For our assignment during week 2 of the workshop, we each were to chose a painting and then make a bead based on that painting. Also, the painting was supposed to be something that was very much different from our usual style.
The painting that I chose had little geometric shapes of gray and white at the base and swirls of white in the sky. There was a graceful tree in black and blue a little off center to the right.
I started out with a blue tab base and then began to add the geometric shapes on the base. I quickly ran out of room, so I only made one shape! There are swirls on the top, but they blend in. I think that they add to the overall effect, but you really don’t “see” them.
When I put the tree on, instead of being graceful, it looks more ominous – sort of a cute, spooky tree. I like it though… and the geometric shape turned into a pear – quite by accident.
This also was an interesting exercise in stepping beyond what I normally do.