A favorite artist of mine, Stephanie Law, recently talked about waking dreams. She mentioned the way artists sometimes struggle over and over to capture the essence of their artistic vision. It can be the sight, taste, smell, or some other nuance of emotion or thought that we, as artists, seek to elicit in our work. Capturing the elusive spark of an idea, and having the tools and skills at hand to best convey it, is my ultimate goal as an artist. It is why I am constantly evolving my creative work. It is why I do not limit myself to only one jewelry technique, and it is why I'm not only satisfied with only ink and colored pencils even though they have taken over my heart. Artistic growth feeds my creative spark.
While on a long drive in the darkest wee hours of the morning, I had some amazing new ideas come to me which take up three full pages in my jewelry sketch book. These ideas are something which will take time to develop, but which I feel will be well worth the time and effort while I finish studying up on a new material and technique that I've had my eye on since late last year.
Yesterday I was asked to create an original art piece for display in the art gallery at the front of Dark Delicacies. I'll have more on that later!