Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year Resolution

When it comes to beading I simply just like to create, but I confess that I have not done a lot of 'blue sky' designing in the past many months. I've either been working on a commissioned piece of jewelry, a challenge (with a theme and parameters) or something for a friend. All good things; mind you, but sometimes I just want to sit in front of the beads and create with no limitations. 

Lately, however, I've started doing a couple series just for me. I did the Van Gogh Series with a focus on earrings; inspired by the colors of his art. I am currently working on my latest one called Native Peoples with a focus to the simplicity of art from native cultures.

And yes, I do have at least half a dozen more ideas for themes in my head. I am enjoying these series as I feel like I'm able to let my creativity soar. I'm not trying to create it for someone else, but just to create. Some people paint, I guess for me ... my beads are my way to express my art. Who knew?

So my New Year's resolution for the year is to find time for this part of my jewelry. I know, I know ... I need to set a quantifiable goal for this. How about at least one post a month, and to introduce at least 2 more of my series. 

The question I have for all of you is whether any of you want to play along? I have 2 more Van Gogh paintings (Stary Night, and The Cypresses), at least 3 more Native Peoples themes (dream catchers, petroglyphs and Pacific Northwest Indian Art). If so, let me know and I'll send images for inspiration. Perhaps even commit to a reveal date. 

Happy New Year everyone. What will you resolve to do with your beading this year?


Jacquelineand.... said...

Have you any idea how much I enjoy watching your ideas develop and become reality?

Have a Happy and Joyous New Year.

Duni said...

Wow - new year, new blog layout! It looks amazing, Cynthia, the header especially!
Wishing you a happy, healthy and rewarding new year!

p.s. I guess I express my art in my sewing creations :)

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I love your new header, especially since I have been to almost all of the locations! My biggest goal, beading-wise is to stay ahead of holidays and have my beaded flowers ready. Otherwise, I am continuing with my goal to do at least 1 major project just for me. Happy New Year!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Wow, what an amazing header! Beautiful...

I'm just popping in to wish you a happy and healthy 2013. Happy New Year!

Jane said...

A blessed and Happy New Year!! I am not a beader, but really admire the art and look forward to what you will share with us in 2013.

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Happy New Year!
Of course I can't wait to see your dream catchers :)
I like that you're setting time aside to just create what speaks to you...I haven't done this in quite a while either!

Rose said...

This sounds like a great series of themes! I look forward to seeing what you do with it.

Caron Michelle said...

Happy New Year! I have enjoyed getting to know you last year and love the themes you have chosen, may 2013 be a year of inspiration for you!

BeadedTail said...

Your themes sound great and I can't wait to see what you do for them! I just need to find the time to create anything since I've been in a dry spell for awhile.

Additionsstyle said...

I look forward to seeing your new designs!

Happy New Year!!
I wish you a happy, healthy, and successful New Year.

Everyday Inspired

Magic Love Crow said...

Great new header! I wish you all the best in your new creations! Sounds like fun!!!

Patti Van said...

Your blog is looking AMAZING! I look forward to every one of your posts - and I hope you find the time to design for "you"! Happy New Year!

EWA gyöngyös világa! / EWA's World of Beads! said...

I wish you a very happy New Year !

New End Studio said...

You've got a great way of expressing your design work with images and experiences- whatever you decide to blog about will be enjoyable, and your fresh blog look is a great way to begin 2013- I can't help the run-on sentences sometimes. lol

Happy New Year!

Megha Sarin said...

WOW! You got an amazing blog that oozes creativity.

Happy New Year 2013


Anonymous said...

Happy New Year!!! I don't paint though. xo

Duni said...

Hi Cynthia,

yes! I'm the newest member of BBA - I finally accepted the invitation extended to me over a year ago by Erika :)
I'm so excited!!

Christine Altmiller said...

It feels good to be back today! You know I am in for the Dream Catcher ;-) I do agree, though, that it is hard to find time to bead for the sake of beading. And it is important to keep that part going as strong as the commissioned work.

Ashley of Southern (California) Belle said...

Happy new year! I think that's a great resolution and I can't wait to see your Starry Night inspired jewelry :)



Southern (California) Belle

AntiquityTravelers on Etsy