Saturday, April 06, 2013

Round Robin Challenge: Threads

"Experience is never limited, and it is never complete; it is an immense sensibility, a kind of huge spider-web of the finest silken threads suspended in the chamber of consciousness, and catching every air-borne particle in its issue."

~Henry James

RRC: Threads

THREADS Of Wire For Hair...

The name of this statue is Bliss Dance. This lovely lady sits behind the security gate at Treasure Island, where she has been since 2009. She is a stunning example of beauty and grace, and at just about 40 feet tall, you can't help but notice her, even with the amazing San Francisco skyline serving as a backdrop behind her!Of course if you didn't notice her right off, I would have to ask..

When was the last time you saw a 40ft dancing naked woman anyway?

Bliss Dance made her first appearance at Burning Man in 2010, and has now found a home, at least for now, on Treasure Island. She has fallen into a bit of disarry of late, but there is an ongoing effort to keep her looking her best, as she reminds us to dance.

She is part one in the artists vision of a three part sisterhood. The second in the series of three statues, Truth Is Beauty, will be finished later this year and the third, R-evolution will follow. I am really looking forward to seeing the three statues, and of course photographing them. I am already hooked!

You can read more about the project by visiting the artist's website look for the link at the bottom of this post.

THREADS Coming Together...

When I am walking around a fabric store, looking at all the possibilities, that's when I begin to fantasize that I would love to be a fashion designer, or interior decorator! I get excited by watching things come together in a visual way! That might also be a bad thing though. My first love is photography, and I would drive myself crazy stopping to photograph everything. There is only so far the human mind can be distracted... right? Well, my human mind anyway. LOL. Here's the thing though...

Never wind me up and turn me loose in a fabric store! LOL. My next example will tell you why!

THREADS Making Statements...

I LOVE this fabric! If I were Rachel Zoe I might say that it is BANANAS, because it is, but I don't know if she would actually agree with me, she is much to elegant in personal style methinks, but if we are just talking funky fun... it's fabulous! I would love to get a Simplicity pattern and make these THREADS into a nice pincil skirt and pair with with a crepe shell and a black leather cropped style or Bolero jacket perhaps! And lots and lots of silver chains and a silver chain belt, and don't forget the closed toe slingbacks! Hmmm...

Too bad I have NO talent for working a sewing machine device. None. Newfangled contraptions!

All These THREADS... All The THREADS Possibilities...

There you have it, my look at THREADS! Okay, now that you have visited here, please go see what the other Round Robin participants have come up with! You can find their links and all the information you need, should you want to join in the fun, at the official Round Robin blog. Simply click here.

Mood: Happy :)



Sue said...

I love them all but my favorit is Bliss Dance, such an unusual and attractive statue. Great choice of pictures!

Jama said...

Interesting statue!I love going to fabric store and I can go crazy in selecting them. I don't sew and send the fabric to a tailor for my traditional clothes.

Karen Funk Blocher said...

Ooh! I love that second shot and the explanation. And the next to last one just makes me laugh!

Yes, I really hit my head but I'm ok. :)