Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Signs of Life

On a day when really it was hard to tell if the sun had actually risen at all.  On a day when the grip of winter seemed to tighten just a little more.  On a day when the cold seemed to erase all the colour from everything....I found all of this:

hyacinth, 1st February 2011, Cari-Jane Hakes
a hint of colour with the promise of something beautiful and fragrant,

mini orchid, 1st February 2011, Cari-Jane Hakes
whilst elsewhere this is already in full bloom with more to come.

mini orchid, detail, 1st February 2011, Cari-Jane Hakes

hyacinth bulb, 1st February 2011, Cari-Jane Hakes
I keep floating back to images from the recent Paris shows.  In particular, Elie Sabb.  In particular, these dresses:



Some new ideas are taking shape,

sketch, January 2011, Cari-Jane Hakes
which will probably involve a few of theses:

Leaf Skeletons, 1st February 2011, Cari-Jane Hakes

I'm feeling confident and a little impatient.  I may just go right ahead and make it in silver and by-pass the whole prototype stage. Hmmmm.

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