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 Emanda! Please send your postal address to the ABS Suggestion Box and Lynn will send you the pair of metal clay circle links!
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It's Color Week on my blog so I'm looking at color in a different way than I normally do. I don't think about color so much as I think about the physical properties of the glass.
I don't think color first, I think will it do what I want it to do? So I started to think about my work as
but when I said I needed to kick up the color, a commenter said I was wrong about my work - it was vibrant, colorful. Hmmmmmm.....
Maybe the high contrast on the Heartz n Skullz series is colorful....
...and the greens and blues mixed with the copper metal, ya think?
...ok yeah, the red, turquoise and yellow of Modern Folk Bird is colorful....
...ok ok OK! I give! Yes, I DO work with vibrant colors! Stop twisting my arm! The Rainbow Spiral is the epitome of lively colors!
As I rub my arm from having it twisted almost off, I realize I don't always see my glass as the customer or other artists might see it. Despite the fact I choose a glass color based on what it can do, I'm still choosing vibrant colors.
Does this mean I'm not boring? Wink!
Here is today's question: Do you think you see either yourself or your work as others see it?
Post a comment and I'll send you a surprisingly colorful bead! It will be a surprise because I'll pick one randomly from my inventory.
Look forward to reading your comments!