Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Making of... Raining Paradise

Klimt, originally uploaded by nrillustration.

In Gustav Klimt's beautiful paintings, he fills backgrounds and clothing with with decorative patterns. I especially love his vertical pattern lines (shown best in the middle picture)-they are the inspiration for NokHoo's Raining Paradise bag.

Paintings left to right: "The Kiss", "Portrait of Emilie Floge" and "Farm Garden with Sunflowers".

Raining Paradise, originally uploaded by nrillustration.

Gathering the right thread and beads for this bag took some doing, and just when I thought I was done, I had to stitch my own sample piece to show the embroiderers what I had in mind. The initial idea was to make this bag from heavy silk but that was perhaps a bit ambitious...

Raining Paradise sees the light! I love the gentle color combo plus some shine from the beading-it really does make me think of rain.

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