Friday, December 07, 2007

You know what I love about creativity? It works odd hours, on call and ready to pull on its' boots to wrangle the fires of inspiration at a moments notice. OK, enough with the weak analogy…

I purchased some pearls recently for an idea I had based on the phrase "pearly-whites" which loosely involved small pearl beads contrasted with Barbie's bright red lipstick and painted white perma-grin. After mulling it over for a few days my concept finally came together this morning at 5:30am while laying in bed, eyes wide open. These are often the most rewarding moments for me as a maker. When an idea is so exciting that it actually compels me out of my nice warm bed in the middle of the night to draw it out.

So this Friday's from the bench comes to you in the form of a sketch inside my sketchbook…

This piece (or some incarnation there of) will be part of an exhibition entitled Materialistic that will be taking place during the 2008 Savannah, Georgia SNAG conference in March (I have to complete it by the end of the month for photo purposes).

"The curators are seeking innovative responses to the word MATERIAL and its relation to jewelry. The word material should be understood in the broadest of terms incorporating unexpected components, construction techniques and unique design approach."
What could be considered more materialistic than Barbie? I'll be sharing more details about the exhibition when the time comes. For now, stay tuned to see its' development!

1 comment:

Lynette said...

I love those moments too! Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night with an idea and turn on the light to sketch it out. My husband thinks I am loony. Maybe I am, but I'll take it if it means I get to make art!