I received my package of Humblebeads from Heather Powers last week!
Oh Boy! I lucked out big time!
What a gorgeous pile of beads! I have no idea how to start. Usually I am a fan of the mental sketchbook....you know look at beads, day dream for a week about possible connection points, pull out all possible findings and whip it together. I don't think that approach is going to cut it this time. There are just too many beads and too many possibilities! I am going to have to actually take out a piece of paper. GASP! Ha! Whenever I grab the sketchbook I am reminded of why I never thought I could get anywhere as an artist when I was a youngster.
How could a person make art when they can't draw worth a darn?
A ha! The mental sketchbook was born. I discovered that my brain makes it's own drawings... and I can follow them just as well as an actual drawing. Sometimes I feel like an engineer. I'm always working out a construction project, be it wearable or be it with wood and nails.... Laying on my pillow planning my next big project into the night. ;-)
On second thought, I think I may arrange the beads in different ways and photograph the options and pick out my favorites before I put it together.
What about you? Do you sketch out your designs? Do you have a design method??? A plan of action?
PS--I blogged about the bead soup blog party on the beads of clay blog today. What's in the soup?--http://beads-of-clay.blogspot.com/2010/05/whats-in-soup.html