I have spent the past week working on my design for The Battle of The Beadsmith Tournament.
The start date was May 15th and I managed to find the time and clear my workspace, ready to go, on Sunday 20th.
I spent three mornings working on a centrepiece which was proving problematic. I had the feeling all along that it didn't want to be made. I find it funny that a piece "speaks to me" sometimes. Eventually, I cut it up and cleared the workspace to start another idea taking place in my head.
Inspiration comes to me in different ways. Sometimes I see an image in my mind's eye, rarely do I draw that image but, this time, that's how it happened. I started the centrepiece on Wednesday and am very happy with how it looks. Pretty classy. I then began to change away from the drawing. I spent one morning making another component only to decide I don't like the colours I chose. So a colour way problem took place until I finally settled on a limited palette.
This morning I went back to the original drawing, slight modification, and spent about four hours making another section, coming away thrilled with where it is now going.
I can happily say I know my direction, I am very excited with how it looks, keen to get it finished, really finding it difficult to not show anyone. I usually share my work with two good friends but they are in the Tournament also and I cannot let them know what I am doing.