Thursday, May 13, 2010
Getting Back into the Studio
"Rainbow Whorls" which will have an adjustable leather cord ready to wear.
Wire lace, silk ribbon, rusty vintage key and lampwork baubles.
Another vintage key necklace in different colors. I'm having fun with the baubles I made.
They are double ended copper wires with decorative glass blobs on each end.
A little fancier design of Labradorite and Amethyst
Carnelian and Amethyst necklace with colorful lampwork beads.
A piece I started in Mexico and still working on mounting it to something. Perhaps it will be a soft piece.
Somehow I've been in the organizing mode rather than creating since we returned to our Alaskan home, at least the first week I was. It seems now that I've expanded my mediums I'm having to find space, readily accessible space for my new supplies. I undedicated the house office upstairs for collage-ing and gluing projects and moved that part out to the Garaj Mahal sewing room space.
It could be that I move projects back into the house at some point because of the nature in which I like to play with an array of images and such. Going into the garage studio is so focused and sometimes I avoid focus because it doesn't seem like play. Please tell me if that makes sense to any of you! I'm not sure if it makes sense to me! But for the sake of being organized and tidy that's how it's starting out.
My beading projects sit beside me on the couch because I don't care to create in banishment from the living room. I prefer to sit watching movies when I'm involved with my jewelry designing which sometimes is difficult if I'm watching a movie with subtitles.The hot glass of course needs it's own room and that is my most focused creativity of all. I make myself take a break every hour to stretch and look into the distance. (which is a lovely mountain range, by the way)
After a Saturday at the first Tanana Valley farmers market of the season (which for you local Alaskan folks now has a Facebook page) I was able to assess my inventory for the coming season after replenishing galleries and shop here.
Which brings me to this week where I was able to get back into the groove and spend some serious creative time. Although I haven't yet gotten back into the ATC's and collage-ing I can hear the little pieces beckoning me. Today my husband has launched gung-ho into a paint the bedroom project in which I will be involved so I need to manage my time well so I can get everything done that I'd like this week.
Today brought me to a project of making some mementos for the cast and crew of my son's play
"Alice in the Underground" I've made some "jazools" glass disks in an Alice color theme of white, red and black like little bullseyes. Similar to the whorls but using opaque colors rather than latticino. i've got 40 made up that I need to string now!