|Full Spectrum Gradient Necklace in progress...|
In a perfect world I would like to see a conversation started that would develop a strategy aimed specifically at keeping our established members more engaged and involved at a higher level that takes advantage of their knowledge and experience. I think it's something all organizations run into at some point...balancing limited resources between attracting new members and keeping the long-term members happy. My presentation grew out of this dilemma.... what could I talk about that could be of interest to both groups?
An idea that really resonated with me (and had for a while) came from seeing some beautifully executed metalwork that also incorporates lots of texture and layers of color, using colored pencils as the coloring agents. I've been aware of the technique for years and had wondered if it could translate to glass....so decided to take a workshop to test my theory. I found a class in February, signed up and was off to the races!
|Overlapping Squares pendant|
This new work has been fun, eye-opening and exciting to see develop! I find that when I'm the busiest is exactly the time "Creativity" takes over....and sometimes you just have to go with it and enjoy the ride.
|Full Spectrum Gradient Tribal Necklace|
|Tropical Punch Tribal Necklace|
Hope you enjoy seeing a few of the new pieces, and stay tuned for more to come!