So I’m thinking of how easy and hard it is to create anything. Start with a simple idea and build with it. That’s the path of life. Everything seems simple enough, but twists and turns have a way of educating and inspiring me to do better, or at least more than I ever imagined.
I like the idea of winter rainbows. Iridescent snowflakes and frost on the window. I have new products in my shops and snow outside my window. Here’s my first new listing for today. Rainbow of votives
I love the purity of the colors. They’re like the snow, simple, elegant, and with their own power.
Some time ago I was experimenting with weaving ribbon to make backgrounds. It works well for quilts but I wanted to try it in decoupage. This is one of those simple ideas that became really complex. These started with the pieces of colored and white iridescent ribbon woven into a single piece. Then I pinned it all down to a piece of plastic wrap so I could transfer it to the plate. And it turned out to have no impact at all, blah in fact. That’s when I got the idea to jazz them up a little so on went a border of glitter and a layer of tissue.
And they grew like snow drifts, gaining personality and impact as I worked with them. I’m always amazed by the things I create after they’re finished. When they leave my hands they take on a life of their own. Perhaps completion generates synergy. They become more than the sum of their parts. The flow of life can do that, when every action I take sends a ripple. Maybe it’s sharing a bit of beauty through my art and maybe it’s through just being nice to the lady behind the cash register. This is starting to sound like a Christmas movie. But I’m counting on this kind of synergy to lead my life somewhere I haven’t seen, around some bend in the path that will insprire and amaze me.
So I got to share these pretty things with you. Pass it on. Share something nice with someone today. Maybe it’ll take your path someplace new and amazing!