Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Millefiori Skull by Frescura

Millefiori Skull by Frescura 3-28-2008
Colored pencils and marker on card stock

I used to think that you had to have a vision of a finished product before you started a piece. This is not the case for my art. It comes to me, bit by bit, as I work on it.

Not sure exactly when I started this. I drew this skull and filled it with circles and then set it aside. When I pulled it back out, I started filling it in with lines and color and this is what I ended up with. It wasn't until many months later that I realized how much I was influenced by the books I was currently reading about polymer clay. That is how this piece eventually got it's name over a year later. Millefiori means "a thousand flowers" in Italian and is traditionally created using glass. The books I had checked out of the library had instructions on how to make intricate canes out of polymer clay to slice into beads or disks.

I never did make anything out of polymer clay, but it had obviously influenced me. If you have never seen Millefiori, here is a picture I just found on Google.

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Here are a few items I just added. Click image for larger view.

Millefiori Skull Button

Millefiori Skull Banner

Millefiori Skull Sigg Water Bottle
I want one of these! =0)