The 2023 VGMS Gem & Mineral Show is happening February 25 and 26 in Vallejo, CA.
Category Archives: art
Realism vs Idealization, and the Narrative Spark
Breaking from my pattern, I looked into my old art files for painting inspiration and found a bunch of unfinished illustrations. Looking back on my history, I wonder if I have been running from my artistic identity.
Noting the different activities I could do prior to re-entering the work force, I find myself weighing the benefits and hazards of various crafts and occupations. I have much room to grow with writing. I also touch on the question of arsenic in glass beads, which would disqualify beadwork from my “safe” category.
Learning to persevere after having begun a project which may have been destined to be unsuccessful from the start, the author reflects on the phrase, “Perfect is the enemy of good.”
There is no substitution for practice…
…though at the moment, I’m not practicing. Not beading, at least. Writing, that’s another story. I still have to work on an Xmas present for someone, though this person wouldn’t mind it being late. I think one of my greatest issues…at this point, at least, is that I’m more skilled with color combinations, than IContinue reading “There is no substitution for practice…”
Business vs Art
Well, I found out what was bothering the tendon in my finger. It wasn’t typing. It was, rather, all the note-taking I’ve had to do for three classes. When I first began online learning (years ago), I was a bit shocked that I had to resort to analog recording methods outside of the computer. ItContinue reading “Business vs Art”
Wanting to work: a beadworker’s temptation toward watercolors
To paint or not to paint? As a beadworker, I use color all the time. Sometimes, though, I really want to break out of pre-fabricated colors in glass, and into the flow of watercolor…