Sunday, August 29, 2010
Art Bead Scene August Challenge
At the beginning of the month, when ArtBeadScene posted this wonderful painting by Jack Savitski, I was immediately inspired to make a piece of jewelry. My first thought and one I carried with me until it came time to actually make the piece was to use one of my toggle clasps, the one in the pic below. The sun in this painting made me think of it.
What I like about this painting, and many primitive artists' work, is the way it makes my mind think in universals. I felt the sphere of the earth and the many trials and joys of life when I looked at Jack Savitski's painting. And I felt I could make a piece that reflected that sentiment. But I wanted my piece to be happier than Jack's. It sounds as if he had a very hard life, with little to look forward to. He had his art and that must have been wonderful for him. But....
I decided to use words in place of the people in his painting. I chose words that I thought I would like to have represent my life. I chose to focus on a life span as the time frame instead of a day.
I have really enjoyed the process of making and creating this necklace. It has been exciting to feel so inspired. Thank you ArtBeadScene. And thank YOU for reading my post about it.