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Welcome to my studio, this week it’s color box frenzy. I’m having a creative blowout with colors and three-dimensional bead shapes.
To be honest, I’m not certain they are only beads, they are growing more sculptural and rising up from the bead table. This is the newest one, it’s called ‘Sweet Dreamer’ and shows a rainbow-like box with its wings folded, at least in rest if not actually dreaming.
This top view shows the lid of the ornate dream reliquary, with the dreamer’s visions coloring and radiating on it. I started to put the words ‘Sweet Dreams’ on the side of the vessel, but it somehow changed from being about the dreams to being about the dreamers themselves, that they inhabit the little reliquary in their sleeping and dreaming moments, so I added the words ‘Sweet Dreamer’ instead.
The lid is tightly sealed, to contain all the beautiful thoughts and ideas contained inside, with the notion that when the sleeper wakes, the wings would open and spread to fly through the imagination of the waking dreamer’s mind.
The worktable in the studio is spread and waits, with colors and unformed shapes to be made, thanks for dropping by the studio to see what’s going on and joining me in considering how creativity happens and grows. The process is mysterious and wonderful!
So here’s the thought-provoking question for this week:
Do you get inspirations for your designs from your dreams? And do you dream in color, and remember your dreams vividly? Or do your dreams wake you up in the night with an idea that you must jot down so you don’t lose it?
How does your creativity influence or receive influence from your dreamer’s imagination, tell your story and leave a comment for a chance to win a colorful heart bead tile from Lynn Davis for Valentine’s Day!