Thursday, February 14, 2013

and some string

i have no hearts for you.
instead i have a couple of globes. 
 protein globe
cellulose globe
 and some string
that looks
 a bit
in order of appearance: 
solid hair globe
solid burdock globe
all kinds of dyed fiber
 dyed silk ribbon


henrietta (aka ani aka zani) said...

the burdock was about all that i didn't recognize...3 out of 4 not too shabby. i once received, as in accessioned, an artist's book that was made with hair...the paper was made with hair, a braid was used for the binding (like a tape) and the box it came in was a bed of hair. when i took it out of the container, all the "free" hair started shifting and floating. it was a little weird and creepy but i must admit, i have never forgotten that piece. and how will all these float together or apart. happy hearts' day to you and ms. wendy too.

Fiona Dempster said...

I now know what to do with all that hair on the floor of our house! Lovely soft muted colours all of them!.

Valerianna said...

It also looks a lot like what I stare at when I make winter branch drawing with white brushstrokes on black paper!

Velma Bolyard said...

henrietta, hair stuff is rather creepy, this is maybe a year of hair that i decided to see if i could make hold together in a round...may have to ask my needle felting friends for help!
fiona, on, no, i've started something! seriously, i clean up the hair of three dogs and my own 18 inch give or take long seemed silly not to try to see what i could do with it!
valerie, YES, except yours are much more beautiful

Judy Martin said...

that burdock ball is beautiful. what an idea to put that together.

neki desu said...

thanks for not posting hearts.i died-note the spelling- of schmaltz OD.
those spools are gorgeous!

Velma Bolyard said...

judy, yes. i borrowed it. and then i learned alot about burdock.
neki, i get really really tired of hearts, too. spools are another borrowed idea. good for storage

jude said...

what i learned about burdock is that it sticks fast, to me.

Velma Bolyard said...

jude, my elderly friend had to cut out a huge clump from the crown of her head after a garden cleanup!

onesmallstitch said...

love the burdock ball but the hair gives me the creeps. best of all are the spools.

Velma Bolyard said...

jean, me, too. creepy for sure. i want to make it more solid and then, er, do something with it. (it reminds me too of margaret atwood's story "hairball")

Nancy said...

Those spools of fibers are fantastic!

Velma Bolyard said...

nancy, i've been storing my short skeins after dyeing in the eco-baths this way, they're pretty, and easy to use and all those old spools get a new life.

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