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Saturday, January 26, 2013
Focusing on Life - Week 4
photo prompt is CREATE ART. Think of the first medium that comes to your
mind...beads, wire, fibers, paper, paint, clay or crayons. Push yourself to try
the Webster’s dictionary, ART is ‘the conscious use of skill and creative imagination,
especially in the production of aesthetic objects; also works so produced'. So
in light of that, what is ART? I think it's pretty hard to pin down precisely and that everyone has their own
interpretation, just as beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
medium that came to my mind was paper. A friend of mine sent me a couple of beautiful,
hand-made greeting cards last year and I have wanted to try my hand at card making
ever since. The ‘thought’ of scrapbooking has intrigued me for years too.
As I was out
looking for supplies this week, I recalled why I never actually did it. You
need a lot of supplies for paper crafts. Different scissors, coloured pens,
stickers, fancy papers, die cuts, ribbon, lace, rubber stamps, etc. And the supplies are
expensive! Then you have to have a way to store all the leftover bits and
pieces there would inevitably be.
That’s why I'd ended up purchasing a scrapbook page making software for my computer. It was
relatively inexpensive and I had fun with it for awhile. I think it might be time
to start playing around with it again.
Carnelian Tree of Life Pendant
So the paper crafts were not happening this week but I did CREATE
ART with beads and wire and nylon cord. I’m continually making Tree of Life pendants. They are a popular item at events we attend and it's hard for me to keep them in stock. I made a couple of sets of meditation beads to sell
on Etsy also.
Sodalite Meditation Beads
Then I used my newly acquired Photoshop skills to add my company logo to the photos. Graphic ART is art too, right?