Follow my creative process, if you can…

elusive glass lampwork bead set lori greenburgI told you I’d be back. Better late than never.  I’ve just been feeling a bit stumped as to what to write today and I think it meant that I needed to spend a little more time with my kids.  So, tonight, after a school picnic fund-raiser we watched tv.  Together.  I don’t watch much tv (unless it’s right before I go to sleep and I can Tivo).  But tonight we did.

I would have to say that one of my guilty pleasures is hokey pre-adolescent tv shows.  I don’t know if that is the correct definition of ‘guilty pleasure’ but for some reason I just love those shows.  Tonight we watched ‘Go Figure‘ about a young girl that wants to train in ice skating.  Looks as if there is a series now too.  The movie was enough, thank-you-very-much.  I won’t bore you with more of what we watched because this wasn’t what I set out to write about here anyway.

The beads.  More ‘Shivers’ beads, although I haven’t named this series that.  These are just a handful of quickie experiments to see colors together.  As you can see, I made three in the one color scheme and I am wondering to myself, why?  Wouldn’t one be enough to see if the colors work?  But then I remembered why.  My theory that a bunch of anything together always looks good but just one bracelet-sized bead can look very mediocre.  A few or more can strike you.  So that’s why.  I have to give them a chance to strike me.

So, why only one of the other kind?  Because I knew as I made it that it didn’t work.  Not that the colors didn’t work but that extra stripe of black along the ribbon cane didn’t pan out as I hoped so I didn’t waste my time making more.  You see, I do have a whole process, even when I’m experimenting.  It’s what I call my ‘methodical creativity.’

I have many more to show you but I thought I’d do them in order and give a running commentary on the process.  So, stick around.  Bookmark me.  Maybe even subscribe up there on the right.

See my most current ‘shivers’ beads on eBay.  Even though they’re not called Shivers.