Are you bursting with ideas, or completely blank when you sit down to torch? Want to know how I spark my inspiration?
Sitting down to torch is always the worst time unless I am prepared! So, I’ve resorted to doing a few things that I’ll share with you that help spark my imagination’s flame.
My handy-dandy iphone captures anything that stirs my soul. Most of the time they are quickie moments, gone in a blink of the eye. Like sunsets, sunrises, foggy dew.
I think when something touches your heart, it’s a nod from the Divine that this is important to your soul’s well being!
Capture the moment…
You can take pictures to capture the moment & file them away to visit when your mind is experiencing a creative blank.
Above-Evening sunset with fog…color combinations are amazing for a bead… soft, romantic peachy pinks contrasting with yummy earthy browns, all drenched in creamy softness!
Above-There wasn’t enough light for the iphone’s camera, causing the photo to be grainy…which I loved. All the colors divided into a richly hued impressionistic painting.
Above-This is emotional bliss! The moon, glazed in shimmering mist, dancing across the dew kissed grass. Can you feel the magical moment? Imbuing your glass art with emotional energy creates a connection with the viewer. Sometimes it’s all about the feelings when you’re making art!
Start a Color Scheme File somewhere…
I have one on Pinterest and one on my iphone. It’s so easy to fall into a rut using your favorite color schemes. You can jar your creative juices with new color combinations that catch your eye.
Below is a dress I was trying on. It didn’t fit, but I loved the color combo… so I took a picture! What a great combo-plaid with flowers!
*Idea Alert-Some beads could be plaids, some different colored flowers, some with leaves w/ flowers. Dominate color would be the yummy turquoise. You could give your beads a Impressionistic feel. (Possibly new techniques to learn that will expand your creative boundaries..?)
Below-To die for color scheme! Again, didn’t fit but I’ve capture the luscious colors!
*Idea Alert-Again the gorgeous turquoise but combining with greens, blueish purples, yellow golds & accenting with purplish pinks (WOW!). Design elements (think repeatable patterns on a bead)-the scalloped pink edging, leaf motif, the tiny pink flowers & the large flowers. What beads would YOU create? (Use your Flower Tutorial 103 for flower help)
Things that Express Your Creative Spirit…
You have personal taste & inclinations…(things you love, love, love!) They come from your personal experiences and they are unique to YOU alone! Express them in your glass art!
I love Art Nouveau! And even when it’s not in style or trendy, there always is a group of people that love it. (So, no worries about if someone will buy it!) Just follow your creative spirit!
This antique bowl has the gorgeous swirls and curly-cues that I love. They inspire me so snap, snap, snap with my iphone. (I did ask before I snapped) Going antique hunting is a wonderful way to hone in on what eras or styles you love!
Above-This is how I translated my obsession with Art Nouveau into my glass art work. I’ve got all the curves and sensuous flow of this era’s style, yet my personal love of flowers & artistic personality shine through. I feel it’s uniquely ‘ME’.
What’s your influences? What do you love? Share below in the comments.
Talk to you next month! 🙂
P.S. Would you like to know how I created the above necklace? Let me know…I’d be happy to share!
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