While I was drawing and painting, I loved to use my coloured pencils to 'portrait' the animals around me, mainly dogs and cats, but, I also liked to be more abstract which eventually led to a more 'impressionistic' approach to large scale paintings of the woods. Trees and flowers being a favourite, with seascapes coming in a close third. When I found glass, I experimented with all kinds of styles of beads settling on encased flowers and, albeit, still very much still in the 'experimenting' stage, my worlds in glass. Swirling layers of glass, giving a paperweight effect. But. I also have a love of whimsy. When I was little I had a very special set of dogs, Snoopy style, in clear acrylic (probably plastic of some kind) with lilac ears, joined together with a cheap (probably plastic) gold coloured chain. I loved them and I often think of them whilst making the whimsy creature out of glass. The two styles of beads are so different.
|A world in glass|
|Collection of Sculptural Roses and Hummingbirds|
Art is supposed to make you smile....right?