Wednesday, 22 November 2017

WIPW - Taking Shape?

Work In Progress Wednesday from a chilly Tokyo.

Progress on my

Mola

is getting visible as the Mola style begins to take shape.
Red has a lot to do with it, I think!


Mola - Snippets of Interest

Typical Mola colours such as burgundy, orange or black are referring to the vegetable colours used for the body painting of the past.
(Source PANAMA MOLA: Renate & Marian Wetter)

22 comments:

  1. It's a fascinating style, isn't it. But so painstaking.

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    1. I learned a little bit more about Mola on the internet today.

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  2. I still have a lot of empty spaces to fill. Yours is looking great.

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    1. Well, you have been busy with your driving license and Wally]s crane.

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  3. It is so beautiful and eye catching. Yes red does make a big difference. thanks for the information about mola.

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    1. Black as a base or background fabric is good to set off almost any other colour. In this Mola I used two pieces of red fabric, one is far more brighter than the other so it stands out.

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  4. All the red you've added makes such a difference! Quite illuminating! Looking really dazzling!
    Barbara xx

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    1. Some Mola are like neon signs in the dark. Maybe the bright red is a bit too illuminating, I will have to add some other 'neon' colours.

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  5. It is looking good, I like the colours

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    1. Yes, finally it is coming 'alive'. It was so dull before.

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  6. Your mola is developing so wonderfully! It looks like you've got it down pat now! I got out my book and was wondering if I could start something again but it seems to take so much brain power.

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    1. I don't feel the least tempted to do another one, but I will admire the perfection of Fumiko Nakayama's molas even more.

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  7. Mola is standing up to be admired already. I think the red balances the bright yellow/green and blues. Can't wait to see more tones arriving.

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    1. You are right, I need to dig further into my box of bright scraps.

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  8. This looks fantastic! The red really pops.

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    1. A bit of red on black makes a lot of difference!

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    1. Thank you. Not a lot of progress recently, I'm afraid.

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  10. Those highlights of red just make it.

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    1. Yes, without the red this Mola would be so bland.

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