At This Time Every Year…

When winter still holds a firm grasp in the Midwest and the dreariness of cold and grey skies abound, my very being begins to crave color! As in past years, I find myself lured as if by a Siren’s song to colorful beads! Today my work table is overflowing with my inventory of Delica beads.  Round seed beads, bugles, fringe and other bead types that haven’t seen the light of day in months will be saved for another day. I need to reorganize this stash before I can even begin to think about creating new beaded designs. When I do, you can bet I’ll be choosing vivid, happy colors that almost shout “Winter be gone!” and “Joie de vivre”!  I certainly will not be ready for subdued tones until next fall!  When I’ve sorted through this stockpile and selected colors, I’ll begin to start the designing process and work up pattern samples. I’m always torn between wanting to work with Geometric designs or playing with bead embroidery…I love doing both! And at this point I have no idea if the project will be a necklace, bracelet, earrings, or brooch.  After working with metal for so many months I’m hoping inspiration for a new design will come to fruition without encountering creative roadblocks. Changing from one medium to another can be a challenge as my brain needs time to disengage from what I’ve been doing and free up space to focus on new media and ideas. But it’s all part of the creative journey and I love every minute of it!

~ by BarbaraBriggsDesigns on February 6, 2020.

2 Responses to “At This Time Every Year…”

  1. Oh my! I could just sit there and look at those all day!


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