Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Taking a break from painting

This is the time of year when I take a break from from my regular art practice and focus on making beaded jewellery - I find working with these beautiful globules of colour, arranging and rearranging them into pleasing patterns is a form of meditation for me. This year I've enjoyed collecting beads on my European travels and my daughter in Thailand has sent some lovely beads my way as well. After a couple of months of beading I feel refreshed and ready to start painting again with renewed vigour, and the beads lie dormant for the next 10 months or so, with their lovely colours sparkling and winking at me from a corner in my studio.


andrea said...

These are gorgeous. I totally understand the attraction of beads and used to collect them to make earrings, too. I also see that you had an Open Studio (last week?). Was there something going on locally that I was unaware of or was it just you?

Angela Rockett said...

These are beautiful!

I'm trying to take a break from painting myself (though painting demands keep coming up). I also want to play with some jewelry making, and also with some printmaking. I haven't really done a lot of either before, but they call to me, and I think a small break will be good