choose an activity you normally do today, and do it backwards
Ok, so I can’t un-melt glass, and un-make a bead…but I can reverse my hands.
As a very specific handed lampworker, that is, I have my tools & glass in my right hand and my mandrel in my left . I know several other lampworkers who switch hands for tasks such as marvering (that is rolling a hot bead across a flat surface to flatten or otherwise shape it), I don’t. The mandrel always stays in my left hand.
so first, a simple bead made my normal way round, but I have increased the video speed:
(a very quick and badly edited video, the programme keeps crashing!)
and then switching hands:
this goes lots slower because of the extra thinking involved, and the unfamiliar angles.
the blue one is my left-handed bead, the turquoise my right -handed one.
Use the front page of a newspaper or magazine as your materials or inspiration today
I always wanted to try this image transfer thing, again, never got round to it, well, todays the day!
The actual cover of this one didn’t work, but helpfully they’d printed a mini version on one of the pages inside
I think I’d like to work back into these at some point, but I haven’t decided how yet.
Walk for 5 minutes with no specific destination in mind, make something with or inspired whats available where you end up.
I ended up at a park, and these are some of the things I found there:
I had hoped to make a drawing or some other collage type piece featuring these, I particularly liked the feather and the red berry. I need more time for that. so for now, you just get some arranged items.
(yes, I missed 11, which was ‘spill something and make something with, or inspired by the mess’ , well, tough. I’m not perfect, so much so I spill enough stuff not on purpose and generally just get cross with myself, it does not put me in a creative mood.)