Thursday, July 15, 2010

My Creative Space

I decided to join in with Kirsty's fun meme "My Creative Space" this week. I am still working away at getting some exhibition-worthy pieces together so of course my creative space is my bench ...

It is really messy - a by-product of the "design-by-making" process which means you get heaps of stuff out and have a play with it 'til it looks right, then work out how to make it happen. It is a process Art teachers actively discourage but although I will often start with a sketch, I seem to use this method a lot! Jewellery making is  pretty grubby - plenty of filings and stinky patinas to add to the general grottiness! However something emerged from the chaos ...

I have called this pendant "One Chance" mostly because it has a tram token that says "Good For One Fare" on it and really we only get one go at life so maybe we should worry less about time and allow ourselves to fly a little bit?  It is made of mostly recycled bits and pieces. If you get a chance, do head over to Kirsty's and see what all the other creatives have been doing this week.

10 comments:

Kellie Christie said...

Just gorgeous!! Definitely exhibition worthy :)

BOB & MABEL said...

That is freakin' fabulous! How talented you are.

Bec said...

Wow!! I love the UPcycling, I love the creepy doll eye and I love your design by process style, it's the way I work too, no wonder I didn't do so well in art at school.

Jo's Place said...

oh no, I've been contemplating breaking out my jewellery making tools again and feel totally inspired by your fabulous creations. You are truly talented :)

Rainbow Child said...

wholey crap that is awsome!

Belinda Saville said...

Sue, your work is utterly inspiring...I always love seeing your creations :-) Your 'One Chance' is brilliant and absolutely worthy of an exhibition! I love your 'design-by-making' process...that's usually how I work too LOL

Mogs Designs said...

CAn't wait to see it all
Melissa x

Steph said...

That's awesome! You really are very talented!! Love to think of all the cool things you must have tucked away in your creative space. Hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

Jen Crossley said...

This looks awesome Sue thanks for sharing
Jen
www.amarkintime.com

Don said...

Very cool stuff. Love the doll eyes!!!