Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Broekielace

Ah, broekielace! It seems to be slowly disappearing from my neighbourhood, as people put up higher fences, or scrap metal thieves cart it away. And some of it, to be honest, just falls to pieces after enduring more than 100 years of Cape Town winters.

I've started photographing the ones I find on my walks; they're just begging to become printed ribbons. I've put the first colour in my shop, with more to come soon.

They're named after the streets I found them on.

16 comments:

Thea said...

Your ribbons are gorgeous and the colour is one of my favourites! It's a shame that the iron lace is disappearing... it's so beautiful and I have been inspired by it in the past too. x

Anja said...

You always come up with the coolest ideas! I realize inspiration is everywhere, but I always feel so pained when I am trying to come up with ideas. You make it look so effortless! Your ribbons are beautiful and I love the idea that they kind of "document" the broekielace in your neighborhood!

Pinktulip said...

Wow, you have been busy! It is obvious you are a artistic person when I see where you get your inspiration from. Love your new prints! And congrats on being published, again!

Kat said...

Great idea, lovely execution!

ibb said...

Ribbons are incredible. And inspiration...I love how you translate reality into drawing.

daisy janie said...

Wonderful Jesse!!! 101 applications for these. You captured just enough of the ornateness of each one.

heather moore said...

I love! Funnily enough, that cast iron stuff has been catching my eye lately too - especially the stuff that's thick with generations of paint. Very nice.

Jacqui Dodds said...

The ironwork looks very inspiring and seems such a shame for it to disappear - should be listed status! Your new ribbons look gorgeous - I really like the colours.

Francesca said...

they are soooo lovely jesse. and i love the name - broekielace.

Kristen Carmen said...

Gorgeous - and I love that you are naming the ribbons after the streets you found them in!

Danya Ristić said...

Great idea, and successful transfer into the ribbon design!

Freshly Found said...

Fantastic Jesse. How clever to give them street names too.

aiman said...

wow!...i love the ribbons! really u r sooooo talented

Jenny said...

Lovely ribbon! I could see where the fences around you would be awfully inspiring. They've both got that curvy art nouveau thing that is so pretty you could just stare at it!

henriette said...

pragtig. eks mal oor jou idee.

AlpineGypsy said...

GORGEOUS.

Great blog, I've been a 'lurker' for a while now. :^)

Thanks for the inspiration.

Heidi