An Artist's Journeys in Nature

Posts tagged “planets

Need A New Wallet?

I’ve just started designing for a site that produces awesome wallets.  The Dynomighty Mighty Wallet® is tear-resistant, water-resistant, expandable and recyclable.

Made from Tyvek® (think express mail envelopes), these cool wallets resist tearing because of thousands of interlocking plastic fibers spun in random patterns, giving them incredible strength.

The ingenious origami construction was and is the original folded wallet made of Tyvek® designed by Terrence Kelleman. The stitch-less design reinforces the material’s own strength and allows these very slim wallets to instantly expand and adapt to your own personal storage needs. The Mighty Wallet® will expand right before your eyes.

This original artwork design is called ‘Flowering of the Universe‘.  It pays tribute to the subtle threads that tie together all things, great and small…

Because of the slim, lightweight and water resistant features, you can take these cool wallets anywhere. They make great “night out” wallets for a slender silhouette and the writable surface conveniently acts as a quick note pad on the go.

Check out all my new Dynomighty Wallet designs HERE  – and Be Mighty!

Patricia
Design collection at Dynomighty

 

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Matariki

Fern Frond Unfolding - PencilMatariki is the Maori name for The Pleiades, and it means the ‘eyes of god’ (mata ariki) or ‘little eyes’ (mata riki).

The Polynesian adventurers who discovered and colonised New Zealand about the end of the first century AD were extremely conversant with the planets and their passages.

It was this knowledge, plus an observation of the flight paths of migratory birds, that enabled them to undertake huge voyages across the Pacific Ocean – initially from west to east, and later back in a southwesterly direction to find the islands that they were to name ‘Aotearoa’ or ‘Land of The Long White Cloud”.

The rising of the Pleiades (late May early June in Aotearoa New Zealand) is regarded as the Maori New Year, and it is a time for celebrating a new start.

Traditionally, it was a time for remembering the dead, and celebrating new life.

To this symbol, I  added the Koru or unfurling fern frond, a favorite subject for me – also a very strong symbol for birth and new beginnings.

And of course, Matariki is a great time for the burgeoning of artistic endeavor, too.

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Digital design work created using the Bezier Pen Tool (vector).  Below is my original pencil drawing, done from an unfurling fern frond with the aid of a botanical magnifying glass.

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This post is a follow-up to a reference made in “The Journey“.

Patricia