As I mentioned in my previous post, I've been struggling a bit with my creative side. I've been trying to figure it out in my head, and on paper. My goal is to have more intention when I'm creating my smaller, more production-oriented work. I want the pieces to have more meaning, more of a story. In order to do that, I need to be sketching out ideas and really thinking them through.
Yesterday, I finally took the step to get back to the bench. Above is a rough placement mock-up of some stones. I've realized that I want to be using stones more as color blocks, or abstract items in a story, rather than just focus on one stone alone. Of course, some stones deserve to have all the spotlight. With this current piece, I'm still a little in my head and working through it by hand, but I've done a few sketches and feel good about the process.
My inspirations are coming from dreams, water, and color. I can't wait to see how this piece turns out!