Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Love is Like a ____

Here's one of the new pendants I designed two nights ago. It's a little cheesy, but I like the metaphor that finding love is like a maze - you have false starts, dead ends, you run around in circles, but ultimately the prize at the end is worth all of your hard work. This design drove me completely crazy. When I was a kid, I used to be pretty good at designing hard-to-crack mazes, the type that you always had to do backwards to solve (I won a prize for this in elementary school, even). Apparently, I've lost the knack in the intervening 30 years. This is kind of a lame-o maze, I'm afraid. Also, as you can probably tell, I drew this free-form - didn't even use rulers. I think it looks okay like this, but I do wonder whether this would be a good candidate to draw up properly on the computer and have sent out to be made into a rubber stamp. If I can get enough designs to fill a sheet for a single order, I may try it.

I also fired a piece in my kiln-load tonight to make into a necklace for this month's Art Bead Scene Challenge, the theme for which is "Ice Storm". The information to enter the Challenge is here, if you are interested.

Speaking of which, I've been seen on Art Bead Scene today! The original photo of the necklace that appears in this month's "BeadStyle Magazine" is posted on Art Bead Scene here. As I mentioned before, I entered this piece in the monthly Challenge last May - it was the first necklace I ever designed from PMC. Had it not been for Art Bead Scene, I would have never made it. Thank you to everyone at Art Bead Scene!

I hope everyone is having a good evening. See you tomorrow.


Working Mom Knits said...

Speaking of "Love" - congrats on hitting a home run with the VC necklace : ) Quick! Add some to your shop - your fans are clammoring for more!!

ps: I thought love was like oxygen?
(got that song stuck in your brain now, don't cha?)

Melissa said...

Ooh, you evil woman. I'm going to have to hum something like The Bangles "Manic Monday" in your ear now (this tune was particularly horrifying to a friend of mine in the 90s).

Actually, I think that stupendous video on VC's blog sort of overshadows the monkey content - goodness.