Thursday, April 30, 2009
Creative spark and process
I've been thinking on this a for a while now. I keep seeing the question "What inspires you?" Yesterday it happened to be a huge sparkly citrine. Generally I go digging through my supplies until I see something that makes the lightbulb go on! There's no rhyme or reason to it, just a "Oh! I know what you're going to be!"
I try to sketch out the idea, sometimes that works, sometimes not. Yesterday it worked.:)
Generally what's the most time consuming for me is the framework. Whether its the wire frame base, or patterning out a doll body. I always want to get through this part quick so I can get to the fun part of decorating. It has been a tough lesson to slow myself down on this part of the process so I am not wasting materials because I rushed things.
(tip: cheap clamps from the hardware store make a great set of extra hands!)
I must admit though, even with the most careful work, I still had 2 spots I took apart and redid. Once it was halfway done, I decided to switch out some stones, as the stones I originally put on the piece just didn't quite fit. All part of the process I guess.
All in all at the end of the afternoon, and 4 hours later I do believe it turned out so pretty!
So what does everyone think? :) (hmm this was fun) I think I'll take some more pics of process with the doll I'm working and post that later.
Oh and before I forget......it's Thursday! Tomorrow is Fantastic Friday! Dont forget to go enter on the Baroness' blog (link is to your upper right-->). Drawing is tomorrow morning........YAY! Then it's my turn.......WOOHOO! I love when it's my turn for the giveaway, I have a cool prize for the next one.
All you beauties have a grand and glorious creative day!!!!