Friday, 4 February 2011

"Gold, the colour of riches"

I'm so happy that Gold was my given colour! I think it's fantastic and can't wait to get into this fact, i'm already into it!!
I am surprised at my immediate determination (I love how I surprise myself sometimes!), I straightaway gathered lots and lots of gold items, including; cardigans, a bag, a hair tie, chocolate coins, chocolate bars, ferrero rocher, socks, stickers, card, sequins, beads, pens, bracelets, jewellery wire, earrings, christmas baubles, glittery pinecones, head bands, necklaces, perfume bottles, sparklers, coffee jar wrappers, magazine cutouts, christmas cards and much much more!! After discovering all those items, I started my 'little' [A4 sized] Gold book, and have stuck in many findings already, categorizing them into clothing, accessories, food labels etc. and have decorated the front cover :) ... also, I have done 3 Polyvores, which I shall add to this post, I looked up the definition and found several phrases - which I shall also write down. NOT ONLY THAT, but i've many moodboard and layout photos, some of which are thanks to other students during our experimentation lesson today, AND I have pretty much finished the first page of my A3 sketchbook :D I'm on a roll!! :D ...
So here's a bunch of things i've already done.....

Symbol Au A soft, yellow, corrosion-resistant element, the most malleable and ductile metal, occurring in veins and alluvial deposits and recovered by mining or by panning or sluicing. A good thermal and electrical conductor, gold is generally alloyed to increase its strength, and it is used as an international monetary standard, in jewellery, for decoration, and as a plated coating on a wide variety of electrical and mechanical components. Atomic number 79; atomic weight 196.967; melting point 1,063.0°C; boiling point 2,966.0°C; specific gravity 19.32; valence 1, 3. See Table at element.
Coinage made of this element.
 A gold standard.
Money; riches.
A light olive-brown to dark yellow, or a moderate, strong to vivid yellow.
Something regarded as having great value or goodness: a heart of gold.
A medal made of gold awarded to one placing first in a competition, as in the Olympics: won 9 gold’s in 13 events.
A gold record.

Having the colour of gold.

[Middle English, from Old English; see ghel-2 in Indo-European roots.]

All that glitters is not Gold.
All that glistens is not Gold.
As good as Gold.
Have a heart of Gold.
Gold mine of information.
Sitting on a gold mine.
Worth it’s weight in gold.
A gold digger.
Be as good as gold.
Like gold dust.
Strike gold.
Go for gold.

A man that hoards up riches and enjoys them not, is like an ass that carries gold and eats thistles. Richard Burton
All the gold which is under or upon the earth is not enough to give in exchange for virtue. Plato
All those rappers, they're the only glamorous people working in music now. They dress up in these chains of gold, cars, girls and this and that, high-heeled shoes. Bryan Ferry
Art is like baby shoes. When you coat them with gold, they can no longer be worn. John Updike
As every thread of gold is valuable, so is every moment of time. John Mason
As we move towards 8 or 10 billion people on the planet, there's a little less gold per capita. Each one of us will continue to be fighting over an ever smaller percentage of total resources. This is not a happy thought.
Dean Kamen

My Sketchbook first page so far:

And there you have it, an update of everything so far!! :D

Sorry for not blogging in a while, I was meant to yesterday and repeatedly forgot, then went to bed, woke up and remembered thinking, oh crumbs...I forgot to blog :( hope this makes up for it ;D !!

Jennnnnnnnnnnnnny :))

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