Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Coral Creature returns...

I just got back my 'Coral Creature' who was holidaying with a friend in Kaukapakapa [cow-capa-capa]. I love NZ place names!



I live in Whanagaparaoa [fang-a-pa-ro-a] and it took me over a year of living in NZ to learn how to spell it out when someone asked me on the phone. More 'a's than one would think was actually necessary in a word?



In NZ 'Wh' is generally pronounced 'F'. So I still chuckle when the TV weather guy/gal mentions 'Whakatane' etc, etc.  Maybe that will go away if I ever get citizenship here?

 


Materials used are merino wool (wet felted & needle felted), copper (etched, formed, prismacolor, patina), brass microscrews, purple acrylic sheet, pearls & a designer cut piece of beautiful fossil coral (with perfectly preserved 'flower heads).

13 comments:

ArtSparker said...

Splendid breastplate.

Ginga Squid said...

Thanks Susan!

Shay Stone said...

You know, I can't remember if I've ever posted to tell you how much I enjoy every single thing that you make! You are such a unique artist!

Pam de Groot said...

I hope your sense of humour doesn't go away if you get citizenship!

Ginga Squid said...

Thank you so much Shay! That means a great deal to me for you to take the trouble to say that.

Pam - maybe they extract it at the official ceremony?

Cynjon said...

Hi there...I stumbled over here via Flickr, and am glad I did! Lovely-fun work you create!

Ginga Squid said...

Thanks for taking the time to stumble over Cynjon and also thanks for your kind words!

ArtSparker said...

I think I found a matching shawl for this...

http://saralechner.typepad.com/blog/2010/02/and-here-comes-the-little-lamb.html#comments

Ginga Squid said...

Oh yes Susan! I think he would be very happy living on that!

Theresa Hall said...

I just found your fb and website and am knocked out by your creations.

Ginga Squid said...

Thanks so much Theresa! I love your bright paintings especially the ones with the skeletons - and wow, your bead art!

Grand Purl Baa said...

Damn! That is a damn fine piece.

dorie said...

Hi, Yvette told me about your blog and beautifull work - it's indeed very inspiring and colourfull. I like the way you're telling about it and share it with us