Usually when I feel uninspired and not knowing what to create I turn to sources outside myself…nature, art pictures, shows, paintings, whatever. Today I wasn’t necessarily looking for inspiration but have been feeling a bit sluggish and I went to clean the beads I made before the holiday. There were a bunch for show inventory and I’ve seen them many many times but there were also a few of these larger Monet crunch shaped beads that I’ve been making.
Well, I picked them up and checked them out and immediately a spark lit and I couldn’t wait to get to the torch. I actually inspired myself which was a weird sensation once I thought about it…but kinda cool. I won’t even pretend to anticipate that happening again.
I also feel a little funny making the same thing over and over (Monet beads) but I just can’t stop. I get bored of things very fast and these are sticking with me. That tells me that there is more to this. My heart is calling them forward and something is making me hang onto them.
As you may know, it’s not my nature to stick with a style very long before I’m onto the next one. So what do YOU make of this? I just hope that they sell at my shows. I know they’ll trade at the Gathering but that ain’t what pays the bills! They really do need to be seen in person too.