My Latest Obsession
Recently I started playing with making resin beads. My first attempts were with flowers, seeds and lichen. They were pretty enough, some not so successful.
I wanted to try something different though, something a bit more unusual. I thought, hmm, what if I mix clay and resin? Maybe add some copper ink? Feathers?
So began the process of trial and error. As you can see my first attempt was not successful!
But do I try to find an instructional video? No! Throughout my journey as an artist I have learned by experimentation. I like to figure out the process on my own. And, occasionally a happy accident is the result. (I realize I would more than likely benefit from instruction here and there though)
I was happy with these results. My next inspiration came from my years working as an archaeologist in Hawaii. I call this collection "Modern Artifacts"
As an archaeologist I would uncover cultural objects that had been buried for years, sometimes hundreds of years. Each piece reminds me of hidden treasures buried in the earth.
These pieces are a combination of clay colored with various inks, then glazed with resin.
I am excited to see what comes next. I welcome suggestions. I would love to hear about your creative process. Where does your inspiration come from? What mediums do you combine?
Until next time happy creating!