Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Orchids: my continued inspiration.

My weeds to wildflowers body of work is growing at an enormous rate. I've found myself making ranges of what appears to be very similar styled species but the more I look at the flowers varieties the more variations I find within each group. Orchids are one of these and they seem to be shapes within shapes put together like puzzles to make an abundance of choice. When I look at wild orchids there are 1200 - 1400 species to choose from but I've still managed to make a few of my own highbred designs.

Here is a beautiful photo collage of native wild orchids in Australia on: www.cpbr.gov.au



www.cybr.gov.au/indentifyingaustralianorchidgenra
photo collage
by
Identifying Australian orchid Genera

 I still find it fascinating that for every wildflower I find there is a similar looking flower that is considered to be a weed.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Mondays inspiration: Watercolour demo by Fabio Cembranelli

I found this beautiful video link from the Artist and illustrators Magazine Facebook page.
Watch how wet he works and how he both puts the paint on and takes it of with the same brush. His colours are also vivacious because they are clean and layered to create depth.
Enjoy!

Workshop Demo - Italy 2013


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Featured Gingko Earrings


So fantastic to find my Gingko earrings featured "IN Noosa Magazine"..... These will be available in my shop by the end of the week. Stay tuned! 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

BrisStyle fashion pop up: it's a wrap!

Here's a beautiful shot from this weekends Brisstyle fashion parade and pop up market. I was one of 6 designers showcased in a pairing of local fashion designers and jewellers.

What a beautiful shot to sum up an elegant pairing of dresses from @massuri_design with my jewellery! Thanks BrisStyle for putting on such a wonderful event.


 
Dress by Massuri
Jewellery by Michelle Pujol


 

Deconstructed Myrtle ring
Sterling silver


Wildflower stem hooks
Sterling silver

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Fresh of the bench: Orchid bush leaf range


New work taken from the bold stylized leaves of the orchid bush tree. The shape is highlighted with a blackened patina wick is brushed on in the curve of each leaf reflecting blues and greens as the patina matures and then is neutralized before becoming black. I'm loving the boldness of these shapes and they have been a good addition to the "Botanic's " exhibition.


Orchid Bush leaf ring
Sterling silver, oxide patina

Orchid Bush leaf ring
Sterling silver, oxide patina

Orchid Bush leaf ring
Sterling silver, oxide patina

Orchid Bush leaf pendant and earrings
Sterling silver, oxide patina
 
Orchid Bush leaf pendant
Sterling silver, oxide patina

Orchid Bush leaf pendant
Sterling silver, oxide patina
Stay tuned these will be coming soon to my online shop.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Watercolour and wine

"Orchids"
Watercolour and pen
by Michelle Pujol
2015

A productive relaxing afternoon of flowers, watercolour and wine.......loving getting back to using all my creative talents.
 
 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Fresh of the bench: Gingko leaf range

Here is some new work I recently made for an exhibition at The Coastal Artisans gallery along the Sunshine Coast of Queensland. The exhibition was entitled "Botanic's" and showcased 12 artisans from the area exploring this theme. For me it,  as always, it was an excuse to explore new forms in my botanical art. These Gingko leaf earrings and pendants come from the up cycling of some large but heavy lotus leaf shapes in silver that have been sitting on my bench for a while. They have a lovely feel to them and seem far removed from the original pieces .....all in all a success I think. The skirt like frill is edged is finished with a bit of brushed on patina to add a bit of contrast, and fresh water pearls on the pendant keep the pendant fresh.



 
Gingko leaf earrings
sterling silver, oxide patina

Gingko leaf earrings
sterling silver, oxide patina


Gingko leaf pendant
sterling silver, oxide patina and fresh water pearls

Gingko leaf pendant
sterling silver, oxide patina and fresh water pearls

Gingko leaf pendant
sterling silver, oxide patina and fresh water pearls

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