Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Marsha's having another challenge...

White MNS SCPC Text Box 300 square2mm Silks - Marsha Neal Studio

And I'm in!  I was so bummed I missed out last time, so the second I saw this up I started obsessing over palettes :D.  My inspiration for my palette was a bracelet I made a while back... which was inspired by a painting and a tale...

Pandora Bracelet

Pandora's box...  you can find the bracelet HERE.   The painting is by John William Waterhouse (1896).

                                                            (Image borrowed from HERE, thank you!)

I took some liberties with the original palette and focused on shades of blue and copper, with bursts of rich gold.  I am really very pleased with how my palette turned out and am of course... calling it Pandora's Box.

In case any of you don't know the tale of Pandora, here is Wiki's short version:

"In classical Greek mythology, Pandora was the first woman on Earth. Zeus ordered Hephaestus, the God of craftsmanship, to create her, so he did—using water and Earth.[4] The gods endowed her with many gifts: Athena clothed her, Aphrodite gave her beauty, andHermes speech.[5]
When Prometheus stole fire from heaven, Zeus took vengeance by presenting Pandora to Epimetheus, Prometheus' brother. With her, Pandora was given a beautiful container which she was not to open under any circumstance. Impelled by her curiosity given to her by the gods, Pandora opened it, and all evil contained therein escaped and spread over the earth. She hastened to close the container, but the whole contents had escaped, except for one thing that lay at the bottom, which was the angel of Hope named Astrea. Pandora was deeply saddened by what she had done, and was afraid that she would have to face Zeus' wrath, since she had failed her duty; however, Zeus did not punish Pandora, because he knew this would happen."  Wiki article HERE
I hope you all like my palette :)  Interested in joining in the fun?  Here is the link to Marsha's post!  



  1. WOW - I love this palette (and Waterhouse!!!) I really enjoyed the way that you tied the photo the story the jewelry all into your silk palette. Fantastic Job! Good luck with the voting next week!

    1. Thank you so much, Marsha! Thank you for challenging us! I love your silks and am so excited to get a chance to do this, it was so fun!

  2. Hi Jenn,
    Beautiful palette! Best wishes next week.

  3. Gorgeous palette! John WIlliam Waterhouse is one of my favourite artists (and if you like him, you should look at some of Margaret MacDonald's work; they are quite different but I do feel there is a common link somehow...). I thought about joining in with the silks but I'm just going to play along from the sidelines again :-)


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