Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Fusion of Worlds

I found this fabric very enticing. I like the feel of fabric and when there is a combination of textures, I become very excited. This fabric has the chenille as well as the twill textures. I can imagine being in a dentist's office or on a plane and soothing oneself by the stroking of the fabric. I must have always done that.
My Mother grew up in San Francisco and saw a lot of Chinese art work. her Father had a magnificent Chinese chest imported for her to use as a "Hope Chest". I grew up with my Mother's appreciation of Oriental art work. While working with my Uncle, who was a jeweler, this appreciation deepened.
It seems natural to me to combined the West with the East. I scroll through Ebay and lust after the beautiful pieces that are on that site. Every once in a while, I will see something lovely that I know will work well with a purse.
This dragon was made in Tibet out of silver. I don't know the age but when I hold it, I feel the age. The patina alone tells of the years it has been on this earth.
Well, I think that guarding the opening of a purse is appropriate place for this dragon to be in the "New World". He is holding four fish in his mouth, so he will never go hungry!


patrice said...

Stunned at the combo of materials!

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Now I know the true meaning of drool. ha I swallowed and smiled at this beautiful dragon...perfect, perfect for this purse and perfect it it's own self! Great eye, great connection to artistry, to story!

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Phyllis said...

Handsome and stunning. I also loved the way you did the handle. Artistic gifts are the best ones to pass along to a child.