Friday, October 16, 2009
Studio Saturday and Show Me The Way to the Holidays
Welcome to Studio Saturday! Each week one of our contributors gives you a sneak peek into their studio, creative process or inspirations. We ask a related question of our readers and hope you'll leave comments! As an incentive we offer a free prize each week to bribe you to use that keyboard. The following week we choose a random winner.
Last weeks winner is Melissa at Chinook Jewelry. Congratulations! You have won one of Heather Powers' beautiful new Van Gogh wafer beads from Humblebeads. Send Heather an e-mail with your address and she will get it right out to you.
This week we're visting Lynn Davis in her studio, where the falling temperatures are making her look forward to the coming holiday end of year season.
Welcome to the studio, this week has been busy for me, starting to think ahead about things to create for the holiday decorating and gift giving season.
For fun, I'm combining the cast pewter, resin word charms and the polymer clay, all together. This little medallion is an example, with the word "FAMILY" in the center of the resin word charm. When I added the pewter leaf it reminded me of a geneology, a leaf springing from the family tree.
Maybe that's because of the two gentlemen in the photo, in their coats and hats, one smiling and the other with a serious expression. Surely they were related to each other; or maybe best friends.
I could see the medallion framed, with a shadowbox frame and decorative wallpaper as the backdrop. Maybe with a big silver bow tied to the top loop and hanging from the tree as an ornament, or as an extra "gift" decorating the outside of a gift box.
I remember the old photo albums with the black velvet covers and the heavy cream paper inside, this medallion makes me think of those, with the sepia photos inside, remembrances.
Here's the question I'm considering, leave a response to this post and you might win one of my resin word charms.
Have you started your holiday designing, and are you using Art Beads in your plans? How are you adding Art Beads to your creative holiday projects? Are there beads or designs you wish you could find to make your projects even more special?
Post your response, leave a reply and you might be chosen as the lucky winner who receives a resin word charm!
Posted by Lynn Davis, who is enjoying reaching into the grab bag of creativity and seeing the fun that comes out in metal, resin and such!