Inspiration comes from so many place in this world…the call of a bird, the smile of a baby, a luxurious fabric from far away. Often it’s just a fleeting glimpse, but sometimes I keep a reminder of the shape or color to spark the idea again later. This particular inspiration of colors came from a quick scroll through my Facebook page!
A friend posted a beautiful photo of Iceland on Facebook the other day. The colors were so saturated on the moonlike rocks, cool pools of water in never ending shades of aqua, and an amazing waterfall terminating in a frothy burst of spray into one of those gorgeous pools…..
So when I set about torching, those colors and the sinuous flow of the water were rattling around in my head along with a million other things as usual, but this time I think it came out beautiful!
The fine silver added such a wonderful dimension to the colors and shaping. But I sure wish I could remember how I made that twistie–the cobalt blue is within and under the twist, which is hard to describe but amazing to see!
And it sold soon after I posted it on my Glass Art Revealed Etsy shop which of course tickled me to pieces!!
And there is a cool story from the person who bought it, saying in essence this handmade glass bead reminded her of a recent trip to Iceland for a significant birthday, and would be a gift to her mom–how cool is that?? (Pun intended!)
I hope to create some more interesting effects and colorful beads that remind me of some of the places I have been fortunate enough to travel–heck, Lake Tahoe is in my back yard!
Let me know if there is a place in your heart, where certain shapes and colors remind you of adventures, good times, family and friends or maybe a big birthday!
Happy Birthday KW! I hope you have many more!