Mine is pretty funky. I have absolutely no desire to head to the studio. I’m not inspired by anything. My brain is in 5 billion different places the last few weeks (lots going on here)…none of which includes bead making. Oh, sure, I’ve participated in a waxed linen challenge and blog hop, and the April AJE design challenge. But other than that? Not really much of anything happening.
Over the long (United States) holiday weekend, I realized a couple things. My brain is now officially on vacation at the lake house. And second, that needs to change because I have three months to prep for Bead Fest Philly.
And while I spent very little time on Facebook this weekend, this photo of ceramic pendants made by Natalie McKenna (Grubbi Ceramics) immediately caught my eye when it showed up in my feed.
I can’t find the original comment she made regarding the pendants, but it was something like they were based off photos she took in Scotland. (I would ask her directly, but it’s like 5am her time as I write this. I highly doubt she’s going to respond in the next 15 minutes or so that my eyes are going to stay open to finish this post.)
Hello? DING DING DING!!!! Remember my lake vacation brain? How about combining my love of the lake and love of making beads? I’m sure you’re thinking “Duh, Jenny. How slow are you?”
But I’ve never been someone who makes beads based on something. I’m more inspired by color and reactions than anything else.
Even my AJE teammate, Rebekah
, was inspired to create this set of beads for me based on photos I took at the lake. And I absolutely treasure them.
I think it’s time to create my own “lake series” beads based on my own photos. Next thing you know, I’ll be sketching bead design ideas too. That would just be plain crazy…
Hopefully I’ll have something worth showing for my next post in two weeks.
Have a creative week!