|My ebay box of delights|
|The contents of just one of the little bags - gorgeous!|
There is more than one way to catch a mermaid – you can go wild and seaweedy, or take a more structured approach with repeating shapes. I like to keep a small A5 notebook handy to jot down ideas, the words are as important as the rough sketches and I try to be uninhibited about it. In the two sketchbook pages here, I’m recording my thoughts about mermaids and treasures from the sea in general. The results of these musings were two very different pieces with a sea theme.
I’ve come across some very unusual glass cabochons, flecked with bright colours they have a lovely light, fresh airy feel and remind me of summery flower petals. I can feel a range of flower fairy pieces coming on. Out with the notebook again!
I am finding it quite hard to feel summery, or to get any beading done at all just now as the wind is whistling through the house. Me and my PC are forming a little island in a sea of dustsheets over the next few days, as all the windows, woodwork and guttering are being replaced and then smart new blinds are being installed. I have the headache of trying to find room for my printer in my revamped little beading area – a jigsaw puzzle if ever there was one.