Hi, Happy New Year every onel!
I’m starting off with a look back at a highly secret project that took a chunk of my creative time last November – December.
So, for that lovely Holiday Season just past, I designed and made a Christmas gift for a Whovian. It was kind of a mad idea, seeing as how I had never really seen the show and had no idea how I was going to make the vision I had in my head a real three dimensional experience. It sure was a chance to get really creative!
I wanted to somehow indicate the whole spinning through the galaxy thing that
apparently goes on in the show and give a feeling of the whoosh of time travel……
What these photos don’t readily reveal is the three dimensional thing that is actually going on……….
There’s a wee glimpse in this shot
And a touch of it’s fabulousness in this shot
Man these things are hard to photograph! I had already called in the Official Photographer who managed to get the full length eventually ……
It is designed to be viewed in the round and hung away from the window for maximum rainbows. When it was being photographed it spun out a kaleidoscope of colour through my living room.
The Whovian Light Catcher is made with two straight strands and two curved strands that circle around the outside. Four AAA faceted crystal balls hang from the end of each strand. Faceted glass baubles, acrylic octohedrons, silver beads, tiny oil beads and six lapis-lazuli gemstones make up the strands. Lapis Lazuli is known as a sacred stone, said to be older than time itself – just like the Doctor! 🙂
Of course the charms include a weeping angel and a dalek, the Tardis, two red hearts and a sonic screwdriver – all things pertaining to to the story lines and the Doctor himself.
I had such fun making this light catcher and it really does give the feeling of spirals and vortexes and galaxies and such like which the Whovians of the family assure me is what it is all about!
What do you think?
I hope your year has gotten off to a good start and that it will unfold with fun, learning, new opportunities and much love given and received.
Thanks for coming by today, I love that you did!