Thursday, February 12, 2009

Listen Up, Listen Across

I've been making and choosing words to add to some of the resin tiles. I must be needing reminders about slowing down, listening, all those good things.


This little seashell was made to look like burnished copper, added to a handmade cabochon and enclosed in a copper bezel I made to fit it.
 I can't decide if the word should go up-and-down in the bezel, or if it should go across the bottom.

 It's a little play on words, I'm sure you caught it. Have you ever held a seashell up to your ear? You can hear the ocean, or so the story goes.
 So what do you think about which way the tile should turn? Do you have a preference?

9 comments:

SummersStudio said...

Very clever! I like the word and shell oriented vertically to contrast with the bail on the bezel. Is the shell from the resin you cast the other day?

Fanciful Expressions said...

Hi Lynn,

I like what you've done, adding the word. I'm rather partial to the vertical orientation. That shell is fabulous.

Carolyn

LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

I kind of like the vertical shell, but wasn't sure if having the word turned would pose a problem with reading it - you're right in that it contrasts nicely with the round bezel going horizontally - and yes, this is from some resin I cast earlier, I added a link to the original post about it - thanks for noticing!

EmandaJ said...

Hey Lynn,

I'm with the rest, I like the vertical orientation too. Good job, by the way.

Emanda

SummersStudio said...

Lynn, I think it reads just fine vertically. You can always tip your head a little. It's sort of attention grabbing that way.

Cindy said...

I agree about the vertical orientation, it's very dynamic that way. I also like that the shell extends upward and overlaps the bail a bit. Nice work on the bezel, too!

Jennifer Stumpf said...

definitely vertical. very lovely...

Little Brown Sparrow said...

I prefer the vertical position- the horizontal position makes the bail and shell combination a bit too heavy on the eye- the vertical is fresher.

LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

Thanks, all - sounds unanimous. Sometimes you're just too close to something and need a fresh perpective ... you have been very helpful! Appreciate the kind words, too.