Saturday, May 10, 2008
The Devil is in the Details!
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.
This week's winner is Shaiha. Shaiha has won two revised bead buttons from Tari of Clay Buttons. Please use the suggestion box on the sidebar to send us your address.
If you read my last Studio Saturday, I was working on Modern Folk Bird. I received some great feedback on it - one in particular I liked was Joann's comment saying it looked "meso-american." It was a good description of the piece. I still wasn't satisfied with Modern Folk Bird, though. Something wasn't quite right.
I went back to the torch. MF Bird needed some tweeking - for the first revision, I decided to stay with the same color palate, black and iridescent bronze. So while the glass was hot and in the "taffy consistency" stage, I heated the wings and pulled them up instead of toward the tail. I added another set of "tail feathers" and an extra punch of color in the center of the wing. Here's the "revised" version of Modern Folk Bird:
I like this version of MF Bird. I decided to try a different color palate with the revised details. I made this one with a deep coral red color, turquoise and yellow.
Now what do I name them? Oh no! Another detail to obsess over! Time to close the door to my studio and let me obsess on my own - grin! That leads me to today's question:
When you create - what do you obsess over?
Today's giveaway will be a revised version of Modern Bird. Good luck and I look forward to reading what YOU obsess over! :-)