Friday, March 15, 2013

Focusing on Life :: Possibilities

This week Sally asked us to think about what in our life inspires us; in a way that when we look at it we think of the endless possibilities.

I have been trying very hard these past 10 weeks of the challenge to look beyond my bead table when thinking about what to photograph. But this week I just could not think past it. 

When I sit down at my table,  begin to organize the pieces, then re-organize the pieces, and then move in new pieces, then move in some more. All the while trying new combinations to see what colors bring out the colors in some of the beads, or if mixing in some fiber is what I'm looking for. 

The possibilities are endless in my mind. So for this week's Focusing on Life challenge, I broke down. I took a picture of my bead table. I couldn't help it. That is where anything is possible.

23 comments:

Tanya said...

I know what you mean about your bead table. I look at those beads and see so many images swirling in my head. :)

Kashmira said...

That table is not messy enough! Add more! More! More please!

Alicia said...

:) My vote is with Kashmira here!
Love your perspective - and can't wait to see how some of those projects become lovely pieces.

Shel said...

Cynthia, I just love visiting your blog! And your bead table,...well, I'd love to sit and play awhile w/you there - it looks so yummy with such endless possibilities - yes it does! :-) Great photo by the way!

Patti Van said...

I agree...you table is too neat as I can see the table! With all the beauties you crank out, I would have expected to not see the table at all! Seriously - when I see a bead, I will immediately "place" it - a necklace, bracelet, etc. Then when I start creating, it always ends up in a different place than when I first imagined! So yes, the possibilities are endless!

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Cynthia,
I was thinking the same way I want to go away from my craft and my everyday job to take photos for this challenge, but I keep coming back to these two places. This week my bead stash was the perfect place to take a photo of what I hold as endless possibilities. From the looks of your table I can see the possiblities are endless. You and Christine have a wonderful weekend.
Therese

Beti Horvath said...

Clearly a place of GREAT possibilities!

Claire said...

nothing wrong with a desk photo - some of us take one every wednesday (check out WOYWW)!! the possibilities are truly endless... a great pic :)

A Polymer Penchant said...

Sounds perfect to me! I always think of it as auditioning. I've always got things grouped together in containers and the like but they could be moved and find new partners at a moments notice!

Janet Bocciardi said...

I agree! (as you'll find on my post. : ))

Annette said...

That's how I feel about my sewing table!

Katherine at Terra Beadworks said...

What a lovely clean table you have and so many beautiful possibilities.

LoriF said...

Hee...I know what you're sayin'! I've had the same problem...but in this case, it's perfect...nice job!

Alice said...

Oh yes, our bead tables afford us many endless possibilities. Mine especially if and when I clean it up and unearth things I had forgotten were even there.

Annette Beanland said...

There really are endless opportunities when we have something we love to create. I sew and feel that way about fabric and lace and trims and buttons!

Mary K. McGraw said...

I think that is one of the things that keep us jewelry designers intrigued and inspired is all the possibilities that beads provide for our creativity.

Designed by Vera said...

Excellent post! I can see the possibilities!!

Magic Love Crow said...

Your bead table is like my painting table! Endless possibilities ;o)

Additionsstyle said...

Looks like lots of possibilities to me as well. Beads are such a wonderful medium.
Valerie
Everyday Inspired

Cynthia@Ornamental Style said...

Always nice to see someone's bead table and the possibilities there. When it's a passion, that is where the most possibilities lie.

Becky Pancake said...

I too think of my beads first when Sally gives us a new theme. They do hold endless possibilities.

Marlene Cupo said...

So true Cynthia, for jewelry designers, their table is always the start of endless possibilities. Your's looks yummy!

Patty Woodland said...

It is so very true - I often sit down with one idea in my head and yet when I start the beads take me somewhere else entirely

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