A new post at “Watch me create” about my new lentil beads.
Every year, I go through a time period where I try to redifine my work. Step outside of my comfort zone, and try to remember really what it is I am doing. Or, why I am doing it? Is it for the joy and passion to create? Or, is it to pay the bills?
Well, I decided to try making some “prodo” (production; same thing over, and over, and over, and over…) First things first! Three is enough! I made sets of three. And sometimes I forced two sets of three, and one or two times I may have made three sets of three. Yes, I am BOLD! 😉
I noticed that there is way less passion in this for me. The end result is passionate, and an attractive inspiration, but the actual making of the beads was a little bit forced. Okay, a LOT of A BIG BIT; forced! (where is the meaning? is it art without meaning? Ofcourse! This could be a circular topic to ponder about…)
Live and learn… I made a couple hundred beads, or so. Nice beads! Lintel shaped! And, Now I am making a couple hundred more beads for decals. And, I’ll let you know how that goes. I guess I am a little bit crazy like that. Sometimes I force myself. And, these “forcing’s” (lentil beads) will be debuted at the Southfield, Michigan bead Bonanza this Spring.