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:

Pamela said...

This looks great!

Rachel said...

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

Julie Fukuda said...

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

Queeniepatch said...

Thanks.

Queeniepatch said...

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

Queeniepatch said...

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

Chitra Gangadharan said...

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

FlashinScissors said...

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

Linda Calverley said...

It is looking good, I like the colours

Queeniepatch said...

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.

Queeniepatch said...

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.

Queeniepatch said...

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

Tanya said...

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.

Queeniepatch said...

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

crazyQstitcher said...

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.

Queeniepatch said...

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

Renee said...

This looks fantastic! The red really pops.

Queeniepatch said...

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

Annet said...

It's growing nicely!

carorose said...

Those highlights of red just make it.

Queeniepatch said...

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

Queeniepatch said...

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