Friday, June 26, 2009

As Midsummer continues ...


Midsummer still has me enthralled and I am working on two more necklaces - for Moth and Cobweb, two more faeries serving Titania. Trying something new and feeling a bit giddy and lightheaded in the process. Wondering where this is going and where will it lead? Does anyone out there start a piece/project with a finished idea? I always just have an element, an initial inspiration. I never know what the finished piece will look like, because I never have a complete concept. Just a beginning... and then I follow where the piece takes me.
I keep thinking, I should know what I am trying to achieve. But I don't. So then, maybe I am not creating these pieces at all. I am just helping them manifest themselves...

9 comments:

TesoriTrovati said...

There is a whole Midsummer Nights Dream vibe happening around the blogosphere! I just read on Nina Bagley's blog Ornamental that she completed a piece inspired by my favorite play....there is so much to be inpsired by in that tome...the names, the situations, the language...all mesmerizing and full.

Since you asked the question, I will reply...I do sometimes start with a completely formed idea in my head. Sometimes I even sketch it out. It is those sketches that amaze me since I am not good at the 2D art....but I have kept the ones that ended up eerily close to the inspiration drawing. It is the ones that start as a fully formed idea that get derailed that bring me heart ache. I had two last night. One I gave up on because it was sucking my time and my energy. But I will return anew with fresh eyes and ideas again...Thanks for the beautiful photo inspiration. Good luck with your creations! Enjoy the day! Erin

sharon said...

Renate, your photos are so beautiful!! I agree with Erin, I usually have a pretty good idea of what I want the end result to look like, and usually sketch it out also, but it almost ALWAYS changes, but that's usually a good thing!

SummersStudio said...

Renate, I sketch then when I set out to do things it gets changed in the process. I think maybe you are process oriented. I like that! And I like the idea of letting an idea, object, starting point manifesting itself.

sherry lee said...

What a beautiful photograph!! As for having a fully formed idea for a project...sometimes, but rarely. And then I find even when I do have a fully formed idea, somehow I go off on a tangent and the muse makes the final decision!

No Easy Beads said...

Renate I am not a sketcher. I start out with a focal point and it involves from there. I guess those beads really do speak!
The photo is beautiful.

lilylovekin said...

I love the photo of your butterfly. I can't draw so no sketching when I do my fabric pieces. I really have no plan, I just start with the poem and let it take me away. That is the fun for me of creating when it just flows out with no plan in mind. Following a plan makes me uptight because I'm always afraid I'll "mess up".

Silke said...

What a gorgeous photo! I love how you work with your jewelry - it's much like how I work with my paintings. Nothing is really planned, but I get started and then it flows from there. Your pieces are just gorgeous!! :) Silke

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Beautiful! Blessings.

Debbie / Prairie Emporium said...

I love your butterfly picture.