"MONDAY, JUNE 21, 2010
Each Monday we feature the Designer of the Week. One of our editors pick their favorite from the Monthly Challenge entries. This week's featured designer is Malin de Koning !
ABS editor Shannon LeVart had this to say about Malin's entry for this week's challenge: "You may think me biased here. You may think all you need to do is name something Shannon and I will call it my favorite, but you are incorrect! I scanned the entries for this week noting something I like about each piece, bookmarking them in the order of my preference. But this piece pulled at my heart strings before I saw my own components included in its lay-out, before I saw it carried my name sake.
It quite simply made me feel like dancing. Yes, I wanted to put a big pink flower in my hair and with bosoms heaving, do some fancy foot work for the entertainment of a crowd with proper posture.
The painting by Lautrec contains rich, deep colors that contrast with the swirling pink of the dancers skirt. I feel Malin studied these colors intently in order to include so many of them in her bracelet and the way she evolved the almond blossom beads from March's challenge into a new purpose for this months challenge was invigorating!"
And this here below is quoted from myself and my earlier post about the piece:
"This month's inspiration painting for the ABS monthly Challenge by Toulouse-Lautrec had me creating right away. I just couldn't hold myself back. Such marvellous colours! And forms. The whole composition. The dancing lady's pink fluffy underskirts, her red hair, the flower in it, the different shades of greens, the rusty colours, the ivory arches in the background, the white socks of the bystander, the lilac twins ...
3 pink flowers by Shannon Levart/MissFickleMedia, mounted on headpins and with black swarowskis.
Enameled greenish flowers by Barbara Lewis/PaintingWithFire.
Green patinated chain by Shannon Levart/MissFickleMedia.
Rusty Dupioni silk ribbon from Ornamentea,
White tubular porcelain beads from Africa.
Black and ivory facetted bone beads.
Lilac matte glass beads.
Ginger patterned button in plastic.