Saturday, March 16, 2013
Well February sure did get away from me....I guess taking a bad fall will do that to a person....kinda puts a kink in living a creative life unless you think finding a comfortable position to sit, stand or sleep is creative and it pretty much is... Tripped right over a basket and fell out of my shoes (who knew one could do such a thing??) but now it's time to get back to business....and I do mean business!!! I have spent most of today....with the help of my sweet husband....downloading photos to send off to juried art and craft shows that I am hoping to get into in June. I haven't applied to a juried show in many many years and forgot what a process it was!!! Updated my bio and body of work profiles took much more time than I thought it would and choosing the right photos is daunting!!!Here is one of my booth set up that I thought was pretty good!! Then you have to hope you have the right verbiage in your artist's statement...not too flowery and not to cut and dry. Just the right amount of as my fiberarts group used to say "art speak"....and then the photos of "the work".....will they like it...will they not????? Well as they say....the waiting is the hardest part!! Wish me luck!
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
So in one of my last blog posts of 2012 I mentioned that one of my resolutions for 2013 was to cleanup my workspace after I completed a piece...when it comes to my bead embroidery pieces I tend to start a work and continue on that same piece until it is completed. I will venture off on other tangents if I need to make a sample for a class I am teaching or fooling around with a color combo that pops into my head but for the most part what is on my desk in the Vellux lined cookie sheet is my main project that I am pretty much continuously working on from start to finish. So this resolution seemed pretty benign, easy to keep, in short doable....and that is when I think the bead gods said HA!!!!
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Lately I have realized how much what I am watching on DVD while I work on my jewelry pieces affects the overall outcome of what I create...case in point...for the last month or so I have been re-watching all four seasons of The Tudors
Friday, January 11, 2013
For the past few months my husband and I have been on a quest for a retro/vintage HiFi ala Rob and Laura Petrie
Monday, January 7, 2013
Today I started working on another Lady/Goddess. The creative muse was calling my name very loudly and I decided not to ignore her!!! So now I am back to blogging about my process.....when I last posted about The Lady of the Winter Solstice her face was getting attached....next comes the vintage rhinestone brooch....
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
I have decided to dedicate the coming year to living the most creative life I possibly can. This will not only pertain to the obvious...beading, fiber arts, cooking, decorating, etc........but also to things like finding a part time job, how to stay active and such....I have always been a relatively creative/think outside the box kind of person when it comes to arts and handcrafts and why not apply that to other areas of my life where I really could use some help? My grandmother Madeline comes to mind when I think of creativity....she was a fashion designer for a small firm back in the 50s-80s and she brought that creativity into every aspect of her life and home. She was re-purposing furniture way before it was the thing to do. I remember the huge round coffee table in the living room of her and my Grandfather's home on Linden Blvd. in Brooklyn circa 1965...the couch was one of those low slung sectionals
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Well the last weekend of 2012 is just about over and the new year will be upon us tomorrow evening...spent much of the past two days cleaning of my workspace and finishing up a few projects that were abandoned for one reason or another and tossing or recycling the things I knew would never get finished...it's a good feeling to have a fresh working area for the new year! I have made a commitment to myself to cleanup every time after finishing a piece...we'll see how long that lasts...... As I was saying in my last post....I am going to try and give an overview of my creative process from the beginnings of a piece to it's completion...today's picture is one that shows how The Lady of the Winter Solstice got her shape and her face attached...hmmmm...that sounds like I am a surgeon which could never have happened since I am squeamish around anything at all to do with blood (ask my husband...I even hide my eyes when they do fake operations on tv shows!!) and I also was never very good at following directions which I imagine you have to be to become a surgeon...but I am pretty wicked with a needle and thread if you add beads into the mix!!