On top of the fact that I love to "paint small", pendants have another source of enjoyment for me, they give me ideas for canvas creations believe it or not! I have several that I've enjoyed painting so much that I want to re-create them on canvas. I love the fact that no matter what kind of painting, designing, crafting or creating you do, inspiration can come from anywhere.
So maybe that should be the thought for this week on my blog, something to keep in mind when you are creating, no matter what kind of creating you do...........don't limit your inspiration or where it comes from. Keep an open mind and you might find it comes from the most surprising places.
I guess for me, this week anyway, that means pendants!
As far as new possibilities go, look what I received in the mail last week....some lovely unfinished wooden rectangles that would be perfect for pendants. I wanted to expand what I offer my customers which right now is painted, fused glass and sand dollar pendants so I thought designing these blank wooden pieces for pendants, would be a perfect addition.
The first 5 wooden pendants just emerged from my basement this morning. No, I didn't paint them down there, they were designed and painted in my studio but they did decend into the basement for a shiny, laquer spray coating to protect the design. I just brought them upstairs a few moments ago. I'll have to show some photos of them when they are finished and ready.
In the meantime, the glass art pendants above are being added to my Ruby Lane shop: