I feel like I'm in sort of a transition place right now. I have no deadlines to meet so my mind is wandering around the world of 'what-if'. What if I try to incorporate more of my 'old' book art techniques into the figure work that I'm doing these days? What if I use more 'organic' beads and cut back on the 'glitz' that has become my work in recent months? What if I try to incorporate more of those things I love (besides beads) into my work - things like fibers, ribbons, found objects. What if I try to make my work more: whimsical, mischevious, active, free, contemporary, and spirit filled?
And so, as I browsed today I found some treasures for possible use. Could I use these metal rings to encase faces? And what kind of faces would I encase? Could I use these 'keyholes' for something (perhaps as a face themselves or on the body of the figure)? Can I lighten up the colors I use (see the beautiful light turquoise of the bird's eggs)? Can I bring nature into my work (see the small wire bird)? Oh I'm humming here...
Hope you'll travel along with me on this latest art journey -- it might take us awhile to get there, but it should be fun along the way.
"A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving". - Lao Tsu