I watched a documentary titled Seamless (2005) which featured "finalists in a contest to support the next generation of designers." It was interesting and inspiring. It gave me anxiety and a desire to jump into creative mode. It inspired me to clean my design space; then I told myself to just work in the space as is, just go for it and create. Then a thought related to my last blog post came: what is my "signature" style? And the answer came to me in a question: What do I love?
I love India (at least the artistic beauty of it; wish I could say I know all of India). I love the colors and patterns and dreaminess of India. And then I thought about what I want to make and what I want to learn.
I love the stringer work in glass that I'm so unskilled at.
|Claudia Pagel "Glasting"|
I get to do what I want to do today. I want to learn about applying stringer designs to beads. I want to make pink and orange and gold and red beads. Off to watch some video lessons and then to the torch I will go!
Here are some inspirations.