May 17, 2010

23 Days of Inspiration: Willows

The count down until Bead & Button is both scary and exciting!  I thought to keep my sanity, to keep blogging and to not disappear into a pile of beads, I would do a series of 23 days of inspiration.  I will share with you each day something that has inspired my creative journey in beads and jewelry.  I hope you enjoy it.

I love this photograph from Alicia Bock titled BlueGrey Monday.  How perfect, right? When I was a child I used to love finding willows in the fields near the woods.  How magical they seemed, like little gifts left from fairies. 

I don't know why I felt they needed to entwine an egg, but they did.  That's the wonderful thing about art, sometimes there is no rhyme or reason, it's just following what the heart wants.

8 comments:

Gardanne said...

Very creative blog topic. Someday I will attend Bead and Button, good luck with your new adventure. I love your beads so I have no doubt you will do well.

mairedodd said...

i love this 23 days of inspiration - and i hope it does help you a bit... it must be an exhilarating show to prepare for - nerve wracking and energizing at the same time... but how wonderful for people to be able to meet you in person... as a child i was drawn to pussy willows too - i loved their softness and how they differed so from flowers... your egg beads are wonderful!

Marie Cramp said...

Great idea! I will have to come peak everyday :) Love the little eggs, they are really, really wonderful!!

TesoriTrovati said...

I admire that you will actually post for 23 straight days. I love this inspiration and the eggs are so lovely! Quit it! Or I will be forced to order some more. LOL.
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Melissa said...

Your eggs are absolutely beautiful!..but for some reason I feel like they need to be filled with chocolate with a candy coating!! :D

Cindy said...

Heather, your beads are gorgeous...what a wonderful representation of the willows..and I just love the colors!

Kella said...

Your eggs are something special for sure, how do you do it?!?!

I love willow tufts too, I love to feel their softness against my cheeks.

LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

I see Spring all over those, Heather, they're lovely and very evocative, two icons joined with the willow and the bird's egg blue.