This is certainly not the first time nor will it be the last time I'm stuck in one of those discombobulated vortex . You know where your doing a lot of spinning and getting no where??
No that's not exactly true. I have managed to lay my work bench to waste. I have turquoise beads with rosary wire wraps sitting in one spot. A string of tiny light brown glass beads sitting in another spot. The tub of turquoise beads open over here, the garnet tub open over there, the red bead tub open. A patina heart with possible companion beads sitting in the center of the mess. The copper wire, no the bronze wire, maybe the copper wire with patina, oh gads what about cool patina brass chain!!!! Are you getting an idea of my dilemma ???? Let me spell it out. I am INDECISIVE!!!!! I can't make up my mind. I don't know what my problem is. It could be I'm working with a case of "divine vision" overload or it could be a "divine vision vacuum".
Thus leaving me sitting in the dreaded artistic black hole. I feel like I'm standing in front of full refrigerator, with the door hanging open and can't find a darn thing to make a meal with!!
Oh man I hate when this happens. Thank God I don't have a deadline looming. It's been like this for 2 days and I'm getting a mite on the testy side. I finally just laid my pliers, wire and beads down and walked away from the work bench. When I'm done posting I'll start another vestlette. Maybe working in a different medium will help me to get focused???
I know I'm not the only one this happens to, I'm sure all of you kindred artists have experience this at least once, yes??? So what do you do when you are spinning out of control in a good ol case of creative indecision???? HELP any and all advice is more then welcomed!!
The only thing I have managed to do was add a bit of patina to a Mexican Heart in Hand tin focal. You might have noticed it at the beginning of my post?? It was a focal from another necklace made with suede cord and beads. I had intended to use the necklace for Erin's blog challenge to remake a piece of jewelry, you know the ugly duckling into a swan. Great this will be perfect I said to myself as I was taking it apart and sharing part of the beads with Miguel. Oh Noooooooooo (yep they don't call me a blond dizz for nothing) I forgot to get the freaking before pictures! @#$+&*!
Okay then I'll just be making this anyway It'll be a great new summer piece :) Luckily I did get a couple of after patina pictures.
The hand is about 3 inches long and the heart is etched and raised. The flames from the sacred heart, fingers and nails are stamped. I annealed it with the torch flame to get some really pretty rainbow colors!! Then rusted the heart and added just a bit of verdigris on the flames and cuff stamps.
The Queen Of Patina Lives!!!!! ;)
Soooooo while I try patiently to wait for this art vacuum, to crack open
I hope you remember that now is always a perfect time to make a bit of art p;)