Monday, February 23, 2009

Kaleidoscope Cane for 2-23

My latest Kaleidoscope cane in the making!

I wanted to do something colourful and not flowers for the moment and I had some extra bits and pieces of clay laying around on my work station so I just started rolling jellyrolls and some stripes and then some more jellyrolls and then I did a skinner blend of blue and white and then I added some more jellyrolls.

One of the really cool things about doing these types of canes is you just never know what you will get and I was pleasantly surprised when I started piecing it together and saw the way the colours worked together. I had my misgivings as I was smashing them all in but when it came out, I was reminded of first a gold and blue macaw (kind of like feathers in there) but then it struck me that this was the same colour as a parrot fish of the salt water persuasion.

Both of these things are entertaining to the eyes.

I still need to go back and lay the pieces out neater and sharpen the edges on it but I wanted to let it rest and take the photos.

If you hadnt noticed, my favourite workstation is on top of a piece of acrylic that you buy in the hardware store. It is an 8x10 clear with the blue plastic still on the bottom. It makes a great even surface and it withstands my abuse and wont break and cut me like my last piece of glass did.

Can't wait to go and use up some more of my scrap clay!

PS - this is a complete Fimo Cane in case you wanted to know and it is about 3 inches long and 2 inches in the face.


Meekiyu said...

wow I've never heard of that type of cane but it turned out very beautiful. I love the blue and yellow reminds me of the night sky or somehow the zodiac. =D

Julie L. Cleveland said...

This is one of the most fun and relaxing ways to cane. It's always a surprise.