Friday, 30 January 2009

Merry-go-round - What Next?

Jump on our merry go round and join a group of artists/crafts-women from around the world as they link hands and tell you a little bit about their lives in craft.

Do look up the answers from the rest of this band of crafters (links to your left). If they haven't posted yet, remember we all live in different time zones and check again later...

This month's question:
If you had the time/money etc, what new craft or art would you like to try this new year?

"If you had the time/money" - Love that part!

These days, I have so very much no time at all that money is not even an issue anymore. Well. Nearly not.

What I really want to look into, and am beginning to, in a teeny-tiny way- see above- is metal work. I have begun getting supplies and tools and information. I have also tried my hand a little at metal stamping. I really look forward (as in waaaayyyy ahead) to trying my hand on soldering.

I like words and symbols, they are really how I function, if you see what I mean. However frivolous and superfluous, my pieces (beading and all) jsut have to "mean" something to me. Colours and shapes are crucial too, but I need to be able to find a word to stick on it, if I'm going to want to really make a piece. That is probably why I'm so touched when someone likes/buys one that I particularly like. That is also why I find it "easier" to make a piece with someone in mind. That's "easier" with inverted commas around, because I find it more exciting, but it tends to take longer...
So stamping is the thing right now. Still need more time to work on all the finishing... and finding perky phrases.

Further ahead still: art clay. I've seen this and what some can achieve with it (Ruth - hat up!) and I'm so frustrated that it still hasn't come to France!
So, at some point, I will have to get a tumbler and art clay shipped all the way to France from North America... Bracing up is what I am doing right now.

I also mean to take up off-loom bead weaving again. I love the prospect of all the possibilities this will give, when I have had time to practice...


Easterya said...

I adore metal work, it's totally addictive, you'll love it! And your stamped earrings are so neat and stylish!
Bonne continuation!

florcita said...

I love words too! I put words hidden in my clay pieces as well!
Hey, there is metal clay here in The Netherlands. I've even seen workshops given in the area. Search online cos I don't think it has to come all the way for the US!
Good luck with this challenge!

Lily Pang said...

Your interest is so unique and I found that every of us has passions for something that is unique. That's great.

I am looking forward to your progress in soldering and art clay, etc. They are fascinating to me.

Sara's Texture Crafts said...

I love your idea of metal stamping and I love the pieces you have showed us too!

Maybe we should do a follow up group post?