Monday, July 15, 2013

Night and Day You are the ONE!

Enjoy this musical interlude.....

So now you know what this blog is about!  This month I am blogging about what time of day is my most productive and when does inspiration strike.  Hmmmm... I am typically a night owl.  If it was up to me, mornings would be illegal.  That being said, I do my actual creating during the daytime.  I love working with natural light and am lucky that my studio space had tons of it.  I am crazy about how colors look and go together and nothing beats a lot of windows and sunshine.  Not that I don't make things at night, but usually I have already put the ideas/colors together.

As far as when I am actually inspired.. well that happens all day every day.  Just this Saturday I was driving to work (yes, I do have a REAL job doing hair) and had a little aHA moment in the car when my brain put some glass discs I made a month ago together with some dagger beads I bought a week ago.  Other times I will look down at my super messy work table and see some components next to each other and think.. why didn't I see that before?  Those are the happy accidents of inspiration that turn into jewelry that I sometimes have a hard time selling because I end up loving them myself.

I have a few stock designs and techniques I return to over and over, but the really fun ones for me are the purely organic pieces that almost make themselves.. bend a few wires.. hammer them, toss some stones, beads, fiber in the mix and somehow something beautiful reveals itself.  And I am constantly inspired by all the fabulous artists I have found via Facebook and Pinterest.  They make me step across a line to the outside of my comfort zone and try to add a new twist to my work.  Sometimes they make me look at the materials I am using with a new eye and head down a path I wouldn't have taken before.

So I guess I didn't answer this very clearly.. I am inspired all day every day.. so what does that say about me?

 See you in a month or so with another Synchroblog Post and while you are waiting don't forget to check out all the other blog posts this month!
The Artists Synchroblog (July) – The Artists Synchroblog is a group of bloggers who post every other month on the same topic, sharing our experience or perspective. On alternate months we undertake a Pinterest Project where we each take inspiration from a pinterest picture, create something (art, a meal, a DIY project, etc) and then post about it.

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