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Welcome to the studio of Cindy Gimbrone and Studio Saturday!
I'm in-between trips to Corning this week. Last week, I made a day trip to the Glass Art Society's annual conference. Held all around the world, this year's conference was held in Corning, New York. If you love all things glass, Corning is a place you have to visit.
Although I suspect my trip was the spark, today's post is not about Corning or inspiration - it's about creative surprises. Sometimes when I go to the workbench with a particular thing in mind whether it's to fill an order or to make more of a series of beads like the Bling Links, I can be completely caught off guard. I'll pick up a mandrel and something tells me today is the day to go completely off the beaten path.
I've always loved elephants. As a child, I never had a teddy bear, I had a elephant with a teddy bear's body named Pinky. When I felt scared at night, I held onto Pinky, he made me feel safe.
Pinky was the start of my love of elephants. I love elephants depicted in art and am drawn particularly to the artwork that represents the Hindu god, Ganesha.
I've tried but never been able to create a Ganesha in glass. Ganesha is known as "the remover of obstacles."So I was surprised yesterday when he sprang from my flame.
I was suprised and delighted! I had no intention of making elephants nor did I think I could after many failed attempts. Did the inspirational trip to Corning free up my block? Or was it Ganesha who removed my obstacle and left me with my creative surprise? Who knows but it certainly was unexpected.
Have you had a creative surprise? Tell me about it by leaving a comment. You'll be entered in a drawing to win the Ganesha focal bead above.
I look forward to reading your comments!
(written from the studio of Cindy Gimbrone where creative surprises spring forth from the flame regularly!)