Sometimes, when I sit down at my art table, I have an idea of what I’ll create. Especially if I have somebody in mind that I am making it for.
Other times, I sit down and see if any new ideas show up. They did today.
A friend of mine owns an Etsy shop where she sells jewelry like I use. Several months ago, she sent me a sample of her tumbled glass. She does something really cool- she walks old homesteads in Texas, picks up broken glass, takes it home and tumbles it.
I ordered some last week and it came yesterday. I’m going to use some of it for another mountain scene, and today I got a really cool idea for the others. An ocean scene.
Remember that chalkboard makeover I did? Well, I got on eBay and found 2 under $5 each and ordered them. They arrived yesterday, too. I guess they made friends with the glass, ha ha, because when I sat down, I knew I wanted to use the glass and chalkboards together.
That’s a super cool thing about art. You don’t have to do things one way or make the same thing every time. Sure, I could make the chalkboards look like the one I did the other day, but making something completely original is possible, too.
By changing things up and putting our hearts into something, our personalities tend to show up in our pieces. How cool is that?
Ok, nothing is glued down yet, but this is what I have going today:
Look how unique it is. There’s tumbled glass, antique clear glass buttons, ocean colored beads, clear cut beads, and a glass dolphin in the middle.
Here’s to following inspiration, whenever and however it shows up, just because!
Hope you have a great Tuesday.