I finally got round to completing my submission for our etys team fashiondesignandlifestyle July challange. The theme this month is Glam and after much rumaging in my bead drawer I had a vision of all things glamerous. I love the combination of the jet beads with the white and aqua.
I mentioned last week that I had been working through some big bits of work and I have one finished and one to go! It is all numbers work so as a little treat to keep me going I was making time to play each day, which really helped me stay focused on the job at hand, rather than being distracted and disheartened by all the lovlies I would rather be making. And these little peg dolls were one of my creations. I had such fun making these and creating little characters for them.
I found a wonderful collage artist a few weeks ago Megan Coyle, and was so inspired by her amazing art work that I thought I needed to try collage again too. But as soon as I decided that's what I wanted to create, I froze up. I have always felt quite comfortable with design and calling my self a designer, but the thought of creating something concidered art always fills me with self doubt. The more I thought about it the more I realised I needed to relax and take the pressure off myself to create a master piece! Once I had made this decision I surrounded myself with pencils, pens, paints, papers and glue and messed around. I spent about 3 evenings playing and began to see elements of dance in the pieces. So I started on a collection of collages based on this theme. So far I have only done ballet, but I'm thinking spanish dancers next.
Lesson of the week: Give it a try!