Thursday, October 1, 2009

My Creative Space: Isn’t a Lot About Me (Hmmph)



After some tense negotiation it has been agreed that it is all about the Mr this week. There are some deadlines looming and this one is headed out the door to the Toyota Community Spirit Gallery for the Hybrid Sculpture 2009 exhibition in Melbourne.

He’s been using a light absorbing, ultra flat chromatic paint – officially dubbed in this household as Suck Your Eyes Out Blue. Throw a UV light on it and it’s not, um, subtle.



I’m sort of hoping it comes back to live at our house. Although with the current space issues, it’ll likely end up inhabiting the bathtub.



The bit that is about me is the knitting with this stuff again.



After staring at that pelican, I’m not sure this is doing a whole lot for the poor eyes either. Fine spidery stitches that don’t exactly glide on and off the needles – but worth it, I reckon, for that texture I can’t stop obsessing about and the ‘memory’ in the stainless steel and silk yarn.



Next up: crafted eye mask and refrigerated cucumber rings.

For easy on the eye Creative Spaces pop on over to Kirsty’s...

PS. Habu yarn now available in Australia at Ecoyarns...

35 comments:

One Flew Over said...

That is one seriously good looking, vibrant pelican! The detail on his feet (is that what they are called?!?) is amazing, very lifelike!

What a very talented Mr you have!

Lovely to meet you this morning x

Nikki Cardigan said...

Now aren't you being a good sharer, letting Mr share your creative space. I can see why you hope he finds his way home. I'm sure that after your eyes have been sucked out, he's a calm little guy to have sitting 'round.

It is interesting to note that both you and Mr are both working with left of the middle materials... hmmmm.

Mel said...

Very well named paint colour! It certainly does suck your eyes out and yet I keep going back for another peek ... it is really amazing work. I'd want it back too!

Oh and very nice sharing indeed ;)

Leonie Guld said...

hang on I'll just go and get my sunnies on.........oh thats better!!!! I love it.......just send it over here, it would look fab in Raglan Guld HQ!!!

Cathy (tinniegirl) said...

Wow! That Mr of yours is sure talented. Not to mention the lady of the house.

PottyMouthMama said...

If the pelican doesn't stay at your house, he can certainly stay at ours. He's incredible. I love him! Mr Percival, I love you!

And I love your stitchy goodness too.

Your house is tops.

Lauren said...

Well at least you'll have that texture to play with after your eyes are sucked out! Very jolly decent of you, sharing your space and all. Thanks for the peek. :)

Rie said...

Suck your eyes out blue - brilliant!

He looks adorable!

M* (Melanie) said...

The blue is extroadinary! and a pelican to boot. It's so fantastic. Clever hubby.

I am fascinated with your stainless steal and silk knitting. I love the idea of memory too. You can bang on about it til the cows come home. I will still be here, lapping it all up. I love it.

claribell said...

cool pelican, and yeah that is super blue blue isn't it?

CurlyPops said...

I'm loving the texture of that knitting...and I'm really trying to contain myself by not clicking that link to buy some yarn!

Hayley Egan said...

Loving blue pelican, and yes, again you have made me nostalgic about living in Melbourne because If I were there I would have gone to meet it in person. I'm also going to exhibit some self-control and NOT buy that yarn. (I've remember reading somewhere that it destroys families...)

FWOG. A blog. By Fi and Wendy. said...

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Now I don't wish to come across all cynical like, but is this sharing of the blog space a very clever ploy to win the Mr's approval for your spending more time communicating with your legion of fans?
W

Kylie said...

Oh my... I'm not only speechless, I am totally gob-smacked! That pelican is amazing! Laughed out loud at colour description... yes, I did wonder if it was just my eyes playing up! ;) and your knitting... oh Tania, the pelican is so very cool, but you know, as far as I'm concerned, with that knitting... it's all about you, babe! So exquisite, so divine, so.... ethereal! (love that word) Love the space :) K

pennygj said...

Ooh, that S-Y-E-O-blue has left a pelican shaped black hole on my retinas! He's just amazing, and I love your wire knitting. I've tried it and it's satifyingly 3 dimensional.

Peta @ Pippiwillow said...

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Sorry my vision had gone a bit blurry for a while there...
Bloody brilliant! Both of you. Love it /them. Peta xo

Alisa said...

Wow I stopped looking at your Mr's pelican five minutes ago and I can still see him everywhere I look. ;-) Love the texture on your needles.

Pippi creates said...

What an awesome pelican. He is ace! If you get him back home, you can keep him in corner tucked away somewhere and he will still stand out with that amazing colour.

Mama Mogantosh said...

Both just gorgeous, you talented couple. That blue just woke me up and the knitting looks so soft and yet so strong at once. Can you put them together? I would like that pelican to live at my house too.

Art envy.

Cindy said...

Yep, that is electric blue - I really like it...and I still love that yarn you're using. Will you sculpt it?

Aussie-waffler said...

Sure the eye balls are a tad scorched but that is one fabulously brilliant pelican.

Grace said...

Seriously love that blue. The yarn work is wonderful. Actually could see the two together - pelican/fishing net....

How creative your world is right now.

Amanda said...

That Mr. of yours is talented, VERY COOL!!! Love your knitting pictures :)

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

I reckon you're like the terrible twins . You must egg each other on !
That pelican would be fabulous in any colour , but now I can't imagine him anything but electric blue .

Sandrine said...

So now I understand creating/sculpting is part of everyday in your house...Fabulous sulpture your Mr did.On your siede are you using metal wire?I used to make some necklaces/bracelets like that I have few in my jewery box...but my fingers hurt too much afterward!!

Nikki said...

Flipping between those two creative spaces would have to be the most picturesque way to to ruin your eyesight.

And I'm wanting to know where I can get steel/silk fabric ALREADY knitted... couldn't knit to save myself, but I LOVE it!

Kirsty said...

The Mr & The Mrs are just both a bit too clever aren't they?

Cath from chunkychooky said...

Gawd- your household is too much. I am having pelican love here- but I don't know if I could actually cope with that blue in front of me. Woooah! It feels like its leeching colour out of me... I feel paler looking at it.......

dillpickle said...

That is a seriously fantabulous pelican!

Loz and Dinny said...

A perch above the bath would do nicely ... flouro blue droppings aren't included, I hope? You're noice. Giving up your creative space ... must be lerve x

Tricia said...

Ooooh. I love that pelican. What a cool addition to your bathroom :-)

Debra said...

oh i love pelicans...usually of a different shade..LOL..cool work there..love him...and that knitting yarn..would love to add it to the list of 'got to try' ...happy day :)

Angus in Northcote said...

you need to watch this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfprIxNfCjk

warning: explicit language

title: graphic designer vs client

Thea said...

Love the pelican! It's fine to give the Mr. his 5 minutes of glory on your blog.

Buttons by Lou Lou said...

It is a very nice pelican but also absolutely love your knitting photo with the needles - a winner!