Monday, February 15, 2010

My New Muse

Over on Creative Perch, I've started writing a column about being everyday creative. The first week of my challenge I was supposed to make creativity my religion and come up with a ritual to honor that commitment.

I decided to incorporate my weekly collage making into my ritual of celebrating creativity. But first, I needed a muse to inspire me.

I found an image of an actual muse, "Seated Muse" to be exact. It's from a family guide at the Walter's Art Museum, where I visited earlier this year while on a brief trip to Baltimore. I placed her to the side with a mystical background and plain blocks of complementing colors to the other side.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Hearts Galore

I am in a Valentine’s Day mood, so I went through my beach glass collection and was surprised to find several hearts. I decided to photograph them in the shape of a heart on some lace printed paper.

My favorite one is the little blue one. I am thinking of turning it into a jewelry piece. Any ideas on what it could be turned into?

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Drilled Beach Glass Pieces

This afternoon I learned how to drill beach glass and drilled close to 10 pieces! Drilling beach glass is so much different than wrapping beach glass, which is why I hesitated learning it. I don't consider myself an overly detail-oriented person, so wrapping was just fine with me.

After taking a beach glass drilling class last fall, I still felt apprehensive and decided to continue wrapping. Then a friend offered to teach me properly. I must say with a little more practice I could be drilling small pieces and sideways, but for now I am just happy to have drilled a hole without breaking a single piece. Ok, I did chip one of them though!