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Monday, 11 April 2016

I is for Inspiration


How do I decide what to make?

Inspiration comes from several different sources for me at the moment, as a relative newcomer to beadmaking a lot of it comes from just playing with the glass.

At the moment I'm having a bit of a love affair with ridges - both small neat subtle ones and big bold chunky ones!


I'm also hampered by my skill set at the moment, I have lots of ideas but not necessarily the skills to achieve them all, then as a newcomer I also have to learn what the glass does, as sometimes it's not me... it's the glass (although mostly it's me at the moment).

I live on the East Coast of the UK and we have some beautiful windswept beaches here, not the ones full of holiday makers, golden sands and blue seas, but wild and unkempt with muddy greens!


I love playing with natural colours and I think some of my obsession with the more earthy colours comes from our coastline.


But then I also love jewel colours, and it all goes full circle!


I'm looking forward to the day when I have a greater working knowledge of glass properties, techniques and the skills to put them together to achieve what I see in mind's eye... but then there will still be a thousand other things to learn!

If you create, where do you draw  your inspiration from?

10 comments:

  1. Must admit I really like you creativity.

    Richa
    http://richajindal.com/innovative-cooking/
    http://jindalpackers.com/blog/international-moving-2/

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    1. Thanks for your comment :)

      Mars xx

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  2. Such beautiful beads. The UK coastline is amazing isn't it.
    Most of the image creating I do these days is book covers and I take my inspiration from looking around at other book covers to see what's popular and then trying to give it a little spin of my own.
    For the actual book writing I'm honestly not sure where most of my inspiration comes from - I suppose it must be everything I have read and watched in the past percolating around in the back of my brain :)
    Tasha
    Tasha's Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

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    1. Yep I love looking at all the different greens we get, never get tired of them.

      Mars xx

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  3. Beautiful! I love the swirling brown/oranges, but then again, I love the purple ones too :)

    I much prefer wild and windswept beaches to ones covered in sand and lots of people. I like to be alone with the sea.

    Sometimes when I write, inspiration comes from seeing someone else tell a really good story, and I think, I need to be as good as that, so I try. It may not necessarily be the story that is being told, it could be something as simple as a quick scene in a TV show, or a movie, or a passage in a book, but something will catch my imagination, something will fire it in some random direction where my muse sets off my emotions and I just want to write.
    Sophie
    Sophie's Thoughts & Fumbles | Wittegen Press | FB3X

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    1. Wild and windswept is how I like to go to, although the occasional holiday beach is okay too!

      Mars xx

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  4. I could take a page out of your book and just point you to my A to Z post for today for the answer to your question ;D

    My inspiration for bracelets comes from quite a few different places. Movies, TV shows, general interests. Sometimes I build a bracelet around one bead that I love, as I did with my dragon bracelet. Sometimes it's just for fun, like my s'mores bracelet. :)

    Tracy (Black Boots, Long Legs)

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    1. Yes we're definitely on the same page for I! I love your s'mores bracelet!

      Mars xc

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  5. I'm with you Mars, I love neutrals, brights and everything in between.. and I can see why ridges are a love affair too.

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    1. It's so fun to explore everything, I've some new glass from Flame Off too, so can't wait to play with it all!! Except I have to do the day joy and wait until the weekend!

      Mars xx

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