this piece was created using Julie's technique which is so much fun and almost addicting.

2 Good Claymates said...

I had to laugh at the grumpy one-eyed fish. Will explain later...

Wax Beach Artist said...

I see a fish, Lol, but I do!

debbie hutchison said...

I see a three quarters close up shot of a birds face- one eye, feathers fanning out, and beak slightly open. Maybe it's because I'm a bird lover.

ChasinRainbows2 said...

Funny how different colors and pieces affect each person differently, LOL. I see a hot lava flow down off a distant mountain. I, too, love Julie's work and agree that it's almost too common now, with the advent of her wonderful book "everybody" is doing it, LOL. Smiles

bylynette said...

I see the face of a one-eyed Parrot.